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Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young  : :  Medium

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About Chowda

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 200
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D210171
  • General Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Ear Type: Natural/Uncropped
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 30 Pounds
  • Current Age: 11 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: No
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Name: Chowda 
DOB: July 2020 
Weight: 30 lbs
Adoption Fee: $200

Hi guys, my name is Chowda!

If you’re looking for a fluffy ball of energy, look no further! I’m a bouncy guy who loves toys, wrestling and pretty much anything active. If you’re looking for a running or hiking partner, I’m your man. Hyper is my middle name.

I love playing with my foster brother. We will wrestle and play around for hours. I like rough play that might be too much for a puppy or smaller dog. While I love my brother, it takes me a while to warm up to new dogs. Slow intros are a must. I am not a dog park dog. My interactions with other pups need to be carefully monitored until we become friends. 
Sometimes I get jealous of my brother when he gets too close to our mom, I want her all to myself. We are working on it and I’m getting better at sharing her. However, I should either be the only animal in the house, or have parents who are familiar with resource guarding and willing to work with me. 
I love my humans so much. I want to be close to them and give them lots of cuddles and kisses. I like to sleep right between their heads at night. I’m hoping I go to a home where they will also let me sleep in the bed. I am such a loyal boy, I will be your very best friend. 
I’m working on potty training. I know outside is the right place to go, but sometimes I like to sneak away and go somewhere naughty. But I’ve gotten a lot better and have been doing this less and less. I know basic commands like sit and lay, and yes, I do respond to Chowda . I have a lot of energy and love spending lots of time outside, because of this, I really need a house with a fenced yard. 
I am such a special boy and I can’t wait to find my forever home!

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All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs).

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More about Chowda

Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Likes to play with toys, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Goofy

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