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Shepherd / Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed :: Male :: Young

Status:Available for Adoption
Location:Fort Collins, CO

Additional Info:
  • House trained

  • Organization Contact Info:
    Until They're Home
    Fort Collins, CO 80524
    (719) 819-4663

    Abbot is a very special boy! We think he lived most of his life outdoors, because indoor spaces and everyday objects and sounds seem brand new to him. He is adapting quickly, because he is a very curious boy and tries very hard to please his trusted person. He’ll approach each new thing on his own time and tentatively, looking to his trusted people for reassurance and safety. When he feels safe, he’ll explore, do zoomies, play chase or tug with his favorite stuffed squeaky toy, and crawl on your lap for snuggles, kisses, affection and pets. He’s been gaining confidence in agility classes, and is visibly proud of himself! He makes friends easily with women, while it takes him a little longer to trust men. Even with people he’s befriended, body handling can be difficult for him, so it is important to take things at his pace, and take a soft, consent-based approach to introductions, handling, putting on his harness, etc. Abbot enjoys hanging out with his person or people wherever they are, playing his favorite games, and he also amuses himself independently when left alone. He is a great traveler and very quiet overall. He can be worried about other dogs, so any introductions to new dogs would need to be done over a period of weeks if at all, and with the guidance of someone experienced. He would prefer to be your only dog, and would do best in a quiet home without young kids, where he won’t be subjected to crowded places, loud noises, or too much new stimuli at once. He’s currently on medication to help him with anxiety as he adjusts to new situations, but he could likely be weaned off of this in the future. He’s ready to find his forever person and will offer an abundance of love and companionship in return for keeping him safe and being his best friend. Email to learn more about me.

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