Stats: 4 years old, male
Location: San Antonio, TX
Intake: Dec 27, 2020
Adoption Fee: $275
Nick is a 3-year-old, 46 lb. medium energy standard Aussie. He is a lover that has yet to meet a dog or person he doesn’t like. While he gets along with all dogs, he's not really into playing with them and prefers his quality time with people. He loves to cuddle and occasionally gets so excited about the invite to join you on the couch that he gets the zoomies.
He loves toys and is happy to play tug-o-war with his humans or to just run around the yard throwing the toy to himself. His absolute favorite thing is car rides. No matter where you may be going, he is ready to jump in as soon as the car door opens and does well in pretty much any social situation.
Nick is higher energy when it is time to get rowdy but is very quick to settle down when it is time to relax. He likes to find a spot where he can see everyone in the house and sprawl out with his back legs froggy style or snuggle up in your lap.
He has mastered the basics of sit, down, stay, and watch me with both voice commands and hand signals. He is working on his leash skills. He does best on highly engaging walks to keep his focus. Nick is very food motivated. This is helpful in his training but also gets him in some trouble. We have been developing his impulse control so that he takes treats gently and doesn’t try to snatch snacks out of your hand or off the kitchen counter. He will need continued work in this area.
Nick is cat-friendly and has been very respectful of our cat’s need for space. He has to be coaxed into his kennel with a treat or two but is happy to sleep in his kennel overnight. He can also be trusted outside of his kennel during the day.
Nick is a sweet boy, full of personality and affection. He is looking for a home that can meet his activity needs, continue to work with him on his training and shower him with the love and affection he craves.
Nick is up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, has been treated for Heartworms, and is current on Heartworm and flea prevention. He is being fostered in the San Antonio area and is available for adoption in Texas and some areas of Oklahoma only. If chosen for adoption, you must be able to travel to San Antonio within 7 days of application approval.