is an adorable, tiny* little 3 year old border collie with
a gorgeous coat and an impish face that foretells of her
mischievous nature. She came into rescue extremely overweight
but is on a diet and fitness regime in her foster home and
we expect the weight to drop quickly.
*(We think she will be about the same
size as the grey dog next to her in the photos, who weights
do not be blinded by her cute face! Bea must go to a home
who is prepared for a very energetic, keen, intelligent
young dog who needs a job. She shows potential for agility,
which would be an excellent outlet for her mental and physical
energy. Yes, we know she doesn't look the part now, but
wait until she drops all that weight!
Typical of border collies, Bea has some quirks. Most notably,
Bea hits other dogs and people with her nose. No, really,
she pokes really hard! If she wants some attention, or she
wants another dog to play with her, poke, poke. The other
dogs in her foster home are not quite sure what to make
of this bizarre, though harmless, behavior!
shows interest in playing fetch but still needs some encouragement
- she will go and get the ball, but isn't quite bringing
it back yet - this will come! She is getting better already.
She also enjoys running around after other dogs who are
fetching. She is good with other dogs, (as long as they
don't mind getting poked.)
Bea loves everyone and enjoys meeting new people and getting
attention. She is unknown with children and at this point,
we would be hesitant to place her with young children due
to her nose poking. She is quite affectionate and loves
hanging out with her people.
is rather interested in the kitties in her foster home.
She finds them quite exciting, especially when they are
running and wrestling. Bea should only go to a home with
cats if the cats are very savvy about dogs and know not
to run from them.
Bea needs additional work on her housetraining. She is
fine in the house supervised, but cannot be left uncrated
overnight or unattended as she may have an accident. She
is crate-trained. Bea is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines,
and has tested negative for heartworm disease and tick borne
needs work on walking nicely on a leash, as well as learning
basic behaviors. This is being started in her foster home
and should continue in her adoptive home. Attendance at
an approved positive reinforcement based training class
will be a requirement of her adoption.
Bea is being fostered in upstate NY.
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