Pet of the Week

Austin, a 5-year-old Australian shepherd mix, arrived at the shelter in a bedraggled state. Thanks to a volunteer's donation and an accommodating mobile groomer, he now shows off his naturally handsome coat.

Australian shepherds are highly intelligent, trainable and eager to please. Austin fits this profile well by responding to basic commands, walking easily on leash and standing attentively to be brushed. Although he enjoys time outside his kennel, he is not hyperactive like some Aussies. He's equally happy to sit and be petted.

Austin is neutered, healthy and well-mannered around other dogs. He occasionally guards his food, perhaps remembering difficult times as a stray, but otherwise is perfectly content to follow a person's lead and show affection. He's a medium-sized dog with a big heart.

Austin's adoption fees are discounted 25% all week when this announcement is mentioned. For more information, call (714) 536-8480 or visit

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