This happy-go-lucky guy's name may be Rooster, but don't worry. That doesn't mean he crows at dawn. He actually got his name from the unique shape on his side, that resembles a rooster. Just check out the bottom right photo above.......do you see it?
Rooster came to us from a high-kill-rate county shelter in southern New Mexico. He had run out of time to find an adopter there, and was on the list to be euthanized due to a lack of shelter space. So we brought him here where he would be safe while waiting to find his perfect fur-ever family.
Rooster is probably around three years of age, according to our veterinarian's best guess, and is likely some sort of shepherd / cattle dog mix. He is great with children and other dogs, and loves to accompany his foster parents for farm chores. Rooster has been fine outdoors around barn cats, but was not completely comfortable being in a house with cats (he has not chased them, just doesn't seem to understand why they're there). Rooster has the cutest wiggly little run you've ever seen, and you really just can't help but smile when you're around him!
Although Rooster is house trained and has excellent indoor manners, he is definitely his happiest self when exploring the outdoors. Because of this, his ideal adopter will live in a rural environment with an active outdoor lifestyle. This could be anything from a small farm or homestead environment, to a family that just loves being outdoors, perhaps going for walks or hikes, and would appreciate a canine companion to share that with. Rooster is not available to adopters living in city / urban environments, as this lifestyle would not suit his personality.
Thanks to a very generous 2020 sponsorship, Rooster's adoption fee is now only $95. Please CLICK HERE to see what the adoption fee includes.