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Success Stories 2013

cooper

cooper

cooper

adopted

January 2013

Cooper

cooper

cooper

Cooper is a wonderful dog, very happy and playful boy, his tail wags all the time.  He gets along with every dog he meets, and he has been good with young children he has been introduced with, but would do best with children 6 and above because of his energy level.  Cooper doesn’t know a stranger.  He is very outgoing and willing to try new things. 

 
Cooper has great toy and food drive, but has very nice manners. Cooper is a moderately high energy dog that loves to play, but does listen when he is told play time is over, although he looks very heart-broken. 
 
Cooper would make an excellent performance dog in obedience and would love to be certified as a therapy dog. He has great focus and attention for food and a toy, and really wants to please and learn. Cooper’s ideal home would be one that loves to take hikes and play frisbee in the backyard, but not letting him over do it. He has the tendency to be over exuberant if his exercise is not monitored. I have been told that he loves water, but haven’t seen to what extent yet. 
 
Cooper has wonderful house manners and kennels well in both the house and car. He is a very good traveler.  We are still working on leash manners, but he is learning quickly not to pull. Cooper needs a fenced in yard to keep him safe. His Foster Mom is currently working on his re-call with a long line.
 
Cooper is around 2 years old and weighs 41 pounds. 
 
Cooper needs to be tested with cats

finn

finn

 

adopted

January 2013

Finn

finn

finn

A rough start on the end of a chain didn’t squelch the spirit of this 9 month old red border collie.  In his foster home, Finn has learned a lot about social skills with other dogs and house and crate training.    He LOVES to play with other dogs and he is figuring out dog cues quickly.  He gets an A+ in the housetraining department and is quite agreeable about being crated.  

Finn discovered toys and he has his favorites.  He is not toy (or food) aggressive.  He will steal a toy, but he will also give one up.  Finn is showing interest in ball retrieval and he loves to chase my border collie who is jumping for the Frisbee.  Finn has not caught the Frisbee yet, but I betcha he could learn! 

Finn is doing well off leash on several acres and he has good recall.  Finn is enrolled in obedience classes at Columbia Canine Sports Center and his teacher says Finn could do just about anything…obedience competition, agility, retrieval,  service work.  He has a personality that wants to please you and loves a job. 

Somebody out there is going to get a wonderful dog. 


holly

holly

 

holly

adopted

January 2013

Holly

holly

What a cutie pie!  This is Holly and she is about 11 weeks old.  She appears to mixed with something larger than a border collie, possibly Great Pyrense.  As you can see by her pictures she LOVES toys but does also enjoy snuggle time and playing with her foster sister.  She learns very quickly and is surprisingly agile for a puppy, having no trouble getting on and off the sofa, up and down stairs and through the cat door.  She is already close to 17 pounds so she will be larger than an average border collie.  She is already crate trained and working on housebreaking.  Watch for updates on Holly as her personality emerges!

quinn

 

quinn

adopted

March 2013

Quinn

 

quinn

quinn

If you are looking for tall, dark, and handsome then this is the boy for you!  Quinn was a stray picked up by animal control and pulled out of a kill shelter when they ran out of room.  We estimate him at 3 years old.  Quinn is a big boy weighing 54 lbs and may be mixed with English or Australian shepherd. 

Quinn rides nicely in the car, is easy to bathe and brush and walks pretty well on a leash.  He likes other dogs and is good with men and women, will be tested on kids soon.  He likes to watch the cat but so far has made no effort to chase her.  He enjoys spending time outside but needs to work on coming when called as he is sometimes a little naughty about coming back inside!  He does not appear to be afraid of thunder or other noises.
 
Quinn is crate-trained and is very quiet, hardly ever barks or whines.  He tried to mark one time in the house when first coming to his foster home but since then has appeared to be housebroken.  He is calm in the house and so far hasn’t bothered anything although he did help himself to a nap on the bed!  So far he hasn’t really shown interest in toys and isn’t that excited about treats.  He enjoys attention but does not constantly demand it.  Really, he is a gentle and easy going boy that would make a great walking companion or family pet.  He’s perfect for someone who wants all the beauty of a border collie without all the energy and need for a job. 

Dice

Dice

 

adopted

April 2013

Dice

Dice

DiceDice and his new Mom Jennifer and Kaya.

Meet the Dice Master! Dice was born 11/07/2011 and was rescued from a horrible living situation, coming to live at his foster home only weighing 32 lbs. He was very timid when first coming into our home, but now he has really come out of his shell. After a few good meals, re-hydration, and lots of playing, cuddles, and love, he has transformed into quite a character! He currently weighs 48 lbs. and is more than happy to greet you with a big kiss at the door.

Dice has completed a six week basic obedience class, and passed with flying colors. He walks well on a leash, is crate trained, and has a fantastic recall. He absolutely loves car rides and all toys (or anything he could make a toy). He loves attention and will do anything to make you happy. He has been house broken, and is quite a gentleman when in his crate. Whenever I am not home, he stays in his crate in order to stay out of trouble. This will be necessary in his permanent home as well, for he is still very much a puppy. He has done well with my house cat, although he does stalk her wherever she goes. He does fantastic with other dogs, and will probably need to go to a home with another canine buddy or two to help “show him the ropes”.

Additionally, Dice is a pretty high jumper. When throwing the ball with Dice, I have seen him jump at least 5 feet tall. He has never thought about or attempted to jump my backyard fence, but I have never left him out for long periods of time, nor left him completely unsupervised. Even so, I believe it would be better if Dice went to a permanent home with a fenced-in backyard. In new situations, it might take him a few minutes to warm-up. He has done well with kids, adults, and the elderly. Dice is an easy boy to groom, always standing still and willing to let you bathe him. He has been on multiple car rides, to new surroundings, parks, and has even stayed a weekend in a hotel with me, and has done wonderful every single time.

Overall, Dice needs a family who is patient, loving, and ready for an energetic beautiful boy to give their affection to.

 


gage

gage

gage

 

adopted

May 2013

Gage

 

gage

Gage was found wondering on a cattleman’s ranch in Kansas and was turned over to MoKan in early March. Gage is approximately 1 year old and is a wonderful, playful, happy dog. Gage has adjusted to living in a house very quickly. He walks great on a leash, is crate trained and rides well in the car. His recall is coming along nicely and he loves to play frisbee…he is even catching the frisbee in the air now.

Gage wants to be with you at all times and really wants to please. He would make a great performance dog in agility or obedience, or just a wonderful companion to take on walks or hikes.

Gage knows no strangers…human or canine. He loves everyone he meets and gets along great with other dogs. He is great with grooming and even lays quietly to let you trim his toenails. Gage has accompanied me to several agility trials out of town and adjusted to the new environment and hotels with great ease. I just cannot say enough on how easy Gage is and what a wonderful pet he will make.

Gage will entertain himself in the house by playing with toys. He loves to toss toys up in the air. Gage also loves to play fetch and brings the toy right back to you. Gage has medium to medium-high energy level for a border collie. Gage needs to be tested on cats.

 


Finn

finn

 

 

 

adopted

June 2013

Finn

finn

finn

If you are looking for the perfect dog your quest has ended! Finn is a wonderful boy, ready to blend right into any family. He is sweet, gentle, quiet, well-behaved, crate trained and house-broken. He rides nicely in a car, likes everyone, gets along with other dogs and ignores cats. Finn likes to play ball but is not obsessed and does not have an over the top energy level. He also likes toys, treats, and chewing. He is calm in the house and will happily sleep in the bed with you or snuggle on the couch if you let him.

So how did this great find end up in rescue? Finn comes to us under very special circumstances. You see, Finn is already a MOKAN alumni. When he was about a year old he was surrendered to rescue because he had no interest in herding. He was then adopted by a wonderful woman who gave him a great home for more than 8 years. They even added a second MOKAN dog to the family. But when his owner became terminally ill there was no place for the dogs to go. They were placed into boarding until arrangements could be made to take them back into rescue so that their owner would know they were safe. And so now sweet, happy, 10 year old Finn finds himself looking for a forever home once again.

Don’t let Finn’s age scare you away. He does not look, nor act his age and has been very well cared for. He is current on all routine health care and has had a dental cleaning and normal blood screening in the last year. He is not on any chronic medications and has no special dietary needs. Finn is a tall and lanky fellow-around 50 lbs.

Finn has so much to offer and deserves a great home!


Jay

jay

Jay's angel is Susanna Rinard.

Angel

adopted

August 2013

Jay

Jay

 

jay

Take a look at this cute face that belongs to this wonderful boy named Jay. Jay came from a family who loved him very much but traveled extensively for increasing longer periods of time. During these trips Jay was put in boarding or had a house sitter. His owner came to the conclusion this was not in Jay’s best interest and relinquished him to MoKan Border Collie Rescue. Jay will be 3 years old in June.

Jay has been in foster for about 3 months. When Jay arrived he was unfamiliar with playing with other dogs as he lived as an only dog in his past home. He likes the excitement, but when our dogs ran past him and brushed against him he would spin around in bewilderment. He is now comfortable playing with his foster sister and is very tolerant of the new foster puppy in the home.

Jay has completed obedience (Pet Manners) classes and knows how to heal and walk loosely on a leash, come when called, sit, down, wait to eat and to go through doors and is learning to turn in each direction in case he ever does agility or rally. He would be a fun dog to continue training with. He is very smart and was top dog in his obedience class.

Jay is a lover and consistently wants to check in with me and be near me. He sleeps on his bed next to our bed at night and is quiet all night. He also loves to lay his head in my lap during tv watching time in the evenings. He does not beg at the table but waits patiently through dinner. We have never fed him from the table which helps immensely with this.

Jay is interested in our two young cats, especially when they run through the house but knows to leave them alone about 90% of the time. The other 10% of the time he gets carried away with the activity and follows them however he has never touched one. Some days he actually acts spooked by their close proximity to him. A no cat home might be better for Jay or a dog savvy cat.

Jay is now engaging in playing with toys and has a favorite Kong Wubba Friend-rabbit that he brings to me often. He also loves the regular Kongs and is learning to catch them in his mouth. He also loves for us to throw his toys or balls for retrieval. He loves to play soccer and Frisbee as well. His foster sister Pica loves to play with him, but he would rather be inside with his people. He would do best in a home with a submissive male dog or a female that is not too over the top. Jay prefers to hang out with lower key dogs that don't jump in his face. He would also make a great companion as an only dog.

Jay is housebroken and barks at the door when he's ready to come back inside.

We hope you take the time to learn more about this awesome dog and wonderful companion. Jay deserves a home to call his own.

tweed

 

tweed

tweed

 

adopted

October 2013

Tweed

tweed

 

tweed
Meet Tweed! This stunning boy is approx 3 years old and talk about a sweet heart!

He came into rescue with a survivor’s mentality having been out on the streets for who-knows-how-long. He had little to no training but has learned very quickly and knows sit, stay, come, watch me and more.

Timid at first, especially with men, he warms up quickly (especially if you have a frisbee in your hand) and becomes very magnanimous, soaking up ear and belly scratches. Interestingly, he has a sense of humor and likes to entertain when all his people are wrangled in one place. He's agile and loves to play Frisbee and with toys. He is working on the retrieving part. He is very energetic and loves long walks or runs with his humans. He is learning new things everyday and really enjoys playing with his foster family and having relaxing evenings. When it's time for bed Tweed loves to sleep on the foot of the bed of his foster family. He can also be trusted to be loose in the house when they are not home.

He has attended an obedience class where he did very well. He is also learning some fun tricks. Tweeds needs to be with someone who is a strong confident leader that understands classic border collie needs regarding physical and mental stimulation. He would excel at agility, obedience, rally or any other dog sport. Tweed travels in the car beautifully and allows handling and gentle brushing very nicely.

Tweed is a dominant, confident boy and is working on how to meet other dogs, and take their temperament in stride. He has had a play date with some past Mokan fosters and he got along great with these girls. They had fun running and playing in the back yard together. He would do best with a non dominant female. Introductions are a must.

Tweed shows a lot of interest in big trucks that drive by and will bark and would give chase if allowed. He walks nicely on lead, but will need continued reinforcement to ignore the trucks to make his walks enjoyable for everyone. Because of this he has not been trusted or tested off lead outside the fenced backyard. A fenced yard is a must to keep Tweed safe.

Tweed would be a wonderful addition to the right family. Do you have what it takes to give this active handsome boy the right home?

gracie

 

gracie

 


adopted

October 2013

Gracie

 

gracie

gracie

Gracie just wants to have fun . . . and she’s looking for an active family to call her own!  Looking for a young dog with puppy playfulness -  but already well socialized, with house manners and ready to train? Gracie could be your girl!
 
Gracie is a happy girl who loves everyone she meets! She is a approximately 9 months old now and is still very much a lively puppy. We believe a she matures she will be a medium drive dog.
 
Gracie has a bold and rowdy play style, and loves to play inter-active games outdoors with balls, ropes and disc toys.  She highly toy and food motivated, and is learning focus and grown up manners. She is working on basic obedience skills.
 
After play time, Gracie will happily amuse herself with a chew bone, or rest quietly at your feet. She crates easily and is content sleeping in or out of her crate. She rides nicely in a vehicle and adapts quickly to new situations, people and dogs.
 
Gracie would do well with an active family who would be committed to continue her schooling. She gets along well with other dogs, and would also enjoy an active canine companion.

 


buddy

 

buddy

adopted

October 2013


Buddy

 

buddy

This little 40 pound tri-colored stud muffin is Buddy. He is around 18 months old. He is not your ordinary border collie. Buddy came from being a full time outdoor dog to a full time indoor dog who would rather sleep in your lap! He is housetrained and kennel trained. When his foster mom comes home from work, she lets him outside to go potty with the others and then he will come in and run straight into his kennel and wait to be fed.

He LOVES playing with other dogs and to be with his humans. He has been around cats and does great with them as well. He is like a little shadow inside the house. If you have to use the restroom you need to plan on and expect for him to be right there with you wanting some lovins'. He runs loose at night and has done great. He even jumps in the bed and snuggles with the other dogs and his foster mom sometimes. He will chew on the hard flavored Nylabones and femur bones.

He does NOT know how to play frisbie or ball. He watches the other dogs doing it and shows no interest, he would rather just wrestle with them lol. He enjoys splashing and playing in the kiddy pool.

He is very laid back and falls in the low prey drive category. He walks great on the leash. He knows how to sit, down, stand, off, and leave it. He does wonderful for his baths. He will let his foster mom trim his nails and clean his ears, etc. and just eats up all the attention. He would even be a good candidate for a therapy dog as much as he loves people and children. He has great self confidence and adjusts well in his environment. If you could offer your lap to him all day he would love every minute of that.

Buddy would be a wonderful addition to your home - you won't regret it. ;)

 



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