General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Eye Color: Brown
Ear Type: Erect
Tail Type: Long
Current Size: 40 Pounds
Potential Size: 50 Pounds
Current Age: 6 Months (best estimate)
Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
Exercise Needs: Moderate
Grooming Needs: Low
Shedding Amount: Moderate
Owner Experience Needed: Species
Reaction to New People: Cautious
Ms Katie is ready for her debut.
Katie runs with the pack (or more accurately, runs the pack) she is definitely an alpha personality. She is German Shepherd and Cattle Dog. Two working breeds that need a job and a lot of stimulous. She goes non stop and keeps everyone on their toes. She will be a great running companion once she is a bit older.
She is a talker and lets you know when there is an issue. If that is a puppy in the wrong crate, a puppy on the couch or, the group playing to rough - She has a lot to say.
Smart! She is potty trained. Does not soil her crate, figured out the doggie door weeks before I would have approved, but there is no stopping her when she sets her mind to learning something.
She sits for treats. Not because she was trained to, but because she watched the pack and learned. She is going to be an exceptional dog given the right owner.
She requires an active home. Because of her intelligence, she will become bored and then destructive which will not make anyone happy. Katie is a pleaser and learns very quickly.
Katie will not be adopted to a family with small children. She has a bit of anxiety and bites in frustration. Those sharp teeth can do a lot of damage until she learns they are only for eating and fetching.
Her perfect home will be older children, an active family and definitely a yard. Katie will do best with a companion dog in the family. She is not an apartment dog. She has 2 speeds, full out or asleep. If you think you can provide Katie with the stimulous and love that she will require, she will be an awesome dog.
that are under 4 months old cannot be adopted outside of our Veterinary Service area. Please call for specific locations.
Children under 8 years old
often are not a good match for our puppies and dogs. In order to protect both, your child and our rescued dogs/puppies from harm, we seldom if ever adopt to families with young children.
Once your application is approved, we will schedule a meet and greet at one of our adoption events. Thank you for considering a rescue!
More about Katie
Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Eager To Please, Intelligent
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The adoption fee includes vaccinations, Bordetella, de-worming, rabies, spay/neuter and microchip. There is a an additional $12.99 fee for Home Again for a lifetime registration of the microchip.
Puppies cannot be adopted outside of the Houston area until they are spay/neutered after they are 4 months old.
It is against the law in the State of Texas for a rescue not to be sterilized so we have to make sure it gets completed and that we have record of it.
NOTE: In our bios, we provide information based on our volunteer's experience with a particular dog; such as temperament, training, and ability to get along with others.
AARF is a 501(c)3 Non Profit, all breed, no kill organization. Our group is always in need of donations in order to continue to give the needed medical care to our rescues. Adoption fees do not begin to cover all of the medical costs. Any donation, no matter how small is a big help and is greatly appreciated. Please help us to continue to help them. Thank you.
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