Sonic is a 1 year old, 35 lb (born July 4th, 2022) male Australian Shepherd mix seeking a forever home. He came to Marden’s Ark Dog Tales along with his brother Woofy when the owners’ lives changed and they felt that another home would be best for them. Sonic would love to be loved and in turn will guard your farm or help you do tasks and would love to be your best buddy. He is very intelligent, alert and easily trained. Already crate trained, he knows several commands…”come”, ” back”, ‘sit”, “wait”, “no”, “yes/good boy”, “kennel up’ and ‘go get it”…and presently working on “easy” and “stay close”.
Sonic is a little cautious at first when meeting new people since he hasn’t had a lot of world experience. He would do very well in a home with someone who can be patient while this smart boy figures it all out and bonds with his new family (no children under 12). He will be a very loyal companion when given just a little time to adjust.
Sonic has not had much socialization outside his current environment. He needs a home where he can learn that new experiences are fun. A professional dog trainer has assessed Sonic and feels that he would be a great dog given a little training and patience. This trainer has agreed to donate eight 1 hour private training sessions (in person if in the Asheville area or by video conferencing if not) ! The foster/adopter should be available and willing to commit to 3 to 4, 5-10 minute training sessions per day on their own, plus a 1/2 hour walk once or twice daily or one 1/2 hour walk and 2, 15 minute walks. During the walks, they could work on hand targeting and recall exercises. The trainer also recommends puzzle toys, KONGS, LickiMats, etc… for added mental stimulation, as this boy is intelligent and high energy.
Sonic lives with cats and chickens and just wants to play with them. He is basically still a puppy.
Leash trained and crate trained. Sonic does very well with potty training in the house. Favorite things to do are running and playing with toys, getting treats, swimming & splashing in water, taking hikes, climbing new mountains, jumping for joy, finding things you may have lost, sitting and “talking” with you and taking short rides in the car to get treats and of course he loves meal times!
Woofy and his brother Sonic are energetic, very smart boys. They may do well in agility, nose work, or other fun activities.
Sonic is being fostered near Asheville, NC. Transportation can be arranged for the perfect home for Sonic.
Sonic is up to date on vaccines and heartworm and flea preventative. He is also neutered.
Adoption Fee: $300
If you are interested in adoption, please visit our website and fill out an adoption application.