Sep 4, 2019

Breed: Cattle dog mix Size: Medium Age: 6 to 9 months  
Contact: Heather, heather.m.miller93@gmail.com
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251000000

Most dogs receive several enquiries, and we aim to match the right dog to the right home so that they can enjoy a happy life together. If your enquiry is unsuccessful, rest assured that the foster carer has carefully based their decision on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the dog’s needs.

Squid is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST).


Squid has only recently arrived in foster care, so we are still getting to know him, but will keep you updated on his progress and provide more information as we learn about him.

One thing we can say for sure about Squid is that he LOVES to snuggle. His absolute happy place is on his human, on the couch, in front of the TV. If you are looking for a dog to keep you warm and provide endless smooches, Squid has got this covered.


This sweet little guy unfortunately hasn’t had a great start in life, and has had no basic training or exposure to much of the world at all. This means he currently is lacking a lot of confidence and is very unsure about new surroundings and experiences, but he has surprised us all with his bravery and willingness to give new things a go.

Since we welcomed him into his new foster home Squid has learnt a few basic commands and been toilet trained, so has picked things up very quickly. He is treat motivated but even more affection motivated, so is easy to train. He has also gotten used to new ‘scary’ things, like using the doggy door, going in his crate and riding in the car, which he now jumps in to all on his own!


Squid can however still get very stressed when he is left alone during the day, which we are working on, but will need to be with a family who can provide enough enrichment and exercise to keep him as happy as possible. We also think Squid will benefit from having another dog or dogs around to keep him company.


When meeting other dogs, Squid can be a little unsure due to his lack of socialisation. He loves to meet other dogs and say hello, but can get put off and worried if the other dog is a little too energetic and boisterous. Because of this we will be looking to re home Squid with an older responsible doggy sibling(s) who will be able to show him how to interact with others, build his confidence and provide company for him.

Out on walks, Squid is still getting used to being on the end of a lead, and when in busy urban areas with things like cars, other dogs and people walking by, he is a bit all over the place due to all the distractions. But when he is out in nature he is a completely different dog, and happily trots along beside you perfectly!


Squid will need to be re homed with and experienced owner who can continue to provide the necessary training and care that he needs while he learns how to be a dog.

If you think this could be you, and are looking for a happy snuggle monster to join your pack, please email Squid’s foster carer for more information.