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Success Stories 2017


Missy

Missy

 

missy

adopted

January 2017

Missy

Missy

 Meet beautiful Missy. She is just 2 years old and is like that easy toddler in a family. She is active but not intense, and happy. Just plain happy to be with any human. She notices cats, but doesn’t seem to overly focus on them. She walks well on the leash and knows some of the basic commends.

Mostly, she likes to attach and be near humans. If another dog is called, she comes also. She thinks that there may be petting or a biscuit, so she comes and waits her turn.

Missy could fit into most homes. However, she has a little bit of puppy trait, and uses her mouth like a hand. She has a very gentle mouth, but toddlers, young children would be face level to her “hand”, so she would only work in a home with older children probably 7 years and older.

I would consider her a soft Border Collie as she is not intense with toys and happy with just yard exercise. A canine playmate would be great as long as they are not overbearing.  She is a dog that wants to please!

She will need a standard above ground fence to keep her safe. She is being fostered in Wichita, KS.


Riot

 

Riot

adopted

March 2017

Riot

Riot

Riot is 8-9 month old male.  Riot was picked up by animal control after being tossed from a moving vehicle.  He was limping at the time which was assumed to be as a result of this incident.  But a trip to the vet indicated this was an old fracture to his femur that had gone untreated.  When his owner was located he verified that the puppy had been run over at a young age and not treated.  He was then surrendered to animal control and transferred to rescue.  Consultation with an orthopedic specialist who determined there was no option that would make Riot’s leg normal, useful and pain free.  Amputation was scheduled for the following week.  But, before his surgery, Riot came down with parvo and spend more than a week as a very ill little guy.  After he recovered we allowed a few weeks to build up his strength and the amputation was performed.  Because Riot had not really been using his leg for several months he made the adjustment to 3 legs very easily and within just a few days was running as fast as ever, using stairs, and doing pretty much anything a four legged dog does!

Riot is crate trained and appears mostly housebroken.  He learned to be very good at baths while he was ill. He loves all toys and will play happily by himself.  He has not yet gotten the hang of fetch.  He can get pretty wound up at times but is usually pretty good in the house. He’s a very sweet boy who loves to cuddle when he’s not playing with toys.

He likes other dogs and has been playing some with his foster brother Havoc and occasionally with the older dogs in the house. Although he enjoys other dogs he would be fine as an only dog and also does not bother other dogs excessively who do not want to play.  He is very interested in cats.  He likes to follow and watch them but will not hurt them.  He will chase them if they run and would do best with dog savvy cats.

Riot is a wonderful boy, he has such a good spirit, is curious, playful, smart, loving and would make a wonderful addition to any family.  I expect him to fill out to about 40 lb fully grown.  Riot will be available after March 15. 

Riot needs an above ground fence to keep him safe and he is being fostered in Springfield, MO.


Pip

Pip

 

adopted

May 2017

Pip

Pip

Meet this pretty little girl who is discovering love.  Playful and energetic Pip freezes into a statue when petting begins.  She will curl up on a lap for belly rubs.  In between love sessions this 20 month border collie loves to throw toys around, chew and watch the squirrels.  She likes other dogs and gets along well with her foster brother, but will needs proper introduction to new dogs as she can come on a little strong. When excited she will chatter her teeth and grin, but don't confuse that with agression, she is just showing her excitement. She sometimes shows a little herding behavior with her foster brother, but calls off easily when corrected.
 
Pip began life on a farm but is adjusting splendidly to being a pet.  She is crate trained and does well in the car.  She would love to be allowed to sleep in bed with her people!  She responds well to commands and is learning basic commands as well as polite leash walking.  A medium to high energy border collie Pip will need a few sessions of exercise and stimulation throughout the day and a border collie savvy home. Her athleticism and eagerness to please would make her a fabulous agility dog. 

Pip will need a above ground fence to keep her safe. She is being fostered in the KC/KS area.


Missy

Missy

 

adopted

May 2017

Missy

Missy

MIssy

Missy is an 11 month old female-mostly or all Border Collie.  Missy was surrendered by her family who adopted her as a free puppy to get her out of a bad place, but they weren't really ready to be a three dog family and a border collie was not a good fit for them.  But this is a great bonus for you because Missy is a ready made dog!  She is already crate trained, housebroken, used to being inside, living with dogs, cats, men, women, and children!

Missy is a sweet girl who loves belly rubs and being with her people.  She likes to play fetch and tug. She also likes cooling off in the baby pool.  She enjoys playing with the other puppy in her foster home but does not bother the older dogs.  It did take her a few days to make friends with the other puppy but now they play all the time.  She would enjoy a home with a dog to play with but would not mind being an only dog and getting all the attention.

Missy rides well in the car and is used to bathing.  She was also good for her nail trim.  Missy kennels on command,  has some understanding of sit and down and is pretty good about coming when called.  She will still pull on the leash at times.  

Like most border collies if she is outside with nothing to do she will entertain herself by finding things to chase and  bark at.  If allowed to go on unchecked this could develop into obsessive behavior.  She has been working on not barking excessively in her foster home and is getting much better about stopping when told  no and finding better things to do or else just coming inside.  She wants to please but will need someone who won't let her get away with things.  

Missy a  long, tall girl who weighs about 40 lbs but could stand to be a few pounds lighter.  Missy has not been in foster care long and we will update her bio as we learn more.  

Missy will need a fenced yard.


Buddy

 

Buddy

 

 

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Adopted

June 2017

Buddy

Buddy

Buddy

Meet Buddy he is a two year old, 32 pound smooth coat border collie.  Buddy came to Mokan from a very nice woman who found him dragging a large chain. After having him checked for a chip and unable to locate his owner, she decided to take him in and care for him while waiting for a spot in rescue to open.

He is a medium/high drive dog that could be a working/herding guy, although he has not been instinct tested.  With his small size and speed he could easily excel at agility or another dog sport.

He also could adjust to a less rural life if he was given some consistent daily exercise or activity. He’s going to need a job to do. Buddy is learning to live on 3 acres currently where he can run and play with his foster brothers and sisters.  Buddy would love an active family that will take him on hikes and include him in family activities.

The biggest challenge with this is that Buddy has an interest in cars.  We are working with him to not chase after cars and are making progress.  Due to this Buddy must have a standard fenced yard to keep him safe. You can tell that Buddy didn’t have much exposure to cars and city activity as he is hyper alert on car rides and when we go into Petco or Ace Hardware where he can get out and meet everyone.  Buddy loves to do this. He is very happy to be on the receiving end of any attention from people.  

Buddy has had to adjust to being in a home with multiple dogs.   He has a tendency to be a bit of a bully and may nip the face of other dogs until he is given a growl or a nip back.  Buddy is a quick learner and he is getting better at reading dog cues and backing off.  He would hog all the attention if he could. Buddy has become a good playmate to my 5 year female bc.  

Buddy knows some basic commands and has shown no resource guarding. He is getting really good with the “come” command and is getting better every day with our off leash activities.  He also is decent with leash walking.  

He is used to being crated at night and in my absence and he may carry on for a few minutes, but then settles down.  Buddy had not had much inside experiences and he has quickly learned housetraining and has only had a couple of accidents and his marking has completely resolved. 

He has become interested in toys and he especially likes the squeaky ones or the ones that are of interest to my other dogs!   Buddy has been around a lot of people in our house and he relishes that excitement.  He is pretty easy to redirect and I don’t worry at all about him with new people.  If you love the border collie energy and bright personality and high trainability, you will want to consider this guy.  He is fun and funny and a little quirky. 

Buddy is being fostered in Columbia, MO.


havoc

havoc

 

havoc

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adopted

June 2017

Havoc

havoc

havoc

Havoc is an 8 month old Border Collie or close mix.  He came to us with a badly broken leg that sadly required amputation.  But he doesn't let that slow him down!  Havoc does everything a 4 legged dog can do-he runs, jumps, climbs, get on furniture, uses stairs and keeps up with the rest of the dogs in his foster home.  We usually don't even notice that he's missing a leg!


Havoc loves attention and will spend all day with you if you let him.  He loves to cuddle and be petted.  He also enjoys toys-chewing and shredding to be exact! He is also very food motivated. 


Havoc is good with cats and other dogs.  He may be a little protective of his toys at first but quickly warms up and will play with other dogs if they are interested.  He would be happy as an only dog but would also enjoy a playmate.


He is crate trained-but sometimes will bark in the morning if he gets up before us.  He is mostly housebroken.  Sometimes he enjoys hanging out in the back yard but will bark when he is ready to come back in.  He knows how to sit (most of the time) and kennel on command.  He is used to walking on a leash. 


Havoc is about 35 lbs and will be a great family pet or companion.
Havoc will need a standard above ground fence to keep him safe. He is being fostered in Springfield, MO.


bella

bella

adopted

August 2017

Bella

bella

bella

Do you see it in my eyes when you look at me?   H-O-P-E.   Hope for a new beginning and a home filled with love.  Hi, I’m Bella, and I’m a young (3-5 years old), stunningly beautiful border collie who was recently rescued.  I’m 35 pounds of pure love and devotion.  I spent my first years of life chained in my owner’s back yard.  I wasn’t given time to play, and I wasn’t given much attention or love.  But I’m making up for lost time now.   I am living the good life in a foster home and exploring all of life’s simplest joys.   Beds that are soft and cozy, toys that interest and excite me, a back yard where I can run and jump and twirl to my heart’s content, shelter from thunderstorms, and oh that glorious, soft and cushy couch which always comes equipped with a human to snuggle.  I had no idea that life could be this sweet.

Finding ways to please you is a top priority of mine.   My foster family already knows that a little praise and a lotta love are the things that motivate me the most.    I am fully house trained, crate trained, and I am being taught so many new and interesting things.  You must know how smart border collies are, right?  Well, I am learning my basic commands at a very fast rate.  I walk nicely on leash, and I know how to come when called. My idea of a perfect day is going for a walk, playing in the yard, chewing on my favorite bone, snuggling in a hammock in the shade, and ending the day with that special couch snuggling time. 

I’ve even developed a love for the TV show, American Ninja Warrior.  Maybe I could try a dog’s version of that?   I believe with training you and I could have fun doing agility together.   I’m athletic and agile, and very willing to try to do whatever you ask of me.  Maybe we could give Canine Freestyle a whirl?  We would be dancing together!  Honestly, anything that we can do together would make me happy.

When I think of my perfect home, I know I’ll need a family that will understand my personality.  I can be shy and fearful in new situations.  I wasn’t well socialized in that back yard I lived in alone, so I can be afraid of new people, especially men.  My family will need to be aware of my lack of confidence and help me by providing slow introductions to new people and new things.  Young children are scary to me with their sudden and quick movements, so I’d prefer a home with no young children due to my insecurities and my herding tendencies.  I live with three other dogs in my foster home, and we get along quite well.  That’s because I was properly introduced, and we were given the time to acclimate to one another.  Once I know I can trust my new humans and new environment, I will be able to fully share all my love and devotion with you.  I will want an active family that will consistently provide me with exercise, socialization and mental stimulation. This will help my confidence grow by leaps and bounds.  I will want to continue my training and would enjoy learning dog sports or agility.  My family should be calm, consistent with training and be willing to accept lots of sweet kisses from me every day.   Patience and understanding will be key.  That’s all I will need to be a happy and well-adjusted member of the family.  I should have a fenced yard so I can safely explore and run.

My foster mom says that every bit of effort you will put into me will be rewarded with unconditional love, loyalty, and affection.  She says that I’ve got the sweetest way of looking at her, and I melt her heart every day.  When I look at her, it is with a look of pure, unadulterated love, with total gratitude for rescuing me,  and with a fervent hope for my future.   Will you please be a part of my new beginning?  I’m waiting to share all my love, loyalty and devotion with you. 

Love, Bella


Rio

 

Rio

 

rio

adopted

August 2017

Rio

Rio

Rio

If you are seeking a devoted active border collie,  you will want to meet Rio.  This little guy is about 36 pounds and very sweet. Rio’s favorite thing to do is whatever you are doing.  If you are wanting to ride the tractor,  Rio will be there running alongside.  If you are looking for a running companion,  Rio is ready for that.  (Rio is good on and off leash).  If you want to garden,  Rio would be delighted to join you. Car ride?  Absolutely.  Watch TV?  Rio likes that too.  Yoga?  Rio says sure.   
 
The only thing Rio does not like is to be left alone for long periods, especially outside.  Rio has been fine in his foster home when I have been gone for a few hours.  He will crate, but also does ok uncrated.  He is not destructive and he is housetrained.  He is a little bit of a worry wart and he much prefers to be able to see you so he doesn’t have to worry about where you are and if you are ok.  Rio has terrific recall.  He is excellent on leash free trails and he doesn’t bother other dogs. He shows little interest in the other dogs in his foster home and he is not at all aggressive. Toys are not of value to Rio, but he loves a peanut butter bone at night and he will gnaw on a bone during the day.  He ignores cats.   He is most concerned about his human and he will be your shadow.  Rio does very well in an unfenced yard if you are outside with him, but a fenced yard is preferred to keep him safe.  He has no interest in running away from where his owner is.  Rio is a sweet and affectionate dog who would be your BEST FRIEND FOREVER. 
 
Rio is being fostered in Columbia, MO.

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Kensa

 

Kensa

 

Kensa

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adopted

September 2017

Kensa

Kensa

Kensa

Kensa is an energetic, strikingly beautiful, tri-color smooth-coat Border Collie.  She is likely approximately 1-2 years old, and weighs 46 pounds.  Kensa was found with a collar and invisible fence collar (no tags and no chip) and was delivered to a vet clinic, where she stayed for a few weeks.  After no owner claimed her, she was turned over to Mo-Kan. 

 Kensa adores people and is extremely affectionate.  She will melt your heart the first time you meet her.  She will look at you with her adoring eyes, lean her head into you, and once you start petting her, she’ll beg you to be hers forever.  
 
 She is happiest when she is going for a walk, when catching a ball or Frisbee, and when playing with toys (while “talking” to her toys with happy grumbles and rumbles). She is a champion self-entertainer: She is convinced that one day she will throw a toy as well as a person. She will also cheerfully accompany you on a jog if you are a runner. She will also just cuddle with you when playtime is over.

 She is completely housebroken.  She has learned to crate on command and once in is calm and comfortable. She sleeps through the night quietly in her crate as well. 

 In just a very short time, Kensa has learned sit, down, come & heel, and is quickly improving on stay. She has an excellent “automatic sit” when heeling, and will even auto sit with distractions, such as walking past a dog park or child playground.  She is a quick learner and has mastered fun tricks such as “shake” & “roll over”. 

 She is timid of new situations, but will accept new things once she has time to observe. She can be a little reactive to unexpected situations, such is an unknown dog or a person running toward us. But when she has time to enter new situations on her own time, she is so brave. Patience and training are key in helping Kensa adjust to new situations. She is anxious with thunderstorms, but copes quite well if given a quiet place during the storm. 

 She was initally afraid of baths and water, but in the heat of the summer, has discovered that water is actually quite fun. She now loves to splash and play in her baby pool. 

 Kensa is very energetic and intelligent.  She would thrive in a family wanting to support a high level of exercise and training to keep her mind occupied.  She would also likely excel in a variety of dog sports. 

 Kensa is a bit confused by small children. If given enough time to get to know them, she would likely be very loyal and trusting. However, the fast motion, noise and unpredictability of children make her a bit nervous. In the past, when she chose to meet a child, she just rolled over for a belly rub. However, lately she usually chooses to simply avoid them, but walking away or skirting well around them on a walk. She would be most comfortable in a home without elementary-aged children.

 Due to Kensa’s exuberance in play, the best fit for Kensa would be with a balanced dog about her size that likes to play or she would do great as an only dog. She tends to play too rough with small dogs. 

 Kensa respects cats if the cat is dog-savvy and knows how to deliver the “don’t touch me” vibe (a barn cat “trained” Kensa in about 10 seconds simply with a “death stare”… Kensa now steers clear).  She was initially very timid of horses, but after just a couple visits to the barn, she is far more relaxed (though maintains a safe and respectful distance from the horses).  

 Kensa can’t wait to find her forever family.  When she does, I guarantee she will shower you with endless affection. 

 Kensa is being fostered in the Wichita, KS area.  She will need a standard upbove ground fenced yard to keep her safe.


calvin

calvin

 

adopted

September 2017

Calvin

calvin

calvin

 My name is Calvin and I'm about two years old, although my foster dad isn't 100% sure of when I was born because I was found in a super rural area. I just love everyone! At first I was a little scared of new people and new places but I'm quickly getting more comfortable in my foster home! Every time I see a dog I get super excited and just cannot stop wagging my tail! If I see a new person I do the same thing, I just like saying hi to everyone!

During my time living indoors I haven't had a single accident! I love playing outside - the tennis ball is my favorite and I'm slowly learning that my foster dad wants me to bring the ball to him so he can throw it again - I just love it when he throws the ball across the yard! Since I started hanging out with my foster dad, I've been given baths and get brushed a lot - I have the softest, most shiny coat!

When I'm inside I've already learned that the crate is a safe place - especially when foster dad leaves. It's not totally my favorite yet, but I'm learning to love it because I always get tasty treats in there! I only jump on the couch or bed if dad invites me but I just love it when he lets me up there! Cuddle time is my favorite and I just can't get close enough to my people! I can't wait to find my forever home!

Calvin needs a standard fenced yard to keep him safe.

He's being fostered in the Kansas City area.


Gemini

gemini

adopted

September 2017

Gemini

gemini

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Gemini is going to be a wonderful pet for one lucky family.   This border collie has just the right amount of energy and his behaviors are a little quirky but not too weird!  Gemini walks nicely with a flat collar and needs very little correction.  I think he could make a good running partner.  Although Gemini will require a fenced in yard,  he is learning to be off leash and is pretty reliable with recall on his foster home property.   He is not quite ready to walk the leash free trails as he can get distracted by a squirrel or just interesting smell.    We will continue to work on that.  By far Gemini’s favorite activity is chasing the tennis ball.   If you sit down,  he will bring it back and place it in your lap.  If you walk to him to get the ball,  he will dash away and make a game of it.   This is definitely his favorite sport but he is finding out that playing with other dogs is equally exhilarating!  Gemini just loves to wrestle and chase around 2 other border collies in his foster home and he will do so inside and outside.  He will roughhouse but he doesn’t get too rough.   He is becoming very skilled at being “dog savvy”. 
 
Gemini is housetrained and I have never seen him get up on any furniture.  He is crated every night and he likes the routine of running to his crate and sitting nicely so he gets his beloved peanut butter filled hard bone.    He is also very quiet and I rarely hear him bark.  He sits and waits nicely for his food.  He is eager to learn and is just a very likeable dog.   In the photos,  you will see that Gemini has a short coat.  Don’t let that fool you.  He was shaved due to many mats.  His fur will grow out into a thick long striking coat although we consider him awfully handsome right now!  I think that anyone who is looking for an interactive dog with a moderate energy level, should consider this sweet fella. 

Gemini is being fostered in Columbia, MO


Nike

Nike

 

Nike

adopted

October 2017

Nike

Nike

Nike is a 10-12 month old female Border collie found as a stray.  She was pulled from a kill shelter where she was too stressed to be adopted.  Nike can be very shy when she meets new people but warms up quickly with a few cookies and a little encouragement.  Within 24 hours of arriving in her foster home she was acting like a normal, happy dog.

 
Nike is a sweet girl, but a very rambunctious puppy!  She is working on general manners such as not jumping on people or things (countertops, doors, etc), being quiet in her crate and also basic obedience.  She also tends to play bite/nip at her people when she gets excited.  Nike is crate trained but it can take a  little encouragement to get her in and a little while for her to quiet down.  She is mostly housebroken.


She likes other dogs once she gets to know them and plays all kinds of games with her foster brother.  She is pretty good about not bothering dogs who don't want to play as well at the cats. 


Nike enjoys rawhide chews, is very food motivated and playing with toys more and more the longer she has been here.  She recently attended and agility trial which was a great socialization experience for her and she made a lot of progress on learning that strangers don't have to be scary.  She rides quietly in the car but should have a seatbelt or crate so she doesn't try to get in the front seat with you!


Nike will require a fenced yard and a patient family that is willing to continue her socialization and training.  Willingness to take and obedience class, or , a very experienced family will be required.  At this time we are not adopting Nike to families with children under 10 but this may change as her training progresses. 

Nike has sport dog potential and will be a fabulous dog with a little time and training!  She currently weighs about 35 lbs and has a medium length coat.


Guinness

Guinness

adopted

October 2017

Guinness

Guinness

Guinness

Guinness was a stray that found himself running out of time at animal control.  Luckily we were able to get him out and get him on his way to a forever home.  Guinness is about one year old and a very happy boy.  He’s a little underweight at 33 lbs and should fill out to 35-40.  He has a very shiny, beautiful rough coat and was good for his bath and brushing.  He rides well in the car and is quiet in his crate-even though he would prefer not to go in!


Guinness loves playing with his foster brother and enjoys toys but is still learning about treats.  He also likes a good cuddle. He appears to be fairly athletic.  He is an energetic boy who would enjoy other dogs to play with but could also be content being a spoiled only child. 


Guinness will chase a cat who runs, but does not show much interest in cats who hold their ground.


Guinness has not been in rescue long. We will update his bio when we know more about him. 

Guinness is being fostered in the Springfield, Missouri area.


Charlie

charlie

 

charlie

adopted

November 2017

Charlie

 

charlie

charlei

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Charlie is a ten month- old male border collie who was found wandering around a lake in the KC area with part of a leash still on him.   Attempts to find his owner were unsuccessful.  Hard to believe that someone is not missing this guy as he has such a bright and frisky personality.    Charlie has transitioned beautifully into his foster home.  He would love to have all 5 dogs be his friend, but learned quickly that only 2 have much interest in running and wrestling with him.   He is a young guy and trying to figure out the whole pecking order concept and needs a human leader to reinforce what behavior is ok and what is not.  Charlie shows no food or toy aggression although he will absolutely try to get to the ball before the other guy!  He is a speedy fellow and has some cute trick moves that could be useful on a basketball team.   His adorable head tilt would drive the fans wild. 

Charlie listens quite well and his little acts of mischief are easily corrected. He is currently interested in trash cans and pantries and keeping those things off limits is important.   He likes treats and he loves toys, all kinds, so he is very easy to train. Charlie walks nicely on a leash with a martingale collar and has had no accidents in his foster home.   He does not resist crating and is quiet all night.   

Charlie knows sit and is getting the hang of “wait” in many instances.  He will absolutely know “leave it” by the end of today!  He is picking up on recall in the backyard but will need a fenced in yard for safety.    Charlie has not been tested in a thunderstorm, but loud noises do not scare him.  He is ok with the leaf blower and the vacuum cleaner and does not act insane around them. 

If you are in the market for another border collie, or an interactive dog as a companion to another active dog, Charlie could be the one for you.   He does have an “off” switch and he does know how to entertain himself if he wears down the dogs in his home (or the people).  There is no meanness in Charlie, just a zest for life. 

Charlie is being fostered in Columbia, MO.


 

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