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Adopted Collies - 2014
He's pretty spry for a “senior”. He is able to jump a 31-inch doggy gate (he only did this once, as he didn’t want to be locked away from everyone else).
He’s a real lover and wants to be with his people. He is extremely loving, sweet, pretty mellow, and very affectionate. He loves to cuddle and sleep with his head on your chest, and likes it if you put your arm around him.
He seems to be more tolerant with our 9 year-old collie than he is with our 2.5 year-old collie. He would probably be better off as an only dog or with an older dog. He gets along fine with our two collies, and when our younger collie gets over rambunctious, Howell just gives him a little warning and our boy backs off.
We were told he is used to being crated and covered with a blanket although we haven't been crating him, as there has been no need to, as he’s not a problem at all when left alone. The vet confirmed that the wearing down of and the few broken teeth he has were probably from chewing on a crate.
He really hasn’t played with any stuffed or squeaky toys, but he does seem to like to chew on rawhide bones a little bit. He gets a little nervous during fireworks and thunderstorms and starts to pace and wants to be reassured.
He will bark to let you know if he needs to go outside, if he thinks it’s time to be fed, or he just wants your attention. When it comes to eating, Howell is a grazer, and sometimes has to be coaxed to eat.
He will share a water bowl (drink at the same time as our dogs), and he's not food aggressive to them or us at all.
To begin with the only negative, and it is a stretch to call it a negative, she is vocal. When she has something to say, she says it. It is most likely because she needs to go outside. It also may mean she needs water or wants to play. She will also talk to you if you are playing, but not with her. She starts out with this ultra-cute inside voice, but if you don't pay attention, she gets progressively louder and this bark is shrill. Sometimes her foster parents call her Bob (as in Bob Barker).
Jamie's indoor demeanor is great. She has very good manors and generally doesn't counter surf. She doesn't try to get on the furniture, but the furniture isn't large enough for her to be on anyway.
She doesn't realize she is a larger dog. She tends to overwhelm small people and small animals. She has a large quantity of puppy in her yet. It is unknown how she would be with cats.
The list goes on and on. Jamie would do well in any number of good homes, but, honestly, she deserves a perfect fit and that includes a home where she is not just a cool pet, but a family member. She needs loads of attention (including conversation) for her optimum mental benefit. She needs more than being petted and going on nice walks to thrive. She is a "companion"in the strictest definition of the word.
Sophie is a 2-year old petite smooth coat collie mix who has a zest for life. This gal was so excited to leave the shelter and has settled into her foster home very quickly. She is very smart and in a short time has learned basic commands and knows how to give paw and roll over. Sophie loves to go for walks, but gets a little excited when she sees other dogs strolling by, even though she is fine with her fury foster home friends who are along for the adventure.
Her favorite yard activity is playing fetch; she does it with skill and grace. This little gal, 40 pounds, is terrific in the house and loves going for car rides. She does not chew on things, loves the doggie toy box, and will only get on furniture if invited. She has full run of her foster home while the humans are away. Sophie will also let you know if someone is at the front door even before there is a knock.
She clings to her foster dad, loves to be petted, and frequently snoozes near his feet. Sophie ignores cats, but would do best in a home with a submissive companion and older children. A home with an above-ground fence is also preferred. For more information or photos, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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