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Success Stories 2009


Hope is one of Kitt's puppies. She is the smallest one in the litter and is not yet quite as outgoing as her sisters. We will be giving her more one on one time with her mom and hope to see her catch up in size and attitude soon. The puppies are currently 5-6 weeks old.

Sadie

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Sadie


January 2009

Hope

Hope, now Sadie, was adopted by Jenni.

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Update 6/09:

I just wanted to share some updated pictures of little Sadie, except she isn’t little anymore!  She has turned into a beautiful girl!  Checkers celebrated her second birthday last month and we happened to be dog-sitting Checkers littermate- Tazzy.  I thought it would be fun to have a little mini birthday party (ok- I will admit it, I just wanted their pictures in the birthday hats!! J )  As you can see, Sadie is quite photogenic.  She loved the hat and wore it all around the yard.  She love having her picture taken and always has that *smile* on her face – with the tongue hanging out.  She is learning Frisbee, but is more interested in biting and holding onto Checkers tail to keep her from catching the Frisbee than catching it herself.  We had an old football in the garage and she LOVES it, so that is her thing.

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Peyton is the most eager to explore of the three puppies. She is very bold and seems to already be in search of new adventures all the time. She seems to be a little packrat and likes to collect piles of toys, even ones that are bigger than she is! We will have more information on Peyton, Hope and Tess as they grow and their personalities continue to emerge.


January 2009

Peyton

Peyton was adopted by Melody & Kraig and Hannah and Kellen in Shawnee, KS


Meet Moss! Moss is a 1 ½ year old male Border Collie who has an affectionate and playful disposition. He came into rescue as an owner surrender, through no fault of his own.

Moss is a delightful houseguest at his foster home. He gets along very well with the two resident dogs and respects their boundaries while trying to entice them to play with him. He is also respectful of the cats after only several mild reminders to “leave them”. Moss is playful and if he can’t entice anyone to play with him, he will entertain himself, but he can also settle down in the house. When he is tired, he goes on his own into his crate to rest. Moss makes us laugh with his goofy adolescent behavior. He is fast and very agile and already has shown interest in the Frisbee and does some spectacular jumps to catch it. He likes to chase soccer balls too! He has had obedience training in the past and is quick to respond to commands. Moss needs to work on his “come” command. He appears to think he is in trouble when someone calls “comes”, but he has already gotten more responsive due to training with treats and praise.

Moss has the energy, agility and intelligence to be the best friend of someone who is active and might be interested in activities like agility, flyball, Frisbee, herding, or just hiking and jogging.


January 2009

Moss

Moss (now Jasper) was adopted by Ron and Nancy in Colorado.


Moss in Colorado

 


Roy is a 2 year old rough coated tri colored border collie. When you're around him it's hard to resist the urge to hug and love on him. He has such a warm, happy and loving attitude! Roy was found as a stray in southern MO. He was very thin and his coat had been shaved off due to matts. But those intense, warm brown eyes told us he has a lot to offer if someone would give him a chance. And not only is he growing in a beautiful wavy coat, but he has also shown his inner beauty.

We discovered right away that Roy had strong livestock herding instinct and a trainer saw a lot of potential for him to become a good working dog. But he didn't know much else about home manners, dog toys, crate training or even to come when called. In a short amount of time though Roy has become a very well rounded border collie. He now loves to chase tennis balls, romp with other dogs, and is very eager to learn new commands. He already knows sit, down, kennel, wait, leave it, and load. We are working on solid recall, and he gets better at that all the time. He just needs continued training for distractions or times when he is very focused on something else.

Roy would very much enjoy having another dog to play and wrestle with, but he has also learned with his foster siblings who are older and more serious-minded to just hang out and not pester them. He has been exposed to both male and female dogs and he can get along with just about any of them. He does defend himself if he's being picked on, but he does not seem interested in being an alpha dog.

Roy is a big boy at 50 pounds and about 22" tall, but he's thinks he might like to be a lap dog if he could get away with it! He loves to snuggle and get belly rubs. He is the perfect blend of an active, playful border collie who can also come in and lay on the rug inside and be a calm and relaxed companion dog. He bonds well with people and would also be very content as an only dog.

Roy has come a long way with learning to "leave it" with the cat on command, but he is still pretty intense with cats, so at this point I would probably recommend a no-cat home or he will need more training and supervision if he goes to a home with a cat. He especially loves men, but is very friendly with everyone and is good with kids. He is a large active BC though, so probably not very small children or toddlers. I have every confidence Roy will continue to flourish in most any loving home that will commit time and attention to him and he would especially love to have a home where he could continue to do some herding work!

 


Roy's angels are:
Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue
Association
Thank you for helping him and all the rest.

 



March 2009

Roy

Roy's success story will be coming soon!



Shia is an approx 1-1/2 year old male border collie. He has a beautiful rough coat and loves to be brushed. He is very affectionate and loves all the attention he can get from his foster Mom. He is a high energy boy who loves to run and play soccer. He is very athletic and can catch a soccer ball in mid air while he’s running. He would be an excellent agility prospect. He is house broken, crate trained and is calm in the house. He walks nicely on a leash.

He gets along great with other dogs. He is still working on his manners as he likes to jump up to give his foster Mom kisses. He is getting better with continued correction at not jumping on her. He would benefit from continued obedience and/or agility classes.

Shia does have too much interest in cats, so a no cat home would probably be better for Shia.

 


March 2009

Shia

Shia nka Manning was adopted by Cynthia and her family in Springfield. Mo. Manning joins Cynthia's 13 year old Border collie Jayhawk. Manning has made tremendous progress in his new home. He has completed obediance class and is now working on his CGC certification. After a bit of a rocky start with a lot of support by former foster parent Kathy D. and patience on Cythia's part, Manning is becoming the dog he was meant to be-playful, obediant and a good candidate for Agility or advanced Obediance training.

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Indy is an attractive 11 month old red and white border collie with a beautiful thick coat. He was found last summer on the side of the road next to his litter mate who had already been hit by a car. The family who found Indy took him in, but soon decided he was too rambunctious for their 3 yr old child. As a result, Indy was put outdoors to live alone on a cable 24/7 before his owners decided to relinquish him to MoKan Border Collie Rescue.

Indy is enjoying every minute of his new life in his foster home. He has an outgoing temperament and isn’t shy or fearful of new people, places, or things. Although Indy is a ball of energy, he is a good playmate for the 7 and 10 year old children who he currently lives with. He has strong herding tendencies and therefore we do not recommend him in a home with children under 6. Indy is a sponge for attention from every human and greets all visitors to the home enthusiastically. He enjoys playing with the smaller of his foster dog sisters, and does his best to respect the space of his other foster dog sister who doesn’t want to hang out with him. The two resident cats are still deciding whether or not Indy’s a safe playmate. He is cat obsessed although not aggressive. Indy would probably do best in a home without cats or a home with a cat safe zone.

Even though he had not previously lived indoors, Indy has been very easy to crate train and hasn’t had any accidents in the house. He is learning house manners and responds well to voice corrections. In just a few days, Indy learned “sit”, “down”, and “wait”—he is a very smart boy and eager to please. With his eagerness to learn and high energy, Indy would probably enjoy agility classes. He will make a great pet for the family who can give him the time and affection he lacked during his first 10 months.


March 2009

Indy

Indy was adopted by Mike and Dana in St. Louis Missouri.

We adopted Indy in March of this year and he has quickly become a part of our family. He is such a loving, sweet and great dog that I couldn't imagine my life without him. After a couple of weeks of training this handsome guy learned quickly his basic commands as well as getting along with the other animals in our house. He loves to play with our other dog Blue who happens to be a 130lb Rottweiler. Some of the things they like to do together are play ball and Frisbee in the backyard as well as chase each other. But their most favorite thing to do is take naps right next to each other or on top of each other ~ SO CUTE!!

Indy also happens to be a wonderful running partner for me. He motivates me to go and while we are our runs you can tell that he is so happy and at peace.

I cannot express how lucky we are to have him and we look forward to a SUPER future with him. Thank you to my sister-in-law Tammy T. and her family for fostering Indy and giving him the love that he needed when he was rescued. It actually is pretty special that their relationship doesn't end because they get to see him every time they come to our house. So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who saved Indy's life and for letting this furry ball of joy into our lives. HE IS THE BEST!!!!

Indy


Indy

Indy

 


Jake is very quiet, loves to be in his crate at any given time. He is really is the perfect BC. He sits, downs, stays when he wants to, shakes with both paws, walks GREAT on a leash. Loads right up in the car and goes to sleep. He's good with my cats. My young tabby likes to tease him, but he calls off very easily. He's a very sensitive dog, just raising your voice to another dog sends him into apologizing mode. We are guessing Jakes age to be 3 to 4 years. He is just learning to play with other dogs, but has not shown a lot of interest in toys yet.


March 2009

Jake

Jake was adopted by Brendan of Wichita, KS

Update: 5/10: Jake's pleasantly plump now, at around 55lbs. He's a frisbee fanatic now, pretty obsessed really. He still gets into the trash every now and then, which is all the more impressive because he has to open cabinets to get to it. But, generally he's very well behaved and gets plenty of attention. Thanks! Brendan


Oh my, what a cutie Andy is! He came to us thru the Kansas Humane Society, who felt he was too much pup for them to place. I'm glad they realise they don't understand Border Collies!

Andy is a lovely Tri-color, maybe a year old(maybe). He loves to be loved, and needs to learn "Off"! Andy has already found the toy bucket, and chose a stuffed mouse as his, and is carrying it around the house, trying to get on of my dogs to play with him. He has met my cats, and is still trying to figure them out. Good Luck with that one, Andy!

This young boy will need obedience training, and perhaps a sport home. Look for updates on Andy!

 

March 2009

Andy

Andy was adopted by Jeff and Betsy of Chesterfield, Mo

 


 

Rose is a smooth-coated female Border collie that was found wandering in a public park. We're estimating her age at about 3 years old. She is very friendly, happily greets everyone she meets and has been around children as young as 6 years old.

Rose weighs about 35 pounds. She has only been in foster care a short time, but appears to be housetrained. Rose is working on training her foster mom on her signal for needing to go outside, but hasn't had any accidents in the house in the meantime : )

Rose is a snuggle bug and will let you pet on her as long as you'd like. She would be great as an only dog so that she can soak up all your loving. She is proving to be a quick student and has already learned to sit to have her leash put on, sit for dinner or for treats, and kennel. She's working on "wait" when going out doors as her next command. Rose is very agile and might have great agility potential as well.

Update: 1/09: Rose has continued to prosper while in foster care. Her confidence has increased and we have discovered she LOVES to play! She gets the "zoomies" and her foster brother and sister chase her, but can't catch her unless she wants to be caught. She also loves to wrestle with her Aussie foster brother or just play with her jolly ball. We play soccer some with a slightly underinflated soccer ball that she can pick up and carry. Rose is an alpha, but has been around 6 different dogs for extended periods of time and has done fine. She's also gone to doggie day care a couple of times to play as well.

Rose crates beautifully and knows the routine so well that she often goes to her crate before I ask. Her favorite treat is a bone containing peanut butter and dog biscuits that's been frozen. She sits nicely for treats, her breakfast/dinner, and to put her leash on. She knows 'lay down', 'quiet', 'leave it', 'give it', and 'come' (she is consistent on 'come' if you're inside or in an enclosed area).

Rose does great with young kids. She is living with a 6 year old and the neighborhood children love to love on her too. She sits nicely and gives kisses. Her calmness and love of attention makes me think Rose has therapy dog potential. We've taken an agility one class which was a new experience for Rose. She is treat motivated so was willing to try the basic equipment for smelly salmon treats : )

Rose will lay quietly on her dog bed in the kitchen while I'm cooking or at the foot of the couch while we watch tv. She likes to be where her people are and will find a spot to curl up near wherever you are.

 

adopted
April 2009

Rose

Rose was adopted by Linda & Mike in Shawnee, Kansas.

4/09: Just a note to let you know that Rose has begun her training, level 2, and was the star of her class. There were about 20 in her class. The trainer used her as an example in demonstration, and the trainer remarked that Rose was so proud of herself as she was practicing her commands! She was! and she heels beautifully with a cute perky prance in her step, her tail like a little flag swinging high in the air arching over her hindquarters. She has a nice slow heel in sync with us. She is very accustom to her "gentle lead" and puts her nose right in it when we are preparing to take her outside.

She's our Rose! She's simply a delightful, pleasant dog/companion!

Thank you again for all the care you have given your foster dogs! Rose is a perfect example of a rescue success story!

 

Update: 8/10

Mike and Linda plan all their trips around Rose. She goes hiking in Coloroado with her own backpack. She is well socialized and goes to Pete and Mac's daycare to play. They are so happy with her, and believe they have the best dog in the world. It was so much fun to see one of our BC's in a "Home they deserve"


Kiera

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Kiera is an eight-month-old Border Collie mix.  She is about 40 pounds.  She is a very, mellow, sweet girl.  She is potty trained and crate trained.  She loves attention and will do anything for a belly rub.  She wants to do whatever you want to do.  If you want to sit and cuddle, she's great with that, if you want to play, she's great with that too.  She loves to play fetch with a ball and shows some interest in the frisbee.  She does very well with other dogs, likes to roll around and wrestle with them.  She would do well in a multiple dog home, but she loves attention and would love all the attention of a single dog home as well.  She loves children and has been around several and done wonderfully.  She shows a mild interst in chasing cats, but mostly just ignores ours.  She enjoys being inside when we are home, but is used to spending time out the yard as well.  She likes to chew on sticks. 

She is learning simple commands like sit and stay.  She is praise motivated.  She's pretty low-maintainence, compared to our other border collie, she just wants to be loved. 

 

 

adopted

April 2009

Kiera

Kiera was adopted by Kent & Amy of KCMO

 


Tate

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Tate was found as a stray in central MO and is about 1 1/2 years old.  He is as loveable as he is beautiful!  He seems never to met a stranger- either human or canine.  He settled right in to his foster home and very quickly began adapting to crate training, riding in a car, walking on a leash and everything else he has been exposed to.  He is housebroken and already knows sit and down.  Tate is very people-focused and will stay right with me outside even without a leash and if he does wander away he has an excellent recall.  He makes lots of eye contact and is always ready to please.  There have been no issues at all living with some bossy foster-sisters and although he is very fascinated by our cat, he has shown no signs of aggression towards him or the parrots.  He came to us with a warning that he would "go after" cats, so perhaps he would need to be watched with a cat that ran away from him, but with a calm indoor cat he has been fine.
 
He loves to play with all kinds of toys and once he is fully recovered from his neuter surgery, we'll find out just how much of a ball and frisbee dog he is.  It has been very entertaining to watch him play with a ball indoors and toss it in the air pounce on it.  He seems to love kids, but currently he wants to greet everyone by jumping up to "hug" you with his paws so that could be a problem with small children.  It's very sweet how he wants to "hug" everyone but since he is a 45 pound dog, we are redirecting this behavior to sit and greet people instead.  Watching how eager to please he is and how closely he watches my every move makes me think he will be a wiz at obedience training and we will also be starting some agility training and introduce him to sheep in the next few weeks.  Tate is active but not especially high drive, so he will not need constant activity or work.  He also likes to hang out and soak up attention and belly rubs.  The most important thing for him will be a home where he will be loved and accepted as part of the family.

adopted

April 2009


Tate

Tate was adopted by Mary & Mark of Harrah, OK


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sully

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Sully is a 2 year old male border collie. He came into the rescue as an owner relinquish. Sully is a very beautiful boy-- he has a shiny black/white coat and pretty brown eyes. He is a tad under weight but is on his way to his target weight (55-60 pounds).

In Sully's former life, he was left alone to roam a farm both day and night. When he came to us he was quite clueless about life, but he is one smart boy and a super fast learner! He is already crate and house trained and we are working on basic commands. Sully is currently mastering sit, down, off, crate, and wait quite nicely. He has excellent recall! He walks and runs nicely on leash and he loves car rides.

Sully has a very loving personality. He is very affectionate and super friendly. He loves people and dogs (even drinks from the water bowl simultaneously with his foster sister). Sully is eager to please and receive human affection. He loves to follow us around or just sit leaning into our legs. He loves to put his head on our lap for a nice scratch or lay beside us for a belly rub. Sometimes he likes to just sit and take everything in, as it is all new to him. He doesn't have extremely high energy. At any given minute, he is ready to nap on the floor or ready to go on a run... as long as he is with you, he is happy. Sully's desire to please makes training very easy. He is extremely praise motivated and is discovering treats and has decided they are great! He takes treats gently from your hand. He is starting to figure out toys. He has already mastered fetch with a tennis ball! Sully is starting to warm up to a squeaky ball as he will keep himself entertained by wrestling and pouncing on it. He loves to watch his foster sister and is slowly catching on to her play tactics and games. He now wrestles with her and he does play pretty rough. Sometimes he will try to herd his foster sister if she is playing soccer. He doesn't seem to mind cars passing, bikes, people running, horses, deer, or geese, etc. However, he is curious about squirrels and small birds. Sully is truly one great border collie! He will make an excellent family pet or a nice companion (humans and canines both). As long as he has the love of his human, he is content and ready to please!

adopted
May 2009

Sully

 Sully was adopted by Scott in Raytown, Missouri


 


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Bear is a 3yr. old male Border collie. He is a very handsome boy with a gorgeous wavy coat and beautiful gold eyes. He is very much the love bug and wants nothing more than to be with his people. He just came into rescue, but is doing a pretty good job on his house training so far. He just has started showing a little interest in toys, but not too much as of yet. He did show interest in playing frisbee during his shelter evaluation, so I'm sure once he's more comfortable he may just get back into that. He loves to look out the windows at all the new and exciting things to see outside. He is getting along with his foster sister and is respectful of her space. Although he wants to play she is not showing much interest in playing with him yet. He has also been around male dogs at another volunteers home and he got along with them just as well.

He is not over the top energy level for a border collie., although he will still need exercise and mental stimulation to make him a happy boy. Bear would be perfect for someone looking for a companion or obedience dog. Bear would love spending hours with you enjoying all the attention he can soak up.

Bear has a low thyroid, so he is on soloxine to regulate it. It is a very inexpensive drug that he has to take once daily. This is a common health issue that many dogs have that is easy to treat and will not effect his ability to do anything.

Update 3/31: Bear is a big gentle Border Collie.

Possessed of a beautifully even personality; he does not have a mean bone in his body. He is active – loves walks – but is not hyperactive; devoted to his people – loves lots of cuddles – but is not anxious. Gets on beautifully with our two BC’s – exhibiting fine dog manners - neither particularly dominant nor subservient - seems content to fit easily into the group. He just has the most super personality.

Bear is proving an easy to train dog – using standard clicker training for basic obedience – he is a willing and smart pupil.

Physically Bear weighs in at around 52 pounds and is very strong – his name is very apt. As the picture show, he is a handsome, fit lad with a beautiful wavy black coat. We are introducing him to our agility jumps and despite being a big boy; he is proving to be very agile and light on his feet.

Bear is crate trained, not yet playing with toys, but is fond of Nylobones, chews and hooves.


adopted
June 2009

Bear

 Bear was adopted by Art & Cindy of St. Louis, Missouri

 

 


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Rex is a sleek and agile, one-year-old, smooth-haired Border Collie who came into foster as an owner relinquish. He has classic BC markings. He has the high drive/high energy so typical of Border Collies and is an excellent candidate for agility competition. We have started him on Frisbee and he loves it!

We have been working with him on basic obedience and he has mastered basics such as sit etc. (he is both treat and praise motivated). He has excellent recall when off leash and is displaying improved manners while on lead. Rex is crate trained, house broken and is respectful of our property boundaries. He interacts well with our four other dogs and is unconcerned with the neighborhood dogs and children. He has not been around cats so I don’t know how he interacts with them.

This guy wants to be loved and to be part of the family. He has a sweet personality and LOVES to have his belly rubbed. Rex has unlimited potential and will make a wonderful addition to his forever family.

Rex

Rex has been adopted by Naomi and is doing wonderful! She is a female athlete and Rex gets to go running everyday!

Rex's adoption was facilitated by David & his CowDogs www.k9discthrills.com at Top Gun Performance K9 Rescue

Below are pics of what Rex has been up to!

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Wyatt

Wyatt

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Wyatt is a 2-3 year old smooth coated border collie with a very endearing personality.  He is so easy going and loveable, yet he has that border collie energy and drive anytime someone is read to play.  He LOVES toys and will entertain himself with them or also enjoys playing fetch, although sometimes he has to take a few laps around the yard before he actually brings it back!  Wyatt is gets along great with other dogs and cats.  He has been very good and leaving alone anyone who doesn't want to play, but is eager to make a new friend and play when he meets a friendly dog or cat.  He is very calm and relaxed indoors and is crate trained.  He also loves to ride in the car and walks well on a leash.  I think his most endearing habit is when he comes up to rub against my leg like a giant cat when he wants some extra attention.  He is also very good with children.  I think he would make a very good pet therapy dog.  He's very affectionate, but not clingy.
 
Wyatt has long legs and a lean athletic body.  He currently weighs about 37 pounds and needs to gain about 5 more.  He stands about 21" tall at the shoulder.  While he doesn't require a great deal of activity, he very much enjoys it and he is getting ready to start and beginner agility class and I expect he will be very good at it.  He will also be instinct tested on sheep very soon. 

 

adopted
July 2009

Wyatt

Wyatt was adopted by Shannon and Kirk.

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Eddy

Eddy

Eddy

Eddy is a sweet and personable boy. He is an owner relinquishment due to change in the family situation. We think he is about 6 months old, but not exactly sure, maybe a little older. He is currently only 17 pounds and needs to add a few to be at an ideal weight.

He is housebroken and loves his crate. He will go lay in his open crate and just hang out and he is quiet when crated at night. He loves toys and chasing our border collie when she is chasing the soccer ball.

He will lay down quietly in the house but does love to go! He will need that daily physical and mental stimulation.

We were told he was a "fanatic" about cats. But he and our young cat get along great. They play and chase each other! It may just depend on how dog saavy the cat is. He takes correction from our alpha female.

Eddy would definitely benefit from formal obedience classes and soak up the attention it would give him. He shows herding instincts with regards to the cat and our other border collie. Oh, and he is a lover too giving kisses freely!

Eddy has been with us a couple of weeks now and he has adjusted to our routine nicely. He and our alpha female bc play at times and he loves playing with our cat. He will lay at our feet and play with his toys. He needs work walking on a leash but that will come with practice.

Eddy loves everyone he meets and is a cutie!

 

adopted

July 2009

Eddy

Eddy was adopted by Terri & Bob and Brian, Nathan and Hannah of Wichita, KS

Eddy


 

Josie

Josie

 

Josie is such a sweet girl.  She loves to cuddle and be carried around and loved on.  She likes other dogs, cats and people and will happily play with any of them.  She is rather submissive but has been caught guarding her food and "stuff" when other dogs come around her x-pen.  She is also content playing with her toys by herself if no is wanting to play with her.  She especially likes to tug and will tug on her leash or your pants if you are not careful!  She also likes stuffed squeaky toys a lot.
 
Josie is not an overly active puppy and will probably be a lower to medium energy Border Collie but it's hard to say for sure.  She has been meeting lots of new people and is doing very well with crate training.  She also has had only a few accidents in her x-pen

adopted
July 2009

Josie

Josie was adopted by George & Debbie of Bonner Springs, KS

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Josie


Reilly

Reilly

Reilly is a 2 yr old male border collie with beautiful amber eyes.  He is a happy-go-lucky boy who always seems to be smiling.

Reilly likes other dogs and gets along well with his foster dog siblings.  He likes men, women, and kids and plays well with the 8 and 11 year old children in the home.  Reilly enjoys playing with just about any toy and will self entertain with squeaky toys.  He shows interest in chasing Frisbees but doesn’t always bring them back yet.  He REALLY enjoys chasing the cats and therefore needs to be in a home without any kitties.

He has typical border collie smarts…within 24 hours of being in our home, Reilly learned to open the back door to let himself inside.  He knows sit, down, shake, and walks nicely on a leash.  He will need additional training to teach him not to jump on people as he enthusiastically greets everyone he meets.  Other than jumping, Reilly has good house manners and has had no accidents inside since being in his foster home. 

Reilly came to us underweight and will be in the mid to upper 40’s when he reaches his ideal weight.  

He is a sweet, loveable, fun dog looking for a good home!

 

adopted

August 2009

Reilly

Reilly was adopted by Jeff and Donna, Alex and Anna of St. Louis, Mo

Reilly

 

Update: 10/2009 The first week or so was an adjustment for Reilly, but once he settled in he became the best dog that we could ever have hoped for! He is incredibly sweet and affectionate. He wants to be with us wherever we go and follows us from room to room. He is playful, yet laid back and loves to hang out on the ottoman. He just seems so appreciative of us! We were not sure how it would be to adopt an adult dog (our previous dogs were puppies when we brought them home), but Reilly is easily the best behaved dog we have had. He has been a wonderful addition to our family and we are sincerely grateful to everyone at Mo-Kan BC Rescue, especially his foster family!


JAck

Jack

Jack is a 4 year old male Border Collie from Austin, Tx.  Weighs 45 lbs. and is 20” tall at the withers. He has been living in St.Louis Missouri since the end of July.

Jack is a mellow and gentle dog who is well behaved. His dog manners are so exsemplarly that even my “I don’t like other dogs” female Border Collie gets along with him.  He accomplishes that by respecting the other dog’s space, waiting his turn to get a treat and staying calm when my dog gives him an occasional “air bite”.

He comes when called and stays nearby when walking off leash.  He likes to be close to his human foster family and lays down in whatever room we are in.  Sometimes he rests his head on my knee, patiently waiting to be petted.

He approaches humans of all ages with a friendly wag hoping to be petted.  Jack doesn’t have any bad habits:  doesn’t beg for people food, doesn’t hop up on the furniture or try to jump on people.  Doesn’t chew up anything in the house.  My husband is very proud of the fact that Jack is the only visiting dog who has not had an accident in our house.

He is alittle afraid of being brushed, often moving away before I am finished.  I am working with him to relax and always reward him with a treat at the end of brushing. He (not surprisingly) isn’t too fond of getting a bath either.  However, once in the tub, he holds still.  Bath time also ends with a treat

Jack knows these commands: come, sit, stay, down, how do you do? And the newest: high-five. (which he learned in minutes...typical brainy Border Collie)

Jack loves to play ball and Frisbee and will return the toy to your feet so you can throw it again…and again…and again.

He also loves to play in the water sprinkler, jumping up to catch the water droplets…very funny!!

Jack would be an ideal companion for anyone looking for a dog that is “easy” to own. He’s gentle, friendly, cooperative, quiet—rarely barks.

He would be a great addition to a family with children, an elderly couple or a family with an excitable dog that would benefit from Jack’s calm demeanor.  If you would love to have a jogging companion or a Frisbee partner with a dog who behaves off leash—Jack is your man!   Well, actually he’s still a dog.

 

Adopted
August 2009

Jack

Jack was adopted by Cindy and Mike of St. Louis, Missouri


Hank

Hank

Hank

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Hank is a 2 year old male border collie. He is a very handsome boy with gorgeous eyes that really pull at your heart. He is a tri color, but his coat has an auburn cast to it in the sunshine. He is a super love bug and wants nothing more than to be with his people. He loves to have his ears rubbed and is quite the leaner. Like a lot of border collies Hank loves toys and will empty the toy box in record time. He loves the stuffed squeaky toys but his first love is any kind of ball. He is LOVES catching a ball. He will catch the ball bring it back and if you don’t throw it he will push it to you with his nose. He is also very good at catching a Frisbee and loves to play.

Hank gets along very nicely with his foster brothers and sister, but is not interested in playing with them and does not appreciate attempts from his rough-houser foster brother to get him to play. So if you’re looking for a playmate for your dog Hank is not the dog you’re looking for. Hank is a people dog and wants to spend his time with you and playing with toys or just hanging out. Although he likes to play with toys he is low key for a border collie. He might drive you crazy bringing you toys, but he’s not high energy running all over the house.

Hank loves to go for rides in the car and is ready to go anytime you want to take him. He listens very well, is house trained, loves his crate, he actually will take toys to his crate and hang out for some alone time. He has an excellent recall, knows sit, down, leave it, off and go to bed.  He has very good manners and takes treats very gently. He does not jump on you and he’s not a licker.

He is extremely easy to give a bath to and will stand completely still during his bath and blow dry. I think he must have been a show dog in his past life. LOL!

During storms Hank prefers to be in his crate. He stays in a soft sided crate at our house which is available to him at all times. During storms he will go in there himself and hang out until the storm is over. He does not get upset or excited, he just feels safer in his crate.

We have found out that Hank has hip dysplasia. This has not affected his quality of life. He can run and play, go for walks in the woods and just be a very good companion like any other dog. He has been evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Mo who said he does not recommend surgery at this time and said he may never need surgery. Hank is currently on gluclosamine and previcox. Hank also takes a daily thyroid medication to regulate his low thyroid. It is a very inexpensive once daily pill. Because of his dysplasia Hank needs a home with few or no steps. A lot of steps on a regular basis could aggravate his hip causing him discomfort. Hank should also go to a home with older children or no children.

Hank is NOT good with cats and will need a no cat home. He has such an obsession with them and can’t seem to turn it off, so cats are not safe around around him.

Hank is really the kind of dog most people want for a companion. He is gentle, well mannered, playful, but not over the top high energy. He gets along well with people and other dogs if they want to hang out with him, but forget the wrestling matches. He is a great “go with” dog and would be a very special addition to the right family.

Adopted

August 2009

Hank

Hank was adopted by Tiffany of Edwardsville, IL. He is going to have a great life with a 10 year old boy of his own and three other dogs.

Hank
Hank cooling off in his pool!

 

 

Hank's angel is Betsy Rivas
Angel
Hank's angel is also Scott Davidson


Jolly

Jolly

Jolly

So you think you want a Border collie? You have been thinking about how smart they are and have been amazed by seeing them in Agility or perhaps herding. High drive Border collies are truly wonderful however they often need constant activity, tend to want to chase cats and often aren't good with children. If you are looking for a family companion Jolly is the kind of guy you really want. He has the smarts and loves learning. He already knows his obedience commands , both verbal and hand signals, is completely housetrained, knows what he can chew on and what he can't and He has an OFF switch(something many Border collies have to have installed!) While loving playing, fetching and doing obedience commands he also is happy entertaining himself. So unlike a high drive border collie you won't find him jumping fences, digging holes, running the yard perimeter or chasing any unguarded cat!
 
Jolly is a 2 year old male border collie. He is perfectly happy to spend time in his crate but when it is time to play he is ready! His foster mom thinks he would do well at agility and since he is so eager to learn and train he would be great at it. And chances are you could keep up with him unlike some of those rockets we see at tournaments!
 
But most of all Jolly as his name implies is truly a happy, optimistic and enthusiastic boy who would make a great companion for an individual or family. He gets along with other dogs, respects cats and would do well with children His attitude that life is an adventure and the glass is half full is absolutely contagious. You just can't be unhappy when you are with Jolly. He is  a natural "anti-depressant" and would make an awesome therapy dog.
 
Jolly has found another pastime that makes him happy!  I took Jolly and two other dogs to the pond one day, and Jolly discovered he loves the water!  He swam with the Goldens like he had born to water.  Swimming with the dogs is one of my favorite ways to spend time.
 
I had to laugh at Jolly a few days later.  He was out and about with us, and jumped into my husbands truck, apparently hoping he could earn another trip to the pond!  Maybe later today, Jollyboy!

 

 

adopted
August 2009

Jolly

Jolly was adopted by Chip and Karen of St. Charles, Mo

Jolly

 


Tali

Tali

"I love everyone." Tali hasn't met a stranger - dog or human. She'll come right up to you and give you a hug and gentle kisses. Kids are her favorite people to be sweet on. She likes kids so much she is likely to roll over and ask for a belly rub. She especially likes little ones who will let her gently clean their faces!

Some of Tali's favorite activities include chewing on bones, fetch, and playing with other dogs ( she hasn't met one yet that she doesn't ask to play). At the dog park Tali gravitates towards the little dogs despite her tall height. She's also a big fan of kongs and squeaky toys. She loves to lie on her back and hold the squeaky toy in her paws and her mouth. And she's smart!

While in foster care she has learned dog manners, sit, down, and is perfecting wait, stay, and recall. She'll do anything for a treat and would love to have someone teach her how to put laundry or shoes away. Her potential to learn is limitless!

Due to her eagerness, curiosity, and drive, Tali needs regular exercise and a job to keep her happy. Tali will need a home with a tall fence.

See pics of Tali at Pet Pals and Dog N Jog.

Adopted
September 2009

Tali

Tali was adopted by Marsha & Jerry of Olathe, KS.

Tali

 

2009


Cooper

Cooper

Cooper

Cooper is a stunning four year old Red/White Border Collie who came to us as a rescue from the Springfield Missouri area.  He weighs in at 55 pounds and has great contrasting shades of red fur and expressive gold eyes.

I must tell you that it has been a true joy to foster Cooper, as he is one of the best natured dogs we have ever had. Cooper has the typical BC smarts and carries himself with a calm and soothing presence.  He knows sit and lay down, is housebroken, great on a leash and loves to ride in the car.  I showed him his crate once and he immediately claimed it as home.  When he needs solitude he goes to his crate on his own to nap.  Coop enjoys getting baths and is very still and patient when it comes to getting his nails trimmed.

Copper gets along fantastically with our three adult dogs and ignores the neighbor’s dogs.  We call him Uncle Cooper because we have a 10 week old BC puppy who uses him for a jungle gym and he just lays there in his calm manner and lets her climb all over him.  When she needs a nap she always finds Uncle Cooper to curl up with.

Cooper is very trustworthy on his own but loves to be with his people.  He is a real snuggler and will nudge you gently with his nose then wait patiently for attention. He has not displayed any interest in agility or herding but would make a fantastic companion or therapy dog.

Cooper has quickly become a part of our family and has his picture on the fridge with the rest of the “kids”.  We will truly miss him but are excited about finding him a great forever home.

Adopted

September 2009

Cooper

Cooper was adopted by Anne and Bill of KCMO

Cooper is an absolute delight to have in our family. He is sweet, loving, easy going and he goes along happily with whatever we decide to do. He is so lovable and we love that he likes to cuddle. We have taken him on walking trails at Smithville lake and he walks with me in my neighborhood on a near daily basis.

Most recently we took him and his sister Lucy to Colorado. He is a trooper. He rides well, doesn't complain, goes to the bathroom when we make our rest stop pit stops and does anything we want him to do. He fits so perfectly in our family, I can't imagine our family without him now. Here are some pictures we have taken most recently of Cooper in his new life. All of these pictures were taken while we were in Cuchara, Colorado with the exception of picture 0080. This picture was taken in our living room.

Thanks again for connecting us with Cooper. We absolutely love him!
Anne and Bill


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2009


Alli

Alli

Allie is about 12 weeks old now and a bit smaller than her brother Eli.  She doesn't let that stop her from bossing him around though!  In spite of the fact that Allie is not quite as outgoing as her brother in new situations, she is just as affectionate and like him, she is easily drawn out because of her eagerness to make new friends and be loved on.  Allie likes to steal toys away from her brother so he will chase her.  She is very smart and is learning commands such as "sit" and "kennel" very quickly, especially if you have a treat!

Adopted
September 2009

Alli

Alli was adopted by Christy and her son Brandon in Lousiburg, KS

Alli

Eli and Alli


2009

   

Gypsy

Gypsy

Gypsy

Gypsy is a 1 year old female bc that has just come into rescue. She's just a tiny girl about 25 pounds. Check back soon to learn more about Gypsy.

adopted
September 2009

Gypsy

Gypsy's success story will be coming soon!

Gypsy

Gypsy


Lita

Lita

Lita is a darling. After being a stray and then spending some time in the shelter she wants love and attention. She will happily reward pets and cuddling with dainty little kisses. Lita also enjoys playing with toys, especially squeaky toys and has even been known to put them back in the toy box when she is done playing! One of her favorite surprises is when she sees or hears a dog on television. She'd have the TV tuned to Animal Planet all day if she could!

She enjoys hanging out with other dogs as well and gets along with them nicely. Lita loves to be outside and when she is indoors you will likely find her lying in front of a window or door and patiently watching for anything to happen.

Lita is a smart little girl and knows sit, down, and recalls. We think Lita is 1-2 years and she weighs 41 pounds. Warning: this little charmer is addictive and once meeting her you won't want to say goodbye!

adopted
November 2009

Lita

Lita was adopted by Cary & John, Jack and Braden of Arnold, Mo

We are so excited to have Lita as part of our family. She is perfect!!! She is so sweet, loving and loves to cuddle. We just can't get over how
great she is. Our boys are in love and can't get enough of her. In just the short time she has been with us, we are all so happy and thrilled with her. Lita completes our family. :)

 

Update 10/10:

We have had a wonderful year with Lita, she is such a part of the family.
Everyone that meets her, loves her.  She is such a perfect, sweet and loving
dog. 

Thank you for all you do.

Cary   :)

Lita


Eli

Eli

Eli

Eli and his sister Alli were picked up as strays in southwest MO. He is about 3 months old.

Eli is doing wonderfully in his foster home.  He is a smart and loveable puppy who is a joy to be around.  Eli knows no strangers and eagerly greets everyone he meets.  He likes to lean into whoever is petting him and soaks up as much attention as he can get. 

He enjoys playing with a variety of toys and likes to chase whatever we throw.  Fetch is hit or miss right now, although some days he consistently fetches over and over again.  He likes playing with his foster dog sisters and seems to be OK with our cats.  When he has a kitty cornered, he will sometimes bark and try to play, but is easily called off with a verbal command.

Eli knows basic commands such as “sit”, “down”, “crate”, and “go potty”.  He’ll do just about anything for a treat.  He has good recall and enthusiastically comes running when we call his name.  He is learning to walk on a leash, but is young and still does a lot of zigzagging as we go.

Eli crates well during the day when we’re away from the home or when he needs some downtime.  He rarely makes a peep when crated.  After a little snuggle time, he goes in his crate at night and sleeps 7 or 8 hours before letting us know it’s time to go outside.  He is doing well with housebreaking and pottys on command outside.  Eli is such a good puppy!

Adopted
November 2009

Eli

Eli's success story will be coming soon!

Eli and Alli

Eli

Eli


Jakob

Jakob

Jakob

Jakob was literally hours from being euthanized and he is one grateful boy. Thanks to a diligant volunteer he was pulled in the nick of time.

Jakob is about 11 months old. He is small, 27 pounds and one big love-bug. He so wants to be with you and know that his world is ok. He will curl up on your feet or take a nap on the sofa with you. But he is ready to go fetch the ball as soon as you say so!

He rides great in the car, doesn't mind a bath and is fine around our cat. He is respectful of our alpha female border collie and likes to play with her too. He knows sit (but wiggles so much at the attention he forgets that what he is doing!) He would soak up obedience training like a sponge and love the fact that he was just spending quality time with you. He likes his crate and will curl up in it when left open. He loves to fetch the tennis ball and can do it over and over and over and over!

Jakob is one that will cuddle his way into your heart in a flash.


Adopted

November 2009

Jakob

Jakob (now Danny) was adopted by Ty, Brie, Jamie and Jake in Olathe, KS.

 

Jakob

 

 

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