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About Aspen

Australian Shepherd
Age: Puppy
Sex: Female

[Read About Natural Incontinence Care] *special medical needs. Please read full bio* AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION NOW - ASPEN Our very special foster pup Aspen is looking for her forever home. She was going to stay with her foster to adopt mom, but her doggie sibling decided he did not like long term company sharing his mom's attention. So this sweet girl is looking for her perfect family. Meet Aspen - Aspen is a 33 pound, 18' tall, 11 month old mini Aussie who is full of love, cuddles, loyalty, and is looking for an ACTIVE family!! Requirements to adopt Aspen: - Must have a home with a good sized yard (sorry, no apartments); - Must have an ACTIVE lifestyle and want a constant doggie companion. Aspen is a sweet, smart, and very goofy little puppy. She is sure to make you laugh and provide much entertainment for you with all her little quirks and bouncy enthusiasm. She is a HIGH ENERGY Aussie, but as long as you're with her, that's what she cares about most. She is glued to your side no matter what is going on and loves nothing more than simply being around the people she loves while getting loved on. She is just about the best cuddler in town and is the perfect size to still be able to sprawl across you without [too much] discomfort for you. She also loves to join her family on car rides and go new places! She is still a bit insecure in some new places and with new people entering her home, and will occasionally bark at certain people, but if you give her a few minutes to warm up (or a treat), she will be climbing in their lap for loving in no time. Aspen gets along well with other dogs once she learns she has to share attention and toys. She LOVES to run and play with dog friends. She can be a bit overwhelming in enthusiasm to smaller dogs, so ideally a dog her size or larger in the home is perfect, but she has learned to ignore dogs who don't want to play over time. She is 'cat curious,' but does well with them and backs off when they warn her. ***Aspen was born with a rare congenital abnormality called bilateral ectopic ureters, basically causing her to be totally incontinent as neither of her ureters correctly connected to her bladder to store urine. After much testing, she was diagnosed and sent to Texas A&M Veterinary Hospital for two separate surgeries to reconnect her displaced ureters so she can store urine properly and not have constant urinary tract infections. Her final surgery was completed in mid-December and seems to have made a significant improvement! At the level of continence Aspen now has, her issue is much more manageable and easy to maintain with a diaper inside. She uses 1-2 diapers per day. Post surgery, she also takes an inexpensive incontinence pill, Proin, twice a day to strengthen her bladder sphincter muscles which costs about $10/month. It is possible she will need to stay on this medication for the rest of her life, but it is also possible the sphincter muscles will be strengthened in time and she can be weaned off of it. Aspen wants nothing more than a forever family of her own and hopes that her medical issue will not prevent her from finding her perfect people. This is a wonderful dog who deserves the very best we can give her! She will make an amazing addition to any loving home. She is microchipped, utd on all vaccinations, has received dewormer, and is on heartworm/flea/tick preventative. She is also crate trained, working on several commands and manners, and knows to go outside when she has to potty. If you think you may be the right home for Aspen, please complete our adoption application at !

McLennan County
Waco, Texas


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • High Energy
  • Somewhat Dominant


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