Sammy: Not At the shelter's Web Page

Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (short coat)  : :  Female  : :  Adult  : :  Medium

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Learn more about the Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler.

Located in Campbell County, Virginia. Please begin with an application, found here: We place calls to your vet, your landlord, and your personal reference. We ask that the pets in your home be current with rabies vaccines, spay/neutered, and seen by a veterinarian for wellness.

About Sammy: Not At the shelter

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Merle
  • Current Size: 30 Pounds
  • Current Age: 7 Years 3 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Not Required
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

Sammy is a six year old “mini” sized Australian cattle dog whose uneventful life was filled with producing puppies, litter after litter, in an outdoor kennel area.  Sammy will need a physically fenced area, (no invisible fences for her!)  and she will benefit from another nice dog, on the smaller side rather than large. She has finally accepted both female dogs and male dogs, huge progress for her! And she wants a dog that is not going to be in her face or jumping all over her. That’s not too much to ask, is it? Sammy has been spayed, and has recovered nicely. We don’t know that she has any working dog instinct, since she was a puppy producer for her life. She did meet the shelter cat and was interested with no attempt to chase or eat him, which we think is promising! Sammy weighs about 30 pounds, is heartworm negative, and his current with vaccines. She is trying hard to be house trained! Because she was an outdoor dog before coming to the shelter, pottying outdoors is only natural. She has overcome being handshy and we worked hard to give her plenty of time to become comfortable with her new people.  To adopt, start with an application from our website:

Sammy was brought to the shelter with two other friends from her family home. She lived with other dogs, and is a little stressed being at the shelter in a kennel run, since she was an outdoor dog at her first home. If you have patience and are willing to spend time with this little girl, teaching her to walk on a leash and get used to a collar, it might work really well for you! She is not going to be a dog that you can take home and have a best-friend companion immediately, because she has not been well socialized with new people or new situations in a house. We look forward to getting to know her better.



PLEASE NOTE: This pet has been posted by Friends of Campbell County Animal Control, Rustburg, VA. For questions about the pet, please email us at All adoptions begin with an application, found under the "Animals" tab on our website, *Unaltered babies under the age of six months can be adopted only to residents of Campbell County, the City of Lynchburg, and counties touching Campbell County. *Unaltered adult pets six months or older will need to be sterilized before they can be adopted outside our local area of Campbell County, the City of Lynchburg, or counties touching Campbell. *We do not promote dog adoptions to homes where an invisible fence is the fencing of choice. *We do not permit cats or kittens to be declawed following adoption.


More about Sammy: Not At the shelter

Good with Some Dogs (No female dogs), Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Playful, Timid, Even-tempered, Gentle, Goofy

Our process begins with an application, found on our website, Once your application has been received, a volunteer will call the references you list and then will contact you.

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