THE SYMBOLS LISTED
WITH EACH DOG (BELOW) MEAN:
OK with Kids
OK with Dogs
OK with Cats
is loving his summer! He's been busy swimming, visiting
with new friends and just relaxing in the yard. We
have found that Eli likes to swim in lakes and ponds,
run around in the water and dive after tennis balls.
He is a fetching MACHINE bringing you one toy after
another to throw for him. After that he will cool
off by laying in the baby pool, the grass, or the
mud...whichever is more cool. He has been 'helping'
his foster mom in the garden too...did we mention
he was mischievous?
neat thing about Eli is that he magically comes clean
if rubbed a little bit with a towel, then brushed
later. Back to his gleaming white self! He has been
GREAT with all the new dogs and people he's met this
summer, even VERY large groups of other dogs off leash.
Eli has a few fears/worries that will need managing.
Much like you may not want to share or have someone
rub your head while you're eating a candy bar, Eli
isn't thrilled with being touched while chewing a
chewy. He can be worried in tight/confining spaces
like his crate, having his collar held or sometimes
is looking for a laid back human who will endlessly
throw a toy for him, laugh when he turns up muddy
from digging in the garden and give him space when
he needs it. This special person or persons will find
joy in being sat on by a big, white fluffy dog, and
thoroughly enjoy 'snuffles' on the face (patented
by Eli...it's kind of like kissing but without his
tongue involved). They will use treats and love to
teach him what he still needs to learn and always
be patient and understanding. If you're that special
family, please fill out an application!
is Eli working with his foster mom on some training.
He knows both verbal and silent hand commands for
several of his tricks!
Demonstrating his fetching obsession:
Swimming and playing in the pond: Eli doesn't need
a lifejacket to swim, we just put one on for his safety
Eli is back in rescue and we're thrilled to have him back!
He's a fantastic houseguest and such a sweet, sweet boy.
The city environment was too stressful for him, but now
that he's back in the country, he is doing wonderfully!
And he's ready to search again for his perfect, forever
Eli is a big, bouncy, mischievous 13 month old puppy. He
is 46# now and could grow or fill out a bit more as he becomes
an adult dog. He has soft, soft white fur and beautiful
eyes. His coloring is called red merle. Even though he is
uniquely colored, Eli is a purebred border collie with papers.
Eli is a pretty typical, quirky BC. He is always busy and
can entertain himself both indoors and out. Very occasionally
he chews things he's not supposed to (if unsupervised),
but he is a puppy after all, and is learning fast what is
appropriate. Eli LOVES being outside and is always on-the-go!
He likes to take walks and hike, but must be leashed because
he usually wants to go where he wants (seldom is that toward
his person!). He likes to fetch in the yard and has an excellent
retrieve, bringing it right back to his person. Inside the
house he can entertain himself with toys or chewies for
awhile, or will bring a toy to his person to interact. He
also likes to come up on the couch for a cuddle or to chew
currently lives with 2 other border collies. He likes other
dogs, enjoys wrestling and playing with his foster siblings
and takes a more submissive role in his relationships with
dogs he knows. He prefers to walk on non-slippery surfaces,
but just needs a few scattered rugs or mats to make him
feel more comfortable.
Eli now loves to ride in the car! He can jump in and out
all by himself and just lays down, content and calm for
even very long car rides. Eli loves to learn and practice
his tricks for treats. He can down, sit, wait and touch
your hand with his nose. He would love to continue his clicker
training, or maybe even try a dog sport. Eli greets new
dogs well off-leash, but as is common for many dogs, leash-greetings
are stressful and should be minimized.
Eli can be quite busy (he is still a puppy), and generally
can entertain himself with toys indoors and out. He also
likes to lean/lay on his person on the couch and watch TV/sleep,
or lay around and chew a chewy. Eli loves every single person
he meets! He rarely barks at anyone and is very friendly.
He has no idea that he's a big boy, and needs help learning
how to greet people without jumping up. He will not be placed
with toddlers, or in a home where small children visit,
they are just too scary for him.
is a very sweet and sensitive soul. He enjoys following
his foster family around and looking up at them longingly
for pets while wagging his tail! He loves to be hugged and
cuddled. He needs a home that is patient, understands positive
training and who understands the quirks and fears of border
collies. Eli is crate trained, but doesn't like being petted
when he's inside his crate. He is also afraid of the vacuum.
Eli is looking for a family who has time and energy to
play with, exercise and train this busy, bright boy. His
ideal home would have a fenced yard, located in a more rural
setting and maybe a canine pal. He is fine with cats. This
family would have patience, a sense of humor and a good
understanding of positive training. He will not be placed
in a household with young children, or where children are
planned. He may be OK with older kids who are dog savvy.
If you think this family sounds like you, please fill out
an application and inquire about Eli.
is being fostered in Northwest CT.
You must have an approved application
on file to be considered for any adoptable dog.
Please submit your application
BEFORE inquiring about a particular dog.
And don't forget to check out the NEBCR
Foster Dog Blog for even more updates on the terrific
dogs available for adoption!