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#8051 Billie Jean (aka Pepper) 2020 Cara Achterberg

Medium-size, Female, Adult Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler),

Meet Billie Jean also known as Pepper! She's a 4 yr old Australian Cattle Dog Mix and weighs about 40 pounds.

A former foster (and trainer) says, "This is one of the most intelligent, trainable, and devoted little dogs. If I was in the market for another dog, I'd be keeping this one." With this type of breeding, Billie has drive and intensity so ideally she would be great in a rural setting with a person who wants a constant companion to take everywhere with them, or someone with some land or large yard for her to play and let off steam. This is not an apartment/condo type dog that's going to be happy left alone for 8 hrs while you work. She wants a job and a leader (no first time dog owners please) even if her job is just to come with you everywhere you go! :)

She is an awesome hiking buddy who can keep up on the longest, most challenging of hikes. She would be an excellent agility prospect, as she's one of the smartest dogs you will ever encounter in addition to being incredibly coordinated and treat-motivated. She's good with strangers, but again, really only has eyes for her person or family who she will be absolutely devoted to. She is not sure about little kids who want to hang all over her so no kids under 8 please.

She has been fine with all of her foster's dogs, but in true cattle dog fashion, she'd prefer to play tag and run around with other dogs than to actually make physical contact and wrestle. She'd likely prefer to be an only dog, as she really wants undivided attention 😁 She's great in the car, great in the house, crate trained (although she doesn't need to be crated and would prefer not to be), spayed, up to date on all her shots.

You can see more pictures and learn more about Billie Jean on her foster mom’s blog, www.AnotherGood

Billie Jean (aka Pepper) 2020 Cara Achterberg She is best in a home without cats, is best in a home without small children, and is not suitable in an apartment, condo or other urban setting. Billie Jean (aka Pepper) 2020 Cara Achterberg is currently being fostered in Maurertown, VA.

All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Ashland, VA for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Ashland.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.