Katie Grace ~ ADOPTED
Grace (Katie for short!) is a 9 year old smooth coat border
collie. Found as a stray in Connecticut she made her way
to New England Border Collie Rescue as she wasn't doing
well in a shelter environment.
Katie can be nervous when meeting new people, and will
bark. However, if you sit back and ignore her...toss her
treats and let her relax and approach you in her own time
she's fine. Once she warms up to you you have a friend for
Katie is good with other dogs but is a typical female border
collie and likes to keep the other dogs in line. She is
fair about this and will do fine living with other dogs.
is living with cats in her foster home and although unsure
about them at first she has adjusted well and having no
problems living with them, despite her joy of chasing squirrels
in the yard and on her walks!
Katie enjoys taking easy hikes and walks on the beach.
She has been attending training classes and is quickly picking
up new skills - training classes are great even with older
dogs as it really helps them learn to be more comfortable
in new environments and around new people, and also helps
them keep their brains exercised!
can be independent and is quite happy to go off and explore
if left to her own devices. For this reason she will need
a fenced yard and to be exercised on-leash or on a long
line until she has a reliable recall.
Katie came into rescue a bit overweight and has been on
a diet and fitness program. She is currently doing very
well on a raw diet (learn more here: http://rawlearning.com/rawfaq.html)
Here's what Katie has to say about life in her foster home:
"Life on the Maine coast is nice. It's summer now and
I've been spending my days in the sunshine hanging out with
my two step-brothers. I like to refer to them as my servants
and I'm teaching them manners and how to behave politely
around a mature girl.
about 9 years old so I don't need that wild and crazy lifestyle
of puppy wrestling, running for miles on end, or trying
to prove myself on an agility coarse. I'm perfectly happy
with long leisurely walks through the woods or on the beach.
I very much enjoy hanging out in the yard watching the birds
& squirrels too. I think squirrels should always be
in trees however, so when I see them on the ground I love
to chase them. I'm really good at it too. But my favorite
activity is just being where ever my person is...ohh and
getting treats...I love getting treats from my person too."
are looking for a home for Katie that will continue to work
with her to boost her confidence around new people, and
will continue her fitness program of gradual exercise to
help her get back into shape.
Katie is being fostered in Maine.
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on file to be considered for any adoptable dog.
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BEFORE inquiring about a particular dog.
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Foster Dog Blog for even more updates on the terrific
dogs available for adoption!