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MaverickRescue Me ID: 21-10-02-00009

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About Maverick

Adoption Fee: $100
Australian Cattle Dog / Lab
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Hello! My name is Kelsey and I am a veterinarian up in Vancouver, WA. I currently have two foster dogs that were surrendered to me after the owner brought them in for euthanasia this past spring. The owner went through some severe family and financial hardship and became unable to afford the basic care of these two dogs. She contacted organization after organization and with the shelters/rescues all being full and with the two needing to go as a pair, she was denied again and again (due to the craziness that COVID has brought upon animal care providers (shelters, rescues, veterinarians, etc.)). Ultimately, it was recommended that she have the dogs euthanized. Being the veterinarian of these two dogs since pups and being familiar with their amazing temperaments, I was horrified at the situation and became their foster home. I recently lost my border collie mix (she was 15yo) and she sure taught me a lot about herding breeds :) I LOVE THEM! My family and I have absolutely fallen in love with these two dogs, but are heartsick that they are big cat chasers (not a shocking revelation). My animals are my family and I really don't feel that it's fair for my cats to live in fear in addition to my husband and I had not planned on getting another dog for a couple of years. We are currently in the mix of starting our own businesses and cannot dedicate the time that these two crave to just be around people. Maverick (~80lb Cattle dog mix) is a very loving and goofy dog that is looking for a family to adore him, ideally along with his sister Meeka. This guy LOVES playing fetch and lounging on your lap on the couch. He has played well freely with other dogs, but can show aggression to dogs while on a leash. Maverick is eager to please and love humans (children too!).

Clark County
Vancouver, Washington


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


  • High Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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