Meet adoptable deaf Australian Cattle Dog Mick who is looking for a loving home with an experienced heeler family who will cherish him, continue his positive reinforcement training/socialization/exercise/enrichment and always keep him safe. Mick needs a special home for him, and I know you’re out there!
From his rescue advocate: Mick is around the Columbus, Ohio area at A.D.O.P.T. Pet Rescue, Inc.
Breed: Red Heeler mix
Breed Information: Also known as Australian Cattle Dogs, Heelers have immense work drive and excel at hunting, chasing, and, of course, moving livestock. Their boundless energy and supple gait make them excellent running partners. They are true-blue loyal, famously smart, ever alert, and wary of strangers. If a Heeler isn’t challenged, he easily becomes bored and gets into mischief. It is recommended that Heeler owners participate with their dog in some work, sport, or regular exercise to keep him mentally and physically fit.
Sex: Male, neutered
Estimated Birth Date: June 2020
Size: Medium. He is 29 pounds now but will grow some more. We guess that he will be less than 40 pounds
Good With Kids: Yes, but older children would be best
Good With Cats: Ok, but he wants to chase them. True to his breed!
Good With Dogs: Yes, but he does play a little rough
Crate Trained: Yes
Recommended Environment: Mick requires an experienced dog owner. He is incredibly intelligent, driven, and deaf. He needs to be in a home where he gets plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. Deaf dogs are very trainable using positive reinforcement and hand signals. His new family will have to be patient and consistent with him. Due to his energy level, he is probably best not with small children. Having a runner in the family would be ideal! It will be helpful to have a fenced in yard so that he can run and chase balls to his heart’s content.
Additional Information: Mick’s favorite thing in the world is a tennis ball. As long as he sees a tennis ball in your hand, he will bring back the tennis ball you just threw for him. He’s better than most Retrievers!
In our Canine-Inmate Program
Apply for Mick here: https://www.adoptpetrescue.org/adoption-application/?petname=Mick