Stats: 5 years old, male
Location: Waco, TX
Adoption Fee: $275
No young children under 12 years of age
Home with no other dogs is preferred (please read full bio for details)
If you’re looking for an energetic, loyal companion or running buddy to join you in your active lifestyle, Diesel is your boy. Diesel is a higher energy, ~40 pound Aussie who is estimated to be around 5 years old. Diesel loves everyone he meets and is immediately all wiggle butt. He is working hard on containing this excitement, but still often can’t resist jumping up for kisses or whining to go meet the people/dogs passing by. He can be a talkative boy in excitement and play, so impulse control and settling has been a large focus of training in foster care, but a few excited barks when you arrive home is one of his goofy quirks.
While this boy needs plenty of daily exercise and stimulation, at home after a good romp , his main priority is snuggle time on top of you and keeping you company during ALL household tasks. He lives for attention and lovings. Once he’s bonded, he’s super glued to your side and thinks he’s a bit of a lap dog that can jump straight from the floor to kissing your face. Set aside plenty of your day for very up close and personal cuddle time and kisses if you adopt this affectionate pup.
Diesel also LOVES to play fetch and has been working on proper manners dropping it to his people as he often became overexcited and mouthy when he came to us. He now knows “drop it” and “leave it”, but needs a firm, consistent owner to stay on top of him to keep up with his commands and continued work on manners. He does love to learn, is food motivated, and very willing to please, so new training comes easily. He wants so badly to make his people happy and do right!
He enjoys a good quick zoom with other dogs and meeting new pup friends, but after initial excitement mostly prefers playing on his own with his people. He also has an intense/rougher play style that some dogs don’t appreciate. He does take dogs' corrections and learns how to adapt to others boundaries over time, but would likely be happiest in smaller play groups to start (rather than busy dog parks) and as the only dog in the home where he can soak up one on one time with his people and relax after a good day of play. Due to his higher drive, he would not do well with cats or other small animals in the home.
Diesel loads up in the car on command and is a top notch rider, so he’s ready to join you on any quick trips or long adventures you have planned.
He is both house and crate trained and knows several basic commands. Diesel is up to date on vaccinations, Heartworm negative, neutered, microchipped, and on monthly preventatives.
His adoption fee is $275 plus required sales tax and he is being fostered in WACO, Tx. If chosen for adoption, you must be able to travel to Waco within 7 days of application approval. You can complete an adoption application online at https://www.lonestaraussierescue.org/adopt. If you have an application on file with us already and would like to be considered for Diesel, please email or message us!
Please note: All our dogs are adopted as inside pets and family members only and all current or past pets in the home must have proof of being kept up to date on vaccinations and Heartworm prevention - NO EXCEPTIONS!