Hi everyone, beautiful Kenzie here. I’m so happy to be in my wonderful foster home, because before now I lived my life outside alone. I’m about 2 years old and full of life and curiosity. Living indoors with people is a new and very different experience but I’ve decided I can definitely get used to being spoiled this way. All the things and sounds in the house were so strange to me at first. My foster family says I’m a very curious and social girl. I love spending time with my people and have become somewhat of an attention hog! I love to play with my fur-brothers and sisters and I’m even respectful to my kitty siblings. Sometimes I get in my typical border collie stance and pounce on my foster brother just for fun.
I’m pretty smart, too, if I do say so myself (I AM a border collie, after all). In just a couple of days I learned that going potty is to be done outside, my name is Kenzie, and I get cheese if I sit when told. I love to please my humans so I try really hard at that. My humans play outside with me a lot. Chasing a ball is great fun, especially if it has a squeaker. Frisbees are fun, too, but I’m still figuring out exactly how they work. (It would help if foster mom and dad were better at throwing them, don’t you think)? I also like dancing with my front feet when I get excited and I’d love to give you lessons. One thing I’ve learned about living inside is that there’s this thing called a vacuum. It’s my enemy. When I get scared I like to go in my “fort” under mom and dad’s bed, or into my kennel because I feel really safe in there.
Since I’ve moved in with my foster family, I’ve started learning how to be a dog. I never knew life could be this good. But because I was on my own for so long and had to take care of myself, I have some anxiety about certain things. I need you to be patient with me and go slow and steady so I know I can trust you and that I’m safe.
I like to go for walks and walk well on leash but cars, crowds and unfamiliar surroundings can be pretty scary. Right now I’m on some medicine to help me deal with my anxiety, but foster mom thinks this will be temporary as I gain my confidence and experience. If there are children in my new home, I would do best with children over 8 years old. I live with 3 other dogs, 2 cats and a bunny so I’ll be fine in a home with other pets.
I’m a pretty great girl, and am looking for an experienced border collie home to help me settle into this new world I am discovering. Like any new dog, I would benefit from general obedience classes to help me learn and form a stronger bond with you.
I am house-trained, crate-trained, micro-chipped and up to date on all my vaccinations. It is very important that I have a securely fenced yard in my new home. Are you ready to meet me yet? I promise you won’t be sorry!
Love and kisses,
Kenzie is being fostered in the Kansas City area.
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