Macho is a stout little Australian Shepherd mix puppy. Found as a stray with his three other litter mates in early January, he was apprehended by Little Rock Animal Services and taken down to the pound. Being chased around by people and then summarily thrown into a cold cage with other frightened dogs, and driven along bumpy roads to an uncertain future is a challenge no matter how strong willed a puppy may be, but Macho found his inner wolf, and bravely protected his frightened brothers and sister.
None the worse for her experience, Macho is now about 10 weeks old and is rapidly gaining weight. It won’t take him long to sprout into a healthy fifty to sixty pounds as a full grown adult. Macho is an active little puppy and is usually the first to greet visitors. He loves attention and would do best in a home with someone who has experience raising a young puppy or someone who is willing to commit the time and training for a very young dog.
Everyone in Macho’s new family will need to understand that Macho is a very active puppy, and will probably grow up to be a wonderful dog, but he is not for a family seeking an "easy" puppy, because there is no such thing. Please remember that as beautiful and cuddly as Macho is at the moment, he will grow into an adult canine companion in no time at all. You should also be prepared for the usual trial of rearing a young puppy including the chewing, crying, potty training, and constant demands. For this reason we would prefer that Macho’s new guardians have experience with young puppies and understand their special needs. Remember, just like kids, they grow up real fast, and need lots of patience, love and attention along the way.
You can meet Macho at the west Little Rock Petco on Chenal Parkway across from Target and Home Depot every Sat and Sun from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Please be sure and call (501-219-9907) before you come to visit him to make sure that he is still available for adoption. Macho has received a complete medical evaluation, all shots, rabies, fecal and worming medication, flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventative, micro-chipping, grooming, and will be altered as soon as he is old enough. If you think that Macho would make the perfect addition to your family, you are invited to send an email to Contact@DogsOnly.org or complete an online adoption application by clicking the orange text links at the top or bottom of this page.
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If you don’t find that special companion you are looking for in the DogsOnly rescue, rehabilitation, and re-home program then please visit Last Chance Arkansas or one of the many other central Arkansas rescue organizations to save a rescued canine companion.