Hooper is a handsome Toy Australian Shepherd. Currently he is presenting as incredibly bashful and unsure. As he gets more confident, we anticipate he will be much more energetic and more in need of an active partner. Hooper is very intelligent. A fenced yard is needed or he needs to be on a leash at all times because Australian Shepherds are known to go on walkabouts AKA being escape artists. He came to his foster home without any house training and did not have any indoor accidents after the fifth day except even he is in a kennel for now than 5 hours (see below). He is still very skittish and wary (which is not uncommon for a breeder dog). He will need a home that will understand that as much as he wants to be a lap dog, and he desperately wants to be given affection and give you affection, it's going to take a little bit more time with him. He loves treats. His favorite is Yummy Combs which is also terrific for his teeth. He does go in a kennel but he does not like being in the kennel. He would do best with a family that would not kennel him all day. He doesn't bark until he's been in the kennel for 4-5 hours, and he will have accidents after 5 hours. We think it's because he spent most of his life in a kennel, and he may not realize you're coming back. So if you are going to kennel him, please follow kennel training guidelines. He sleeps in the human bed and loves to just observe life around him. He can hold his bladder for 12 hours if you're home with him. Hooper prefers the cats in the house. You can watch all of Hooper's adventures as well as all the animals in the foster home on Instagram @leothewunderhund
Hooper is a male Toy Australian Shepherd who was was born approximately 1-21-19 and weighs 12 lbs. Hooper is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, given flea/tick preventative, dewormed and started on heartworm prevention. Adoption fee is $575 to help offset the many expenses we have for vetting costs. We rely strictly on adoption fees and donations to continue to save the lives of orphaned & abandoned pets; 100% goes towards their care. If interested in adopting one of our available dogs or puppies, you must first complete an online adoption application at https://dollyslegacyanimalrescue.org/adopt/ You will be contacted by our adoption coordinator via email after your application has been reviewed & approved to schedule an appointment. Our website is updated daily, pets that are listed are still available.
***If you are serious about adopting, you must first complete and submit an application on our website. Our Adoption Team will respond via email from DollysLegacyAdoptions@gmail.com once you have completed an application. If a pet is still listed, it is not yet adopted as we update daily. All information regarding adoption policies are on our website***