Animal no longer available

Visit a different page:

JosieRescue Me ID: 19-08-28-00621

No longer available

About Josie

Adoption Fee: $150
Australian Cattle Dog mix
Age: Puppy
Sex: Female

Josie is an 9 month old, 20 pound Red Heeler mix. She is an absolute love bug who loves to cuddle on the couch and sleep beside you in bed. She is always right behind you waiting to see what is happening next. She always wants to be in on the action. She does well with other dogs, especially other dogs that want to play with her. She is also good with cats. Josie's new home should not have children under the age of 12. With small children she is just too excited and tends to jump at them which can be scary to them, even though she means no harm. We are working with her on learning to controlling her enthusiasm. Josie is a special needs dog. She walks, runs, and plays but her back legs don't bend. Josie doesn't know she is different and it doesn't slow her down at all. The board certified surgeons at Blue Pearl in Des Moines examined Josie. They let us know that she has been this way since birth. Blue Pearl believes Josie's mother had a parasitic infection when she was pregnant with Josie causing the damage to her joints. Josie's patella's (knee caps) are fused to her tibia's (long lower leg bone) so her knees don't bend. Her quadriceps that would attach her hips to her knees aren't developed at all. Her hips are normal and her growth plates are closed so she is at her adult size and weight. Josie can do some stairs, especially if they are carpeted, but ideally her home would be a ranch style without many stairs. She runs and plays just like other dogs, just a little slower. Josie is housetrained, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested, and microchipped. ' If you would like to meet'Josie, please start the adoption process by completing the adoption application on our'website:''If you'have questions about'Josie you can call 319-929-6657 or email '' ' Indoor homes only.' Adopters within two'hours'of Cedar Rapids, IA only, please.' Adoption donation $150.'''

Cedar County
Lisbon, Iowa 52253


  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

Facebook Share/Comments

We block people who post offensive messages. See a problem? REPORT NOW

Please ✔ check "Also post on Facebook" after typing a question or comment.