You have a decent career job, friends who are good enough to throw back a few beers with on the weekends, and a nice home in a state you love. You may or may not be single, but it’s fine either way because there’s always Tinder. Yet, despite your apparent success, there’s something missing. Ah! Yes, a dog. We’ve done our due diligence and found the perfect rescue dog for residents of all 50 states. This week, we can’t wait to be stuck to these perfect velcro dogs for our outdoor Kentucky adventures.

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…Australian Cattle Dog

The fools who think the best part of Kentucky is the fried chicken have never donned a giant, fancy hat at the Kentucky Derby or floated through the Lost River Cave or seen the car that runs solely on bourbon. There is a ton to enjoy in Kentucky and if you’re looking for a great dog to enjoy it with, consider a Australian Cattle Dog to join your adventures.

Voted the best barn companion, Australian Cattle Dogs get along well with other animals—a necessary attribute in this fine state. You wouldn’t want a dog with a high prey drive to spook horses or go after livestock while you’re just trying to enjoy the highly forested, beautiful trails of Kentucky.

The Boy Scouts originated in Kentucky as an organization to teach young boys to hike and camp. Australian Cattle Dogs are scouts of their own. They need lots of activity and tasks to focus on, and they frown upon laziness. If dogs could earn badges like a scout, their sashes would runneth over. Known as “velcro dogs,” Australian Cattle Dogs also embody the reliability and loyalty of a scout, sticking close to their masters. Kentucky has the largest number of waterways of any state in the country and is 50% forest. A nature-loving, adaptable, and loyal dog is necessary in this rural and active state. To find an Australian Cattle Dog to adopt, check out these sources below.

Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Resources:
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association
Kentucky Australian Cattle Dog Rescue
Kentucky Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Groups


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