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Australian Shepherd

Large  |  Female

Arlington, VA


Sarah is an 8 year old mixed breed dog -- We think she's a mix of herding breed like Australian Shepherd or English Shepherd. She's being fostered near Richmond, VA and was a boarding client for many years with her current foster mom, Brenda. One of Sarah's elderly owners passed away and the other was not able to care for her, so Brenda took her in, and has been caring for this sweet pup until she find her new home.
Sarah weighs around 55 pounds but could stand to lose a few pounds. She is crate trained, reliably housebroken, and typically a very quiet dog who will make an excellent companion pup. She's not great with her leash walking skills, but has just not had a lot of practice. Sarah is really happiest as a homebody dog, and would love to have a fenced yard to romp around in.
Sarah gets along well with other dogs of all sizes. She has not been tested with cats, but we suspect she would be fine after a proper introduction. She is a gentle, easy going dog who has adapted very well to her changed environment. She is a bit shy when she first meets you, but just needs a little time to warm up. She will bark in the yard at noises outside of the fence, but is otherwise a pretty quiet, laid back pup.
She enjoys playing with other dogs and would do very well in a home with children of any age. Sarah is sweet and docile -- just an all around great dog.
Physically fenced yard required (no "invisible" fences), no exception.
BREED ESTIMATE: Australian Shepherd or English Shepherd mix
GENDER: Female
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 55 lbs (a few pounds overweight)
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/microchipped/on monthly hw preventatives
LOCATION: Richmond, VA

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