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Rescue Me ID: 16-08-17-00545Nani (female)

Australian Kelpie Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    We named our newest girl, Nani (pronounced Nah-Nee), which in Hawaiian means pretty or enjoyable - and that is exactly what she is. Nani is about a year old and weighs around 38 lbs. We believe she is a mix of Australian kelpie and cattle dog. She has a soft, very loving, and submissive personality. She bonds quickly and will follow her person from room to room. Nani is easy and sweet with well behaved children, warms up to women quickly, but is initially a bit hesitant when meeting new men. For a young dog, she is a moderate energy girl, although she does have her bursts of happy, youthful energy, when she playfully runs like the wind. ... (Read More)Nani is a joy to have as a companion. She loves to be near her person, give kisses and roll over for petting and one-on-one time. If you are busy, she will lay quietly nearby waiting for whatever is next. When you look at her or give her attention, her tail will reply with a low, happy wag. As a basically submissive girl, Nani meets other dogs her size or bigger, with respect, although she seems a bit nervous. She gets along well with other calm and friendly dogs, and even tries to make friends with dogs who ignore her. Our girl has a very warm and caring heart. After two days at her new foster home, the other dogs are tolerating, but avoiding Nani. Even so, on day two, when on a walk, her senior canine foster sister tired and stopped suddenly to lay down and rest, twice; and each time Nani showed concern and returned to her to nuzzle her, as if to ask if she was alright. She has also invited her older foster sister to play, but to no avail. Because of the way she wants to befriend the older dogs in her foster home, we believe that Nani would love to have another dog around her size or larger as a playmate. She very much wants to please, and is always ready to cuddle or interact with her human(s). Nani isn't sure of herself and doesn't know if she is always welcome. Sometimes she will sit quietly and wait to be invited to join you, and other times when she cannot contain the happy puppy in her, she will leap up to sit by you on the couch or bed and shower you with kisses. Most of the time, Nani is calm and well mannered, quietly hanging out in the house. However, when she is excited and wants to show how much she loves you, she will need to learn that she should not leap up on people and furniture to get close to you. Nani is very observant and bright, and learns quickly. She watches her person's face for cues, and her ears are like very expressive flags, moving up and down with her worried or happy thoughts. She is also extremely quiet and the only times she has let out one or two barks was if she is startled by someone approaching or believes an intruder is approaching the house or room. If she is startled and barks, and is told to stop, she complies immediately. On leash, Nani needs some practice. We believe she hasn't been out on walks, and everything is new to her. As a result, she tends to wander from side to side and stop, depending on what she sees and smells. Otherwise she walks nicely and does NOT pull. Although she is unsure of where she is being taken with each car ride, she rides quietly in the car, and watches the scenery go by. So far, Nani seems to be housebroken. Barely out of puppyhood, Nani has already been uprooted from at least two homes and found herself in the shelter several times. She is currently a bit cautious during the first few seconds/minutes in a new situation or when being driven someplace. Also, she will not do her business during leash walks. She will wait until she returns home to go on familiar property, where she feels comfortable. We were told, third-hand, that this dog has high prey drive and should not be in a household with cats, and that she did not do well with a small dog. So far, we have not seen her with either of these, and cannot verify whether this is true. We will update this description as we learn more about Nani. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Nani, we ask that you first complete our adoption questionnaire, which is the first step of our pre-adoption process. At our website (, please click on the Adopt tab near the top of the page, and scroll down to find the online Adoption Form. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Herd It Through The Grapevine
Sonoma County Santa Rosa, CA 95405 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-08-10-00435Boo (female)

Australian Kelpie Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    Boo is a very loving girl. She will be extremely attached (velcro/shadow)to her owner but she does ok when their not around. Kelpie/Australian Shepherd mix right on 6 months old only weighs about 20 lbs 18 inches tall (we were told she's not supposed to get much bigger?) Rides excellent in car, great w/other dogs, doesn't understand when they are mean, just wants to play (same with cats). Definitely herding dog. Herds 6 y/o daughter but also tries to herd bicyclists and skateboarders. Super intelligent to the point of dominating,or maybe just out smarting me. She needs to work for sure, owner who would be able to spend most of the time with ... (Read More)her would be best I think. Needs property and exercise. Barks when new people come around warms up quickly. Gpa got for my daughter and I was forced to move can't take Boo breaking our hearts but we also want what's best for her and for her to have fulfilling life and be able to maximize potential. Has had 1st shots only. I've had to leave her with anyone who can keep her for the last few days and she needs stable home ASAP. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $20 Animal Location:

Shasta County Redding, CA MAP IT!

Robyn Higgins 5307441036

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-14-00312Zip (female)

Australian Kelpie Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Very High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    This is Zip!! She is 16 mo old. She is a Kelpie/Border Collie mix. Super intelligent, GREAT with kids, very playful, good with most dogs if they don't mind her energy. She plays fetch, house trained. She is a working dog so she needs a home that will not throw her in backyard and leave her to be bored. If she gets bored, she'll dig and try to escape to look for you. She needs a home that can continue her training and keep her active . She is spayed and shots. She is currently in Arizona near Prescott. Great girl looking for her perfect family.

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

Last Call K-9 Rescue
San Bernardino County Hesperia, CA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-13-00403Angel (female)

Australian Kelpie Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    From Pinion Hills, CA. More 'Desert Dogs', popular dumping grounds. Death sentence for most. These dogs are not feral, they were someones pet. Dumped and colonizing on a mans property, he can not take care of the numbers! Angel is about 6 - 7 years old, and is a very special girls. they found her, with 13 pups! She took on 2 additional litters on top of her own. Reared them all. I have one of her pups here too, Po. She is very sweet and on the timid side for now. More coming soon!

     Animal Location:

Central Coast Herding Dog Rescue
San Luis Obispo County Paso Robles, CA 93446 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-03-00313Rylee (female)

Australian Kelpie    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Rylee is a 9 year old purebred Kelpie. She has been a working dog and pet her entire life. She is great with people and kids, does amazing in the house or outside and is house and leash trained. She's a joy to be around with a TON of personality. She would do best in a horse/cattle free environment- her drive to work is very high. She does GREAT in a house or apartment environment.

     Animal Location:

Placer County Loomis, CA 95650 MAP IT!

Kimberlee W 9162076353

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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-30-00002Sydney (female)

Australian Kelpie Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Very High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Sydney is a very loving, loyal and intelligent dog. She and her brother were abandoned at 6 weeks. Unfortunately she is I'll suited to our small home and needs more space. We love her enough to find the right home for her and hopefully her brother Max. She loves to run and play fetch.

     Animal Location:

John and Tanya Anderson
106 Ave San Luis Rey
Orange County San Clemente, CA 92672 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-29-00584Max (male)

Australian Kelpie Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Arthritis 

    Max, is a great dog and very loving. We adopted him at approx 6 weeks when he and his sister were abandoned. Unfortunately he is like most Kelpies very hi strung and not really suited to our neighborhood. We love him enough to know that he would be better suited to a home that has more space.

     Animal Location:

John and Tanya Anderson
106 Ave San Luis Rey
Orange County San Clemente, CA 92672 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-12-31-00212FiaBee (female)

Australian Kelpie Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Very sweet..loving and smart..quiet..Stunning beauty. I have no tail. But lots of cuddles and kisses. To approved home. Fixed with shots. Crate trained. 1yr old female.

 Adoption Fee: $75 Animal Location:

Riverside County Jurupa valley, CA MAP IT!

marci florez 9512646229

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PIease Read Before Adopting an Australian Kelpie in California
    Australian Kelpie Dogs can make good pets in California if they match your IifestyIe. Australian Kelpies are intelligent working dogs with strong herding abilities. Kelpies are ill suited to apartment life, thriving on farms or in large yards. Kelpies are happy living mostly outdoors with access to some kind of basic shelter. A Kelpie can bore easily and become destructive if it does not have a task to accomplish. Australian Kelpies will try to herd other pets, much to their dismay at times.

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Palo Alto Low Cost Pet Clinic 650-329-2433

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UpValley Spay/Neuter Network 707-942-9066

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Pet Population Control Fund 707-579-7729

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Sequoia Humane Society 707-442-1782

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Animal Spay and Neuter Clinic 530-889-8800

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Animal Spay/Neuter Clinic 530-889-8800

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Animal Birth Control Clinic 916-344-8765

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Affordable Veterinary Services 916-791-9599

Placer County - Roseville 95678
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Folsom Feline Rescue 916-484-4099

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Sacramento/Yolo County - Sacramento 95828
Sacramento SPCA 916-383-7387

Butte County - Chico 95928
Butte County Humane Society 530-343-7917

Nevada County - Grass Valley, CA 95945
Animal Save 530-271-7071

Nevada County - Grass Valley 95945
Pet Adoption League 530-273-7958

Nevada County - Grass Valley, California 95949
Nevada County Animal Control 530-273-2179

Yuba County - Yuba City, California 95991
Yuba Sutter SPCA 530-673-6390

Siskiyou County - Mount Shasta, California 96067
Siskiyou Humane Society 916-926-4052

Siskiyou County - Mount Shasta, California 96067
Siskiyou Humane Society 530-926-4052

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