Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler named Cowboy is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah


Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler, Mixed
Age: Senior
Size: Medium
Color: Brown/Chocolate
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary visit required
Prefers no cats

Cowboy is an adorable little dog with a huge personality. He likes to be a goofball and is very entertaining to watch when he's exploring a new place or playing with his toys. He seems to be on his own mission, which he takes very seriously. Born in 2006, Cowboy is still very young in mind, body and spirit. Although he tends to guard high value items like treats and he is picky with his doggie friends, he has a gentle nature and is very affectionate. He loves to crawl into your lap for some extra love and attention. If you've got room in your life for a charming entertainer, Cowboy would love to meet you.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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This cat has been declawed by previous owners.