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WONDERRescue Me ID: 23-11-15-00448

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Australian Shepherd / Catahoula
Age: Puppy
Sex: Male

Name: Wonder Age: Born approx. February 2023 Breed: Australian Shepherd/Catahoula Leopard Dog mix, 25 pounds Sex: Male (not neutered) Location: Hartford County, CT 'Wonder is a great dog, and I truly feel that I was meant to be his first mom on his journey to be the bridge to where he is meant to end up. I know he is adaptable and is capable of having a great life; he just needs a space where he can be comfortable and thrive with attention on him and patience from the owners. It breaks my heart to have to do this but I know the situation he is in now is just not right for him nor my animals I had before him.' Vet Info: Wonder is not neutered, but he is microchipped. He is up to date on vaccinations, but Wonder has not been heartworm tested. Due to double merle genetics, Wonder was born blind and deaf. His owner tells us that he can differentiate between light and dark in most situations, but , otherwise, he is unable to see at all. He is also completely deaf. Otherwise, Wonder is healthy. For more information about the double merle genetics, once source is: Dog Info: Wonder is an indoor dog confined to one area of the house. He is leash trained and house broken. He has been going to training classes with his owner since he joined their family at approximately two months old. He knows cues for Sit, Down, Place, and Drop It. Wonder is an outgoing pup who is good with men and women. Wonder currently lives with a dog and a cat, but, due to his resource guarding issues, it would be best that he live as an only pet in a home that has no young children. He may do well with high school aged children who understand his needs. His owner tells us, 'Wonder is a great dog but struggles with resource guarding. When adopting him as a puppy, he didn't lack confidence or personality; however, his guarding was something that was not predictable. I have two other animals in the home, and it has become an unsafe situation for all animals involved. I know Wonder can thrive in a home with no other animals.' Wonder will lash out if he feels another animal in his space when he has food, a toy, or has recently eaten. While Wonder has no bite history or aggression with humans, he has made contact with another animal on a few occasions, but he has never drawn blood. This would be considered a Level 2 on the Dunbar Bite Scale: Level 2. Skin-contact by teeth but no skin-puncture. However, may be skin nicks (less than one tenth of an inch deep) and slight bleeding caused by forward or lateral movement of teeth against skin, but no vertical punctures. For more information, one resource is: Wonder adapts well to new situations and surroundings. His owner says he loves people, navigates new spaces well, and loves to train and make friends with people. She says, 'He loves people and is becoming more present when he is around others. He wants to spend time in our space; he wants to be loved. He loves to train and is a super quick learner. He has a fantastic food drive, is crate-trained, and walks well on a leash. He has so much love to give. I am so proud of how far he has come, and I am so thankful that I have been allowed to advocate for him.' Please email [email protected] if you're interested in Wonder. Please note that we will ask for a vet reference. **Owner Surrender Disclaimer: These are blind and visually impaired dogs who are living in homes, but their owners can no longer keep them. These dogs are with their owners, and are not in BDRA foster homes. We do our best to screen these dogs, but make no guarantees regarding the information posted.**

Hartford County


  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Needs to be Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Blind
  • Deaf

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