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Save Our Herders Outreach Inc

, VA, 23112

Shelter Description

Save Our Herders Outreach (SOHO) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to herding breeds and herding mixed dogs in need. We concentrate our rescue efforts in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and parts of Tennessee. Most of our volunteers and fosters live in those states and share their homes with their own Border collies, Australian Shepherds, Australian Cattle Dogs, Working Kelpies, Corgis and/or Shetland Sheepdogs.

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Wallace (Wally)

Australian Shepherd

Who wants a large, white forever-puppy made of sunshine and joy? Would you look at this extremely happy boy! This is Wally, a one-year o... show more

Who wants a large, white forever-puppy made of sunshine and joy? Would you look at this extremely happy boy! This is Wally, a one-year old double-merle pup who is our special-needs love bug. Wally is deaf and experiences some sight impairment, but he has never let that slow him down any or distract him from his primary purpose of being with the people he adores. This guy absolutely ADORES people (and food, but mostly people), and wants to be a part of your life. His happiness and enthusiasm is boundless and he always has the biggest smile on his face! Wally came to us from a shelter in North Carolina, where he was found as a stray and then - surprise! - turned out to be deaf. He was placed with a foster who is a professional dog trainer for training and socialization. We know he can see shapes and light, but do not know how much detail he can see. His depth perception is lacking and will need help getting into and out of vehicles. He has learned sign language, but it needs to be performed close to his face. We have worked on recall and attention with a vibrating collar that works with a manual remote. Wally is house and crate trained. He walks well on a leash and has learned some basic obedience skills. He is good with other dogs and cats. Wally does have some food aggression and would need to be fed in a crate, but that's a small price to pay for the kind of love and adoration that just emenates from this boy like sunshine. Because of his deafness, he has some nuisance barking when he's alone and can't sense his people, therefore he wouldn't be suitable for apartment living. Wally wants nothing more then to be with his person. He is UTD on vaccines, is heart worm negative, and neutered. He is 1 year old. Wally is available for adoption through saveourherdersoutreach.org. To qualify for adoption, you must have your own pets up to date on vaccines, heartworm preventative, and heartworm testing. Evidence of titering is accepted in lieu of a vaccination record. For questions about Wally, please e-mail saveourherdersoutreach at gmail dot com. show less