Adoptable Dog of the Week – Maerdy

This gorgeous guy is a party on legs! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Maerdy, a 2-year-old Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) from Gretna, Nebraska. He is neutered, current on age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipped, and housetrained. Maerdy doesn’t do well with other dogs, but he’s great with cats. He hasn’t been tested around kids, but due to resource guarding, it might be best if he goes to an adult-only home.


Maerdy’s Tale


This beautiful pooch is full of life – he’s always ready to go on an adventure! Not unlike all Blue Heelers, Maerdy is also very smart and energetic, so he will need an active, experienced owner that will help him spend all his energy productively and help him blossom. He has great house manners and displays basic beginner obedience skills, but owing to his great intelligence and drive to please people, he could learn so much more with the right peeps beside him.


Maerdy is a very friendly dog (that will lick you to death if you allow him) and will quickly warm up to you, but would prefer to be the only dog in the household. He does fine with other dogs in an outdoor setting but can be a bit overprotective with his food and toys, so he wouldn’t get along with another dog in the family. For the same reason, it might be best if there are no small kids in the family, either, to avoid any potential mishaps. On the other hand, Maerdy loves cats and gets along great with them!


If you want an active, energetic dog and have a house with a securely fenced-in yard, Maerdy just might be your guy. For more information about him and how you can be the one to adopt him, contact Heartland German Shepherd Rescue (HUGS).

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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