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Ellie Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Pembroke, MA

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Gray / Blue / Silver


Friendly, Affectionate
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without
Adoption fee

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Meet Ellie

Pembroke, MA

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Pembroke, MA

Looking for a super fun, drivey dog with a quintessential cattle dog personality? Enjoy training and building a solid relationship with your dogs? Ellie may be the pup for you!

Ellie is a 1.5 year old, 37lb, spayed female ACD who will do best with an owner interested in dog training and behavior. She thrives with clarity and boundaries, so someone willing and able to maintain those is a must. She's a smart kid and knows basic commands, but will push limits to see what she can get away with!

Energy-wise Ellie is medium for the breed: she loves going for hikes and playing in the yard, but has a good off-switch in the house and can relax on a bed with her bone after a day of fun. Games like tug and fetch are super fulfilling for her, and having those outlets for her drive go a long way in helping her feel happy and content. She is super fun to train and play with! Speaking of training, she will really thrive with someone knowledgeable and interested in continuing to work with her. Relationship is huge for her, and that trust in her handler is key for training. Ellie can lack confidence when hearing/seeing new things, but with a little guidance she has been able to overcome everything she's encountered here. She additionally has exhibited reactivity in the past towards various triggers; strangers and passing dogs can still be a challenge for her, but she is making strides and will do awesome with someone to keep up the work.

Ellie does great with other dogs after introductions, playing well with them and communicating fairly. She loves running around the yard and wrestling with evenly matched dogs, does well coexisting with calmer ones, and even self-handicaps her play to engage appropriately with puppies. It is important to note that Ellie will guard resources, but with some basic management this has not been an issue here. As a precaution, she will not be placed in a home with young children. She has not been cat tested so adopters with cats will need to be close enough for a home visit.

Ellie is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations and monthly preventatives. She does very well in a crate and is housetrained. She is being fostered in Pembroke MA and needs to meet her potential family prior to adoption to ensure it's the right fit. Check her hashtag #FeelinGoodAsEl on Facebook and Instagram for more photos, and view her highlight reel here for more photos and videos:

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