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  • Dog
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Troy, VA
  • Puppy
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Merle (Blue)
Troy, VA


active, loyal, playful, deaf, puppy, smart, handsome, affectionate, doggy door, house trained
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. Deaf.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.

Meet Buddy

Buddy, aka, Zagsby, is a 6-7 month old, DEAF, Australian Shepherd. This little guy joined us at GDU Jan 6, and is doing great. Lily, his foster human sibling, is spoiling him rotten already. He is totally loyal, and is probably a little insure of what's going on, as he sticks real close.

This guy is fantastic with the other dogs and good around the horses. He definitely needs a family with an active life style. His yard will need to have a fence, so that he can safely run and play! Electric fences are not appropriate for deaf dogs. And, as a deaf dog, he will not be able to be off leash, as he has no vocal recall. He is still very much a puppy and thus, does like to chew still!

Buddy is already totally house trained and figured out the dog door immediately! So very, very cute and affectionate! Still shy with new people, but warms up quickly!!

We are happy to consider applicants from out of state. However, if the applicant is approved, they must be willing to come to our location in Troy, VA, for a meet and greet. If all parties agree that the pup and family are a good fit, they would take the pup home at that time.

For more information about our mission and for an application for adoption, please go to The first step in any adoption from our rescue is to complete an adoption application.

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GDU does ask a minimum adoption donation of 300.00. This is a minimum donation and does not cover all expenses, as we are funded solely by the angels and volunteers willing to donate time and finances. This minimum donation includes DAPP, rabies if age appropriate,, heartworm test and preventative, if age appropriate, and flea and tick treatment, as well as neutering or spaying if the animal is medically sound to undergo surgery. This minimum donation does not even begin to cover the actual expenses each animal has while in rescue, but does go directly towards vet care for our rescue animals. In an attempt to avoid tummy upset from a sudden change of food, the foster family may include a small, transitional bag of the food the dog/puppy has been eating. And if the dog/puppy has grown attached to a special item (like a toy or blanket), they may send that along, as well.

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