Male Cattle Dog / Red Heeler / Mixed named Tank available for adoption

Adoptable Male Cattle Dog / Red Heeler / Mixed
Adoptable Male Cattle Dog / Red Heeler / Mixed


Looks Like: Cattle Dog / Red Heeler / Mixed
Age: Adult
Size: Medium
Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
Sex: Male

Special Criteria

Tank's adorable face and signature head tilt are just the start to his endearing personality. When Tank was a pup he experienced some kind of trauma that left him with a head tilt and some neurological symptoms. These things do not stop Tank from wanting to live life to the fullest, and he doesn't take any medications or have any physical limitations. In fact, when Tank is at ease and having fun his head tilt lessens! Tank loves to go for walks and romp off-leash in a safely fenced yard. He gets the zoomies sometimes, doesn't realize his strength, and play bows and jumps on his human friends in excitement. Tank occasionally barks at dogs when he's out on leash, but his attention is easily redirected by positive reinforcement training and treats. He really enjoys being with humans and has learned that checking in with his human is more rewarding than barking or lunging at dogs. Tank likes the company of other dogs and he really has a rough and tumble play style and can be vocal too, which not all dogs appreciate. Tank can take breaks from playing and relax with his dog friends, but he would prefer someone who likes to play. Also a sensitive boy, Tank is nervous when walking on certain types of flooring and prefers carpet. With patience, encouragement, and a few throw rugs, Tank is working on getting over his fear. He's also nervous about getting into cars and does not want to be lifted since he has some sensitivities when it comes to touching his stomach. Tank is looking for someone who can understand his past trauma and sensitive nature when it comes to handling and his nervousness of certain flooring, but he's also a really fun dog who bonds with people and is looking for a life of stability and joy.

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.