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Rooney Australian Shepherd Mix East Windsor, CT

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange

About

Characteristics
social, intelligent, loyal
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats.
Prefers a home without
Children.

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Meet Rooney

This is Rooney. He is an absolutely adorable freckle-faced 5-year-old, 47 pounds, Australian shepherd mix looking for his home. He was surrendered to us because he growled at the new baby in the home. To be clear, Rooney growls and grumbles his way through life and it means nothing. He growls when he's happy, he growls when he's sad. He growls to growl. He loves to growl! I feel like there should be a poem in here somewhere. This is just how he talks. You MUST watch the video attached to truly understand.

He has been fine with cats he has met. Any dogs in the home need to understand he will growl at them even when he's having fun and playing or alternately, no dogs. Kids 12 and up will be fine. A fenced yard is required so he can continue his love of ball fetching.

If you are interested in adopting this dog, please apply online, at https://bigfluffydogs.com/adopt/adoption-application/ then email Debbie@BigFluffyDogs.com.

Our main website, www.bigfluffydogs.com has more information about us and the rescue process.

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  • Australian Shepherd
  • Adult
  • Male