Breed: Cattle Dog Mix
Age: 2 years +/-; Male
Weight: 52 lbs
Medical: Up-To-Date on Vaccinations and Neutered
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
This is Brogan.....at first broken, but has now healed and is looking for his forever home. Broken and confused when rescued from the shelter, he was distant and disengaged. He didn't eat for several days, finally coming around with hand feeding. Since then, there has been no looking back for his guy. He tested faintly positive for Lyme and has been treated. Brogan will be slow to warm up and will need patience and appropriate introductions. Each passing week shows more of his personality. He has a very strong male presence, strong and quiet. BUT can be goofy and adoring, wanting nothing more than to be in your space. Brushing and head/ear rubs are his favorite and he will roll over for belly rubs. Once he learns the routine of his new home he will exuberantly participate, standing on his back legs and running to his bowl when it is time to eat.
Brogan will do well as an only dog but would also do well with a confident female who will help him learn to navigate his new world. His foster sisters have shown him it is safe and fun to approach strangers, when allowed, and after some hesitation he has followed suit....loving the attention. Because of his size, he would not be recommended for smaller children, but 12 or older who have and use good dog manners themselves. This guy will need a strong and confident leader who utilizes positive reinforcement training. Cattle dog and herding breed experience strongly recommended.
He has shown great improvement and learning with a soft but firm voice (no yelling as this shuts him down) and separation as the learning aid. He is very food motivated (not so much treats). Walks well on a leash and loves multi mile walks where he is allowed to smell his world. Medium energy level and up for anything where you will work with him. Brogan has had his DNA tested and found to be very much a Heinz 57 with a good over lay of Australian Cattle Dog. He is learning to be comfortable riding in a car and being in public places.
If you are interested in adopting Brogan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an application. Once your application has been received and reviewed, you will be contacted via email or phone by one of our volunteers. After your application is approved, the foster parent for the dog you have selected will contact you to answer any questions you may have and determine if that dog is a good match for your family. If you have no particular dog in mind, we will be happy to keep your application on file and notify you if the right dog should come into rescue.
Catahoula Rescue of New England is an all-volunteer group. Dogs in our program are fostered by volunteers. The foster homes care for our dogs as if they were their own. All dogs have received vaccinations appropriate to age and are spayed or neutered.
Brogan’s adoption donation is $400 which includes Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella, fecal test, heartworm test when appropriate and is on preventative, microchip, and neuter. We do not have a physical shelter; all of our dogs are fostered in individual foster homes across the New England and Canada.