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JourneyAnimal ID: 2784

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About Journey

Adoption Fee: $325
Australian Shepherd
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Meet Journey, a 5 year old male black tri Aussie located in Kingsport, TN. He looks a bit bigger than his 49 lbs would have you believe. He is current on immunizations, neutered, HW-, microchipped and on preventatives. Oh, and he's a real stunner! Just look at him! Journey is high energy, attentive and very trainable. He came to me as an owner surrender with limited social skills and no leash manners, but he has come so far already! He is now crate trained and he will sit, shake, lie down, fetch and he is doing much better on the leash, though will require more practice. Journey has escaped my chain link fence, so he requires going out on a leash even in my fenced yard. He should be considered an escape artist and a flight risk AT ALL TIMES! Please understand that the fact that he has a microchip should not allow you to be complacent to the risk of danger it poses should he get out. He loves car rides and meeting new people, so adventures with his family are highly encouraged! As a side note, he has a bizarre fetish involving throw pillows and blankets. I mention it not as an issue, simply as a warning to loose fabrics everywhere. This includes, but is not limited to, dish towels hanging from oven handles, table runners and unfolded laundry atop the dryer. It's just who he is. Journey would do well with another dog his size in the home as a playmate but I would recommend NO SMALL DOGS under any circumstances.He tends to constantly aggravate them to the point of them lashing out. It's clear he does it to get a rise out of them for his own entertainment and it is not safe for him to be around them. He really enjoyed having a 10 year old boy to play with for a day so older kids would be fine. Since he is high energy I would be concerned he might be a little too rough for smaller children. He is cat curious, so with cats it would really depend on how the cat reacts to him. My cat is so used to strange dogs being brought home that she doesn't run when approached. This lack of reaction bores most dogs, including Journey. Journey's ideal family would match his energy level. He needs attention, playtime/exercise in order to thrive, someone experienced in redirecting his focus. Preferably a home where he will not be alone for long periods of time, either with a family member or a dog playmate. He will be very attached to his person, so be prepared for a loyal shadow! Someone with Aussie experience would be a great fit for Journey! If you think you'd like to be the perfect end to Journey's journey, start by filling out an adoption application! All adoption fees are used for future rescue efforts.

Kingsport, Tennessee 37664


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • High Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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