Hello My Name Is: Turbo


  • ID # 11677
  • Breed Cattle Dog, Australian (Red Heeler)/Mix
  • Gender male
  • Location In Shelter
  • Color Red/Mahogany/White
  • Fixed Yes
  • Age 3 yrs
  • Weight 50.2 lbs
  • Adoption Fee $200

Animal Info

Turbo is a medium (44 lb) adult (3 year old) heeler, cattle dog mix who has been in the care of RHSPCA since November. Turbo was an owner surrender who had lived his whole life outside in a kennel without much human or dog interaction. Because of this, Turbo is considered undersocialized can be shy and unsure of new people. Since he has lived his life outside, his new family will need to be patient and understanding while Turbo makes the adjustment to living indoors. He will need time to really settle in and become part of the family, and would do best just spending the first few weeks at home with his adopter(s) to gain trust and confidence before going out exploring or meeting other people.

Turbo’s ideal home is quiet and routine, without a lot of visitors. He would do best in an adult only home, but may do well with another dog friend. Turbo has a fair amount of energy and enjoys spending time running and playing in our fenced yards. He would love to find an active family to keep up with him! Turbo has shown signs of resource guarding while in our care. He is food motivated and would benefit from someone who enjoys training so that he can learn how to be the best dog he can be – he’s a smart boy! Turbo is famous for his “hugs” and he is quick to jump up and give them out once he’s comfortable with you. He’s also known for having a bit of a sweet tooth and swindles lots of staff and volunteers into giving him treats. If you’re looking for a dog with personality, Turbo is your guy!

Turbo requires special counseling due to his behavioral needs. If you are interested in Turbo submit an adoption application and special form by copy and pasting the link below into your browser. A member of our staff will review your information and contact you regarding next steps.