Daisy is a wonderful 6-year-old Border Collie mix that came into rescue when her family’s circumstances changed. She did not deal well with those unfortunate events and developed a significant case of separation anxiety.
Despite her concerns, Daisy is a very sweet, loving, and a people kind of girl. She is happiest when she is with her person, she is a fantastic companion and lives for any attention anyone will give her.
Daisy is great with new people, and loves welcoming them to her space and to cuddle, get pets or play with her. She loves a good belly rub and will just lay near you while watching TV, relaxing, working in the yard, or doing anything around the house.
Daisy is very strong and athletic and would make a great sport dog, runner, or hiker. She has great coordination and is very agile. It is a beautiful thing to see her jump up to catch a Frisbee or a ball.
She loves running next to you, wagging her tail, ears up always making it look easy, like she is barely trotting next to her person. She absolutely loves going outside for any activity, a Frisbee or ball play, sniff sessions, or simply picking up sticks on a lazy walk. When it’s time to go inside, she has an excellent “off switch” and will lay on her bed calmly near her person, happy with the company.
Daisy does not do well with dogs. She is fine if they are outside her perimeter (playpen or crate), but she will launch at them if they are freely near her face or want to engage in play. This may change over time as she gains confidence. However, for the immediate future, and as long as this is an issue, she needs to be the only dog in her home.
Daisy ignores cats and she seems fine with them roaming around her.
Daisy is potty trained, but she needs to continue her basic training to learn and expand on her manners. She gets very excited when she greets new people and jumps on anyone with lots of enthusiasm, and with a full dose of Daisy love. She gets very eager when it’s time to go outside and jumps a bit. Her foster home has been working successfully with her and she has developed basic social behaviors, and skills. She now sits and waits for queues to get her leash on and go outside. She picks things up quickly and really wants to please. She is highly food motivated, which makes her training sessions a delight.
Daisy’s ideal future home is one where her adopters work remotely and have no other dogs. She does not need to have a full workout schedule, but she needs to be able to go outside at least 3 times a day for a short period of time.
Because of her anxieties, Daisy needs to be securely crated when left alone, and she can’t be left in the crate for long periods of time. She is learning to manage her anxieties, but progress will require time, training, trust, and patience.
Daisy will make the right family very happy. She is a big cuddle bug. She just needs to be loved by someone and be made the center of their attention. She will return that love with nothing short of devotion.
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- 6 y.o.
- 55 lbs