Sizzle is a one year old female, Border Collie and a sweetheart. Her ideal “forever” home would be an active family with older children, and probably no cats. Sizzle loves being with her family.
She has completed a “House Manners” training course, and knows the commands – sit, down, wait, and leave it. To help her bond with her forever family, we do strongly suggest enrolling in additional training classes. She enjoys pleasing and using her intelligence.
She is crate trained and house trained. She loves to run and play a good game of chase with a furry playmate.
Sizzle recently passed the dog and people socialization test to be accepted in Camp Bow Wow’s doggy play program.
Sizzle is a lightweight at 34 pounds, and just the right size to bounce into the car for a ride. She does need a fenced yard to keep her safe. She can shake hands, roll over, catch a ball in mid-air and beginning “scent games”. She loves being outside as my gardening partner. While spending time outside she has developed a new sport activity for Border Collies. She sights and chases butterflies. It is so cute to watch her. Inside, she can turn off the active Border Collie and cuddles in my arms. At times, I think she believes she is a little lap dog.
“That is the fastest dog I have ever seen.” “What a pretty dog.” “Oh, how smart.” “She loves life.” “She’s going to make someone a great pet.”These are frequent comments I hear about Sizzle. Week by week I see her maturing and becoming a well rounded family member.
Some recent developments:
She has perfected a “sneak attack”. While sitting in a chair, Sizzle will come up behind me and place two paws on my shoulders and go crazy kissing and nuzzling my neck. She continues to be the funny girl. Just the other day there was a loud thump in the kitchen. I didn’t see any problem. Later though, there was Sizzle in the living room, rolling and tossing a cantaloupe around like a soccer champ. As a Border Collie she is a “thinker” when it comes to playing with her toys. She makes her back yard now a treasure trove of green “tennis” balls that fall from trees. Yes, the Black Walnuts have become an endless supply of balls for this happy pup. She has now begun to earn her keep. Every morning she bounds out to retrieve the newspaper. See this on YouTube:
She learned this by simply watching from the window my dog. See her on the job in the video above. What else could she learn? I think her talents are untapped.
Sizzle is waiting for the home that loves the BC breed, understands their behavior and wants to work with an athletic, active dog.