Miniature Australian Shepherd
Picture of Kelen, a female Miniature Australian Shepherd

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Home:Huntington, NY  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Helen Keller

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-disabled -deaf
-blind -dog rescue

August 1st 2004

Sitting on people's laps

Nothing! Kelen is practically perfect! :)

Favorite Toy:
Kelen is still learning how to play with toys, but she likes to sleep with a stuffed squirrel and bone toys.

Favorite Food:
Canned food

Favorite Walk:
Kelen is still learning how to walk nicely on leash. She is a little nervous.

Best Tricks:
Kelen knows how to sit with a touch signal. :)

Arrival Story:
Kelen is my newest foster dog!

Kelen is a 4-year old female deaf/blind double blue merle mini Aussie. She is a product of careless merle-to-merle breeding where 25% of the puppies are born mostly white and deaf and/or blind. She has just a little hearing and vision, but uses mostly touch signals, vibrations, and scents for training. Kelen weighs 18 pounds and is about 14' tall. Kelen was going to be euthanized by her breeder as a puppy, but was 'rescued' by a woman in PA. She ended up spending four years almost exclusively in a 3'x5' outdoor kennel, with almost no interaction with people or other dogs. She was finally rescued from that outdoor kennel in November 2008 and is being temporarily fostered in Ohio. Despite her rough start in life, Kelen is an AMAZING mini Aussie! She is very friendly and social, especially with people and is gentle with children. She is working on her dog skills, but is not aggressive at all (just ignores other dogs for the most part). Kelen has now been housetrained, is learning to play with toys, learning house manners, and is learning to enjoy spending quiet time in her crate. She is heartworm negative, UTD on all vaccinations, spayed, and has had her teeth cleaned. Kelen will be transferred to a foster home in New York City on January 17th. She is available for adoption in the tri-state area with the assistance of White Angels Hope Dog Rescue.

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