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Success Stories 2015

lady

lady

adopted

January 2015

Lady

lady

Lady lets the border collie in her shine through. From her keen eye watching the world, her need to herd when there is chaos, to her exuberance with motion, she is pure border collie. 

A small girl at just 30-35 pounds she is a beauty!  This three year old likes to cuddle with her people and has lately discovered the joys of curling up in a basket!

Lady loves to romp around with her toys throwing them in the air and catching them or kicking them and then chasing them, but prefers to play by herself at this point. 

She gets along with other dogs well although is not really interested in playing with them.  Lady would likely make an excellent running or jogging partner.  She is a medium drive bc who would do best in a calm household with no children or possible children over 10 years old.

She already knows sit, down and come and is trying to contain her excitement long enough to learn how to nicely walk on a leash.

Lady needs a fenced yard to keep her safe. She is being fostered in the KC, KS area


toby

toby

adopted

February 2015

Toby

 

toby

Everyone!  I’m Toby!   I’m a little over a year old.  I sit by the door and tap on it when I want to go outside, I can sit when asked, I know down and I can walk on a leash (when there’s not a lot of distractions, my foster mom says she’s working on this with me so I can learn to be calmer but honestly the world is so exciting!).  I also showed her that when she’s eating her dinner that I can quietly lie down and NOT beg!   AND, I showed her that I can get in my crate without arguing (even the one in that thing called a car) and that I sleep all night without making a peep when everyone goes to bed. My foster mom says I’m a big boy (I weigh 45 lbs) but she says she doesn’t think I’ll grow much more – but I might put on another pound or two. 
 
In the first couple of weeks that I’ve been at my foster mom’s, I’ve done so many NEW things... I got to run in a big yard AND no one yelled at me – it was SOOOOO much fun.  I went to this place called an agility trial and I met LOTS of people and other dogs and children and my foster mom said I was a WONDERFUL boy because I “offered all the right behaviors” (whatever THAT means – I just know that it’s so much fun to take it all in- who would want to start a fight – there’s so much going on!!!!)
 
Last week I got to meet these things called ‘cats’.  I watched out of the corner of my eye because I didn’t want it to hit me with those claws (besides it was growling and all fluffed up) and I decided that my best approach to that thing called a ‘cat’ was to just ignore it.    My favorite things to do now are to play this game she calls ‘recall’ and to chase and play with my foster brothers.   We get to go outside in the BIG yard and we run and run and run and then she say’s ‘puppies come’ and we all come running back to her for COOKIES... OMG!!!   And now I’m learning that “Toby Come” means the same thing!!!!   Sometimes, it’s still hard for me to stop what I’m doing and come back to her but boy oh boy those cookies are pretty tempting!   Anyway, I’m looking for my forever home – I have lots of love to give and I know there’s someone special out there that is going to love ME as much as I can love THEM. I will need a fenced yard to keep me safe. I am being fostered in the Springfield, MO area.


Shea

 

shea

 

 

 

 

adopted

March 2015

Shea

shea

shea

Shea is a 1 year old female border collie.  She was found running loose as a stray with her littermate.  Shea is a lovely girl, fast, athletic and nicely built with a medium energy level and nice off switch.  She is happy to run and play as long as someone wants her to but will settle down around the house and play with toys on her own or simply relax.  She is also a sweet little girl who love a good belly rub and cuddle.


She is crate trained and housebroken, sleeps through the night and can be left crated while we are away at work for the day.  She should not be left loose unattended however as she will occasionally still chew furniture!
Shea loves toys but will destroy and destuff them!  She is also a strong chewer and will need appropriate toys.  She enjoys tugging with other dogs and will likely enjoy fetching if she is by herself (with other dogs around she likes to herd and not fetch).  She gets along well with other dogs of various sizes, both male and female.  She likes to play with cats and may chase them but won't hurt them. 


She rides will in the car both loose and crated but does still sometimes get carsick.  She has been to a few agility trials and although overwhelmed at first she settles in quickly and is happily playing and meeting new people by the end of the day.  She can be a little shy at first in new places or with strangers but will warm up quickly.  Attending an obedience class and regular socialization will help with this.

Shea would make a great family pet or companion but could also be trained for dog sports. She is approximately 30 lbs, smooth coated and has a docked tail.  She knows sit and wait pretty well and typically comes when called.  She has also passed the BCSA herding instinct test.  She will make someone an all around great little dog!


Shea needs a fenced yard to keep her safe and she is being fostered in the Springfield area.


suzie

 

suzie

 

adopted

April 2015

Suzie

suzie

suzie

Suzie is 3 years old and came into our rescue because her owner had to move into an assisted living facility.  She is much more laid back than your typical border collie and is just as content to lounge around in the house as she is to play outside.  She is very affectionate, housebroken and crate trained.  She is not all that interested in toys or treats but is very much a people pleaser! 

She is getting along well with her foster siblings although she does try to herd them when they play outside.  Our older girls are not amused but the 3 year old sheltie has turned it into a fun game of chase.  She herds them from a distance now so they are not really bothered by her and she still feels like she's doing "her job".  Suzie does tend to bond strongly to one person but after just a few minutes she has warmed up to everyone she's met.  She has lost a little bit of weight already but still has a few pounds to go.  I have taken her running a few times and she seems to enjoy that. 

She has been introduced to a cat and totally ignored it so we assume she would do OK living with a cat.  Also we are not sure how much she has been around children but judging by her gentle nature we think she would probably do fine with older children. 

Suzie has the great blend of border collie beauty and brains and loyalty but not the typical intensity and constant need for activity.

Suzie needs a fenced yard to keep her safe. She is being fostered in the Springfield, MO area.

 


Kate

 

hate

 

adopted

September 2015

 

Kate

kate

Kate is a beautiful young Border Collie/ Great Pyrenees mix. She is about 7 months old, tall and leggy with a gorgeous white and black coat that is so soft!


This girl has some of the characteristics of both breeds. She is VERY smart and food motivated, so training has been fairly easy with her. She knows "sit, down,wait, and stay" She is kennel and house trained. Kate will need an experienced leader that is familiar with the breed, as she will push the limits if allowed. She is a puppy, so she will need continued training and is a quick study. She has the guardian like traits of the Pyrenees that she is on the look out for strangers. She will need to continue to work on meeting new people and new dogs. Once she knows you, you are her friend for life. She loves her foster family and learning that people are wonderful, especially when they have treats!!

She LOVES toys and playing with my young border collie. If she is a second dog, she will need a dog that is tolerant because she will play ALL day if she had her way, and can be a bit pushy. She has been respectful of my older border collie that corrects her if she is in her face. She likes the tennis ball and we are working on her bring the ball back consistently. She is always up for a game or some fun, so would probably be best if she were in a home children over 12. She does have an off switch and is happy just to be in the same room with her foster mom, constantly having her in sight. I think she would make a great running or hiking partner once her toe is completely healed. She is quite the character with a "what are we doing next?" look on her face! She is no couch potato, and needs exercise to keep her happy.

Kate has been hampered by a broken toe that had her in a splint for 4 weeks with limited activity. That is hard for a young pup that just wants to run and play, as quiet is not in her vocabulary!! She has her splint off and is still on limited activity for another week or so, but doing great.  She walks fairly well on a leash, but have been unable to do much because of her broken toe!

She has not been tested on cats, but is not reactive to squirrels or rabbits.

Kate needs a fully fenced yard to keep her safe. She is being fostered in the KC, KS area.

 


Jinxy

 

Jinxy

adopted

October 2015

 

Jinxy

Jinxy

Are you looking for a bundle of fun????  Look no further!!!!

This is Jinxy a beautiful 5 y/o tri female, she is sweet, energetic and ready to play!
Jinxy loves chasing a ball, toy or frisbee, I think she would be really good at it if her foster mom could throw better. 

Jinxy has fit right into her foster home. She really loves, swimming, running and going for car rides with her foster brother's and sister's.


Jinxy is very well behaved but can become a little rowdy shaking toys at TV commercials that excite her.  She is a very toy driven girl and will play with toys bringing them to you until she wears you out. Jinxy likes affection, but is not one of those snuggle bug dogs. She is a busy girl who has more important thinigs to do, like play with her toys. She does have a great off button as well. She is house broken and crate trained.

Jinxy will do best in a active home that has border collie experience and has the time for a very active dog. She will need daily exercise for her mind and body. A home with older children and a fenced in yard is best suited for this busy girl. Jinxy gets along great with other dogs and would do best with another active canine brother or sister.

 


Pixie

Pixie

Pixie

adopted

October 2015

 

Pixie

Pixie

Pixie just recently came into rescue and we are still getting to know her personality.  She was relinquished to a shelter by her owner when they moved and we believe she is about 2 years old.  She is a tiny little thing, only weighing 20 pounds and about 14" at the shoulder.  She is a little shy when she meets new people but once she's comfortable with you she is quite the snuggle bug! 

She learns quickly and is already house broken and crate trained.  She gets along well with her foster siblings and has started learning to play with toys and balls.  Pixie will need a fenced yard to keep her safe. She is being fostered in the Springfield, Mo. area.

We will update her information and was learn more about her.

 


 



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