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Cracker Jack Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler & Pit Bull Terrier Mix Ridgway, CO

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Brown / Chocolate , White / Cream


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, other animals. most.
Prefers a home without
Cats, children.

Meet Cracker Jack

If you would like to visit one our amazing pups, please review the policies below, complete an online application and give us call if you have any questions prior to coming by. 970 626 2273

Cracker Jack is a sweet and fun loving 8 year old Pitbull, Heeler Mix. He is hearing impaired but is quickly learning hand signals! Cracker is looking for someone who will be excited to continue his training and help him navigate the world.

Cracker was surrendered by a local RIdgway family because they were moving across county and could not take him. We have a lot of good information from them to share with potential adopters.

Cracker has been good with the dogs he has met at the shelter. He likes to play fetch and chew on sticks, as well as swim in the pond. He will also really enjoy hanging out on the sofa with his human friend after a long day of playing outdoors.

Cracker will make a great hiking buddy. Despite his age, he has a lot of energy and enthusiasm.

Although he grew up with children in the house, his owners told us he does herd and nip and as with many deaf dogs he can be jumpy and startled so young children are not a good fit for him. Because of his impairments he cannot be in a home with children under of the age of 16.

Cracker Jack weighs about 56 lbs.

We often adopt same day as the first visit an interview but it is not guaranteed. Some dogs will take multiple visits and adopters are approved based on the best fit for the particular animal being considered. We do not hold pets during the process.

Most dogs who come from the shelter will not be house trained.

Most adoptable dogs will need some reintroduction into a home, potty training, basic manners and social skills. Please be prepared to provide that training and dedication that will be needed.

We do not have any way of knowing if a dog or cat will do well with all children or all other animals.

It is important everyone in the home is introduced to the new pet.

We also require that any family dogs come into meet your potential adoptee. Please be sure your dogs are spayed or neutered and current on vaccines (distemper - parvo and rabies) before bringing them to the shelter.

All dogs must be transported home in a travel crate to transport your new pup home safely.

Renters must provide a copy of a lease indicating pets are allowed or contact information for the landlord.

If you are interested in meeting or adopting one of our pets or have questions about the process please see our website at or call the Shelter between 11:00 am and 5:45 pm Tuesday through Saturday. 970 626 2273
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  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Adult
  • Male