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Check out Sophie’s story told by her owner, Nicole Woodard.

“Sophie is a 5 year old Australian kelpie mix who I rescued from a shelter when she was 3 months old. Her mom and siblings were dropped off in an over night box at the shelter. From the moment I adopted her I knew she was different. She never went through a puppy stage and excelled in anything she tried. In her 5 years on this earth she has touched more people’s and pets lives then most dogs do in their lifetime. When she is not doing therapy, she enjoys doing agility, barn hunt, scent work and herding. She is my heart dog, and has forever changed my life. ♡”

And here’s an extra special pic showcasing how she knows how to retrieve her toys by name! So talented Sophie, so talented 🙂


Sophie is a member of the AKC Canine Partners community for all dogs, including mixed-breeds and rescues. Join today and receive many great tips and benefits, including a year’s subscription to AKC Family Dog magazine and lifetime enrollment in the AKC lost and found recovery service. Enroll here.