Saturday, May 30, 2009

Featured Rescue - Jack A Roo the Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler

Today I thought I'd feature an Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler. There are currently 3,192 ACD's available on Petfinder.com.

I had a Heeler/Border Collie mix when I was growing up (have I mentioned this yet?) and she was great. We had a fair amount of problem behaviours with her (think two young children plus she didn't join the family until she was 8 months old ... plenty of bad habits already formed since that's why her last owners dumped her at a friend's farm), but to date she was one of the most awesome dogs I have ever owned (even if you include the current guys). I wouldn't hesitate to bring an ACD home and I don't think I'd have to argue the case with anyone I live with.

I thought I'd bring everyone's attention to Jack A Roo. Jack is 1 year old and he is deaf. Despite that, he looks like a real go-getter and apparantly has some incredible focus.
Jack A Roo is currently in the care of Border Collie Rescue Ontario . You can check out their website or their blog for more details about Jack A Roo.
http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=13329013

6 comments:

sen and qi said...

Just looking at the cute adorable face makes me feel sad that so many are abandoned. One day when I have my own home I would love to take one on. Great that you highlight these issues in this blog, you are doing a good service both to Humanity and Man's closest Friends.

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

oh boy i wish i could adopt this one. i could use a sibling.
Norwood

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh we know how great Heeler's are.. A small bit of energy with those pups.. hehe Well maybe like a stick of dynamite but lots of trips to the lake and long walks work. Mom says we will NOT let Dad see your post, no offense but mom has a hard time leading 3 heelers already.. He is adorable though..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Heelers are awesome dogs, but like any number of working breeds, most in fact, require alot...of everything..attention, structure, jobs, excersize. Not for an inexperienced dog person or a sedentary lifestyle.

preaching to the choir...

GoLightly said...

Handsome fellow..

They sure need a home with a work ethic..

sigh...

Calsidyrose said...

Ditto to the last two posts. My dog-advocacy list features an awesome older heeler girl who is blossoming in foster care. She's heartworm positive, so we hope to address that ASAP. I'll get her photo up on my blog as soon as I get an update!

P.S. Jack-a-Roo looks like a great dog!