Welcome to the “Virginia Blue Heeler Rescue” page here at Local Dog Rescues! Thanks for stopping by! If you are a first time visitor, then congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog! Your are about to improve (and potentially save!) the life of one lucky pup, as well as to immeasurable improve your own happiness! Every state page here on Local Dog Rescues contains a complete list of all the local rescue organizations that we have identified in each state. You will be able to see all their current contact information, as well as a link to their website, so you can check and see what dogs they currently have available for adoption. We provide all this information to help you identify ALL the available dogs for rescue near you, so you can find your perfect pup.
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A loyal and active dog, the Blue Heeler, or Australian Cattle Dog, was originally bred in Australia as a cattle herder. The Blue Heeler is the opposite of a couch potato – they love to be busy and do best when they have a job. If their energy is not directed, they can become bored and destructive. The Australian Cattle Dog is very devoted to his family. They tend to bond with one person very closely and less so with others. Their herding instinct makes them prone to chase almost anything that moves. If they are raised with other animals from a young age, they can live peacefully with them. The Blue Heeler is normally friendly, yet protective of their family and can be aloof with strangers.
If you can't find the right Blue Heeler Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
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Blue Heeler Rescues in Virginia
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- To find additional Blue Heeler dogs available for adoption check: Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, or Kentucky.
- Or check out the complete list of all Blue Heeler Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in Virginia: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Greyhound, Rat Terrier, or Aussiedoodle.
- Are you a Rescue Group who isn't listed? Click Here to add your information!
We sincerely hope that this site will help you find the perfect dog to rescue near you. However, please keep in mind that while we have the utmost trust in every organization listed here, we cannot personally vouch for any individual group we have listed, or for the experience you will have with a dog you adopt from them. We strongly encourage you to research each organizations independently before deciding the adopt from them, as well as thoroughly preparing yourself, your family, and your home for the arrival of your new dog.