Meet Cowboy Diego! 2-year-old male Australian Cattle Dog/Corgi Mix - 35 pounds Diego came to us from the shelter and presented a slight hind leg limp. Apparently, before we met him, he'd suffered a broken pelvis that was likely not treated resulting in his right back leg healing poorly. In our care he received surgery that corrected this condition and thru foster care rehab, he's running and walking like new! When he first went to his foster family, he was extremely scared of everything. It took him a few months to start interacting with his foster family. He gets scared with sudden movements, loud noises, brooms, vacuums and even balls or toys thrown in his direction. Even though he is scared, he is not aggressive. On the contrary, he is a very sweet dog, gentle with kids, adults and other dogs. He enjoys going out for a long walk, he does very well on a leash. He would love a house with a big backyard and an active family to take him to a park, jogging or hiking. He will be happier in a house with one or more dogs, as he likes to play and it will help him build his confidence. Because he likes to have lots of room to run and be active, he is not a candidate for apartment/condo living. Because he is part Australian Cattle dog, he is very intelligent, observes your routine carefully, figures out what he is supposed to do, how to get out of a barrier, let you know it is time to eat and magic words like: let's go out, treat! He would enjoy and do very well with some training that challenges his sharp brain. Don't be fooled by his short legs (Corgi part), he has tons of muscles and working instinct (cattle dog part). He requires a good amount of exercise and training otherwise he gets bored and stressed ending up chewing nice pillows, shoes or stuffed animals! He is very loyal and protective of his family. He is a gentle 'cowboy' who deserves a loving family to trust and protect. With training he might be useful herding the kids during bedtime routine and getting ready to school! He loves a car ride to Starbucks to get some puppuccino! Nobody resists his sweet eyes! He has a normal shedding coat, but shedding will increase when it starts to warm up right before Spring comes. A short haircut helps to control it! The great advantage is that he does not require frequent baths unless he is covered in mud! He seems to have an automatic cleaning system inherited from his cattle dog ancestors. He is never smelly! He looks clean and shiny all the time. He does have a gastrointestinal intolerance that shows up when fed with dry dog food only. At the moment, he is eating a mix of dry food and homemade stew made of vegetables, beans, oats and chicken. He loves treats like steamed broccoli, carrots, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and sweet potatoes. He will need to be on a special diet to avoid any issues in the future. 1) Fenced yard to run and play in; another dog is preferable 2) Family who will provide training & activities to keep his brain challenged; daily walks 3) Owners with some experience with fearful dogs His adoption fee is $400. Diego is up to date on shots, neutered and microchipped and will go to his new home with a collar, ID tag, harness and leash. If you would like to complete an application, please visit our website: https://pwrescue.org/ and click on the 'Adopt' button at the top of the page.