Here's What You Need To Know:

  • Pet's Location : Apple valley, California
  • Pet's Age : Mature adult
  • Pet's Breed : australian Cattle Dog
  • Pet's Gender : Male
  • Pet's Size : medium
  • Pet good with other pets? : Yes
  • Pet good with kids? : Yes
  • Pet good with cats? : Unsure
  • Is the rescue able to transport the dog to owner's location? : Unfortunately the rescue cannot transport him to a potential adopter

Handsome lad Hunter, an Australian Kelpie, is about 4 years old and 40-45 lbs. He was rescued with many others from a breeding kennel. He is still a bit shy with people, but he’s had a lot of training here and has improved a lot. He likes kiddie pools. He has an overall nice disposition- he’s one of the few kennel dogs that doesn’t bark when people go by.

He has made human and canine friendships and is ready for adoption into his own forever home now. Hunter is great with all dogs. Hunter’s best friends are Dobie and Dougie, who are also available for adoption. He was part of a group of around 10 dogs that came to us from the Lucerne Valley kennels in 2021. They were rescued by Brandon McMillan and one of our staff after the kennel owner died. All the others except him and Sam have been adopted, and they’ve been doing well in their homes.

Hunter is absolutely the best with other dogs and he shines better when there are other dogs around, he likes people he knows and people he doesn’t know he just takes a few days to warm up to which actually isn’t very long for such a shy dog. I am unsure if Hunter is good with cats but I think he has the potential where he might be. Hunter is an Australian Kelpie but he also might be part Australian cattle dog because he came from a property full of huskies and Australian cattle dogs.