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Rescue Me ID: 18-04-20-00205Happy (female)

Australian Shepherd    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

     Animal Location:

Greene County Snow Hill, NC MAP IT!

Brande Grant 2525590314

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Rescue Me ID: 18-04-14-00279Jade (female)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Aggressive 

    Jade is a 9 month old Australian shepherd/lab mix. She is spayed and UTD on all shots. She is good with people that we have seen, shy at first but warns up quickly. Jade is not good with other dogs. We are in Eastern North Carolina.

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Onslow County Jacksonville, NC MAP IT!

Sarah Boeck 9103305629

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Rescue Me ID: 18-04-13-00464Forrest (male)

Australian Shepherd    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Mini American Shepherd: Purebred High energy dog that needs a lot of room to roam. Loves to be outside running, playing in water. He needs a lot of love and will return much more than what you give him. House trained - no crate. Would rather have him go to someone on a farm with working dogs.

     Animal Location:

Cumberland County Fayetteville, NC MAP IT!

Greg Smith 9109889640

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Animal ID: DM1803010Josh (male)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Check out our latest resident rescue! Josh is part of our Pale Rider Gang, along with his sister Megan and brothers Hull & Spider. Josh appears to be a Brindle & White Terrier Lab mix that is approx. 6 weeks old, weighs approx. 4 1/2 pounds, is up to date on all age appropriate vaccinations, de-wormed, and will come with a neuter voucher to cover a portion of the procedure. He has a very sweet disposition and will be ready for a loving fur-ever home on 4/13. He would make anyone a great loyal and faithful companion. His adoption fee is $250. His ID is DM1803010. An application is available by clicking on the following link ... (Read More) You can email it back to us at, or fax it to 910-738-8685. All animals at RCHS are up to date on vaccinations, tested for Felv/Fiv, heart worm and treated if positive, de-wormed and spayed or neutered if over the age of 6 months. If they are younger than 6 months, the adopter receives a voucher that is good at any vet and covers a portion of the procedure. For more info on how to adopt, please email us at or call the shelter at 910-738-8282. Robeson county Humane Society is a non-profit no-kill State recognized 501c3 that operates primarily from donations, fundraisers and volunteers, with minimal Government support. If you'd like to donate to our cause, please visit our website at http\:// Thank you (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250.00 Animal Location:

Robeson County Humane Society
3180w 5th Street
Robeson County Lumberton, NC 28358 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 18-03-30-00180Gator (male)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Not Good with Cats 
Personality: High Energy 
Health: Neutered 

    FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED! Gator is a 4 year old German Shepherd or German Shepherd Mix. Somewhat vocal, very adorable and loving. He needs a foster or forever home as soon as possible! Please contact 828-612-2951 or email We try to limit our travel time for home visits to a two-hour driving range (about 75 miles) from Morganton, NC. Please visit for an adoption application.

     Animal Location:

A Better Life Animal Rescue
PO Box 8311
Burke County Morganton, NC NC MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 18-03-29-00112Bond (male)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Hi there...the name's Bond. I'm a one year old Australian Shepherd or Shepherd mix (we think!). I was brought in by a nice gentleman who saved me from a home where there were waayyy too many dogs in very small kennels. He just knew my caretakers could find me a great home! All of the barking dogs and new smells at the shelter scare me a little bit, so I'm pretty shy in my kennel. I am happy for the chance to go for a walk though, and prance with my tail held high once I get outside. I enjoy smelling all of the nature smells and walk very well on a leash. I like to be petted softly, and am reassured by the attention. I am a very sweet boy ... (Read More)who is just as gentle as I can be! I just need a soft spoken owner with a gentle touch. Are you looking for someone to look up at you with big, adoring puppy eyes and to love you unconditionally? That would be me, then. So... what do ya say? Can we give this thing a try? (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Transylvania County Animal Shelter
1124 Old Rosman Highway
Transylvania County Brevard, NC 28712 MAP IT!

Transylvania County Animal Services 828-883-3713

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Rescue Me ID: 18-02-28-00335baby (female)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Very High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    Baby is about 2.5 to 3 years old. She is a mix. She has beagle and schooner blood also. She is very vocal but very intelligent and observant. She is very energetic. She is raised indoors but she loves being outside. We have a fenced yard so she stays out most of the day and over night in spring and summer. We just don't have time or energy to train or stimulate her they way she needs. She is very loving and will listen to some commands such as sit and sit up with a treat. Her main diet is pedigree adult, either chicken or steak. We used advantage plus flea treatment for flea control. We're an older couple and she is a handful for us. We ... (Read More)don't have grandkids that come around so we're not sure about younger children, but she is very boisterous with new visitors. She has never bitten anyone nor acted aggressive to anyone. She will sleep in a dog bed. we have 2 other dogs but they are from a previous litter, so we don't know how she will be with strange dogs. If you need more info please feel free to call me at 252-361-8842. Thanks (Less)

     Animal Location:

Greene County Hookerton, NC 28538 MAP IT!

Myra Arnder 2523618842

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Animal ID: 1337Pookie (male)

Australian Shepherd    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Pookie is a beautiful, energetic, and sweet dog! He is 5 %BD years old, is up-to-date on all vaccinations, and is neutered. He is completely house-trained and crate-trained (though he prefers to be with you if you are home). We don't know anything about Pookie's previous owner. We noticed Pookie's teeth were worn down drastically, so we think he came from a place that chained him outside or kept him cooped up and this is the result of him trying to gnaw his way out. When Pookie came from us from the shelter, he was heartworm positive, defensive, and untrusting. However, a lot has changed since we first met Pookie! Pookie is now full of ... (Read More)love and energy and trusts us completely. He went through a 2-month heartworm treatment. We're still working on some of his manners, but he is a very intelligent dog and we suspect he will continue to learn quickly! Pookie has gotten much better with resource guarding (food, water, rawhides) since we first brought him home. After a lot of trust-building, he now listens when we tell him to 'leave it.' Pookie was around 75-80 pounds when we got him from the shelter- he did gain some weight while being confined to his crate during his heartworm treatment, but we are working to get this back down with increased activity J Pookie appears to be a very 'family unit' type of dog. He is very loving and trusting of us, but is always suspicious of strangers. Strangers are introduced in the house while he is crated, then we just leave him alone until he watches us interact with them over time. We do not know how he is with children, so we don't think he should go to a family with a young child. He is very food motivated, so treats and cookies will help him learn to trust you and others. We are continually working on socializing him with other dogs he meets. He loves to play with our little dog Dawson, but is guarded around strange dogs.Pookie would do well in a family without another dog, or with a dog that is passive. This will take patience on the adopter's end- it took about 2 months before Pookie wanted anything to do with our dog, but now they are best friends! Pookie loves to go outside. Because we don't have a fenced-in yard, we make sure to take him walking/jogging every day to get his energy out. He absolutely has a herding instinct, as he always wants to chase rabbits, squirrels, and birds. We have also noticed that Pookie likes to chase/herd cars. We are continually trying to break him of this, however, we think Pookie would do best in a home out of the city that is away from heavy-traffic areas. Because we don't know how Pookie does off-leash in an open area, we prefer his future home to have a large, fenced-in yard he can run around and play in! He has LOADS of energy! His absolutely favorite thing in the world is to be brushed. If you bring a brush out he will follow you to wherever you go and jump and wait for you to brush him. You could brush him while he lies on his back for an hour and he would never move! Pookie's furever home should be patient with him, as he will take a while to open up and trust you. Once he does, you will find a loving dog that just wants to lay on the bed with you and be given some love! If you think that Pookie would be a fit for your family please fill out an application at His adoption fee will be $325 (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $325 Animal Location:

Charlotte, NC MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1531Tamzin (female)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Tamzin is a very sweet energetic Aussie mix that absolutely loves people and she is in search of her forever home. Since bringing Tamzin into our home we have really watched her come out of her shell. She has gone from a dog that would cower and shake at even the slightest sudden sound to a sweet energetic dog that loves to play and absolutely adores her people. In fact one of her favourite things now is to give hugs. Tamzin is shy when she first meets someone but once she gets to know you she is the true definition of a velcro dog. The only thing that we haven't been able to work her through is her fear of other dog's. Unfortunately we ... (Read More)don't know what her past was like or what could have happened to her to give her this fear but as a result of it Tamzin's future home will have to be one without other dog's and no cats. Tamzin is very smart and she is taking to basic obedience well. She is also house and crate trained. She is estimated to be between 3-4 years old and weighs 40lbs If you think Tamzin will fit your family please fill out an application at Her adoption fee is $195 and all proceeds go towards future rescues. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $195 Animal Location:

Fayetteville, NC 28304 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 17-10-07-00202Bear (male)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Bear is a 45 lb 2 year old lab/Australian Sheppard mix. We adopted him at eight weeks old from the Humane Society in Greenville South Carolina. The only reason we are rehoming him is because we have an older small dog which he has attacked on several occasions as he gets older. We thought we could get him some help but unfortunately- it's not working out. Bear is a loving soul that loves his people and loves to play ball. We have had the privilege of caring him and are heartbroken we have to rehome him. He would do best with older children or a household with no small children. We have children 9 yrs + BUT we wouldn't want to chance by ... (Read More)saying he could be good being climbed over and poked and prodded by a toddler. He loves to be close to those he loves and he doesn't want to share that with another animal. He has shown some resource guarding when around other animals too. We want him to go to a loving home and to someone who can really be active and give him lots of attention. Bear is an inside dog and wants to be apart of the family. He will come with his create, toys, blankets and bones. We are offering 6 months of healthcare and dog food to his new owners and home. We would love for Bear to still be apart of our lives and hoped we could find someone who would allow us to see him throughout the years and provide pictures and updates. Also we would take Bear back if his new home didn't work out for any reason.... (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Buncombe County Asheville, NC 28805 MAP IT!

Jen Gallo 760-521-5117

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PIease Read Before Adopting an Australian Shepherd in North Carolina
    Australian Shepherd Dogs can make good pets in North Carolina if they match your IifestyIe. The Australian Shepherd, or Aussie, is a playful breed that provides excellent companionship to active children. Aussies are smart, trainable, protective, and eager to please. Australian Shepherds are gentle with humans and aggressive when herding farm animals. Aussies are active even when indoors and do best with plenty of exercise in a large yard.

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    Australian Shepherds are not Australian; they were developed in the United States for herding livestock on American ranches. Australian Shepherds are descended from Spanish dogs that were used for herding Merino sheep. Aussies can be trained to perform tricks. Aussies are often used by police for narcotics detection. Some Australian Shepherds are prized for their beautiful merle coloring, but the gene that causes this coloring also results in deafness or blindness.

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Davie County - Mocksville 27028
Humane Society of Davie County 336-751-5214

Forsyth County - Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103
Forsyth Humane Society 336-721-1303

Orange/Wake/Durham County - Mebane, NC 27302
Animal Protection Society 919-304-2300

Rockingham County - Wentworth, NC 27375
Rockingham Humane Society 336-349-4379

Guilford County - Greensboro 27405
Triad Spay-Neuter Clinic 336/375-6080

Guilford County - Greensboro, North Carolina 27429
Feral Cat Assistance Program 336-378-0878

Wake County - Cary 27512
Operation Catnip 919-460-0610

Wayne County - Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530
Wayne County Humane Society 919-736-PETS

Wake County - New Hill, North Carolina 27562
SNAP-NC 919-783-SNAP

Johnston County - Smithfield 27577
Johnston County Animal Protection 919-989-7601

Wake County - Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
SPCA of Wake County 919-772-2326

Wake/Durham/Orange/Person County - Raleigh, NC 27605
AnimalKind 919-870-1660

Wake County - Raleigh, North Carolina 27616
SAFE Haven For Cats 919-872-1128

Wake County - Raleigh 27675
Operation Catnip 919-779-7247

Pitt County - Greenville, NC 27836
Saving Graces 4 Felines 252-321-8839

Wilson County - Wilson, NC 27895
Wilson County Humane Society 252-243-2566

Cabarrus County - Concord, NC 28025
Humane Society of Concord 704-784-4434

Cabarrus County - Concord, NC 28025
Cabarrus Spay Neuter Clinic 704-784-6304

Gaston County - Gastonia 28055
Animal League of Gaston County 704-718- 4673

Union County - Monroe, NC 28111
Humane Society of Union County 704-283-9126

Rowan County - Salisbury, NC 28145
Humane Society of Rowan County 704-636-5700

Anson County - Wadesboro, North Carolina 28170
Humane Society of Anson County 704-695-3116

Mecklenburg County - Charlotte 28203
Humane Society of Charlotte 704-333-4130

Mecklenburg County - Charlotte, North Carolina 28247
Friends of Felines 704-348-1578

New Hanover County - Castle Hayne 28429
Friends of Felines 910-452-6721

Onslow County - Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540
Carolina Animal Protection Society 252-422-6770

Craven County - New Bern, North Carolina 28563
Colonial Capital Humane Society 252-633-0146

Watauga County - Boone, NC 28607
Wautauga Humane Society 828-264-7865

Avery County - Newland, North Carolina 28657
Avery Humane Society 828-733-6312

Polk/Landrum County - Columbus, North Carolina 28722
Foothills Humane Society 828-863-4444

Madison County - Marshall 28753
Friends of Madison County Animals 828-649-9798

Buncombe County - Skyland, North Carolina 28776
Animal Compassion Network 828-258-4820

Mitchell County - Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Mitchell County Animal Rescue 828-765-6952

Jackson County - Sylva, North Carolina 28779
Jackson County Humane Society 828-586-5647

Haywood County - Waynesville, NC 28786
Haywood Animal Welfare Assn 828-452-1329

Buncombe County - Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic 828-252-8804

Buncombe County - Asheville 28801
Humane Alliance of Western NC 828-252-2079

Cherokee County - Marble, North Carolina 28905
Western Carolina Spay-Neuter Clinic 828-837-2304

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