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Success Stories 2010



Rocket

Rocket is a busy young man, who is always eager to please.  He was turned into the Wichita Animal Shelter by his owner, for reasons unknown, but I suspect it was because of his very busy behavior.  While a busy boy, Rocket knows all his basic obedience commands, such as sit and down, and has an excellent recall.  He will work all day for you for food, or just a simple "Good Boy"!
 
Rocket will still jump on people, so I do not reccomend him for small children, but if there is a 4H kid out there looking for a great obedience dog, or a potential agility dog, Rocket is looking for you!
 
Rocket is crate trained, and housebroken.
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Rocket

January 2010

Rocket

Rocket's Success Story will be coming soon!


Maverick

MAverick

Maverick

Maverick

Maverick (Mav) is a sweet black and white boy with a good temperament and a heart of gold. He loves to curl up on the floor with his bone and chew while you rub his back with your feet. He's very willing to please and loves to have a good scratch behind the ear. He will also smile at you when he's happy. I've yet to get a picture of it, but it is the most hysterical thing I've seen.

He's housebroken, loves to play fetch. He's a bit of a klutz, but I think that is his age. He will do well with older children (12 & up). He would make someone  a great obedience dog or a running companion.

Update 9/1/09: Maverick is quite the boy! He has started basic obedience and is doing well. He gets along great with my other dogs and is sleeping in the bedroom loose at night. He loves being in his crate while I'm gone. He loves to harass my cats, so a no cat home would probably be best for him. He's a great boy who loves to play ball!

Update 1/2/10: Maverick enjoyed his first snow with us here. He LOVES to dig in the drifts to see what is underneath. He has been "smiling" at me when he doesn't want to sit, thinking that his ADORABLE smile is going to prevent me from making him sit for something. While it is adorable, he still has to sit. I'm working on putting it on command with him. He's picking it up quite well!

 

adopted

February 2010

Maverick

Maverick is doing great! We still can’t trust him with food on the counter (or dishes in the sink for that matter…LOL), but he is otherwise. He has never had an accident in the house and his personality is just so mild and laid back. He like to wrestle with me and yet is fairly gentle with children even when they aren’t so gentle. We are still trying to get him to smile on command, but we have to take what we can get I suppose. He will sort of do it for a treat.

Maverick

Maverick
Maverick "Smiling!"



 


 

Aspen

Aspen

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

Angel

Aspen is one fun boy! About a year of age, Aspen was adopted orginally from the Kansas Humane Society, and then his new owner discovered that she didn't have time for him. Aspen came to me with basic obedience commands, crate trained, and a love of life!

Aspen is a Border Collie mix, and loves playing with my own Border Collies. He ignores my cats(I do believe he is afraid of them...this is a smart puppy!) He will play ball by himself, rolling it with his nose, and then chasing after it.

Aspen is very active, and would do well with older children.

Update: Aspen enjoys playing with the other two dogs in his foster home and really enjoys their company. He does great around new dogs and would likely be happiest with a buddy around the house.

He also loves affection and will sit with you on the couch and watch TV. He will play with toys some and will play fetch some. He will crate fine. He is a little rough on toys and will destroy a tennis ball if let alone with it for long. He has never had an accident in the house. I had him around some little kids and he just sits in front of them and knows not to jump on them. He will jump on adults sometimes but isn't too pushy and some adults he will bark at and is a little reserved for a bit. I have taken him to some large parks off leash and he does okay but not great on recall. He does show some hearding signs with the other dogs and likes to control them in the yard. He will also try to heard me around the yard if I run.

He is a great dog and a joy to have around.

 

Roah

Roah

adopted

February 2010

Aspen

Aspen (now Roah) was adopted by Marc and Katie in Chicago.

Roah is doing great in Chicago.  He adjusted to city life much faster than we had anticipated.  He loves going on walks and runs around our neighborhood and meeting the dozens of dogs on our block.  He and our cat get along great (for the most part they just ignore each other), but on occasion they will chase each other around the house and every night they sleep the same green armchair.  :)
 
Roah's favorite activity in Chicago has to be going to the beach.  He loves running into the waves and playing with the other dogs.  It's hard to get him to leave!  
 
Last weekend we took Roah on our first camping trip to the Indiana Dunes.  He really loved it, but once we had the campfire lit he pretty much just wanted to go into the tent. :)
 
In other news, Katie and I will be moving back to Kansas City at the end of this month.  We are moving into a house with a back yard, and I'm sure Roah is going to love all the space we are going to have.  Plus, we will be close to Smithville for the BC Reunion!
 
I hope all is well, talk to you soon.
 
Marc & Katie 

Roah recently got a new MoKan brother - Ozzie!  They are fast buddies already.  Ozzie has taught Roah to chew which is a good thing according to their mom.  It's helping Roah keep his teeth clean.   The two boys also wrestle and play until they are tired out.  Let's hope Ozzie doesn't teach Roah some of his more mischievious puppy tricks : )  (Pics will be coming soon!)
Roah

Roah

Roah


Jade

Jade

 

Angel

Jade's angels are Jane Thompson and Howard Newby

Jade's energy and love of life are quite contagious! She is smart, athletic and can be quite determined when she wants to be. Jade is only around a year old and still has so much of that puppy-like enthusiasm and playfulness. She loves everyone- men, women and especially children. She is always eager to find a new friend, human or canine. She would really enjoy having another dog to play with her, but she does like to play rowdy so a like-minded companion would be a must. She is very affectionate and loves to snuggle and have her ears and belly scratched and eats up attention, so she would also do well as an only dog.

Because of Jade's energy level and curiousity, she will need a home where she can have plenty of activity and a job to do. She is agile and athletic and would make a great performance dog for agility or other dog sport or as a running partner. In fact, she is so agile that she can easily jump a 4' chainlink fence so she will need a home with a tall or privacy fence or just not left out unsupervised. She does not try to get out of our fence when I'm out with her paying attention but if I don't pay attention she starts looking for a way out. This girl is so smart she gets bored easily and then in typical border collie fashion she starts looking for something to do on her own. I have taught her sit, down, kennel and we're working on wait and leave it. She is learning to respect cats, but sometimes her curiousity gets the better of her. Jade is housebroken and very good in her kennel at night and during the day when I can't supervise her. She also has been herding instinct tested on sheep and has some real potential.

Jade is about 18" tall and 38 pounds. She was found as a stray and the family who found her fell in love with her but found they did not have the time for such an intelligent dog with so much energy. She is spayed and current on all vaccinations and preventatives.


Adopted

February 2010

Jade

Jade's Succes Story will be coming soon!


JAde

Jade

 


Midge

Midge

Midge

Midge was picked up as a stray in southwest MO along with her puppy, Trip. She's a very petite girl, only 15 1/2" tall and about 25 pounds. Midge is probably only about a year or two old and still has a bit of a "puppy" personality herself. She is very affectionate and loving, but is a bit on the shy side and acts likes she's always afraid she's going to be in trouble. With very little assurance and positive reinforcement however, she is starting to trust people more and gain more confidence. She is eager to make friends with everyone and gives kisses. She has a gentle yet playful soul that is very endearing.

Midge gets along great with other dogs. She is very non-assertive but does enjoy some rowdy play with one of her foster sisters who likes to wrestle. So far she has been totally ignoring our cat and stays out of the way of the older dogs who don't want to play. She is housebroken and crate trained. It seems no one has spent the time to teach Midge anything else, so we are starting to work on some basic commands and she is very eager to please, so I'm sure she'll be a quick student. So far she hasn't shown an interst in toys, but I think she just doesn't know what they are yet.

Watch for updates on Midge's progress as we learn more about her.

 

Adopted

February 2010

Midge

Midge's Success Story will be coming soon!

 


Kip

Kip

Kip

We were fortunate to be able to rescue this 2 year old Border Collie from a high-kill shelter, because he clearly did not belong there.  Arrestingly beautiful with a big plume of a tail, Kip is an extraordinary dog in many ways.  Unlike many of his high-drive relatives, Kip is happy just being around someone.  He will happily follow you through your daily chores, go with you on a leisurely stroll without pulling, fetch toys and even drop them gently into your hands when asked.  Kip rides well in a vehicle, either in a crate or in the backseat. He has a good recall and will even leave a running squirrel to come back to you.  He is good with other dogs and cats, and gentle with children.  He has good manners with visitors and is housebroken.  While Kip has issues with being left behind in a crate, he seems to do fine left in the house uncrated.  Nevertheless, he is working on learning to stay in his crate.

Kip is neither treat nor toy motivated; he seems to appreciate a kind word and a belly rub more than anything.  He is trusting with strangers, allowing them to handle his feet, ears, or even take food or a bone from his mouth.

If you've ever wanted a Border Collie for their loyalty, beauty, and smarts-but needed a dog with lower drive-then Kip is the dog for you

Adopted

April 2010

Kip

Kip was adopted by Becky.

Welcoming Kip into our home has been the best decision I have made in a long, long time!  Much appreciation goes out  to all the dedicated people who have helped him on his journey to us..... especially his foster Mom Irene.  Every positive attribute she described about him is true.  She even left some for us to find on our own!  I know he misses her!  To see my daughter and Kip together makes me feel really blessed.  It is like he was dropped straight from heaven directly into her arms.  A Timmy and Lassie kind of friendship is quickly building.  It won't be long before they are rescuing lost kittens out of wells, or something like that!   Our 5 hour trip home from Missouri was uneventful as far as Kip was concerned.  He traveled like he was not even there.  We stopped twice and he made his mark in Springfield and somewhere else along the way.  The rain was coming down in sheets through one part of our journey and I thought, "It is raining cats and dogs; so I picked the best one and am bringing him home!"  Since that trip we have had him in the car to show him off to Grandma, and he traveled without a crate as calm as could be.    
Already we have witnessed his intelligence.  He does everything we ask of him.  I have even experienced him talk (communicate) to me by his actions.  He wanted water so he came over nudged my arm, walked over to his bowl and nosed his bowl, then back over to me..... if that is not talking, I don't know what is!!!!   Monday after school, Samantha had her BFF over to meet Kip.  The two girls played fetch, went for a walk, made I Love Kip posters and then curled up in a blanket to watch a movie.  Kip snuggled his way in-between them and fell asleep.   Currently, we have an upstairs dog and a downstairs dog.  I have taken Daisy and Kip on walks together without any problems, but everything else has been separate.  Today we are ready to go a step further and we will see how it goes in neutral territory.  I don't perceive any major issues.  Believe it or not, Kip is not as much of a push over as you would think.  He won't start anything but he doesn't just submit either.   One more thing I was hoping you might be able to help me with....... Would you be able to contact Laurie Minarcik from Midwest BC on our our behalf???  She lives only about half a mile from me.  She would be a nice connection to have.  We especially would be interested in her recommendation for a local class that Kip and Samantha could join.  I know Laurie is familiar with the trainers in the area.  Word of mouth would be a great way to help find a worth while trainer.  Even if she was willing to e-mail her suggestions that would be great, as we want to figure that out sooner rather than later.   Both Kip and Samantha would have fun with something to work on.   Time to go back to work!  Just wanted to give you a quick note to say.... Kip is doing well!!  


Beo

beo

beo

beo

 

beo

Beo is an amazing, smart and beautiful dog. He is approx 4 years old and about 45 pounds. He picks up on new routines very quickly. He knows sit, down, shake, speak, kennel up. He loves to lie at your feet to watch TV, but will go lay on his bed when told. He loves to go for car rides and is at the door at the very sound of your car keys. He is very loving and enjoys the company of people much more than the company of other dogs. He loves to have his ears scratched and his butt rubbed.
 
Beo is a “people dog” and wants to please his people. He LOVES to play ball and interact with his people. He will play catch for as long as you want to. He is house broken and crate trained. He is very well behaved in the house. He walks very easy on a leash and has a great recall.
 
Beo is great with kids and is very gentle and patient with the trainers four year old son when playing catch. He does not herd, nip or jump at children.
 
Beo has a lot of herding instinct and has been working sheep now for over 60 days.  He already has the fetch down and is working well with his trainer. His trainer says he has learned the routine at his farm very quickly.  He has an incredible work ethic. He is a very confident dog, and because of his age his training is going well as he can take more in than a younger dog. He is not your typical high energy border collie. When he's done working he is calm and ready for whatever is next, whether it's playing fetch or just chilling out.
 
Beo needs to be placed as an only dog or or with a happy go lucky submissive female that doesn't mind being herded. He will need an experienced Border Collie home that will have the commitment to give him plenty of exercise on a daily basis and a job to do.
 
Beo is a great all around dog. If you have a small sheep farm and need a great chore dog as well as a wonderful companion Beo is your boy. If your don’t have a farm and you’re looking for that special companion, Beo would be a great fit for you as well. He has been someone’s special dog and would love to spend his days pleasing you. Do you have what it takes to make Beo your special boy?


 


Adopted

May 2010

Beo

Beo was adopted by Nancy and the Kuemmerleins

Here is what they have to say:

I wanted to let you know that Beo is doing very well. He is one smart dogger! He is developing a routine that meshes well with ours.He doesn't get up too early, but when I'm ready to go, so is he. He lets us know how much he loves to ride in the car, and we've taken him several places. I've been taking him on a 2 mile walk-run  every morning--he's helped me shave some time off my exercise loop!LOL!--And Paul has been spending time throwing the ball with him in the backyard. Beo has been finding balls around the house that we'd forgotten about. Everyone has a scheduled walk time with Beo, so I feel sure he's getting plenty of exercise--and so are we!

He's been gentle or indifferent to the cats; nevertheless, two nights ago they both got into bed with me and slept near my head. They haven't been together in the same space willingly since we brought the new cat home from the shelter last September...so, I guess they decided to bury the hatchet in the interest of mutual security.

Beo is eating well and all the rest. Please tell Travis from us that he's clearly been treated with affection and understanding, and we appreciate everything everyone has done to keep Beo healthy and optimistic.

beo
Beo's angel is Patricia Hermelink

beo


Tavish

Tavish

Tavish

Tavish is a sweet, young gentleman, about three months old.  He is gentle and will let you hold him like a baby and cuddle him as you enjoy your favorite TV show.  With a tilt of his head and a flick of his ears, he shows his curiosity to new things, but seems to be fearless.  What a quick learner, with already mastering housebreaking, sit, and wait. 

Bouncing balls are his favorite toys, but he is so people oriented he loves just about anything that involve attention to him.  His nickname could be "Sidekick" because he is always at my side or at my feet.  His nature seems to be calm yet very playful when called to roust about.  He has one white, socked leg that he waves (a natural action that may be one of his first tricks learned by this smart guy.)

Around other dogs and children Tavish has been such a joy to watch; he truly is a little gentleman.

Adopted

May 2010

Tavish

Tavish's success story will be coming soon.

 

Tavish
Tavish's family

 

ozzie and tavish

Ozzie and Tavish


Emmy

Emmy

Emmy

Emmy

I'm a very very busy girl and I must say quite the cutie pie. I have sooo many toys and I try to play with them all everyday. I found this really great thing called the toy box. I can get right inside and find all kinds of really great toys. One of my very favorite toys is a squeaky ball. I throw that ball all over and slap it with my paw to make it squeak. It is so much fun! I love to play tug and squeak my rabbit too.  I also LOVE to rough house with my foster brother Noah. He is much bigger than me, but I can almost take him. We have hours of fun running and wrestling.

My foster Mom says I'm very treat motivated and have already learned how to sit, and can do a pretty good down. I am learning to walk on a leash, which I'm not sure I like so well, but I'm getting used to it. As long as the yummy treats keep coming I will do about anything. I love chasing the cats in my foster home, that is really fun. Sometimes they don't run and hiss at me, so I leave them alone. I wish they would play chase with me. I am very independent and think I am already a big dog. I run out in the yard with my foster brothers and sister and do yard patrol.

I sometimes ignore my foster Mom when she calls me, but I'm getting better at coming when called. You know sometimes a girl just has to check things out. I can run like the wind too and love to play outside with all my toys. Then we go back inside and take a short nap. I don't really like to be held and cuddled on the couch, but I do love belly rubs and kisses, but then I'm ready to get right back to playing with my toys.

I sleep in a crate during the day while my foster Mom is at work, but she comes home at lunch to let me out to potty. I can't hold it all day yet. I am very good in my crate. At night I sleep really good, but still get up once in the night to potty. I am doing pretty good at this house training thing foster Mom talks about too. Sometimes I forget and have an accident, but I'm doing better every day. I have heard my foster brother Noah talk about doing agility. I think I might like to try that some day. It sounds like fun and for a high energy girl like me I bet I could be as good as Noah. I know I will need to go to puppy class sometime, that would be great!! I love to play and the more puppies the better. Well that's what I think anyway. If there is a family out there that would love a high energy puppy that would excel at obedience, agility or other dog sports I'm your gal.

Adopted

May 2010

Emmy

Emmy was adopted by Heather and Paul in Gardner, KS.

Emmy

Emmy

Emmy was the Cute Puppy of the Week at the Olathe Animal Hospital! Here is what they had to say:

Meet Emmy! This GORGEOUS border collie/aussie mix was adopted through Mo-Kan Border Collie Rescue. She turned 7 months old recently, at which time we spayed her and x-rayed her hips. Although she does have some subluxation of her left hip, we have started her on a course of Adequan to help keep her joints feeling good for many years to come. She has already proven herself to be an amazing dog for her owner, who recently experienced a possible seizure and severe muscle cramping. Emmy alerted her big brother, Buddy, an Australian Shepherd who has been trained to alert her owner as to when a seizure may occur (he couldn’t get to his owner because he was behind a doggy gate, but Emmy’s pacing prompted Buddy to knock it down). She also ran to her owner’s side where she was having a cramp and applied the weight of her body to help. Even after her owner was feeling better, Emmy remained glued to her side. They are lucky to have found each other!

Olathe Animal Hospital 7/10

emmy


Trip

 

Trip

 

Trip was rescued from a local animal control along with his mom. Although mom appears to be a Border Collie we think Trip may be mixed with Australian Cattle Dog.

Trip is full of personality! He is very active and loves toys. He will run around the house carrying them, flip them through the air, pounce and chew on them. He is also quite the little tugger and is learning to fetch. Trip would like to play with other dogs but all our dogs think he’s too annoying!

Trip is also very smart, confident and stubborn. He already knows how to go up and down stairs. He likes to play in the yard by himself sometimes and knows to find his way back up the stairs and to the door when he wants to come in. He will try and grab onto shoes and pant legs while chasing you around the house as well as any other body part he can get a hold of. Although we are working on this Trip will need a home with patient and firm owners.

Trip is working on crate training and housebreaking but is taking some extra time to learn because he is being treated for a urinary tract infection.

I think Trip has a lot of potential as agility dog, frisbee dog, running buddy or other high energy activity and will need to be in a very active family or performance home. A home experienced in border collies or other herding breeds would be helpful.

Update 5/2/10: Trip is now about 4 months old and 20 lbs!  Most of his puppy fuzz has fallen out but he continues to have very striking markings!  He's doing much, much better on crate training and house-breaking but still can't be left for a full working day without a break.  Trip has settled down some around the house but is still looking for an active family and a home with a job.
 
He loves playing with other dogs but will aggravate them as much as he can get away with (pulling tails, pestering napping dogs, etc).  He recently accompanied us to an agility trial and he did great for his first time in such an exciting setting.  He was quiet in his crate, met lots of people and dogs and got practice pottying on a leash.  He also did quite well for his first extended car ride and hotel stay! 
 
Trip has completed his puppy vaccines and will be neutered shortly.

 


Adopted
May 2010

Trip


Trip's success story will be coming soon!
Trip

Boris

Boris

HI, my name is Boris and I am a very handsome Border Collie – Australian Sheppard mix.  I got my black and white Border Collie colors from my mom, my thick legs and paws from my dad and my smarts from both of them.   Even though I am still a puppy, I am very well behaved.  I chew on my toys and an occasional stick that I find in the yard but nothing else.  I have my own crate and blankets and I go right into my crate when my people ask me to and I sleep quietly there all night.  When I was younger I had a couple of potty accidents in the house but now I have figured out that the best place to potty is out in the yard.  I love to wrestle with my two step-sisters and I show appropriate respect to my step-brother (who is much much bigger than I am).  I love snacks and belly rubs.

Here are some comments from my foster parents:
Boris has been an absolute joy to foster.  He has such a happy and robust personality and has responded to training with great ease.  He truly has the best traits of both of his breeds and is going to make a wonderful addition to his new family.

He learns quickly and has taken to crate training, leash traing, potty training and basic commands such as sit, stay and leave it.  He likes to be near his people but has displayed excellent recall when he is a distance from us.  He rides well in the car and is always happy to meet new people and other dogs.

 

Adopted
June 2010

Boris

Boris' success story will be coming soon!

 


Max

Max

 

MAx

Max

 

Adopted
June 2010

Max

Max was adopted by Tom. Here he is in 2013!

 

max

From Tom:

Max joined our family (me and my other border collie, Cooper) in June 2010. I met Faye, Max’s foster mom, at a parking lot near Columbia to pick him up. As we drove away in my truck, Max jumped in the back seat and, with a desperate longing, watched Faye disappear. I could tell he was sad and nervous that he was leaving yet another home and another companion. Max quickly became part of our family. He is a big time snuggler, which is nice, because Cooper was much more independent and liked his space. Max really grew to love Cooper. (Cooper, being 12 years old, tolerated Max at first and then grew to love him, too.) Max isn’t much for playing with toys, but Cooper totally was, so when Max was done playing, he’d hang out and watch Cooper retrieve Frisbees, tennis balls and the like. I have found, though, that Max really likes to fetch sticks – old school entertainment. I could tell that Max learned some wonderful traits from Cooper, and Max’s youthful presence brought renewed vigor to Cooper’s aging bones.

I first thought that I rescued Max, but when Cooper was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma and passed away quickly, it was Max who rescued me. Cooper was my best friend and had been for nearly 13 years. When Cooper was gone, I can’t imagine how much deeper the despair and the void would have been, had it not been for Max. He’s been a true and loving companion, and he’s always right at my side. I can't imagine my days without him. Max is getting less aggressive (and even becoming friendly) with other big dogs, which is really nice on walks. This was a little hurdle the first night when he met Cooper and the first time he met my sister’s Newfie, Phog, but now Max and Phog even get along and are friends. Funny what a little love, patience and reinforcement can accomplish - along with some helpful calls and tips from Faye during those first few weeks. Max is absolutely perfect with family, friends, my niece and nephews and the neighbors’ kids. I couldn’t be prouder.

Thank you to Faye and to everyone at the Missouri-Kansas Border Collie Rescue. You do a lot more than just rescue the dogs in your care. You change lives – for the dogs and for the families blessed to adopt them. I can’t wait to bring another rescued border collie into our family, so Max will have a canine companion to be a big brother to. Thanks from both of us!

Original Bio: "The man died one day." It shouldn't have been a surprise because he was old but Max didn't know that. All he knew was that his man was gone and he was sent to the yard where he grieved for what had been. He lost weight until only his bones showed and the light in his eyes dimmed.

Another forgotten dog? Another lost soul? His story could have ended here, but it didn’t.

He was rescued. As he put on weight and his old dead coat dropped from his body this handsome fellow began to emerge. As his body came back to life so did his spirit and his smile that played on his lips when he caught sight of his human. The light in eyes began to sparkle and we got to know the wonderful gentle soul that’s there.

Now he plays with his beloved Frisbee, is learning obedience in the class he is taking and most of all he loves to be with his people. He seems to love everyone even children and is gentle with all. Like many dogs he does better without cats. He gets along with females and low dominance male dogs if properly introduced. He is crate trained and house trained. He loves to take walks and does very well with the gentle leader. He would make a wonderful family pet and even has the type of temperament that would make him a great therapy dog.

Do you have the loving home that Max deserves to have again?

angel
Max's angel is Jo Johnson


dart

Dart

Dart

dart

Dart is a gorgeous red and white border collie who is about 2-3 years old. Dart is a sweet boy with a calm demeanor. He crates well and enjoys being with us. He loves toys and fetching the ball in the back yard. He rides great in the car, doesn't mind a bath or getting his nails trimmed.

Dart has finished his heartworm treatment and is looking for a family of his own that will give him all the love and attention he deserves. He would love to just spend time going on walks, chasing a ball or lying at your feet watching tv.

Dart is a sweetheart. If you are upset, he will put his chin on your lap and look up at you asking "does this make it better?"

Dart is a typical border collie and will need activities to stimulate his mind as well as his body. Dart is just fine around our cat. He is showing some dominance around our border collie, therefore, Dart would do best in a single dog home and with older children.

Angel

Dart's angel is Jane Avery

 

Adopted
July 2010

Dart

 

Dart family
Dart's family!

Dart at work
Dart is a working dog!

 


Creek

creek

creek

creek

 

Meet Creek!!!! Creek is a sweet, wonderful boy! He was pulled from the Wichita Animal Shelter as a Border Collie mix puppy. Creek is about 6 mo’s old, up to date on all his shots, is neutered and  has all his adult teeth. He rides great in the car(tether or untethered), walks well on his leash, knows basic commands like sit, stay, lay down and shake. He is crate trained and is almost %100 housebroken (he has accidents when he gets too excited).

Creek likes sqeeky toys, his kong and bones! He plays fetch and is good with recall, but gets bored with it after a while. He loves to play with my aussie mix and gets along well with multiple dogs; but can be very skiddish with aggressive dogs. He’s really laid back and likes to lay around and watch me. He’s very respectful of the house and isn’t very vocal. Creek needs a dominant owner or he will try to be your boss. He is very responsive once he knows his place and wants to be showed love and affection. Creek is very protective of his people and needs some socializing.

Update: 06/25/2010

Creek is now around 18 months old.  He weighs 62 lbs all arranged on a TALL long athletic body. His socialization has gone well and although initially reserved his most favorite thing is to just be with his people whatever they are doing. He is a quiet dog inside and when outside enjoys just being outside exploring and playing without the need of someone throwing a ball or frisbee. He rides very well in the car and gets along well with other dogs especially if they are interested in playing! He ignores cats(they appreciate this.) And he would do well with older children. He is still leaning the finer points of managing that big body of his so might knock over toddlers accidently,
 
 He has just been introduced to clicker training and is quite enthusiastic about this new game offering sits, shakes and lie downs as long as the human wants to play. He takes treats very gently and isn't possessive about toys or raw hides. He still needs to be crated when home alone but his house training has gone well so if he is provided with something to chew on he is quite happy in his Crate.
 
Creek would be a wonderful companion for a family that wanted  their dog to just be a member of their family. And when this big guy lies by you and puts his head in your lap-well that kind of says it all.


Adopted
July 2010

Creek

Creek has been adopted by his foster mom Marci. He joins her other dog Honey.

 

creek


Chance

 

Chance

Chance

Chance

Chance is a traditionally marked Black/White Border Collie and a stunning 5 year old boy. Chance was released to rescue because of typical intelligent bored border collie behavier. We suggest a fence higher than 4 foot for Chance, as in his previous home, he had a history of jumping. When you are left alone to your own devices, and you are very smart, you go looking for entertainment!

In his foster home, Chance has shown his true colors: a remarkably smart young man, that wants nothing more than to please you and be loved. He is an Obedience school graduate, and loves to show his stuff, and he loves to work for food. He is solid on his voice commands to sit, down and come, and is learning hand signals. Stay does take some work, but he will do it!

It takes some time for Chance to realize he doesn't need to be in his crate all the time when he is in the house, but he is quite comfortable there, and crates well. He loves to play "gotcha" with the other young dogs here. He boot scoots around the trees in the yard, and then dashes to the deck, awaiting the next run. Barking, digging or fence jumping has not been an issue.

Chance has learned to avoid the dog saavy foster home cats. Chance has shown no interest in them

Chance needs an active family, who will continue with his obedience training, and perhaps enroll him in a sport. He would love another dog to play with, and some older children who want to work with a very smart boy!


Adopted

August 2010

Chance

Chance was adoped by Melissa. Here is what Chance is up to:

Chance and Kelsey have had a lot of fun wrestling and playing in the kiddie pool in the backyard and both of them seem to collapse on the living room floor for a nap about the same time each night. Chance always greets us each morning with a few quick puppy kisses before running off to play with Kelsey. We've found that Chance really likes to play fetch with a ball or frisbee and Kelsey really just likes to play "chase Chance" until he drops the ball/frisbee and she can steal it. :) He's a good sport though and is very patient with her. Kathy, we did end up giving Chance another dose of a flea pill. He still had a few remaining when we took him to the vet on Thursday so they recommended Comfortis. We've treated him and the house now and this morning found no live fleas after a thorough brushing (yay!!). Luckily he sits very still for brushing, even with three different combs to check him completely. We haven't noticed much herding behavior from Chance (no sheep here :) other than with some cars. We're working on rewarding him for paying attention to us when cars pass and he's doing better each day on his walks. He really is a very sweet and loving dog and a joy to have in our family. Tomorrow evening is Doggie Dive in a nearby town (dogs take over the swimming pool!) so assuming no fleas until then, we're hoping to take change for a fun time in a much bigger pool than what's in our backyard. :)

 
Thanks to you for all you did to take care of Chance. He's the perfect addition to our family and we look forward to many, many more years with him and Kelsey.
 
Melissa

Chance

Chance

 


Ozzie

Ozzie

Ozzie

Adopted

August 2010

Ozzie

Ozzie was adopted by Marc and Katie in Chicago.

Roah recently got a new MoKan brother - Ozzie!  They are fast buddies already.  Ozzie has taught Roah to chew which is a good thing according to their mom.  It's helping Roah keep his teeth clean.   The two boys also wrestle and play until they are tired out.  Let's hope Ozzie doesn't teach Roah some of his more mischievious puppy tricks : ) 

ozzie
Ozzie at 6 months!

ozzie

ozzie and tavish

Tavish and Ozzie

 


danny

Danny

 

Danny

Did you ever read the book Black Beauty?  It is the story of a horse that was raised well, but later fell on hard times.  Danny reminds us of this story.
 

We believe Danny had a home that loved him in his past - before he wound up in the shelter.  It appears that they taught him manners, general obedience, and how to sit quietly to be brushed or get a nail trim.  He is a 'soft' BC and needs a calm, quiet voice and gentle touch and loving.  He is extraordinarily gentle with adults, children, other dogs, and cats.  Danny is a very tall boy, 24 inches at the shoulder and about 40 pounds.  He is currently quite thin, and we are slowly putting weight back on him.  His ideal weight will be 45-50 pounds. 

Danny startles at loud noises or voices and is afraid of thunderstorms.  He manages storms as long as he has a place to hide in - a closet or basement where he cannot see the lightening.  Danny seems to be a man's dog and prefers to hang out with the guys.  He'd like to lay on the sofa or even in your bed if you'd allow him to do that, but will lay in his own bed if you want.  As Danny can get anxious in unfamiliar settings, he would do best with another stable dog to hang out with and show him how to relax. 

He is crate trained, not destructive, not food or toy protective, and he's not had any accidents in the house. Danny will walk quietly on a leash, and has a reliable recall in the yard.  Danny has strong chase instinct and will chase cars or wild animals given the chance, so he will need a fenced yard.  He is about four years old.

At the end of the book, a kind man takes Beauty in, treats her kindly, and she regains her happiness.  Can you be that person for Danny?

Update: 7/10

Danny continues to forget his past and is growing into a lovely gentle boy.  He is nearing an ideal weight at almost 44 lbs, and his coat is becoming glossy.  He recently got to spend a few days with some young children and he was gentle and respectful with them.  He also quickly learned that they would drop food at the dinner table and began hanging out quietly near their chairs at dinner time.  He has started to gently play with more toys and managed to make it through the Fourth of July with barely a blink at the fireworks.  He has even slept through a couple of thunderstorms.  He is an exceptional dog with a very gentle soul, looking for someone that just wants a sweet guy to love.

Update 8/9: Danny got a bath and I could really tell a big difference.  His ribs are now covered with a nice layer of muscle and his hair is getting silkier all the time.  He was a good sport about taking a bath in the backyard with the hose and even seemed to enjoy it a little.  He also likes to walk into the tall grasses and peek out... I think he doesn't know that we can still see him!

 

Adopted
September 2010

Danny

Danny's success story will be coming soon.

 

Angel

Danny's angel is Elizabeth BurnsDanny

danny


Chloe

 

Chloe

 

Angel

Chloe's angels are Jane Thomason & Howard Newby

Chloe was rescued off the street by the KC HSUS and housed at the Kansas City , Kansas facility while hoping her owners would come to her rescue. Instead she was rescued by a Mo-Kan foster family and has fit right in her new foster home in Liberty, Mo.

Since her name was not known, her new name, after much discussion, is Chloe and it fits her very well. Chloe is a very high energy Border Collie/Blue Heeler mix with an interest in playing with anybody in her family that is ready to go. She likes to play ball, Frisbee or just plain old wrestling with her sisters. Snow is a lot of fun to run and roll in.

She is about a one year old with a puppy playful attitude that has shown a willingness to learn anything Mom and Dad take the time to teach her. She can sit, shake, stay and come to her name when called. We are working on lay down, catch a ball or treat in the air, and walking on the leash without pulling. She is doing better with these every day. She has a very high food drive and will do anything for a treat. Since she eats her food so fast we have taught her to eat a little and then sit until we give her some more food and the she can come to the bowl for more. She now does this almost all on her own.

Chloe is looking for a very high energy home where she can get a lot of play time with her new family. She gets along well with other dogs and takes direction from a dominant dog very well if she gets too rambunctious. She is not much for setting on the couch and cuddling with someone but she has shown some potential for that when she gets really tired from playing.

She stays well in her pen and doesn’t bark a lot but does not care a lot for small kennels. We think she is ready for a high energy home with some family and dog friends to play with every day.

Update: 4/7/2010 Well it is amazing what a few months of hard work by a border collie can do. Chloe is now just a regular high drive Border Collie with a desire to play and run in the back yard with her foster sisters and parents.

She has a high treat drive and loves to play and learn new tricks. Her routine has changed only in that she now comes  upstairs every night an plays with everyone in our great room. You might say "If Chloe plays then everyone plays." Once everyone is played out and she is bored she heads down the steps and goes to her kennel for the night on her own.

She knows to go outside and do her business when in the house and what a breakthrough, there.

A little barking, a few treats and anyone is her new best friend. She is still showing some of her puppy traits but that is why we all love puppies ,right !!!!!

Chloe is still looking for her agility, fly-ball or other activity oriented forever home with maybe one or two other dogs to play with everyday.

 Oh, yeah and a loving family to top it off with would be kind of nice, too.

Adopted
September 2010

Chloe

Chloe's success story will be coming soon.

Chloe

Chloe


Lilly

 

Lilly is a 3-4 month old female puppy.  She was turned in to the Springfield Animal control by someone who claimed not to be her owner so we don't know much about where she came from.  But after only a few days I can tell you Lilly is one great puppy!  She is very people oriented, crate trained, sleeps through the night and is mostly quiet in her crate.  She is interested in cats but is respectful of cats who do not want to be played with. 
 
Lilly is already playing with toys and tugging.  SHe will fetch but will not always bring it back!  Lilly is a very active puppy -she loves to run.  She will run everywhere rather than walk.  She seems very smart and learns quickly.  We will post more about Lilly once we have had her longer.

adopted
November 2010

Lilly

Lilly

Lilly


Diixie

 

Dixie

Dixie is a 5 1/2 year old friendly female who loves people!  She is very tolerant of young children, very patient,  and loves to play ball in the backyard or just hang out in the backyard while the children are there. She really loves being with her family.  She enjoys going on walks and does very nicely on a lead.  She has good house manners and is very laid back, content to lie down wherever the action is in the house, unless it's playtime-she's always up for that!  She just really doesn't care for other dogs and needs to be an only dog in her new home.  This the only time she is ever grumpy, usually is smiling and a happy girl!

adopted

November 2010

Dixie



Dixie


Danny

Danny

Danny is a georgous 5 year old boy that is being re-homed due to changes in the home. He is an active, loving border collie that deserves more attention than he gets. He wants to be with his people all the time but is nicely crate trained and can ride well in a car in or out of a crate. 

Danny will be good at anything folks want to do with him.  Therapy, frisbee, running, ball play, tricks (especially!). He needs a job--of course--and that job can be anything as long as he is the apple of someone's eye. He is also very good at curling up at your feet at night.   He could be good with another dog if it were a female. 

 

adopted
November 2010

Danny

Danny

Danny


boomer

boomer

Meet Boomernic (Boomer) a border collie/aussie mix pup. He is appox. 8 weeks old and a litter mate of Chrome and Holly. Boomer is an exuberant, playful and friendly guy. He is the largest of the litter and one very cool dude. We’ll learn more about his personality as he spends more time in rescue.

adopted

November 2010

Boomer

 

boomer


holly

holly

Meet Hollywood (Holly), a beautiful tri-color border collie/aussie mix pup. She is approx. 8 weeks old and the litter mate of Chrome and Boomer. She has an exuberant personality and is the first to get into mischief. We’ll know more about her as we spend more time with her in rescue.

adopted
November 2010

Hollywood

 

holly


Chrome

Chrome

 

Meet Custom Chrome (Chrome), a very active red/white border collie/aussie mix pup. Chrome has the makings of a great performance dog.  She is a bundle of energy, running full blast with the bigger dogs and quickly learning to manage stairs and unstable surfaces.  Nevertheless, she is willing to lie quietly when asked and has mastered the "settle" command.  She is learning a good recall for a pup this age and has learned to signal at the door to go out to potty. 

She has a "sunny" disposition and she is very eager to learn new things.  She is both treat and toy motivated as well as working for praise alone.  She is quite happy in her crate and will head to it when asked.  She likes to tug and is beginning to play fetch.  

Chrome is ideally suited for a home where her mind and body will be put to work.    If you are looking for a dog to do agility, obedience, therapy, support, etc. please fill out an application.  If you would like more information, please contact us and we will put you in touch with her foster home.  Chrome was born in early September and will be adopted with a spay contract.


Adopted

December 2010

Chrome

boomer

chrome


Lady

lady

Woof woof! My name is Lady. I would like to tell you a little about myself. To start off I love people and enjoy getting attention. I love to follow you around the house and curl up with you in the evening. I have been caught  cuddling with my foster brother at night. I am great with kids and know how to be gentle. I have been told I have great manners.  I am always in a happy mood shown by my beautiful tail that is always speedily wagging.

Sit, down, recall and shake are my basic commands that I know, learning more is fun. I know when to be excited and I know when it is time to calm down. I have been told I am quite good at kenneling up on command. l have fun playing with toys. You bring out a tennis ball and I will fetch it. I will bring it back if I am not distracted. I also like to catch the ball in my mouth, even though I still cannot seem to get it to stay there. I guess you can help me with that .

I also love my stuffed monkey.  I  like to have another dog to play with.  I have been told I like cats a little to much so a cat free home would be great and with a high fence, I wouldn't want to get lost.

From the spots on my nose to my  bushy tail I'm told I'm a great Lady!

adopted
December 2010

Lady

 

lady

 

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