****The website is updated several times daily. Please do not email to ask if there are still dogs/puppies available.**** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! YOU WILL FIND THE ANSWER TO ALL BASIC QUESTIONS BELOW. Please read carefully Before emailing. * Ava is a 4-5 month old mixed breed puppy. She appears to be a 'mini'Australian shepherd. She could also be an Aussie / Spaniel. However, we have no way to prove if this is her true mix or not. Ava has a medium length, soft, silky coat. Ava is going to shed, and will need regular brushing. She does not have a coat that needs to be shaved. Ava does have a docked tail. Ava currently weighs 20 pounds, and will likely be 35 to 40 pounds full-grown. Ava is house trained, crate trained, and good with other dogs. She has not met children or had extended contact with cats. Because of her herding breed nature, Ava will need a family who is willing to spend lots of time training and exercising her. While she is not high energy or hard to live with by any means, she is extremely smart and craves direction. Ava is a very friendly puppy, and would do great starting off in a group obedience class soon. *Each pup is spayed or neutered and current on their vet cares. *We do not hold or reserve dogs. We do not ship or fly. Prospective families must come to NORTHFIELD MN to meet. Aside from monthly adoption events, we do not meet in the Twin Cities* *Emails are answered in the order they are received. We are receiving a large number of emails, so answering promptly is our goal. If you are interested in adoption, your prompt responses are the best way to get through the adoption screening* *Paws First does not accept checks or credit cards. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY ADOPTIONS AT ANY POINT IN THE ADOPTION SCREENING PROCESS.* If you have read this far, you are ready to start the adoption process! Please email for the next step, which is a short email interview to get started.