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Wesley & ButtercupRescue Me ID: 20-05-31-00128

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About Wesley & Buttercup

Australian Shepherd mix
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

It's time to update these two! Wesley and Buttercup are a bonded pair. I really put them to task to prove this, and the jury came back with a unanimous decision. They will be adopted together, forever. December 18th, 2019. Two dogs at Apple Valley shelter had a choice being made for them. Not to die. These dogs needed a chance to see who they were. Very slow going to bring them to this point. From 2 frightened, feral dogs who clung to one another, to a couple of dogs who know a routine and are trusted to run off leash on our pack hikes. They are trained to load in and out of the van. They also walk beautifully on a leash. They choose beds separate from each other sometimes, and sometimes will share one. Both are housebroken and know how to use a dog door, and both crate trained. Suffice it to say, they are very different dogs than the ones that came in! Walking on leash, hiking off leash, free and loading up with the pack. Sleeping indoors on dog beds. Sleeping inside, using the dog door, all kinds of normal dog things! The even have other dog friends now. Buttercup is actually very social and greets her dog friends in the mornings and instigates play on the hikes. Wesley just reveres his hero, Romeo, my pack stabilizer. And he knows who his pack members are. Both dogs appear to be no more than 5 yrs old. Both sound, and great teeth. They had to be healthy as they got little to no care in their lives. Now both are groomed regularly, Wesley gets a regular mani / pedi!. They are on internal flea and tick protection. These dogs are in fantastic shape! Buttercup is an Australian Shepard, about 25 lbs, and Wesley about the same size, but maybe more muscle, so maybe 30lbs. Both are small medium sized dogs. B-cup is a nervous little thing, and Wesley kinda trudges along, More confident. Together they are a funny pair! Adorable. The hard part behind us, we pack walk daily. They have a routine. Know what to expect. They're adoptable. And will go to their new home as a pair. Their progress is documented on my video page. Go back to January and you will see an amazing transformation. I don't see these two going to an urban living situation. Looking for country living, or a very quiet sedate neighborhood, on the edge of rural. They should also be house dogs. No more outside living for them. They need to be included so they learn a different kind of living with humans as part of the pack. These 2 have at least a decade of life ahead. It's going to be the best years of their lives. Buttercup trying the leash: Leash down! Trusted dog! Wesley trying the the leash first time: Got the leash down: He's totally trusted off leash: Photos updated at: To download an application to meet Wesley & Buttercup: or email: [email protected] Central Coast Herding Dog Rescue, is a Rescue Alliance partner, a federally recognized 501(c)3 non profit organization, dedicated to finding great dogs, great homes. County of San Luis Obispo Animal Service Operating Permit #C2649. Thank you for reading about Wesley & Buttercup, and thanks for considering rescue!

San Luis Obispo County
Paso Robles, California 93446


  • Good with Most Dogs


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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