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Calliope Hound & Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix Arlington, VA

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Tricolor (Brown, Black, & White)


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without

Meet Calliope

If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out our dog adoption questionnaire and e-mail it to

Breed Estimate:    Hound/Heeler mix

Gender:    Female

Approximate weight:    18 lbs - Still growing

Approximate age:    9 months old

Location:    Temporary housing - Foster home needed

Cratetrained:    Unknown

Coat Type:    Short - little brushing needed

Calliope and her sister, Callista, were found as strays in rural SC and taken to a high-kill shelter there. She is the cutest thing. Calliope is a healthy and happy little girl! She loves to play, get belly rub, and toys, especially balls. Since she loves chewing, Calliope will need to be provided with appropriate chew toys. Calliope is overly curious about cats. She would probably do best in a cat-free home.

True to her cattle dog heritage, Calliope is a classic herding dog. She has a high energy level and needs daily exercise/work that will use her brains and body. Without appropriate outlets for her energy, she could get in trouble. She gets along with other dogs. But Calliope has the tendency to herd other dogs in her effort to control them. She is at a great age to bond with people and to begin some training. Calliope is looking for someone who has the time and patience needed for a playful, active young dog.

Won't you please you give her the loving home she needs? She will repay you with joy at playtime, cuddles at naptime, and love all the time! Please apply to foster or adopt Calliope today.

The adoption fee for this dog is $350, which helps with the cost of routine vet care. This fee INCLUDES spay/neuter and microchip. ***Note that puppy adoption fees help generate revenue that goes towards older, special needs animals that need our help. Surgeries, heartworm treatment, boarding costs....all things that often result in adoptable dogs and cats being left behind to be euthanized. So adopting a puppy saves not just one life, but many!

Be sure to ask us about getting a free 30-minute phone consult with a professional dog trainer within the first 30 days of adopting - just for HT adopters. Start your new dog out on the right foot with this valuable, expert advice and guidance FREE!

Want to meet a handful of dogs in person? Check out a list of our upcoming pet adoption events.

You can save animals like this one by becoming a foster! Fosters are like way stations between high kill shelters and forever homes. We need fosters so that we can save dogs before they are euthanized at the shelters. If you are interested in becoming a foster, please check out our information about fostering.

Thank you for contacting Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and helping to save a life!

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