Slide to see the images


Australian Shepherd

Large  |  Male

Washington, dc


Australian Shepherd mix, Male, 10 years old, 55 lbs

Dog Name: Spalding
Suspected Breed(s): Australian Shepherd mix
Gender: Male
Age: 10 years old
Weight: 55 lbs
Personality: Playful, Snuggler, Energetic, Adaptable, Goofy, Smart, Eager to please, Affectionate, Friendly, Trainable
Observations with Dogs: Does well with dogs, his foster has two chihuahuas and Spalding ignores one but is playful with the other. He is still working on meeting new dogs when he is on the leash.
Observations with Cats: Unknown
Observations with Kids: Spalding likes to jump when he is excited, but his fosters are working on him with this behavior. In the meantime he may be best around older children who he can not knock over.
House Training Progress: No recent accidents
Crate Training Progress: Does well in crate
Location: DC area foster
Rescued From: Bladen Co, NC
Additional Information: Spalding is a beautiful and distinguished senior who loves to chew on his bones and play with his kong until he has licked it clean of peanut butter. Spalding is very sweet and loves to flip over onto his back for belly rubs. Spalding also loves when his people sit on the couch so that he can put his head on their laps for some good head pets. Spalding is a fast learner and he is an expert at sit when asked to do so! Apply today to meet Spalding!

If you are interested in meeting a dog, we require an adoption application. Visit to apply. If a dog has "HAS APPLICATION" listed, they are still available to receive additional applications but also may be in the process of being adopted soon.

If a dog has "NEEDS FOSTER" listed, they are still available for adoption. Information about our current dogs in need of fosters can be found here: and the application to foster is here:

City Dogs Rescue is a foster based rescue in Washington, DC. We do not have a shelter. We focus on local adoptions in DC and the metro area of Maryland and Virginia. CDR has a thorough adoption process in order to find the best possible fit for each of our dogs (we do not operate under a first-come, first-served model).

Prior to arrival, all of our dogs are spayed/neutered (unless specified) and given shots for Rabies, Distemper DHPP, and Bordatella. They are tested for Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia. They are dewormed at least twice and given a health check by the vet. Most dogs will have a house training accident in the initial days in their new home and we cannot guarantee any dog is housebroken or crate trained. Our adoption fee is $395 (including puppies) unless noted -- senior dogs are available for an adoption fee of $200.

We also update our Facebook page daily with new dogs.

If you are interested in meeting this dog, please visit:

City Dogs Rescue is a rescue, not a shelter, and our dogs are located in temporary foster homes in the Washington, DC metro region. Adoption fee, home visit, and application required. CDR charges an adoption fee of $395 unless specified. This fee typically includes health care provided before adoption: all age-appropriate rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccinations, flea and heartworm prevention prior to adoption, spay/neuter procedure, microchip when available, SNAP test for parasites, initial health check vet visit when going from the municipal shelter to City Dogs Rescue, and pre-adoption health care for dogs over the age of 1 year as needed. For puppies too young for spay/neuter: The fee is the same but does not include the cost of spaying and neutering.

Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and newest dogs:

Adopt Me
Washington, dc

Top Reviews

6 months ago

My name mr.pryor im interest in the kitty cat she be happy in new home want more information

Spiritualdiva Lovesjesus Pryor

More Like This

Australian Shepherd

1 year, 8 months

Byers, CO


Australian Shepherd

5 years, 4 months

Holly Springs, NC

Australian Shepherd

2 years, 11 months

Holly Springs, NC