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Maisy

 

maisy

 

Maisy

Maisy

maisy

maisy

Maisy

Hi! Hi! Hi! I’m Maisy Moo!  I am a high energy border collie mix. I’m tall and slim weighing 45-lbs.  I love to run and hike, I can spend hours playing with other dogs or tugging on a rope with you. I will need a traditional fenced yard to keep me safe while I stretch my long legs.  I am a ball of goofy energy that wants to make you laugh and smile at my antics.  My foster mom can’t help but laugh when I wiggle myself onto her lap and give kisses.
 
I am smart too, I have already learned my basics like sit, down, and stay.  I can kennel-up and I’m working really hard at not pulling on my leash. I am learning to come when called but sometimes I get distracted by good sniffs and squirrels.  I am quick to learn new house rules, like staying off of counters and leaving my peoples food alone.  I love the challenge of new tricks and I keep trying until I get it. I would love to keep learning new tricks and tasks, can you teach me?
 
MOKAN calls me a sporting dog because I feel best when I have jobs to do and things to learn.  My foster mom tells me that I am fast and agile, she thinks I could do great things with something called agility or disc dog.  I’ve tried agility and I guess I’m a natural, my favorite was the A-frame but tunnels are pretty awesome too. 
 
I currently live with a dog, cats, and young children.  I get along great with other dogs and I respect cats in the house.  The little kids I love, I just want to cover them in licks, maybe I love them a little too much because I knock them over. I don’t try to herd people or children but my mom thinks I do best in a home with older children so that I don’t cause any accidents.
 
I was relinquished to the nice people at MOKAN  by my owner because they knew I needed more mental and physical simulation in my life. I am a happy, confident girl who can’t wait for a forever home. 

Important Information: I have a history of running and can easily jump a 4-ft fence when the mood strikes me so a fully fenced yard is absolutely necessary. My play style comes on a little strong for some dogs and I’m tireless in my attempts to get others to play with me.  So I will need to meet any potential siblings to know they are up for my intensity.  I also have some reactive quirks, like meeting other dogs through a fence or barrier and sometimes while on leash.  I’ll need my new family to be patient with me, familiar with positive reinforcement, and be ready to bond with me in formal training.


Maisy is being fostered in the Kansas City area

Watch a video of Maisy doing basic obedience...

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kenzie

kenzie

 

Kenzie

 

kenzie

Kenzie is a 1 year old, 40lb Border Collie who loves three things: snuggles, tennis balls, and Frisbees (not in that order). Kenzie needs a special adopter that will not only give her a wonderful home and that is understanding of her, but will also continue her training. Kenzie does have general anxiety and will continue to blossom with ongoing, dedicated training.


She lives wonderfully with the resident dog and she now happily shares with him. Kenzie will alert you to noises around your home to make sure you are protected against all of the things, so she needs a home that will allow her to "turn off", and wind down. She's in tune to humans and their emotions, and she hears every little noise.


Now if you’re still with us, here are the good things about Kenzie. She is a Velcro dog once she trusts you and loves to be where her people are. Kenzie will happily lie next to you and cuddle and most importantly she will love you with her whole heart. Kenzie now happily greets her foster dad with whines of excitement when he gets home. Kenzie has a wonderful toy [BALL!] drive and will do anything to play fetch.


Speaking of fetch, what does Kenzie want in a forever home? She would love adopters who promise to play fetch with her as much as possible - she would happily play fetch all day long if she could. She currently gets at least one fetch session every day and most days several! Kenzie would do best in a home with a private fenced yard to accommodate her exercise needs - getting her exercise  has proven to be one of the most successful methods of alleviating her anxiety, so this is important.


Kenzie has a moderate-high energy level and would do best with an experienced Border Collie adopter able to handle her energy and anxiety. Kenzie has lived successfully with other cats and dogs, but is not dependent on either. She is crate-trained, house trained, and knows basic commands. Kenzie needs someone who will be dedicated to her and to continuing her training to help her be the happiest she can be.


Kenzie is spayed, micro chipped, and UTD on vaccines prior to adoption. She is currently fostered in Raytown, MO

Watch a video of Kenzie...

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Bo

Bo

Bo

 

Bo

Bo

Bo

Bo is all puppy.  His tail is always wagging and if he's not ready to play he's ready to love.    Bo just celebrated his first birthday and he would like every day to be an occasion to get now toys!  He doesn't care if they are chew toys or balls or stuffies as he thinks they are all great!  Bo thinks everyone canine or human is his friend, but he doesn't realize that he comes on strong.  He is learning how to rein in his eagerness but will need a family that is patient with him as he continues to learn nice dog manners. He is already crate trained and know sit and has a fair recall.  Of course, being a BC he loves to go for walks and rides and cuddling.  Bo is a tall boy and is working on bulking up his build.

Bo will need a fenced yard to keep him safe.

Bo is being fostered in the KC area.

Watch a video of Bo...

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Anne

Anne

Anne

adopted

January 2018

Anne

Anne

Anne

Anne is a 6 month old female border collie.  She was relinquished to MOKAN BC Rescue because she was getting picked on by another dog in the family. 

Anne is partially housetrained and does well if let outside at regular intervals.   She is becoming accustomed to the crate and sleeps 5-7 hours at night.  She would probably sleep all night, but she has other dogs in her foster home that wake her up.   She is not eager to go into the crate, but she is developing the routine of what happens when and is a quick learner.  She does NOT keep me up all night yelping!  She has a little whine that is quieted with a firm “NO”.

Anne didn’t like the leash much at first, but she has become used to it and will be pretty easy to work with on leash skills.  She really enjoys her off leash time and sticks around and comes when called.  She definitely watches what the other dogs in her home do and learns from them.  She is leery about playing with them and having them chase and wrestle with her, but she is coming around.  She is very submissive with other dogs and is just now starting to “hold her own” instead of flipping onto her back when someone tries to play.    It’s been fun to watch her confidence build.

Anne is a puppy AND a border collie, so she needs a great deal of exercise and stimulation.   If she doesn’t have enough toys, she will find something to play with that you don’t want her to have.  This could be a shoe, a cord, a table leg, a pant leg (attached to its owner), or a rug.  She needs to be monitored when she is free, and she needs to have the undesirable chew object replaced with a permissible one.  She definitely learns from “NO” or “LEAVE IT” and giving her something that is ok.

Anne lived with several small children in her previous home and she stayed a few days with a rescuer who had small grandkids and she really likes kids!   She would probably do fine with cats.  She was around cats a few days over the holidays and they were a novelty to her and she wanted to interact with them but it was pretty hectic and not something I wanted to tackle at that time.  She didn’t show any intent to harm the cats.  She just was curious.

Anne is petite and weighs in at 27#.  I doubt she will get much bigger than 35# as an adult.  She is really quite sweet and a bit mischievous.   She can be mouthy, but it is a soft mouth.  She can grab your pants while you walk.  She likes hair and soft things. She has a prance rather than a walk.   And she has wonderful soft fur with lovely markings!  Anne will not be around for long.  She is far too endearing. 

She is currently being fostered in Columbia Missouri.

If interested in adopting, read about our Adoption Process and complete an Adoption Application.


Donut

Donut

 

Donut

Donut

Donut is s 2-3 year old Border Collie mix. He is extremely trusting and loving. He doesn’t know a stranger and warms to people very quickly. He loves adults and kids the same. Very, very gentle with kids. We haven’t had him around toddlers, but suspect he’s be just as sweet.

He is dog and cat friendly. For the most part, he avoids the cats, especially dog savvy cats who let him know they are not interested in playing. In his foster home, he lives with a large male cat who he thinks could be a play mate and has tried to play with the cat a few times much to his disappointment since the cat wants nothing to do with it. He backed off right away when the cat said no.

He loves other dogs, he could live alone or with others. He would want to play with others for sure and would probably do very well at a doggy day care. He is non-reactive to “reactive” dogs. Barking , lunging or overly excited dogs don’t phase him especially when he’s on a walk and his nose is engaged.

He loves to go for walks! He is extremely gentle on the leash and stays at the heel or behind pretty much all the time. Kids can walk him with ease. 

Donut has an immense love of car rides. We think it’s his daily goal; to get in at least two car rides. He’s happy running around with his foster dad in the work truck. Sometimes, he won’t get out when they return home!!

As far as we know, he has perfect house manners. He seems completely housebroken. He has never had an accident. In fact, his potty habits are very unique. He only seems to need to “go” outside a few times a day. Even though he is out quite a bit with his foster family, he actually only goes potty 2-3 times a day. He can easily go through the night upwards of 10 hours. 

He did not seem crate trained when he arrived into rescue. He has learned to sleep in the crate at night, although he would not prefer it. When he arrived at his foster family, he would whine or yip about 5 minutes after being put to bed in the crate but a soft “ehh-eh” from his foster mom and he went to sleep and didn't make a peep the rest of the night. He did this for a few days and is now completely quiet after being put to bed. However, we suspect he would be perfectly fine loose in the house overnight and would just find a favorite spot on the floor to sleep. At his foster home, he is not allowed on the furniture and doesn’t attempt to jump on the furniture at all. He will go in the crate for a bit during the day but definitely doesn’t like it. He will ask to get out for about 5 minutes then quickly gives up and goes to sleep till he’s let out. He would NOT be happy in the crate for long periods of time during the day. He’d probably do much better loose in the house. 

Donut does not play with toys or show any interest in toys, balls or playing tug. He would much rather get a belly rub, go for a car ride or a walk. He is super easy going and just wants love and attention. But, he is not a velcro dog. He is perfectly fine with wondering off to sleep for a couple hours in one of his favorite spots.

Donut is also very, very quiet. Besides the whining or yipping when he’s first put in the crate, Donut has never barked. He spends time in the back yard and even with other dogs barking at the fence or other strange noise going on, Donut does not bark in response. 

Donut would be a great first dog for a family with kids or a wonderful companion for a household with no children. He really just wants love and has an endless supply of love to give back!! Donut is being fostered in the Kansas City, MO area.

 

Watch a video of Donut...

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Moose

Moose

Moose

 

Moose

 

Moose

Moose

Moose

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  Then, just take a good look at me and you "Can't Help Falling in Love".  I'm Moose, well...actually my real name is Po, but everyone calls me Moose.  And baby, I'm a hunka, hunka, "Burning Love"!  Just look at me!  Am I not adorable??!!  I ain't no "Hound Dog!, that's for sure"  Can you tell, I have a thing for Elvis??  He taught me all I know about love and I can croon with the best of 'em!  You should hear me when I am sleeping!  My foster mom can't believe how much moaning, groaning, snoring and little whimpers I make!  I even do it all while I am awake too!  And charm??  I got that going too!  On the first day in my foster home, I charmed my mom into snuggling up with me in a recliner!  I got all the stuff you will love in one big package!!  LOTS of fluff, big paws, wigglebutt nub (no tail), and liquid brown eyes!  Really, who can resist all that??

I am facinated with balls.  Not quite sure what to do with them yet, but love to make them roll!  A fenced yard would be really great to play in and I was raised with kids, so they are good too!  I don't mind other dogs, but I just want to be your "Teddy Bear"!  Snuggles, cuddles and hanging out with you is what I like best.  Oh sure, I like to have fun outside as long as you are around, but not that crazy high energy stuff like other Border Collie do!  "Don't Be Cruel" and think you can stick me out in the backyard to live!  I am gonna be "Stuck on You" from the first moment you take me home!  Picture this, cold winter night, fire in the fireplace, my water bowl at our side, you and me...snuggled inside...ahhh...that's the life!  I'm a "Love me Tender" kinda guy, but love me true!  I will be the only dog for you!  

I am 10 weeks old (born 11/13), and at my first check-up I weighed in at 17 lbs at 8 weeks!  My mom is a Border Collie mix, but our best guess is daddy is an Austalian Shepherd/Newfoundland/Bernese Mountain Dog, so I am going to be a big boy!!  But, don't let that worry you, I am what they call a gentle giant!  I don't jump up on you or knock you over.  I just want to be close.  I am up to date on all vetting, microchipped, and on heartworm prevention.  I will be adopted with a neuter contract as well.  

So "It's Now or Never"!  Fill out an application before someone else gets me "All Shook Up"!  I am being fostered in the Rolla, MO area.

 

��I'm stuck on you
 Whoa-oh, Whoa-oh
Stuck like glue
You and me baby
We're stuck like glue! 

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