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Penny Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Ridgway, CO

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Black, White / Cream


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Cats, children, other animals. most.

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Meet Penny

Meet Penny the pint-sized wonder!!! This little girlie is just over a year old, and came to us some time ago in just terrible shape… skin and bones, a busted up leg, and with a litter of puppies too…and yet, her love of people has not waned. Penny is super sweet and social with all humans and greets everyone as a friend. She even did well with the kids (aged about 10) in her foster home. Penny looks like a mini Heeler - she’s just 28 pounds, and could even stand to lose a pound or two! Like many female herding dogs,

Penny does not seem to be into other dogs, although she did live peaceably with another dog in her foster home. She will likely require slow and calculated intros to dogs you’d like her to know but will do best living in without other dogs in the home. .

Penny is also a bright and eager-to-learn girl who is familiar with some of the basics but ready to soak up more lessons. She’s lived in a foster home so has house skills, too. It’s hard to say exactly what her energy level will be once she’s totally healed, but she does enjoy going for walks on the trail as well as hanging out in the sun in the big yard.

Penny was a stellar mom, despite her condition, and all her puppies have grown up and found families to call their own. Penny has now had the surgery on her hind leg she needed…she is on the mend and it’s her turn now to for some lucky family to come and find her!

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Adopters will be considered on the totality of the application and how it matches the particular pet's needs.

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

We do not know or make guarantees that a dog or cat will do well with all children, other animals or is house-trained.

We will need to talk to all of the adults in the home prior to making an appointment to visit with a pet.

In most cases its necessary to to have 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 for a meeting.

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.

Second Chance is happy to have been providing stray, surrender, adoption, and our Community Outreach services throughout the COVID situation.

All services are provided by appointment only. Please do not visit the shelter without first making calling the shelter.

For the safety of our community, staff and volunteers all visitors are required to wear masks and follow the posted social distancing processes *see below. Do not make an appointment if you are not comfortable following these procedures. Thank you for understanding and your support.

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

* We want to provide you excellent customer service today and keep you and our team safe and healthy. Please read what we are asking you to do today to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19:

• Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other people. Six feet is the average length of many dog leashes but handing a leashes to another person is not maintaining a six foot space.
• Follow staff instructions about how to drop off, pick up or meet a pet.
• If you have any symptoms of illness please reschedule.
• Wear a mask when interacting with staff
• Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer (you can find bottles throughout the property prior to interacting with staff, volunteers or pets.
• Once you have read these guidelines, please tell us you understand them and that you will follow them with at SCHS.
Thank you for your support, for adopting, for fostering and volunteering and understanding our need to do our part in stopping COVID – 19.
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