OK with Kids
OK with Kids
OK with Other Dogs
OK with Dogs
Fenced Yard Required
Fenced Yard
OK with Cats
OK with Cats
Special Needs
Special Needs
New England Border Collie Rescue - Helping Border Collies in Need

Redmond ~ ADOPTED


Red is a 4 year old, rough coat, full prick ears red and white border collie. He loves to play ball, frisbie, fetch and tug. Now that isn't too unique among border collies, but how many border collies do you know that swim laps? Red loves the water and will actually swim laps in a pool.

Red loves to cuddle and be petted. He likes to be around his people at all time, so would be better suited to a home where someone is home most of the day. Red is good with children although at times will tug at pant legs when he gets too excited.

Red knows sit, stay, come, and paw. His "down" needs work. He pulls hard on the leash, but with an EZ walk harness, he does much better. He shows no interest in running off when he is off leash, preferring to be with his people.

His original owner reported that he was sensitive to loud noises, but his foster family has not had an issue with him and loud noises. He does get very excited and bark when a lawn tractor or dirt bike is running nearby and he tries to bite at the tires of them both while they are running and after they are turned off. He also will bark if you are on the telephone. While his foster home has been working with him on these issues, they will require continued work by his new family.

When Red came into foster care, he had several bad habits including incessant barking, counter surfing and mooching at the table. He has stopped counter surfing and mooching at the table, and the barking has diminshed greatly. Red will still "demand bark" for attention, and this will need more work by his new family. A positive reinforcement-based training class is being required as part of his adoption contract.

Red was a little overweight, but he is slimming down nicely and getting lots of exercise. He showed some signs of muscle atrophy in his back legs due to lack of exercise, but his muscles are now building up nicely. Due to his odd gait, x-rays were done of his hips and those showed mild hip dysplasia, however the vet didn't think he will ever need surgery and suggested joint supplements might help.

There are two other border collies and a dog savvy Siamese cat in his foster home, and Red has been peacefully co-existing with all of them. He has been good at the vet's office and also at the groomer's.

Red is being fostered in central NH.

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!


back to the top

copyright ©2000-2010 New England Border Collie Rescue, Inc.
all rights reserved