Cricket is a friendly little female Australian Shepherd mix puppy who was rescued from a kill shelter in Central Arkansas. Euthanasia is not the only threat small puppies like Cricket face in a kill shelter, there’s also the danger of Parvovirus and Canine distemper, both of which tend to thrive in many animal shelters. The longer the puppies stay in such an environment, the greater the risk.
Cricket, however, made it out of the shelter none the worse for wear, and with a lively spirit intact. She craves attention, and loves to be held. Already crate trained, she’s making steady progress on her house training. Cricket will probably grow up to be a first-class canine companion of around 50 to 60 Lbs. However she is not for a family seeking an "easy" puppy, because there is no such thing. Please remember that as beautiful and cuddly as Cricket is at the moment, she 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 Cricket’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. Australian Shepherds are highly intelligent but tend to become easily excited especially during play around young children, and typical of their breed they will then expose their trait for nipping at heels and ankles as they have been trained to do as herders of large livestock. As a result Cricket is not recommended for a home with very young children.
You can meet Cricket at the DogsOnly adoption showings at the west Little Rock Petco on Chenal Parkway across from Target and Home Depot every Sat and Sun from 1-4. Please be sure and call (501-219-9907) before you come to visit her to make sure that she is still available for adoption. Cricket has received a complete medical evaluation, alter, all shots, rabies, fecal and worming medication, flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventative, micro-chipping, and grooming. If believe that you might have the perfect family home for Cricket, 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.
If you don't find that special companion you are looking for in the DogsOnly rescue, rehabilitation, and re-home program then please Little Rock Animal Services or one of the many other central Arkansas rescue organizations to save a rescued canine companion.
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