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


Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (short coat)
Age: Young
Size: Medium
Color: Black
Sex: Female

Luella may appear shy at first, but with a doggie role model and a little bit of patience, this girl is making huge strides. Luella adores other dogs, and is trying so hard to come out of her shell. She loves going for long walks, and is working on getting comfortable in new places. She's also working on building trust with leashing and hand feeding. Luella was born in 2016 and came to Best Friends from a No More Homeless Pets Network partner. Shy and fearful with strangers, she is considered a flight risk. She needs a person or family who will take it slowly with her at first to gain her trust. With her beautiful looks and adorable personality, she will be such a fun girl to watch blossom in a home.

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.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.