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


Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Border Collie / Mixed (short coat)
Age: Adult
Size: Medium
Color: White
Sex: Male

Monaco isn't the easiest guy to get to know, but he sure makes it worth the effort it takes to befriend him. Once he's comfortable with people, he gives them his absolute all. Born in 2011, Monaco struggles with confidence and will need a person who can continue his caregivers' work in helping him build it. He's a little bit picky with his doggy friends and does better with those his size. Monaco would excel in an active home where he can rely on good guidance and support from his person.

As part of our Single* pets adoption special, Monaco qualifies for free adoption and a free flight to his new home!

*Single pets do best as the only pet in the 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.