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Rescue Me ID: 15-10-12-00670spotty dottie (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 

    Spotty dottie is 21 pounds 8 months old. House trained, shes an absolute love, great temperament, great with everyone, never meets a stranger. She will go for a run watch tv on a Friday night, sleep with the cat and demand attention. Shes current on vetting waiting for a home.

 Adoption Fee: $350 Animal Location:

Frederick County Frederick, VA MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-10-06-00361Peaches (female)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed 

    Meet Peaches: Peaches is a super sweet and very cute female Aussie / terrier mix. She has the personality and coloring of an Aussie and the fur and face of a terrier. She loves people, dog, toys and treats. Peaches is house trained - going to the door when she needs to go out. She is also crate trained. She goes in easily with a treat and the 'night, night' command. She sleeps all night without making a sound and takes her naps in her crate. Peaches recently started training class and quickly learned sit and down. She also knows to wait at the door until given permission to enter a room. She can entertain herself with her ball, but ... (Read More)also likes to play with her foster four legged brothers and sisters. She has not been tested with cats or children. We estimate Peaches to be between 10 and 12 months old and she weighs 45 lbs. She has been spayed and is up to date on vaccinations and heartworm and flea meds. If you're interested in adding Peaches to your family, please complete an on-line application and contact her foster mom, Debbie at Her adoption fee is $250.00. If you current pets are not up to date on vaccines and heartworm preventative, you will not be considered for adoption. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 250.00 Animal Location:

Saving Our Herders Outreach
Rockingham County Elkton, VA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-10-03-00259Sundance (male)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Fearful/Anxious 

    About Sundance: * Working dog needing structure * 3 year old Australian Cattle Dog/Australian Shepherd cross * 64 lbs. with high energy level * Unbelievably easily trained (I taught him tricks while eating breakfast) * Responds to over 20 commands * Off-leashed trained * Very toy and praise motivated * Loyal and a perfect example of the 'Velcro dog' * Incredibly fast * Adores being outside and walks well on-leash * Has a super silly personality and relishes in time spent one-on-one with his person * Okay with cats (he does have prey drive so further training will be necessary) * Okay with dogs * Located in Northern Virginia What Sundance ... (Read More)Needs: * An owner devoted to further training and exercise * A home with a yard * No young children * Sundance would make an incredible agility K9 or trick dog and would also do well on a farm/ranch. The best home for him would be an active one with lots of opportunity for stimulation and attention. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200.00 Animal Location:

Prince William County Manassas, VA MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 0410Stuie (male)

Australian Shepherd    Age: Adult

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

    Backstory: Stuie lived with and was loved by a family for 8 yrs until they moved, taking their other dog but leaving him behind with family After 5 months they put him up for free on craigslist where a family with 5 kids and a father who didn't like dogs got him. They tied him to a tree with no shelter. After an incident with food and a small child(child was just scratched) they were going to destroy him Luckily a nearby Aussie lover stepped in and he is now safe with his foster in VA. He was extremely thin and his coat was matted and in terrible shape. He was fully vetted and with a good diet and a good grooming he is on his way to a ... (Read More)better life and ready for his new Furever family who will love and cherish him thru out his golden years Stuie is house broken, crate trained and knows sit ,down stay and shakes. His Lassie wave is adorable!.He loves to curl up beside you on the couch or lay at your feet. Due to the condition of his coat, he had to be shaved down, but it will all grow back, he is such a handsome boy. We are working on socialization with dogs and other animals. He is good with older kids. Since he has been in foster care he has learned to relax and loves to play ball. He is very energetic for an older gentleman. If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out our adoption application: (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

Sussex County wakefield, VA 23888 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-09-23-00395TJ (female)

Australian Shepherd    Age: Young Puppy

    TJ is a 9 weeks old Australian Shepherd. She was taken in with her brother, Yogi... They came from a breeder that got in over her head and the dogs were relinquished to a couple rescues. She has and two puppy shots, two wormings and deflead.. She is sweet and curious. Once she gets to know has a bit more energy than her brother.. Nice temperament..(Please check you SPAM for our response, it sometimes goes to that box)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Wythe County Wytheville, VA MAP IT!

Erin Curry

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Rescue Me ID: 15-09-19-00234Justin (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: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Justin is a 12 wk old Aussie boy, super sweet and loving. Hes 20 pounds and 12 wks old. He is wonderful with kids, loves to play and just hang out. He is fluffy and smart. He is vaccinated and neutered and up to date on all preventatives and vetting. waiting for a home and you can start the process by filling out the application at the link that follows.

 Adoption Fee: $365 Animal Location:

Frederick County Frederick, VA MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-09-09-00078Maddy (female)

Australian Shepherd    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Maddy will bark at new people, but if you throw her ball she'll love you forever. Due to an upcoming change in living situation we need to re-home her.

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Shenandoah County Toms Brook, VA MAP IT!

Hilerie Cook 540-436-8368

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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-24-00586Ben (male)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Ben is super energetic and knows commands. He is housetrained if let out on a regular schedule otherwise will have accidents. He is also crate trained and does great in a crate. Super sweet boy just needs a energetic family. He's a blue Merle with blue eyes. Real stunner. Contact for more information.

 Adoption Fee: $350.00 Animal Location:

Wythe County Max meadows, VA MAP IT!

Lauren Brooks 2762392116

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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-21-00513Barkley (male)

Australian Shepherd    Age: Young Adult

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

    Barkley is a 3 year old Australian shepherd. All he wants is to be with his people all the time and I can't do that at the moment and he is depressed because of it. He is very calm in the house and extremely obedient and well mannered. He loves to cuddle on the couch, sleep in the bed and is house broken. He doesn't chew on anything when he is left out and will sit at the window waiting for his people to get home. He loves to do activities such as herding, frisbee, agility and tracking. He is amazing at everything he does and knows over 20 different commands and in different languages also. He was also professionally off leash trained. He is ... (Read More)not dog friendly. He doesn't pick fights with other dogs but does not like them coming near his face and will attack them. Not sure about cats. He is very protective of his owners and will alert to anyone coming on the property that isn't supposed to be there. He is friendly but aloof with strangers. Very loyal to his owners. Not good with kids. If interested please email me at or text me at 7578924772. Thanks! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

Virginia Beach (City) Virginia beach, VA MAP IT!

Lydia Wicks 7578924772

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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-14-00586Eddie (male)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Eddie's Info... I am already neutered, up to date with shots, and good with dogs. Eddie's Story... Eddie came to us (along with his brother Garry) from a high-kill shelter in NC. Eddie and Garry are kind, calm and absolutely charming! We love them and we know you will too! They can be adopted together or separately. $175.00 adoption donation ($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 ... (Read More)and external parasites if needed. Many dogs also receive extensive medical care such as surgeries and dentals. For more information or apply to adopt at (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 175 Animal Location:

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


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Animal ID: 0160Rio (male)

Australian Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Rio is a beautiful boy with unusual eyes. Rio will need a kind patient understanding forever home. He was an owner turn in due to no fault of his own, his owners had to go to an assisted living facility and could not take him with them. I believe Rio is a bit confused and missing his previous owners and will need time and patience to adjust to his new life. Rio is around 50 lbs. He is utd on shots, neutered and monthly HW and flea/tick medications. Rio rides well in the car, could use a little work on his leash manners but does okay. Rio is good with most other dogs and is good with adult humans, he is not good with children. He ... (Read More)knows some basic commands like sit, come and down. Rio is sometimes a barker or growler, but is not aggressive and he is easily corrected and he takes correction well and a firm no will get his attention. He likes balls and in particular a larger Kong squeaky ball. Rio is not food aggressive and takes treats nicely. He likes water and the kiddie pool. Rio went to the groomers and did fine although he was not too thrilled about it. If you are interested in this sweet boy go to and click the link at the top that says 'NEED FUREVER HOMES' to fill out an application. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

Henrico County Richmond, VA 23218 MAP IT!

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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. 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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Loudon County - Middleburg, VA 20118
Middleburg Humane Foundation 540-364-3272

Fairfax County - Centreville 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, Virginia 22207
Feral Cat Coalition 703-538-1921

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Floyd County - Floyd 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, Virginia 24202
Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic 276-591-5790

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

Augusta County - Staunton, VA 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, VA 24613
Pet Haven Rescue Center 276-326-3483

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