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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

 

 

Watch a video of Buddy...

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

Watch a video of Havoc running...

Watch a video of Havoc...

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.

 


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