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Can we bottle this cuteness?! This is Haylo, a male blue merle Australian Shepherd born on 4/29/2016. He is currently about 26lbs.
This soft, fluffy, sweet and adorable boy is mostly blind. He was not born this way and is a perfectly healthy puppy. He lost his vision at 9 weeks of age due to an accident.
Haylo radiates happiness, joy and love. He does not like to be treated as if he has a handicap but more of a hiccup. Haylo is just like a regular high-energy Aussie puppy wanting to explore the world, play with other dogs, go for walks, learn, be showered with attention and love, show off his smarts and keep you on your toes! He has done amazing with his basic training and is so attentive to your soft voice. Haylo is also crate trained and sleeps through the night.
Haylo loves his foster brother (who has similar energy level), loves toys (squeaky toys, rope toys, interactive toys etc.), is good in the car and enjoys training time because he gets his favorite snack of little baby carrots! Haylo likes to be on the go but once he has settled down he is a snuggle bug. Haylo also has at least one meal from his Bob-A-Lot interactive toy puzzle (it wobbles around while he works to get his food out) and he loves it!
Haylo is a high energy Aussie and will be a standard size at adult age. He can be vocal so therefore we can not consider apartments. We also can not consider a place where the only access is with a lot of stairs, such a townhouse or condo, due to his low vision. Haylo does not like loud noises, they frighten him - loud children or adults, abundance of sirens, diesel trucks, motorcycles etc. We have to be mindful of the environment that will be best suited for this angel.
This sweetheart is neutered, microchipped, up to date on all of his vaccinations; bordetella, distemper and rabies. Haylo also had a negative fecal. Haylo was tested for MDR1 and he does not have the mutation. He takes Heartgard and Frontline every month.
Haylo is being fostered in St.Louis, Missouri.
Every dog with Central Aussie Rescue is fully vetted, up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and evaluated before being listed for adoption. Interested adopters must fill out an application, either online or in person, to be considered. Please visit http://centralaussierescue.org for more information about how to help Aussies in need. We are an all-foster rescue located in Missouri, Illinois, and surrounding areas.