Rumor is a charming and energetic 12 weeks old female Australian Shepherd mix pup. Rumor is still very young and we don’t know what her situation was before she was picked up by Little Rock Animal Services and eventually rescued from the shelter, but a good guess would be that she’ survived a difficult journey.
When Rumor first meets someone she is initially curious yet cautious, but she quickly checks you out and sizes you up. If you pass the test, you instantly become her next best friend, and it is expected that you will begin talking in a squeaky voice and start cuddling her right away. Rumor will reward you with lashings of licks and enough puppy love to make you smile from ear to ear.
Rumor 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 Rumor 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 Rumor’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.
If you have young children we would encourage you not to adopt a puppy as young as Rumor, and especially one whose heritage is herding. It doesn’t take too much excitement for a herding pup to start instinctively nipping at the heels and ankles of excited young children.
You can meet Rumor at the west Little Rock on across from Target and Home Depot every Sat and Sun from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM except holiday weekends. Please be sure and call (501-219-9907) before you come to visit her to make sure that she is still available for adoption.
Rumor has received a complete medical evaluation, all shots, rabies, fecal and worming medication, flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventative, micro-chipping, grooming, and has been altered. If you can do a good squeaky voice, and love to cuddle and play Rumor might 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 colored text links at the top or bottom of this page to learn more about adopting Rumor.
If you don't find that special companion you are looking for in the DogsOnly rescue, rehabilitation, and re-home program then please visit Little Rock Animal Services, North Little Rock Animal Services, Sherwood Humane Animal Services, or one of the many other central Arkansas rescue organizations to save a rescued canine companion.