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Rescue Me ID: 14-07-22-00332Madison (female)

Australian Cattle Dog Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Madison is a sweet 6 year old girl. She is very affectionate and a licker!!! She will shower you with kisses. Madison is a loyal dog that just wants to be by her family. She does exhibit some anxiety if she is confined and away from her family. She was crate trained but magically escaped by the end of each day. We started confining her to the kitchen (while at work) that has a window looking outside and she hasn't exhibited anxiety about it since. Madison currently lives with another dog, two cats and an 14 month old. She does well with 1 cat, but is interested in chasing the other ever since he hissed at her. She'd be best in a home with no ... (Read More)cats and no dogs. She also does well by herself around our son. She basically just wants to lick him. However, Madison has sibling rivalry issues with our other dog. They have been together 5 years, but have had smaller fights over food the last two years or so. We were able to manage them and enlisted an in home trainer to help. When our son came along, the fights got more intense. The arrival of our son changed the whole scenario between the two dogs. However, separately they are both fine. Madison does well at doggie daycare and greeting other dogs. We have not had a single issue outside our home. FREE IN HOME TRAINING IS INCLUDED FOR MADISON'S LIFE THROUGH BARK BUSTERS TRAINING we already purchased. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

Waukesha County New Berlin, WI MAP IT!

Krystal Przybylski 414-336-9567

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Rescue Me ID: 14-07-14-00133Boone (male)

Australian Cattle Dog    Age: Puppy

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

    Boone is a 7 month old Blue Heeler. He is the sweetest loving dog. He's very very smart and has spent the last couple months with an agility trainer. Boone however if very dominant. He gets along with very submissiive dogs buy cannot live with alpha dogs in case he goes after them. The trainer cannot keep him as he fights with her other competition dogs daily. Boon is up to date on all shots and is very healthy. He has a great goofy personality and lives to fetch and run. Please consider visiting with Boone.

     Animal Location:

Waukesha County eagle, WI MAP IT!

Carol Blasier

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Rescue Me ID: 14-07-14-00107Kip (female)

Australian Cattle Dog    Age: Adult

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

    Kip is a 6 year old ACD. She should be the only dog in the home and is used to having a fenced yard. She is very loving and calm.

     Animal Location:

Winnebago County Oshkosh, WI MAP IT!

Jane Holm

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Rescue Me ID: 14-07-11-00606Vinnie (male)

Australian Cattle Dog    Age: Puppy

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

    Vinnie is an extremely smart sweet boy. He is as healthy as a horse. The reason for rehoming is primarily that he does not get the exercise, training, and attention that an Australian Cattle Dog needs. His current home thought that they would be able to meet his needs, but they have not been able to and he needs better. He is crate trained and potty trained. He does not cry in his crate either. The only trouble he has is that he gets very excited when he sees other dogs and if he is on leash and can't run to them he barks a lot. Once he walks up to them though, he is totally fine. He is not aggressive at all, just very friendly and curious. ... (Read More)In fact if another dog doesn't respond well to his approach, he backs off and is fine. He does amazing at dog parks. He has been with other dogs in the household and does great and doesn't do this barking behavior at all. He does fine with cats, just curious, but doesn't go out of his way to find them. He picks up training very quickly and knows sit, down (lay down), wait, fetch it, go kennel, and probably a couple others. He likes to swim and play fetch, he will chase the waves. He loves fetch in the yard and that's his 'hobby'. He does jumping catches as well. He has been exposed to ducks/geese and seems to want to 'herd' them, but has never exhibited any biting behavior. He will only go to an appropriate matched home. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Eau Claire County Eau Claire, WI 54720 MAP IT!

Tanya G 414-581-4846

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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.

Rescue Me ID: 14-06-26-00488Jack...Jackie Boy (male)

Australian Cattle Dog    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Female Dogs Only, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Aggressive,

    Extremely smart and a meathead at the same time. Eager to please. Appears to smile. Stocky, solid build, long tail. Handsome. Does well with immediate family, adults, children, dogs, cats...not strangers (not socialized well).

     Animal Location:

Racine County Racine, WI MAP IT!

K Bard 262-721-5599

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Rescue Me ID: 14-04-25-00208Dozer (male)

Australian Cattle Dog    Age: Young Adult

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

    This is Dozer. I love him, however, he does not seem to love anyone else in the house. He is very high energy and has gotten territorial lately over me, his food, and his toys. He needs room to run and run and run. He needs to be able to be outside most of the time and his blue heeler instincts are sharp.. We don't own cattle but the farmer across the street does and he herded them naturally. I want him to go somewhere where he will be loved as much as I love him. Also, where he will be happy and safe.

 Adoption Fee: $125 Animal Location:

Dane County Sun Prairie, WI MAP IT!

Amanda Unzicker

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Rescue Me ID: 13-12-09-00508Brewster (male)

Australian Cattle Dog Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    We took Brewster into our rescue program because he had a broken leg which needed to be repaired by an orthopedic veterinary surgeon. (The surgery was expensive and complicated, but it went well.) Now Brewster is a very happy camper! His leg still doesn't work normally, but our veterinarian is happy with the way it has healed and Brewster is still able to use it a fair amount. He plays and jumps (as you can see in his photos and the video), he can outrun most of the other dogs at the dog park, and he even loves negotiating simple agility obstacles.(/p) (p)We are so happy that we chose to do the right thing for Brewster, but--now that he is ... (Read More)healed--he really needs a loving home of his own. Brewster is very, very smart (he already knows 'sit'!), and he loves to play 'fetch' with a tennis ball. He is cute and fun-loving, he is extremely treat oriented (so he'll be easy to train) and he is eager to please. Brewster is just a little over a year of age so--because he is still a kid himself and is strong and sometimes clumsy--he might inadvertently injure a little person by knocking them over, so he would do best in a family who doesn't have young children.(/p) (p)Brewster plays well with other dogs (of all sizes) at the dog park, he is fine with cats, and he is very loving and cute! We are guessing that Brewster is probably a mix of Cattle Dog, Smooth Coated Collie and....a mixture of a few other breeds. We think he's the best of all possible worlds! He is full grown and he weighs 50 lbs., so he's just the right size--not too big and not too small. (And don't you LOVE his ears?)(/p) (p)Now that we have invested in saving Brewster's leg, might you be interested in taking him into your heart and your home? He has been neutered, immunized, wormed, and microchipped and--while our rescue has spent a significant amount to have his leg repaired--his adoption fee is only $275. (As they say, 'Rescue vet bill: $3000...Adoption fee: $275....A lifetime of sloppy kisses and devotion: NOTE: We do not operate a humane society or shelter, so we do not have a facility that is open to the public. Our dogs are fostered by volunteers in private homes, so they are not available for a meet-and-greet until you have given us some information about yourself. Following that, if we all agree that you would be a good match for this dog (and vice versa) we will send you an adoption application to fill out and submit. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $275 Animal Location:

One Starfish Rehoming Connections, Inc
P.O. Box 404
Columbia County Columbus, WI 53925 MAP IT!

Marti Houge - 608 469-5094 -

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PIease Read Before Adopting an Australian Cattle Dog in Wisconsin
    Australian Cattle Dogs can make good pets in Wisconsin if they match your IifestyIe. The Australian Cattle Dog is one of the most intelligent dog breeds, needing a lot of attention to stave off boredom. A neglected Australian Cattle Dog can become destructive. Australian Cattle Dogs have strong herding instincts and behave best when they have plenty of space and a job to do. Australian Cattle Dogs are well suited to farms and homes with large yards; they do not do well confined to an apartment or other small space. Australian Cattle Dogs are loyal and very obedient with attentive training. An Australian Cattle Dog tends not to do well with children unless it has known them since it was a puppy. Australian Cattle Dogs may be very close to their masters and reluctant to accept other people.

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lnteresting Australian Cattle Dog Trivia Low-Cost Wisconsin Spay & Neuter Clinics
    Australian Cattle Dogs were bred by 19th century Australian pioneers to herd cattle on large ranches. Most Australian Cattle Dogs have a star-shaped marking on their foreheads called the Bentley Mark, after dog owner Thomas Bentley, whose purebred dog supposedly passed this mark on to all genuine Australian Cattle Dogs. The Australian Cattle Dog nips at a cow's heels to keep it in line with the herd, and may apply this technique to its humans from time to time as well. Australian Cattle Dogs are descended from several different breeds, including Dalmatians and Smithfield Collies, which are now thought to be extinct.

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Racine County - Racine 53403
Countryside Humane Society 262-554-6699

Rock County - Janesville 53545
Rock County Humane Society 608-752-5622

Dane County - Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589
Small Animal Advocates 608-873-9851

Dane County - Madison, WI 53718
Dane County Humane Society 608-838-0413

Dane County - Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Alliance for Animals 608-257-6333

Sauk County - Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913
Sauk County Humane Society 608-356-2520

Eau Claire County - Eau Claire 54701
Eau Claire County Humane Association 715-839-4747

Washburn County - Shell Lake, WI 54871
Washburn County Area Humane Society 715-468-4200

Burnett County - Siren, WI 54872
Humane Society of Burnett County 715-866-4096

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