Hutch is a good-looking 10 month-old Aussie/Border Collie mix neutered male who was surrendered to a county dog shelter by his family who said they had too many animals. This pup was painfully shy at the shelter so made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could relax in a foster home as he searched for a new home where his family would have plenty of time to devote to him. Hutch has made a lot of progress in the couple of weeks that he’s been with us but he will likely be frightened and shy moving into a new home. Hutch does respond to kind words and a soft touch so, with time, will certainly feel comfortable and welcome in his new home. He feels much more comfortable when he’s in the company of other dogs so we do want to place him in a home with a canine buddy. Since he can be very shy and nervous in new situations, Hutch will need to have a yard with a secure aboveground fence to keep him safe at home. Once he trusts someone, Hutch relaxes and becomes a cute, playful pup. He just needs a family who will be able to give him the time and space to let him adjust on his own terms. Hutch weighs about 25 pounds and his adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Hutch. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.