Skip to main content Accessibility Feedback


A photo of LaylaA photo of LaylaA photo of LaylaA photo of LaylaA photo of LaylaA photo of LaylaA photo of LaylaA photo of LaylaA photo of LaylaA photo of LaylaA photo of Layla
Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Breeds: Australian Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler
Unknown with Cats

Fill out an adoption form

Layla is a stunningly beautiful representation of the heeler breed!!

She is currently with her adoptive family who have had her for approximately 5 months after adopting her from our group. Unfortunately we did not appreciate prior to adoption (through our fault) that Layla is protective of her home, true to her breed - in a home with a young child and many visitors, this is causing some issues in that Layla does not react well to visitor. Her family also travels out of state to visit family often and she does not do well in these situations as well - her family do not want to leave her home every time they travel however they also do not want to leave her in boarding each time. They decided therefore that her finding a better situation that suits her temperament is best for her and we wholeheartedly agree.

Heelers are not for everyone. Extensive exercise is key for this breed - outside space is also key. They are not apartment dwellers.

Training and socialization are essential for Blue Heelers to direct their energy levels into positive behavior. Blue Heelers are mouthy dogs bred to herd with force. It is in their nature to nip cattle, pets, children, cars, and anything that moves. They also have a strong tendency to bite, even if they’re playing, which makes training even more crucial for this breed to avoid dangerous behavior.

If you love this breed, this is the dog for you! She is housetrained and a very loving girl.

Name: Layla
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler mix
Sex: Female
Age:4-5 years of age
Weight: 40 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Recently treated successfully
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: True heeler - protective of her family - good with children in her own home.
Good with Dogs: With proper introductions.
Good with Cats: Unknown

Adoption Fee: $475.00


Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.