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Earl Australian Shepherd & Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix Northville, MI

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Black, White / Cream


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats.

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Meet Earl

Good with Kids: We are looking for a home without young children
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: He’s never bothered the resident cat
Housetrained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Walks Nicely on a leash: Yes
Knows Basic Commands: This smart guy knows the basics - sit, shake, give
Energy Level: Medium-High

Special Needs: Since Earl has allergies, he will need to stay on medicine year-round. He is on two meds that will cost approx $100 per month.

Arrival Story: Earl came to Waggin Tails after his previous owners were unable to take care of him. He has allergies that had gotten out of control and this poor guy was pretty miserable. Waggin Tails has been able to find some medication that controls Earl’s itching. He is very nervous at the vet’s office, but we’ve found a great vet who gently works with Earl to ease his fears using fear-free methods.

Approximate Age/Weight: 7-8 years / 72 lbs.

Personality: Earl is a super smart and sweet dog. He makes his foster parents laugh every day with his antics! He was a superstar in his training class and graduated with flying colors!

Earl LOVES to play fetch! Tennis balls or other dog toys, it doesn’t matter. He will bring the ball back to you or set it down near you non-stop. He will also point at it so you know exactly what he wants. When playtime is over, Earl does settle down nicely for naps - even if the tennis ball is still in his mouth!

This smart guy loves to go for walks and has learned to walk nicely on leash. Good boy, Early Bird!

Earl likes to cuddle up and get belly rubs. He has great house manners, too!

He would make a great agility, free-style dance or possible dock diving dog - he would do really well with some kind of job or sport. He is wicked smart and food motivated, so he’s very easily trained and would rise to the challenge. He really enjoys learning new tricks!

There are three other dogs in his foster home and Earl gets along with all of them. He doesn’t try to engage in play with them, but he’s also not opposed to settling down next to one of the other dogs and chewing on a Nylabone. He has shown no interest in the resident cat, but is interested in squirrels and birds in the back yard.

Forever Home: We would love to see Earl go to a home with some dog experience and a fenced in yard so that he can run after tennis balls/toys safely. After all that he’s been through, handsome Earl needs to be with someone who is willing to give him the attention and playtime that he deserves. While Earl behaves nicely around children, a home without young children is ideal. If you're looking for a super fun and funny guy, he may be the one for you!

Contact: Please contact if you're interested in adopting Earl. .

If you are interested adopting a dog, please download an Adoption Application from our website, and email it to


We do not have a facility; all of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We generally have two adoption events per month. To meet a dog in person, please see our event calendar on our website for the date and time of the next adoption event. Arrangements can be made to meet a dog outside of Saturday adoption events after an application is submitted and approved.

Our adoption process includes an application and in-home meet-n-greet with the dog.

-Adult Dog Adoption Fee - $225
-Small Breed Adoption Fee - $275
-Senior Dog Adoption Fee - $125
-Pup Adoption Fee - $250 plus $50 spay/neuter deposit refunded upon proof of surgery by 6 mos.

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