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WITH EACH DOG (BELOW) MEAN:
OK with Kids
OK with Kids
 
OK with Other Dogs
OK with Dogs
Fenced Yard Required
Fenced Yard
Required
 
OK with Cats
OK with Cats
Special Needs
Special Needs
     
New England Border Collie Rescue - Helping Border Collies in Need

Owen (aka Youngsa) ~ ADOPTED

Yes

REQUIRED

YES

When I first got to my foster home I was very scared and very sick. I was so weak I could not even walk up a few stairs. For the first few days I just slept in my crate not wanting anyone to touch me. After a few days of my foster Mom giving me food, water and treats I got a little less scared of her. In fact I have become very attached to her. She has taught me how to play, take treats gently, that a humans touch can feel really nice especially a butt scratch.

Over the last few months I have come out of my shell. I am getting braver with the rest of the humans in the house however I prefer girls over men. My foster Dad can take me out and I will come in when he calls me but I like it better when Mom comes out with me. Now I run and jump up and down the stairs. I run and jump all over the backyard. I really like to run and jump around. Life is good and everyday I enjoy it.

Check me out in action...

I am looking for a home who will be patient with me. I will need some time to adjust to a new home and new people. My new family will have to take me to a positive reinforce training class. I need help learning some manners. I jump on people so I can't go to home with small children. I will need lots of daily exercise and mental stimulation. My brain never stops working. I was really skinny before and now I have gained 13lbs. I am on a raw food diet. You don't have to keep me on one but Foster Mom would love to tell you all about it.

I live with 2 other dogs and my foster mom thinks it's best if I go to a home with at least one other dog as I look to them for guidance.

I still get nervous when I meet new people. If I get treats I like them a lot better and a lot faster. Have I mentioned I like treats!!!. I go for daily walks and foster Mom says I walk very nice on the leash. I don't pull or try to drag her around. If a really loud truck or car goes by I like to stop and just let them go by. I also like to check in with who ever is walking me to make sure they are still at the other end of the leash.

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