ADOPTED: Diesel (Protege #0183) 1.5 Year Old Blue Merle Male Australian Shepherd Iowa

Let me introduce myself. My name is Diesel (Protege #0183) and I am almost 1-1/2 years old. I am a medium energy, neutered blue merle Australian Shepherd. My sister and I came into Protege after a sad time: my human mom died of cancer and my dad couldn’t keep us any longer.

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I am about 64 pounds of loving. My foster mom says that I need to lose a few pounds, though, and we are working on that. I am a happy-go-lucky guy and am what you would call a velcro dog. I will either be right by your side or within eye’s reach. I love my people and don’t want them to be too far away from me. I would really enjoy snuggling up next to you on the sofa if you’ll let me, but will settle for lying on the floor next to your feet. At night I would also love to snuggle up in bed next to you and I will be really glad to help keep you warm! If you are a person who works out at home, I will be right by your side like a sideline cheerleader throughout your routine. My favorite part is if you are on the floor, so that I can try to sneak in an occasional kiss.

When I first came to the rescue, my foster mom had to push and shove me into the crate. I really didn’t want to go in there; but after a couple of days of that, I decided to make life easier on both of us, so now I will go right into the crate when she asks me. I am completely housebroken. I am only crated when my foster mom is gone for long periods of time. I know the commands sit and shake and am learning down.

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I love meeting people. My foster mom laughs at me because my butt wiggles and my little tail wags like crazy when I see people. We went to Petco recently, and I loved seeing all the people. I enjoy playing with my foster brother. I would prefer to wrestle with him but he doesn’t like to do that, so we settle for playing tug. I love to run and play in the snow and run along the fence line with the neighbor dogs. I do get along well with other dogs. I will bark at them but I’m just saying hi and talking to them.

My foster mom laughs at me when she sees me watching TV. Yes it is true, I do like to watch a little bit of TV, especially when there are animals on there. Sometimes I’ll stand up in front of the TV to watch it and when the animals leave the screen I look behind the TV to see if they went back there. I haven’t found them yet.

To give you an idea of what great dogs my sister Harley and I are, the foster family who was keeping sis, adopted her after just a few days! They knew an awesome dog when they saw one; I am just as cool as she is!

I am up to date on my shots, and currently on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. I am being fostered near Iowa City, Iowa. If you might be interested in learning more about me, please email Jayne at mcjayne@yahoo.com.

While we welcome your questions about this dog, all adopters are required to complete a Protege Adoption Application before being considered to adopt a Protege dog; our adoption fee is $200.

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