Ozzy III (New Digs)

Age: Adult
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler
Gender: Male

Meet Ozzy III (New Digs)!

Ozzy III is a loveable weirdo – so expressive and always good for a laugh. He has such a zest for life and gives 110% effort to playtime. Ozzy is about 2 years old and bounds about like an awkward, lanky teenager. Though he has long legs, he is only 45 pounds and appears to be a mix of working breeds – Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepard, etc. He was abandoned at our local shelter last April, so not much is known about his early days. He is absolutely beautiful and gets compliments wherever he goes. Ozzy has been neutered, is up to date on all his required vaccines, takes a monthly heartworm/flea preventative and is microchipped.

Squeak toys, chewing bones, tug of war, playing fetch, running, walking – Ozzy loves it all. He gets his best naps in when given a chance to go for a walk or throw a toy or two around. Ozzy is a dog’s dog. He has lived with 3 other dogs for the past 9 months, and truly enjoys being in the company of other dogs – even if only for playdates. His manors have improved significantly but, as a high-energy teenage dog, Ozzy does best with patient fur friends. He has not been around cats that we know of, and Ozzy would probably flourish in a household that does not have young children. He is capable of forming a very strong bond with his humans, and he can be rude around someone who is his size, but louder and more excitable than he is. When Ozzy is not trying to drop a toy into your lap, he can be found in various adorable sleeping positions. This boy also loves his pets and cuddles.

Ozzy is housebroken, walks on a leash, and sleeps in his crate at night. We have also been working with muzzle training as well. He knows basic commands (sit, wait, down, etc.) and has the ability to learn much more. Ozzy is extremely bright and loves a good routine. He is also extremely food motivated and loves treats of all kinds (dog treats, cow ears, bully sticks, green beans, pumpkin, carrots, etc.). We have been working with a dog behavior trainer over the past several months and the amount of growth Ozzy has shown is very commendable. Again, we’re not sure what he dealt with during his puppy days, but he did not know any commands at almost a year old when we initially rescued him.

Ozzy is the sweetest boy and is looking for a home in which he can truly thrive. His current home is very stressful for him and has too many people and too many dogs for Ozzy to continue to grow. He has so much love to give and is truly the easiest boy to love. Apply to adopt Ozzy III today!

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If you have a specific question about Ozzy III, then please email newdigs@dallaspetsalive.org. If you are interested in applying to adopt this pet, fill out the application at the link above.

Ozzy III is participating in the Dallas Pets Alive rehoming program. All of the medical, behavioral and other information about this pet was provided by the pet’s owner. Dallas Pets Alive encourages all adopters to verify the information prior to adoption. Please note that Dallas Pets Alive (DPA) is acting as intermediary to connect prospective adopters with individuals wanting to rehome their pets. DPA is not liable for any information provided about this pet and the adoption transaction is purely between the pet owners and adopter. DPA is not responsible for any damages, injuries or adoption returns as a result of any adoption transaction. DPA! is not responsible or liable for any animals involved in its New Digs program. DPA! acts solely as a facilitator of adoption between the animal’s surrenderer and potential adopter and makes no claims as to the accuracy of the animal’s medical or behavioral history provided by the surrenderer.

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