Adopted: Ginny

Hello! My name is Ginny, and I have the softest fur ever! I am also the best spider detector in the world!

Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Australian Shepard mix
  • Gender: Female, spayed
  • Age: 5 year old
  • Size: 50 pounds
  • Good with…
    • Dogs? Yes!
    • Cats? Yes!
    • Kids? Yes! 8+ years

History

In the Spring of 2013, a local Central NY dog rescue group rescued me from a high kill shelter in South Carolina when I was 9 months old. At the time, my current family was fostering dogs for the rescue group, and took me in as one of their foster dogs. I got along very well with their 4 year old male dog. We play wrestled, chased each other around the yard, and took turns fetching the ball. After a few weeks, my family decided to adopt me.

I am about 5 years old now, and … Continue reading

Chloe

Hello! My name is Chloe. I’m an incredibly sweet, affectionate, (but shy/scared) Australian Shepherd girl!
Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 2-5 year old
  • Size: 40 pounds
  • Good with…
    • Dogs? No
    • Cats? Yes?
    • Kids? No

History and Current Situation

Chloe’s former life must have been rough, as it has left her feeling quite shy and anxious when meeting strangers and when confronted with new sights or sounds. We know that she spent some months chained up to a barn and ignored by her most recent owners, but assume that her life prior to that was also scary and lacking in love and security.

Chloe has been in a wonderful CDR foster home for the past few months, and is finally starting to feel safe. When she first came to our foster program, she hid in the back of her (open) crate and … Continue reading

Adopted: Koda

Hi! I’m Koda and I’m ready for fun, adventure, and love!
Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Husky mix
  • Gender: Male, neutered
  • Age: 2 year old
  • Size: 60 pounds
  • Good with…
    • Dogs? Yes!
    • Cats? Yes!
    • Kids? 12+

History

I was found stray in KY and landed in a high-kill shelter, where I quickly became a staff favorite because of how awesome I am with people and how incredible I am with other dogs! Luckily for me, the next thing I knew I was on a long car drive to central NY and into the awesome CDR foster program!

Personality

I am an incredibly good boy with a lighthearted and joyful spirit–everyone says so! I am a teensy bit shy in new situations, but I warm up quickly and then my fun-loving, super friendly, deeply good-natured and playful personality bursts out! I love being around you and … Continue reading

Adopted: Winnie the Pooch

Hello! My name is Winnie the Pooch, I’m a city dog who wants to be a country dog!
Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Beagle/Australian Shepard
  • Gender: Male, neutered
  • Age: 2 year old
  • Size: 37 pounds
  • Good with…
    • Dogs? Yes!
    • Cats? Yes!
    • Kids? Yes!

***Winnie the Pooch is not a CDR dog and has not been evaluated by CDR.***

History

I was born in New Jersey and was found in a cardboard box in front of an animal shelter with the rest of my brothers and sisters. A sweet couple who live in Queens, New York adopted me thinking that I was a Dachshund… but I kept growing! I’m a very good boy and they have given me the best home and life that they could, sacrificing a lot as I require lots of outdoor time and they have no backyard.

Last summer I spent one … Continue reading

Adopted: Chester

Hi! My name is Chester and I am the happiest, most good-natured dog ever!!

Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd mix
  • Gender: Male, neutered
  • Age: 7 years old
  • Size: 52 pounds (stout)
  • Good with…
    • Dogs? Yes!
    • Cats? Yes!
    • Kids? Yes! 6+

History

I was found as a stray and landed in a rough, dismal shelter in Kentucky. Very hard for any dog, but especially for a blind dog who can’t see what’s going on. One of the volunteers there felt so badly for me and so he bought me a special Halo device to help me navigate better which was terrific! And the staff saw that I was the sweetest, nicest, most deserving dog possible, so they worked hard to find rescue for me. And it worked! I was driven all the way up here by the two nicest KY rescue workers and have been … Continue reading

Adopted: Rufus

My name is Rufus and I am an awesomely handsome, loving, playful, fluffy, fuzzy dog!

    Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd/Chow
  • Gender: Male, neutered
  • Age: 4 years old
  • Size: 55 lbs
  • Good with…
  • People? Yes!
  • Dogs? Yes!
  • Cats? Yes!
  • Kids? 12+ years
  • Bonus: Completely housebroken!

Background:

I arrived for the first time in the CDR foster program 2 years ago (at age 2), after my owners split up. Those folks had kept me in a small fenced in outdoor kennel and gave me almost no attention, care, or training, which had been a very sad life for a happy, exuberant, loving, and active dog like me. Luckily, a lovely semi-retired couple adopted me from CDR and that’s where I have been for the past 2 years. They loved me a lot, took me to fun clicker training classes, got me a needed hip surgery, and helped me … Continue reading