Shelter Sunday: Yara / Island Pacific Dog Rescue Society / Qualicum Beach, BC

Yara BC

Meet Yara! This Australian Cattle Dog mix is a beauty. Here’s what her rescuers have to say about her: This beautiful girl is a sweetheart and will love you unconditionally! She absolutely adores people, is good with kids and is looking for an understanding family to make her own. Yara is a 45lbs Australian cattle dog, spayed, housetrained and estimated to be 2 years old.

She is almost completely deaf. She does respond well to visual cues, so with training, her lack of hearing could be easily managed. A home where she can be the center of attention would be ideal! She does like playing with well matched dogs, so one 4-legged companion might work (she can get overwhelmed around too many dogs and get defensive). She has no known history with cats, but is probably best suited to a home with no small animals.

Yara has a lot of energy and needs to run! A large yard would be preferred. We are looking for a home that can provide a “job” for Yara, as it is difficult to tire this girl out. Yara has shown some resource guarding around food (especially around other dogs), so this has to be monitored. She can be a little mischievous, so being home alone will have to be built up slowly. Yara is very smart and is willing to please. She just needs a family who will put the effort in to learn communicating in a way that works for Yara.

Her story:
“Yara was pulled from a shelter in Texas, where she had been seized as a stray, along with another female Australian cattle dog. It has been a traumatic couple of months for this sweet girl, having spent 10 days at the shelter, 16 days in a boarding kennel awaiting transport, a night with a foster family, a 3 day bus trip, and to top it all off, she arrived “in heat”. Undoubtedly this has all contributed to her issues.”


Yara is currently a guest of Island Pacific Dog Rescue in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. If you’re lucky enough to be near the Beach, please e-mail [email protected] for an application and ask to meet Yara and all of her friends.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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