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Maisy

Maisy

Maisy

Maisy

Maisy

 

Maisy



Maisy Moo is a 45-lb two-year-old fun-loving border collie mix seeking an active home. This confident, enthusiastic girl has such a happy personality with a silly side that will leave you laughing. Maisy is fully housebroken and kennel trained and will go to her kennel when asked. She has learned that the kennel is her quiet place and will go there to lay down during the day.  She absolutely loves to play ball, tug and run beside you.


Maisy is doing well with positive reinforcement and nothing in life is free training in her foster home. She knows sit, down, wait, wave, and stay.  She is progressing nicely with her leash skills and has also begun learning some fun new tricks.  She is still very much a puppy at times and needs to learn what behavior is appropriate. She would do best in a home with an experienced handler who can make a commitment to her training. 


Maisy does well with other dogs and would do well in a home with a young or playful dog.  She can be a little overzealous when first introduced and has a fairly energetic play style, but she responds well to other dogs’ cues and quickly learns how to accommodate their boundaries. She has had multiple play dates with variety of other dogs, and she is just eager to have a friend and play. Maisy does will with the cats in her foster home, while she hasn’t become best friends she doesn’t bother them, 


Maisy is a high energy dog  and is looking for a family excited to meet her physical and mental needs.  With her long legs, toy drive, speed and agility plus her eagerness to learn new tricks, she has the potential to be a great sports dog prospect or wonderful running and hiking partner. If you’re looking for a beautiful, enthusiastic partner for your adventures during the day and belly-rubbing cuddles at night, Maisy Moo might be your perfect girl!

Maisy was an outside farm dog prior to entering MOKAN.  She had a history of running through her underground electric fence when she became bored.  As a result she needs a traditional above ground fence to keep her safe while she stretches her legs.  She has been learning that it is good to stay close to her people but she will need lots of love and reinforcement. 


Maisy is being fostered in the Kansas City area

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


Kensa

Kensa

Kensa

Kensa

Kensa

 

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Kensa

Kensa is an energetic, strikingly beautiful, tri-color smooth-coat Border Collie.  She is likely approximately 1-2 years old, and weighs 46 pounds.  Kensa was found with a collar and invisible fence collar (no tags and no chip) and was delivered to a vet clinic, where she stayed for a few weeks.  After no owner claimed her, she was turned over to Mo-Kan. 

 Kensa adores people and is extremely affectionate.  She will melt your heart the first time you meet her.  She will look at you with her adoring eyes, lean her head into you, and once you start petting her, she’ll beg you to be hers forever.  
 
 She is happiest when she is going for a walk, when catching a ball or Frisbee, and when playing with toys (while “talking” to her toys with happy grumbles and rumbles). She is a champion self-entertainer: She is convinced that one day she will throw a toy as well as a person. She will also cheerfully accompany you on a jog if you are a runner. She will also just cuddle with you when playtime is over.

 She is completely housebroken.  She has learned to crate on command and once in is calm and comfortable. She sleeps through the night quietly in her crate as well. 

 In just a very short time, Kensa has learned sit, down, come & heel, and is quickly improving on stay. She has an excellent “automatic sit” when heeling, and will even auto sit with distractions, such as walking past a dog park or child playground.  She is a quick learner and has mastered fun tricks such as “shake” & “roll over”. 

 She is timid of new situations, but will accept new things once she has time to observe. She can be a little reactive to unexpected situations, such is an unknown dog or a person running toward us. But when she has time to enter new situations on her own time, she is so brave. Patience and training are key in helping Kensa adjust to new situations. She is anxious with thunderstorms, but copes quite well if given a quiet place during the storm. 

 She was initally afraid of baths and water, but in the heat of the summer, has discovered that water is actually quite fun. She now loves to splash and play in her baby pool. 

 Kensa is very energetic and intelligent.  She would thrive in a family wanting to support a high level of exercise and training to keep her mind occupied.  She would also likely excel in a variety of dog sports. 

 Kensa is a bit confused by small children. If given enough time to get to know them, she would likely be very loyal and trusting. However, the fast motion, noise and unpredictability of children make her a bit nervous. In the past, when she chose to meet a child, she just rolled over for a belly rub. However, lately she usually chooses to simply avoid them, but walking away or skirting well around them on a walk. She would be most comfortable in a home without elementary-aged children.

 Due to Kensa’s exuberance in play, the best fit for Kensa would be with a balanced dog about her size that likes to play or she would do great as an only dog. She tends to play too rough with small dogs. 

 Kensa respects cats if the cat is dog-savvy and knows how to deliver the “don’t touch me” vibe (a barn cat “trained” Kensa in about 10 seconds simply with a “death stare”… Kensa now steers clear).  She was initially very timid of horses, but after just a couple visits to the barn, she is far more relaxed (though maintains a safe and respectful distance from the horses).  

 Kensa can’t wait to find her forever family.  When she does, I guarantee she will shower you with endless affection. 

 Kensa is being fostered in the Wichita, KS area.  She will need a standard upbove ground fenced yard to keep her safe.

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


Nike

Nike

Nike

Nike

Adoption Pending!

Nike

Nike is a 10-12 month old female Border collie found as a stray.  She was pulled from a kill shelter where she was too stressed to be adopted.  Nike can be very shy when she meets new people but warms up quickly with a few cookies and a little encouragement.  Within 24 hours of arriving in her foster home she was acting like a normal, happy dog.

 
Nike is a sweet girl, but a very rambunctious puppy!  She is working on general manners such as not jumping on people or things (countertops, doors, etc), being quiet in her crate and also basic obedience.  She also tends to play bite/nip at her people when she gets excited.  Nike is crate trained but it can take a  little encouragement to get her in and a little while for her to quiet down.  She is mostly housebroken.


She likes other dogs once she gets to know them and plays all kinds of games with her foster brother.  She is pretty good about not bothering dogs who don't want to play as well at the cats. 


Nike enjoys rawhide chews, is very food motivated and playing with toys more and more the longer she has been here.  She recently attended and agility trial which was a great socialization experience for her and she made a lot of progress on learning that strangers don't have to be scary.  She rides quietly in the car but should have a seatbelt or crate so she doesn't try to get in the front seat with you!


Nike will require a fenced yard and a patient family that is willing to continue her socialization and training.  Willingness to take and obedience class, or , a very experienced family will be required.  At this time we are not adopting Nike to families with children under 10 but this may change as her training progresses. 

Nike has sport dog potential and will be a fabulous dog with a little time and training!  She currently weighs about 35 lbs and has a medium length coat.

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


Rio

Rio

Rio

Rio

rio

adopted

August 2017

Rio

If you are seeking a devoted active border collie,  you will want to meet Rio.  This little guy is about 36 pounds and very sweet. Rio’s favorite thing to do is whatever you are doing.  If you are wanting to ride the tractor,  Rio will be there running alongside.  If you are looking for a running companion,  Rio is ready for that.  (Rio is good on and off leash).  If you want to garden,  Rio would be delighted to join you. Car ride?  Absolutely.  Watch TV?  Rio likes that too.  Yoga?  Rio says sure.   
 
The only thing Rio does not like is to be left alone for long periods, especially outside.  Rio has been fine in his foster home when I have been gone for a few hours.  He will crate, but also does ok uncrated.  He is not destructive and he is housetrained.  He is a little bit of a worry wart and he much prefers to be able to see you so he doesn’t have to worry about where you are and if you are ok.  Rio has terrific recall.  He is excellent on leash free trails and he doesn’t bother other dogs. He shows little interest in the other dogs in his foster home and he is not at all aggressive. Toys are not of value to Rio, but he loves a peanut butter bone at night and he will gnaw on a bone during the day.  He ignores cats.   He is most concerned about his human and he will be your shadow.  Rio does very well in an unfenced yard if you are outside with him, but a fenced yard is preferred to keep him safe.  He has no interest in running away from where his owner is.  Rio is a sweet and affectionate dog who would be your BEST FRIEND FOREVER. 
 
Rio is being fostered in Columbia, MO.

 

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

 

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calvin

calvin

calvin

Calvin

 My name is Calvin and I'm about two years old, although my foster dad isn't 100% sure of when I was born because I was found in a super rural area. I just love everyone! At first I was a little scared of new people and new places but I'm quickly getting more comfortable in my foster home! Every time I see a dog I get super excited and just cannot stop wagging my tail! If I see a new person I do the same thing, I just like saying hi to everyone!

During my time living indoors I haven't had a single accident! I love playing outside - the tennis ball is my favorite and I'm slowly learning that my foster dad wants me to bring the ball to him so he can throw it again - I just love it when he throws the ball across the yard! Since I started hanging out with my foster dad, I've been given baths and get brushed a lot - I have the softest, most shiny coat!

When I'm inside I've already learned that the crate is a safe place - especially when foster dad leaves. It's not totally my favorite yet, but I'm learning to love it because I always get tasty treats in there! I only jump on the couch or bed if dad invites me but I just love it when he lets me up there! Cuddle time is my favorite and I just can't get close enough to my people! I can't wait to find my forever home!

Calvin needs a standard fenced yard to keep him safe.

He's being fostered in the Kansas City area.

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

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jagger

jagger

jagger

 

Jagger

This is Jagger.  He likes to play with the ball or Frisbee (or really anything you’ll throw) non-stop.  He is high energy and will play all day, until told that play time is over. In the evenings when he calms down he gets cuddly and curls up on the couch with you. 


Jagger is a little bit timid around strangers but warms up real quick once they play fetch with him. He is also afraid of loud scary noises, and tends to bolt so he’ll need to fenced yard to keep him safe. Jagger does still need to learn to walk on a leash without pulling, he does do ok with a harness.

He is very good about his crate and often chooses to sleep in there. When asked to go in he goes right in a curls up and sleeps. He is a little nervous riding in the car and likes to hide down on the floor.

Jagger will be turning 3 in November.  He likes playing with our border collie but is very respectful of his Chihuahua sister. He got an A+ at daycare for his interactions with other dogs. He needs an active
house and would prefer one with kids. Jagger loves kids of all ages.  He likes other dogs so a home with a current pet would be just fine.

 

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

jagger

jagger


bella

bella

adopted

August 2017

Bella

bella

bella

Do you see it in my eyes when you look at me?   H-O-P-E.   Hope for a new beginning and a home filled with love.  Hi, I’m Bella, and I’m a young (3-5 years old), stunningly beautiful border collie who was recently rescued.  I’m 35 pounds of pure love and devotion.  I spent my first years of life chained in my owner’s back yard.  I wasn’t given time to play, and I wasn’t given much attention or love.  But I’m making up for lost time now.   I am living the good life in a foster home and exploring all of life’s simplest joys.   Beds that are soft and cozy, toys that interest and excite me, a back yard where I can run and jump and twirl to my heart’s content, shelter from thunderstorms, and oh that glorious, soft and cushy couch which always comes equipped with a human to snuggle.  I had no idea that life could be this sweet.

Finding ways to please you is a top priority of mine.   My foster family already knows that a little praise and a lotta love are the things that motivate me the most.    I am fully house trained, crate trained, and I am being taught so many new and interesting things.  You must know how smart border collies are, right?  Well, I am learning my basic commands at a very fast rate.  I walk nicely on leash, and I know how to come when called. My idea of a perfect day is going for a walk, playing in the yard, chewing on my favorite bone, snuggling in a hammock in the shade, and ending the day with that special couch snuggling time. 

I’ve even developed a love for the TV show, American Ninja Warrior.  Maybe I could try a dog’s version of that?   I believe with training you and I could have fun doing agility together.   I’m athletic and agile, and very willing to try to do whatever you ask of me.  Maybe we could give Canine Freestyle a whirl?  We would be dancing together!  Honestly, anything that we can do together would make me happy.

When I think of my perfect home, I know I’ll need a family that will understand my personality.  I can be shy and fearful in new situations.  I wasn’t well socialized in that back yard I lived in alone, so I can be afraid of new people, especially men.  My family will need to be aware of my lack of confidence and help me by providing slow introductions to new people and new things.  Young children are scary to me with their sudden and quick movements, so I’d prefer a home with no young children due to my insecurities and my herding tendencies.  I live with three other dogs in my foster home, and we get along quite well.  That’s because I was properly introduced, and we were given the time to acclimate to one another.  Once I know I can trust my new humans and new environment, I will be able to fully share all my love and devotion with you.  I will want an active family that will consistently provide me with exercise, socialization and mental stimulation. This will help my confidence grow by leaps and bounds.  I will want to continue my training and would enjoy learning dog sports or agility.  My family should be calm, consistent with training and be willing to accept lots of sweet kisses from me every day.   Patience and understanding will be key.  That’s all I will need to be a happy and well-adjusted member of the family.  I should have a fenced yard so I can safely explore and run.

My foster mom says that every bit of effort you will put into me will be rewarded with unconditional love, loyalty, and affection.  She says that I’ve got the sweetest way of looking at her, and I melt her heart every day.  When I look at her, it is with a look of pure, unadulterated love, with total gratitude for rescuing me,  and with a fervent hope for my future.   Will you please be a part of my new beginning?  I’m waiting to share all my love, loyalty and devotion with you. 

Love, Bella

 

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


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