Our vet has recommended that all dogs under 6 months not to spay or neuter the pups because they are too young and their bodies are not fully developed. Adoption donation includes transport and all vaccinations, except for the Lyme—therefore, the dogs will not need to get any vaccinations for the first
ADOPTED ON 10-20-21 The rescue job never ends, but when we see the happy anticipation in the faces of a new family waiting to bring their new member to their forever home it makes this grueling and often heartbreaking mission all worthwhile. This is what we hope for with each and every fur baby we save. No exception is this adorable little guy named Jake. Jake is a 4 month old Australian Kelpie mix, and almost a twin to his sister Dixie. They were both blessed with that gorgeous chocolate and caramel colored fur. He is about 12 pounds right now, and has the sweetest face. Our best guess is Jake will grow to be about 40-50 pounds.
ALL FOUR PUPS, TRIXIE, DIXIE, JAKE AND NOAH
Jake and his 3 siblings were born to a loving mama who had been abandoned at a farm supply store. She had her puppies under the building, and at only 1 day old, the puppies, as well as mama, almost drowned from the torrential downpours that hit Louisiana. Luckily, a young man with a huge heart that works at the store crawled under the building and rescued all the pups just in time. He was kind enough to bring them all to our southern rescue partner. Now they are all safe, fed, and happy, and ready to find their forever homes!
When determining what breed will be a perfect fit for your family, research is key. The dog’s happiness, and yours, depends on personality and the dynamics of your home. The Kelpie is extremely alert, eager and highly intelligent. He possesses an open, friendly, active but placid disposition with a good balance between keenness to work and ability to relax. With an almost inexhaustible energy, the Kelpie has a marked loyalty and devotion to work and a strongly-inherited natural instinct and aptitude in working sheep and other livestock, both in open country and in the yards. Therefore, the Kelpie does well with high activity, or a job, to satisfy both physical and mental stimulation needs.
JAKE LOVES TO ZOOM
The overall appearance of the Kelpie is that of a medium-sized, lithe, active, strongly-muscled dog conveying the capability of untiring work. He has been successfully used to manage a variety of stock, including reindeer, goats, and cattle and of course, sheep. They are also widely used as search and rescue dogs. Kelpies need companionship and make fine family dogs, getting along well with ‘his’ children and, because they are naturally gentle, almost all Kelpies live peaceably with other family pets. They tend to love everyone, including strangers, but are highly intelligent and will be quite protective when necessary. We always strongly suggest that a new pup should never be left unsupervised with children or other family pets.
Jake is the true definition of puppy! He is friendly to everyone, and very affectionate. He enjoys being in the center of all the attention, and is quite adventurous. He’s nosy, often taking off with his sister, Trixie, to explore the yard and find something to get into. Jake will sometimes be silly and get the “zoomies”, then he rips and runs like he is trying to show you how fast he can run! He is very active and playful but he settles down nicely after he burns some of his puppy energy.
Jake had a rocky start, but with the help of some wonderful people he has begun his little journey towards his forever home. He would bring so much love and fun to an active family. If you think Jake is the guy for you, open your heart and home to this little sweetheart!
If you are from Massachusetts, we do not adopt to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.
Please contact Patricia Cabral or Mike Cahill for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt
Director, Animal Health
Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health
Here is a link to the list of approved rescues
If you are from Rhode Island, we do not adopt RI residents due to laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.
All Dog and Cat rescues operating** in the state of Rhode Island are required to register with the Department of Environmental Management and to comply with Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals.This includes Rescues based outside of RI that are adopting/fostering dogs into or within Rhode Island
Please contact Marisa Coates for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt
Marisa L. Coates
Division of Agriculture
Animal Health Section
List of Rhode registered rescues:
We go the extra mile for every dog and do whatever it takes to make sure that that dog finds happiness, we give 100% and more. It is what we enjoy doing and helps us wake up in the morning; we know that the dog is thankful we rescued them and thankful for their life. Finally, they will be forever remembered by our families that adopted them because they really rescued them.
See more “About the Breed”
At End of The Bio Below
This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt
ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits – no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you
Disclaimer: Please note that the breeds posted on our dogs’ biographies are our best guess based on years of working with rescue dogs. Adopters who need to know the exact breed or mix of breeds of a particular dog must have the dog’s DNA tested at their own expense.