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



Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (medium coat)
Primary Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler
Age: Adult
Size: Medium
Color: White
Sex: Female

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary visit required

If you're looking for a fun, active dog, you just have to meet Raquel. She has lots of energy and loves to play. Though she'd prefer to play with people, she also does quite well entertaining herself. Intelligent and eager to learn, Raquel would excel at obedience and/or agility training. Once she gets to know people, she loves them forever and is excellent at cuddling and giving hugs. Raquel does not do well with other dogs, and will need to go to a home where she can be the only one. Born in 2012, she'll make a great companion for a dog savvy person. If that sounds like you, Raquel would be thrilled to meet you.

Raquel is part of our Single Pets* program! That means that she is eligible for a free flight home and waived adoption fee!

*Single pets do best as the only dog or cat 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.