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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

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


Nike

Nike

Nike

Nike

adopted

October 2017

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.


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


kenzie

kenzie

 

Kenzie

 

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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

Kenzie is being fostered in the Kansas City area.

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


Guinness

Guinness

 

Guinness

Guinness

Guinness

Guinness was a stray that found himself running out of time at animal control.  Luckily we were able to get him out and get him on his way to a forever home.  Guinness is about one year old and a very happy boy.  He’s a little underweight at 33 lbs and should fill out to 35-40.  He has a very shiny, beautiful rough coat and was good for his bath and brushing.  He rides well in the car and is quiet in his crate-even though he would prefer not to go in!


Guinness loves playing with his foster brother and enjoys toys but is still learning about treats.  He also likes a good cuddle. He appears to be fairly athletic.  He is an energetic boy who would enjoy other dogs to play with but could also be content being a spoiled only child. 


Guinness will chase a cat who runs, but does not show much interest in cats who hold their ground.


Guinness has not been in rescue long. We will update his bio when we know more about him. 

Guinness is being fostered in the Springfield, Missouri area.

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


 

Charlie

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charlie

 

Charlie

 

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Charlie is a ten month- old male border collie who was found wandering around a lake in the KC area with part of a leash still on him.   Attempts to find his owner were unsuccessful.  Hard to believe that someone is not missing this guy as he has such a bright and frisky personality.    Charlie has transitioned beautifully into his foster home.  He would love to have all 5 dogs be his friend, but learned quickly that only 2 have much interest in running and wrestling with him.   He is a young guy and trying to figure out the whole pecking order concept and needs a human leader to reinforce what behavior is ok and what is not.  Charlie shows no food or toy aggression although he will absolutely try to get to the ball before the other guy!  He is a speedy fellow and has some cute trick moves that could be useful on a basketball team.   His adorable head tilt would drive the fans wild. 

Charlie listens quite well and his little acts of mischief are easily corrected. He is currently interested in trash cans and pantries and keeping those things off limits is important.   He likes treats and he loves toys, all kinds, so he is very easy to train. Charlie walks nicely on a leash with a martingale collar and has had no accidents in his foster home.   He does not resist crating and is quiet all night.   

Charlie knows sit and is getting the hang of “wait” in many instances.  He will absolutely know “leave it” by the end of today!  He is picking up on recall in the backyard but will need a fenced in yard for safety.    Charlie has not been tested in a thunderstorm, but loud noises do not scare him.  He is ok with the leaf blower and the vacuum cleaner and does not act insane around them. 

If you are in the market for another border collie, or an interactive dog as a companion to another active dog, Charlie could be the one for you.   He does have an “off” switch and he does know how to entertain himself if he wears down the dogs in his home (or the people).  There is no meanness in Charlie, just a zest for life. 

Charlie is being fostered in Columbia, MO.

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

 


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