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Shadow Australian Shepherd Mount Airy, NC

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Small
  • Tricolor (Brown, Black, & White)


Affectionate, Loyal, Playful, Smart, Curious, Funny, Friendly, Independent, Dignified, Couch potato, Loves kisses
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.

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Meet Shadow

Shadow is a very special mini-Aussie that has been through quite a bit of trauma in her young life.

At the age of 2, Shadow's owner had fed her to the point that she was so obese she could not walk. Due to all the weight she was carrying around, both of her rear knees ruptured. She was sent to her vet to be euthanized.

The vet refused to euthanize this girl and reached out for help, from a local rescue. This is where we stepped in. Shadow went to a foster home that was equipped to handle her special needs. She spent months walking with a special harness. Her foster mom had to hold her up, so that she could walk to potty and then she had to go right back to laying down. She just couldn't handle the weight on her legs.

Shadow spent months in swim therapy and on a strict diet that helped her lose enough weight for her to become mobile again and to be able to withstand knee surgery. She had her first knee surgery at the end of August and went back to her foster home to recover. Her second knee surgery was completed at the first of December. She is now "good as new".

Shadow is house and crate trained. However, Shadow is a spunky little girl that will need a special home. She cannot be in a home with small children, as she likes to herd them and nip their heels. Although she currently resides with two children, she is with a foster mommy that understands herding behaviors and has adapted her surroundings for Shadow. She also has some issues with food aggression and resource guarding her toys and belongings. She does better with one "boss" and really pours all of her loyalty into her "one special person".

If you think you might be the right home for this special girl, send us a message.

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