Australian Shepherd
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Home:Poulsbo, WA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 7 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Garry, GarryLarry, GarGar

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:

July 17th 2009

PEOPLE!! He also loves Juna and Fling, riding in the car to go anywhere and food

Being left behind when it's not his turn to go with us

Favorite Toy:

Favorite Food:
He likes everything he's tried here- Evangers, Orijen, Acana, Blue Buffalo Wilderness, Canidae Pure Sky and anything raw

Favorite Walk:
He likes the trails at the navy base and Bandix dog park

Best Tricks:
diffusing Juna's ire :)

Arrival Story:
Our breeder/friend's husband went into the hospital in October of 2011. Garrett had recently been returned from Texas because he wasn't interested in working cattle, and he was a wreck from being left without human contact for hours a day. We said we'd take him so he could hang out "cage free" with the kids and other dogs and well, he's still here..

Garrett is a total love bug. He passed the TDI test (and CGC test) to be a therapy dog and has visited the nursing home several times with Gypsy and Tonka. He is not "official" yet because we are waiting on the paperwork showing he's current on shots.


I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 3rd 2012 More than 4 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
Levi, PAWS-My
Guardian Angel
Cali- Always
Queen of my
Niko- In Our
Hearts Furever
Big Head
Ringo (Oct
'95-Sept '06)
TurtleCocobear- Gone
Too Soon
Nutmeg (Sep
Roper- Rehomed
and loving
Jim Lowe

Meet my Pup Pals

Garrett's Gazette

Adopt 2012 contest

July 9th 2012 8:28 pm
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I guess you've been reading a lot of those typical rescue stories about the dogs who had crappy owners who dumped them at the pound or dogs from puppy mills who had multiple health issues, but I have a totally different story.
I was born in my breeder's home and was greatly anticipated and much loved. My breeder is one of those people who is seeking to improve the breed in conformation, health and temperament-she shows dogs in conformation and stockdog trials, and has all the health tests done on her dogs. She sold me to someone in Texas who wanted to use me as a cattle herding dog. Well, that didn't work out so well. Even though my daddy is a herding champion, I really just wanted to be a pet. So as the contract said, I was taken back by my breeder. In the meantime, my breeder's husband became very ill- he is still in the hospital 8 months later, and my breeder is there with him. Her sister was taking care of me, and I had to be left in a kennel while she was at work. NOT my thing. My skin started to get bad and I was just so stressed out- I didn't even feel much like eating.
That's where my mama came into the picture. She said she would take me while things settled down, and I fit in this new home perfectly. I love every one of the dogs and people here and I've even passed my therapy dog test and gone on some unofficial visits. I am healthy, happy and a great ambassador for Aussies.
It makes me a little sad that people tend to view breeders as bad people. We have a blended dog family :) and our humans have loved dogs from shelters and from breeders. My mama grooms dogs from breeders, shelters, and probably even from puppy mills.
If you decide you are ready to get a dog, do your homework- get a dog that is right for YOU. All dogs deserve loving homes where they are loved and taken care of.

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