Sara (aka Sierra) is a gorgeous two year old female merle border collie who needs a home that can provide her with enough activity for her “typical border collie energy”. She would do best in an environment with active adults where she is either an only dog or with one other low energy confident dog. She seems to prefer male dogs.
Sara loves people and longs to be at the center of all activity and will voice her displeasure when left out by barking. While the jolly ball is her absolute favorite toy, she enjoys playing fetch with a ball or a flying squirrel. She has a strong herding instinct and has had multiple herding lessons where she showed considerable progress although she still needs work on her impulse control.
Sara is crate trained and is generally good when left alone in the house for periods of time. Since she loves to be around her humans, priority will be given to a placement where her human is home more often than not.
Sara has had some issues with multiple food sensitivities. NEBCR has had a sensitivity panel performed and based on the results Sara has been placed on a limited ingredient fish based diet. She has done really well after these changes were implemented.
Sara is a very smart dog and learns very quickly. She is bright and eager to learn but really needs a job. Her high food and toy motivation make her relatively easy to train. Sara has been through basic obedience training and knows quite a few commands. Her strong herding instincts as well as her strong prey drive require that her recall will need consistent and continued training to get it solid.
Sara’s new home must have a well organized plan to meet both her exercise (mental and physical) and training needs. Consequently, a fenced yard is required in order to meet her needs.
Sara has made great strides in her foster home and needs the right home with experienced adults where she has enough attention, focused activity, exercise and continued training in order to continue to thrive.