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Sydney D182121

Australian Shepherd (medium coat) / Female / Adult

Details about Sydney D182121

  • ID D182121
  • Adopted for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Coatlength: Medium
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

More about Sydney D182121

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Sydney
Age: 7 years
Gender: Female
Breed: Miniature Australian Shepherd
Weight: 15 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes, would prefer a canine friend in the home!
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: Probably best without kids due to being shy
House Trained: Uses potty pads
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Breeder release
Adoption Fee: $350


From the Foster:

Sydney, or Princess Sydney as we like to call her, will absolutely steal anyone’s heart with her big brown eyes and quirky personality. 


Sydney’s road to a safe, loving foster home, wasn’t easy. For 7 years she lived in a puppy mill. She most likely never saw steps before our home (although she is brave and exploring/learning to master them!) and she’s scared of people she doesn’t know. We haven’t been able to put a leash on her, because she does an excellent crocodile role to run away, as this is all new and scary for her. 


In the weeks that we’ve had her, Sydney has learned that humans aren’t all bad; exploring with her nose is fun; stinky treats, cream cheese and frosty paws are yummy; potty pads are where we do our business; and dogs and cats are good for snuggling during the Polar Vortex. 


We have yet to hear her make a noise, outside of the cutest snore you’ll ever hear. 


Sydney’s ideal family will have incredible patience, as it may take her a while to gain their trust. They’ll be okay with her using potty pads, as she is too scared for a harness and leash to attempt outside potty training. 


They will understand that they’re also on this journey to show Sydney what it means to be loved, give her space to explore on her terms and be ready for affection on her terms. 


Sydney needs a home that is more predictable, so little children may not be the best human siblings. A fenced backyard would be nice but since outside potty training isn’t on the table right now it’s not a necessity. 


We’ve seen her grow in such a short period, and more photos and videos of her journey can be found at