OK with Kids
OK with Kids
OK with Other Dogs
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Fenced Yard Required
Fenced Yard
OK with Cats
OK with Cats
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Special Needs
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Anya is 5 years old; a sweet and sensitive soul. She's doesn't jump on people and is house-trained and crate-trained. Although she's very well-behaved in the house and doesn't need a crate, she likes the security of one and will often hang out or nap in her crate with the door open. She is not a counter-surfer and will even leave a steak dinner unmolested on the coffee table when her foster mom leaves the room. She will politely wait to be offered a treat instead.

She loves to hang out with her people and can often be found curled up under the computer desk or behind the couch or anywhere else her people decide to hang out. She's been exposed to kid's over 7 and she did fine with them. Anyone who can throw a toy is A-okay in her mind!

She gives the resident cats in her foster home all the respect they demand and more! (No problem with me, Mr. Cat, Sir. I'll be more than happy to get out of your way.)

She's a big-time dog herder. She loves to play fetch, not to actually get the toy, but to herd the other dogs as they run after the toy - though in keeping with her personality, she is very polite about it.

She gets along well with other dogs and appears to enjoy their company, though she hasn't engaged in one-on-one play with the two dogs in her foster home. Her previous owners stated that she likes to play tug with other dogs but we haven't seen that yet. It might be that she isn't fully comfortable engaging in that type of play with her foster brothers at this point.

She rides beautifully in the car and hops right in and curls up in the seat, always ready and willing to go for a ride.

She is not a fan of loud noises in general (although the lawn mower doesn't bother her) and, like many border collies, is thunder-phobic. If outside during thunderstorms, she will run around barking at the sky. If inside during a storm she will find a tight, dark space (ie under the bed, her crate, behind the couch) to wait out the storm.

She doesn't have much formal obedience training and needs some help learning not to pull on leash. A positive-reinforcement training class is a requirement of her adoption.

A fenced-in yard is preferred but not required.

Anya is spayed, microchipped and up to date on her shots. She is being fostered in upstate New York.

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