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Rescue Me ID: 17-07-15-00309Liberty (female)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Hip Dysplasia, Aggressive 

    Hello, I am looking for a home for my dog. Her name is Liberty and she is 7 years old and has recently become incompatible for our home. She is one of the most loyal dogs in the world and an absolute sweetheart to myself and my spouse, that being said we have young children and she is very dominant and has shown aggression towards them, which painfully leads us to seek other options. We have been her only owner and absolutely love her and this is a nightmarish decision for our family but safety is an issue here. She is a very athletic dog and would do extremely well in a setting free of other dogs and children, and she lives an active ... (Read More)lifestyle. She is housebroken, and accident free in seven years and hasn't chewed a thing her entire life. Best suited for a younger person who enjoys the outdoors, She loves exercise and will hike, swim or run for hours. She is capable of running at a very good pace for over five miles and has been my workout partner for years. This is very sad for us to do this and we are seeking absolutely the best possible place for her. I can be reached at (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

Prince William County Manassas, VA MAP IT!

John Casselberry 440-503-6315

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Rescue Me ID: 17-06-28-00494Roxy (female)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Pound Pals of Radford Meet Roxy, one of our new Pound Pals. She's around 7 years old, and loves to play. She's looking for a home without small children. She's about 50 pound, spayed, housetrained and current with vet care. If interested, write for an application.

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Pound Pals of Radford
Radford (City) Radford, VA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-06-26-00054Rose (female)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    MEET a new arrival with ADA ! Rose is a one year old Shepard/aussie mix, very sweet, gets along with other dogs and ready to share love with a family that will give her a home she deserves. Rose is a med size dog, sleeps quietly in her crate at night, working on being housetrained and oh yes loves car rides and dog parks. $175.00 adoption fee ($200 for puppies under 6 months old) helps us take care of all the dogs we rescue. All dogs are spayed/neutered, tested for heartworm and tick borne diseases (if old enough) , microchipped and vaccinated for rabies (if old enough), distemper/parvo and bordetella. They are also treated for internal and ... (Read More)external parasites. Many dogs also receive extensive medical care such as dentals and major surgeries. To apply to adopt, please visit (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175. Animal Location:

Augusta Dog Adoptions
Augusta County Staunton, Va, VA MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 7116Joyce (female)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Heartworm Positive 

    Joyce is a beautiful 3 year old mini Australian Shepherd mix. She gets along well with other dogs but seems to prefer the company of humans. She likes to play and willl even occupy herself with a toy but tends to be mostly calm and laid-back. Joyce weighs a little under 25 lbs. and is up-to-date on her vaccinations and is spayed and microchipped. This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. OPH will treat the dog and provide two weeks of recovery time prior to adoption. Potential ... (Read More)adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from OPH's heartworm coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $335 Animal Location:

Operation Paws For Homes
Fairfax County Alexandria, VA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-06-21-00452Jax (male)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Jax was rescued from the streets of Kuwait City, where he was severely tortured by teenagers and police. Jax recently arrived in the U.S. just as loving as can be. He likes to play, and cuddle, and he is a lapdog. He has amazingly adjusted to his new world and has shaken off his life of neglect and abuse. He has some food and possession guarding issues, so he is a work in progress while he continues to gain trust. He is a very special boy and needs a very special, loving, accepting, and caring home. Our adoption process and application can be found on our website

 Adoption Fee: 125 Animal Location:

Ruff Ranch Sanctuary
Virginia Beach (City) Middletown, VA 22645 MAP IT!

Ron King: 239-980-0940

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Rescue Me ID: 17-06-20-00511Bailey (male)

Australian Shepherd    Age: Puppy

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

    I also have a female. They are sister and brother. One is a red Merle and one is a blue Merle. I have nowhere for them to run. Just wanting them to go to a loving home. Thanks

 Adoption Fee: $0 Animal Location:

Wise County Coeburn, VA MAP IT!

Teresa Lawson 276-395-6837

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Animal ID: 1269Trixie (female)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Everyone remember Trixie? One of 3 siblings Australian Shepherds Furever saved from Bertie County NC last month? Shes now ready for her New Family to find her. Shes approximately 10 months old ,Aussie Beagle mix. She was very scared at first but now is very friendly ,walks well on leash,good with dogs and cats and people of any age and is crate trained. Shes a bit leary of people at first but warms up quickly and shes a VERY smart little girl. Would be a great companion for any age I would think Located in Southampton County Va If you think Trixie would fit your family please fill out an application at ... (Read More) Her adoption fee is $275 and all proceeds go towards future rescues. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Wakefield, VA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-06-10-00251Finn (male)

Australian Shepherd    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adult Women Only 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Fearful/Anxious 

    Hi! I'm Finn and I love to snuggle with my favorite girl. I was born in Nov 2015 and I weigh about 40 pounds. I live with my brother (dog) and sister (cat). I love to run with my mom on a leash, and chase my brother around our fenced backyard. He likes to climb over, but I prefer to stay put unless my humans leave the gate open. I'm housebroken and crate trained. My brother is a chow hound, and I prefer to snack all day, so mom usually has to feed me in my crate. My human family loves me, but I cant seem to stop barking at my human dad and brother whenever the girls are around. I would love a mom to run with and be protective of. ... (Read More)If she has a nice ranch or lives near a doggy park, I would be the happiest dog! (Less)

     Animal Location:

Fairfax County Springfield, VA MAP IT!

Lea Devine 7037813637

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Rescue Me ID: 17-05-25-00190Mosby (male)

Australian Shepherd    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Not Good with Cats 
Personality: Low Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Needs Vaccinations 

    Mosby lived with a pug and two cats and got along wonderfully. He barks at other animals when walking him.

     Animal Location:

Stafford County Stafford, VA MAP IT!

Buddy Watt 571-276-9165

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Rescue Me ID: 17-05-23-00105Wiley (male)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Female Dogs Only, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered 

    Blue Heeler, adopted sometime ago, but has gotten agressive with strangers and with other animals at times. Do not have a large yard, and live in a heavily populated area. He needs an area with space and people with time to give him.

     Animal Location:

Montgomery County Blacksburg, VA MAP IT!

Kimberley Boyer 5405899180

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-28-00407Pippa (female)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Pippa is looking for her forever family who will understand her sweet nature and the characteristics of her breed. She is a herding dog, so she will need space and a job! Her last job just ended and that was to lovingly and patiently nurture her eight puppies for nine weeks at the rescue. She is ready now for the next chapter - the one where she gets all of the attention she deserves. Pippa loves being with her person and comes happily when called. Once bonded with her person, she will be a faithful and loving companion. Pippa learns quickly and is affectionate and sensitive . She has been exposed to and likes children and can live with a ... (Read More)cat after she gets to know it. If she is to have a canine friend, she would have to be given time get to know him/her. She has been so busy with babies, she has not had time to develop other canine friendships. Pippa is up to date on shots and will be spayed mid August. For more information on Pippa, please email Please note, WAAAG does a home visit prior to adoption after an application has been completed and approved. We adopt only to families living 100 miles or less from our rescue located in Delaplane, VA. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

Washington Area Animal Adoption Group
Fauquier County Delaplane, VA 20144 MAP IT!

Mary Lee Materna 216-392-3492;
Sherry Miller 703-405-4521;
Angie Webber 571-393-4980

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Rescue Me ID: 16-03-01-00588Jake (male)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Jake, Adult Male, 67 pounds, Richmond VA JAKE IS BEING FOSTERED IN THE RICHMOND, VA AREA. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.MOMSRESCUEVA.ORG. Hi there! I'm Jake and I would really like to find a person or family that wants to be my very best friend and help me experience the world. I'm happy all the time and just love walks and rides and going places. My first person moved around a lot so he thought I would be happier at a farm. But, believe it or not, I really didn't have many adventures on that farm either (which is how I put on these few extra pounds). I'm really smart and like to use my brain to take in new things. I get VERY excited ... (Read More)when I see a leash because it means a new adventure! But I'm not what you may call 'high-maintenance.' When I'm at home I'm happy just to hang out. I get along fine with other dogs and all kinds of people. I really like to fit in with the group and my foster mom calls me 'sweet.' If you would like to show me your world, go to MOMSVA.ORG and fill out the form to see if I'm the perfect match for you! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175.00 Animal Location:

undefined Richmond, VA MAP IT!

Making of Miracles Stories Animal Rescue of VA (M.O.M.S. VA)

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PIease Read Before Adopting an Australian Shepherd in Virginia
    Australian Shepherd Dogs can make good pets in Virginia 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.

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Loudon County - Middleburg, Virginia 20118
Middleburg Humane Foundation 540-364-3272

Fairfax County - Centreville, VA 20122
Prevent a Litter Coalition 888-SPAY-4-VA

Arlington County - Arlington, VA 22204
Capital Animal Care 703-486-0303

Arlington County - Arlington VA 22206
Animal Welfare League of Arlington 703-931-9241

Arlington County - Arlington, VA 22207
Feral Cat Coalition 703-538-1921

Arlington County - Arlington 22207
Metro Ferals 703-528-7782

Arlington County - Arlington, VA 22210
SPAY Inc/SPCA of Northern VA 703-522-7920

Alexandria City - Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Alexandria Animal Shelter 703-838-4775

Alexandria County - Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 703-838-4774

Winchester County - Winchester 22601
SPCA -- Winchester 540-662-8616

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Cat's Cradle 540-438-5222

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Shenandoah Valley Clinic 540-437-1980

Charlottesville City - Charlottesville, VA 22906
Charlottesville SPCA 804-973-5959

Orange County - Orange 22960
Orange County Animal Shelter 540-672-1124

Fluvanna County - Troy 22974
Fluvanna SPCA 434-591-0123

Hanover County - Ashland, VA 23005
Hanover Humane Society 877-463-8837

Goochland County - Crozier, Virginia 23039
PetFix Coalition 888-PET-FIX1

Louisa County - Louisa, Virginia 23093
SNAP Louisa (Spay/Neuter All Pets) 540-967-3573

Goochland County - Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
For the Love of Animals in Goochland 804-342-6975

James City County - Williamsburg 23185
Heritage Humane Society 757-221-0150

Richmond County - Richmond, Virginia 23220
Richmond SPCA/Robins-Starr Humane 804-521-1300

Chesapeake City - Chesapeake 23321
Meower Power 757-399-0001

Richmond County - Richmond 23221
PAL Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

Richmond County - Richmond, Virginia 23221
PreventALitter Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

Richmond County - Richmond 23231
Richmond HERO 804-788-HERO

Isle of Wight County - Smithfield 23431
Isle of Wight Humane Society 757-357-4214

Virginia Beach County - Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
Virginia Beach SPCA 757-739-9306

Roanoke County - Roanoke, VA 24016
Angels of Assisi Spay/Neuter Clinic 540-344-8707

Pulaski County - Dublin 24084
Pulaski County Humane Society 540-674-0089

Floyd County - Floyd, VA 24091
Floyd County Humane Society 540-745-7207

Henry County - Martinsville, VA 24112
SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County 276-632-0548

Franklin County - Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Planned Pethood Clinic 540-489-3491

Salem County - Salem, Virginia 24153
Salem Animal Shelter 540-375-3038

Bristol County - Bristol 24202
Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic 276-591-5790

Bristol County - Bristol 24203
Holly Help Spay/Neuter Fund 276-466-5375

Augusta County - Staunton, Virginia 24401
Augusta Regional SPCA 540-885-7722

Bedford County - Bedford, Virginia 24523
Bedford Humane Society 540-586-6100

Campbell County - Evington, Virginia 24550
South Central Spay/Neuter Clinic 434-821-4922

Tazewell County - Falls Mills, Virginia 24613
Pet Haven Rescue Center 276-326-3483

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