Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (short coat) / Male / Adult
Details about Popps D210235
- ID D210235
- Available for Adoption
- Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
- Coatlength: Short
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Good with Cats: Yes
- Good with Adults: All
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
More about Popps D210235
- Energy Level: Moderate
- Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
Age: 7 years
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Weight: 37 lbs
Dog friendly: No. Popps needs to be your one and only dog. He ignores my resident dog and has no interest in playing with him. We have had a few issues over resource guarding food and water. He is hit or miss with dogs we meet on our daily walks and has on occasion exhibited aggressive behavior on leash. We are working with him to overcome this and further training may be needed.
Cat friendly: Yes, his foster family has 3 cats. But your home should have only dog savvy cats who won't run from him.
Kid friendly: Popps is friendly to everybody, but because of his aggressive behavior around other dogs, I would recommend a home with no kids, older teens would be ok.
House Trained: Yes, but because of his diabetes insipidus he does need to go out more often. I have a string of bells on my door that Popps will ring when he wants to go out. He doesn't want to go out though unless you go out too. (Yes, even when it's -20 below!). If we are away from the house for more than a couple hours, I have been putting belly bands on Popps.
Crate Trained: Yes. Popps is crated at night. He will actually run for his crate when it is bedtime.
Energy level: Moderate
History: From a shelter in Kentucky
Adoption Fee: $300
From the Foster:
If you like long morning walks and cuddle time on the couch in the evening then Popps is the dog for you! Because of his diabetes insipidus his water intake needs to be restricted and he will require medication every day but he is so good when it's time for his eyedrops. It also means he needs to urinate more often. His ideal furever home would preferably have someone who is home during the day. He is super smart and very treat driven so he knows all kinds of tricks. He does bark when he sees other dogs walk by the house so I would recommend no shared inside walls. He can also be aggressive on leash when he sees other dogs. We are currently working with him to overcome this but a potential adoptee may need to continue training, Popps is very sweet when not around other strange dogs. He really just wants to be near his people and stare adoringly at them. He loves having his ears rubbed or his belly scratched.
Throughout the course of my veterinary care at Secondhand Hounds, it was found that I suffer from excessive thirst and urination. My foster and the doctors at the SHH Vet Center worked very hard to determine what could be causing this, and it is suspected that I have central diabetes insipidus. Thankfully, they found a medication that works for me! I am doing well now, although I do need to go outside a little more than the average dog. I also have some allergies that are well-controlled on medication, as well as a mast-cell tumor that was narrowly excised. It is recommended that potential adopters establish a relationship with their primary veterinarian to continue to monitor my condition and medications.