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Woofy 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 Sonic when the owners’ lives changed and they felt that another home would be best for them. Woofy 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”.

Woofy 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.

Woofy 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 Woofy 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.

Woofy lives with cats and  chickens and just wants to play with them.  He is basically still a puppy.

Leash trained and crate trained. Woofy 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.

Woofy is  near Asheville, NC.    Transportation can be arranged for the perfect home for Woofy.

Woofy is up to date on vaccines and heartworm and flea preventative. He is also neutered.

Adoption Fee: $300

If you are interested in adopting Woofy, please visit our website and fill out an adoption application.




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Sundae is a 10 year old brown and white hound/shepherd? mix. She weighs about 40 lbs.  She knows SIT, LOOK, COME,  and will give you her paw for a treat.  She wants to please her family and learns the routine quickly.  Car rides are a definite one of her Likes! She gets along with other dogs and all people.  She is a very sweet and loving girl. She loves to chase a tennis ball and will bring it back some of the time. Since she is a senior girl, she doesn’t need a lot of chasing the ball but a few throws make her very happy.  You can hear that “hound” voice when she’s excited to see you. All 4 of her feet are white so she looks like she’s wearing boots!

Sundae loves her people and wants to spend time with them and go where ever they go !   She is crate trained and house trained.   She’s very well behaved in the house and quiet.  She would like a dog bed in each room of the house that you spend time in so that she can relax and nap with you close by.

Sundae was adopted and is back with us now.   The previous adopters had 2 cats.   The younger cat and Sundae were fine together but the older cat was not accepting of a dog in the house.   The older cat provoked Sundae into a fight.  There was also a young child in the household that Sundae did great with.   Understandably, the parents were concerned for the safety of their senior cat as well as their own child if he were to get caught in the middle of a fracas between Sundae and the senior feline.

Sundae’s bloodwork shows she has early kidney disease.  The vet recommended a prescription  food for Kidney health and Sundae has been on this for several months.   When she came back to us, we had bloodwork done on her and her kidney values have improved after being on the special food !   Hopefully that will continue with the right diet.

Sundae was having some pain in her rear legs.  An x-ray at the vet showed that she has lumbosacral disease with spondylosis.  This is typical with senior dogs.  She may have irritated this condition causing her pain.  She is responding well to pain meds.

She would be happy in a home with other dogs or being the only dog. Sundae is up to date on all vaccines, heartworm preventative, and flea preventative. She is spayed and microchipped.

Sundae’s adoption fee is $200.

If you are interested in adopting Sundae, please visit our website and fill out an Adoption Application.


If you would like to contribute any amount to help pay for her medical care, please go to our Donate page or Paypal to doggiepaypal@doggierefuge.org.