Ae: 5 years old
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gets along with: people, dogs
Location: Richmond, VA
Sherlock is a wonderful, medium-energy Australian Shepherd who is ready for his forever home! Sherlock is about 2 years old and has a gorgeous black dilute coat with copper and white trim, and a natural half tail. He weighs about 45 lbs and is house-trained, crate trained, knows his basic obedience commands and is quite food motivated! Sherlock enjoys riding in the car and walks pretty well on the leash.
Sherlock is a total lovebug to women and is learning to trust men. He is a very high Velcro guy and wants to be with you pretty much 24/7. He loves being in the midst of the action and pretty much being underfoot! He is typical of Aussies in that he is incredibly devoted and attached to his people - he loves being with them and hanging out on the couch, going for walks, or being underfoot when you are cooking. He also enjoys the company of other dogs and would do best in a home with at least one other confident, playful female dog to emulate. He has been tested with cats but is a little too interested in them for comfort - his best home will not have cats as he fixates on them.
Sherlock's ideal home is either a quiet suburb or a rural area, as he gets pretty excited when he sees a lot of traffic. He is a medium energy guy that loves a good hike, but doesn't need a 5 mile run to keep him happy. He doesn't love men right away but adores women, and would do best in a home without young children as he seems to do best in a quieter home. He has good recall but because of his shyness, his foster family recommends a home with a physical fence just in case he gets spooked. He is extremely intelligent and loves to learn, and his favorite spot is curled up beside your bed at night. He would do great in a home with someone experienced with training shy dogs to help him reach his full potential. If this guy has stolen your heart like he's stolen ours, apply today at www.sohodogrescue.org!
Sherlock's adoption donation is $275.
To be considered to adopt Sherlock, please click here: ADOPTION APPLICATION