Petey | Dog, Male

Hello, I'm Petey!


  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dogmix
  • Age: 3 mos
  • Gender: Male
  • Size: Medium (26-60 lbs)
  • Color: Tan, white
  • Heartworm Status: Neg

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Petey had a very rough start. At just 10 weeks old, he was attacked by dogs, and his stomach was ripped open.  His abdominal tissue was hanging out. He was left in this condition for hours before AJL was alerted to the situation and got him into an emergency vet. Petey required extensive surgery to repair his abdominal lining, intestines (which were already badly damaged from extreme tape worms), and stomach.  He was stitched up and received intensive care for several days.  He bounced back well but developed a herniation on his side, which required a second surgery.  

After all that, Petey is doing amazingly well! He's such a happy, playful pup.  He's vocal and energetic, but respectful of other dogs when they decide they no longer want to play. He is learning crate and potty training. Petey has a docked tail, so we think he could be an Australian Cattle Dog -- and one of the cutest we've seen at that!