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In shelter Dog

Wilmington, DE, 19801
Pet name:
Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
Coat length:
Name: Kip
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog mix
Age: 1 year
Gender: Male, Neutered
Vaccination Status: Up to Date
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes

Kip was previously adopted from our rescue as a puppy but is now returning due to his home not aligning with his needs. He is a smart and obedient dog with a sense of adventure. Kip loves spending time outdoors but is also content to relax at his owners feet with a bone. He enjoys going to doggy daycare, going for walks, and even rides in a UTV. 

Kip is a kind-hearted soul, especially around his people. He has a playful nature and enjoys jumping on the trampoline with children. He forms strong bonds with his family, both men and women, and gets along well with the children of the household. However, Kip becomes protective of his home and his people when strangers are present. As a result, he would not do well in a home with constant visitors. Kips protective instincts make him an excellent companion for someone who is looking for a pet that offers a sense of security.

Kip would thrive in an active family or in a home with a big yard where he can play and explore. Regular exercise and mental stimulation are important for his well-being. He is crate trained and house trained, which is a bonus for potential adopters.

Ideal Home:
Kip would be best suited to a home where there arent a lot of people coming in and out on a regular basis. This would help him feel more secure and prevent him from going into protective mode. A family or individual who enjoys spending time outdoors, going on walks, and engaging in activities that challenge Kips intelligence would be an ideal match.

Overall, Kip is a wonderful companion for someone who values loyalty, adventure, and a loving yet protective nature. With the right environment and dedicated owners, Kip has the potential to become a cherished member of a new family.



Kip is currently residing with his previous family in Johnson City, TN. He is available for adoption outside of TN and transportation can be coordinated. 

Once we have received your application, we will review and reach out to set-up an interview with one of our volunteers! If you have additional questions about Kip, please email us at