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Sunny Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Chatham, NY

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange


Friendly, Affectionate
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Adoption fee

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Meet Sunny

Hello I’m Sunny, I think, I’m not really sure what that means my foster mom says it a lot but I’m not sure why. I’ve had a few of those things - people saying a funny word a lot around me - in all the different homes I’ve had. I’ve made a lot of stops even though I’m only 9 mths old. Sometime for just a day or two and other times a little longer. I’ve been here in this place I’m at now for a while, like three weeks. There are two other dogs like me and I like that they understand how to play, because I like to play, and tumble, and wrestle. One of them can be a little nasty to me but that’s fine, I ignore her. But man sometimes she steals my toy and if it’s a really good one well that makes me a little upset. The other one I love love love, oh I can’t get enough of her. I hope if I go somewhere else there will be another dog just like her. Oh and I hope wherever I go they will say very good girl a lot because I hear that a lot too and it makes me feel happy.

Sunny is a beautiful 9 month old red heeler who through no fault of her own has had several different “homes” over the last few months. She was never really given time to adjust to a new environment so ACDRA stepped in to give her an opportunity to unwind and learn to be comfortable in one spot so we could see the real Sunny. Given that chance, together with daily exercise and a consistent schedule, she has emerged as a wonderful well balanced dog.

She is good with all people she meets (mostly because I think she believes they will be her next home it’s happened so much) and also does well with other dogs. She takes some time to settle when left alone in a crate at home and will bark intermittently. I believe it has helped her to have another dog present. She must go to an owner who lives in a stand alone home, only because I do not want to risk someone in an apartment or attached home not being able to work through her adjustment period when the barking will definitely be elevated.

No young children as she gets mouthy when excited and over stimulated. This is very typical of the heeler/cattledog breed and if you don’t know what I’m talking about she’s probably not the dog for you.

Please understand when bringing a new dog into your home even those with wonderful personalities will take time, at least several weeks not days, to feel comfortable and confident.

Sunny is spayed and up to date on vaccinations. Interested adopters must apply through

Sunny is being fostered in Chatham New York and interested adopters will have to meet her in advance.

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