Save a life. Adopt from
Dogs up for Adoption
Who Are We?
Click For Full Listing
11/11/2015 update Maurice has been in foster care since 7/30/15 Please read entire post. Maurice is now neutered and current on all his vaccinations. Because he was kept in a pen for a huge portion of his short life, most everything is new and sometimes a little scary, however he improves bit by bit every day. He is truly a sweet and wonderful boy. He is now crate trained and house trained. He loves his crate and feels safe there. Living in a house is all new to him, so he is being closely supervised so he can learn good house manners. He will go to the door when he needs to go potty. He has learned to love his collar and leash because they now mean walks and treats and good things! He loves his walks and has endless energy! He does know how to settle now and loves snuggles and tummy rubs! He knows sit, down, come and wait. He is just learning to play with toys as he was afraid he might get into trouble for putting them in his mouth. He is a very soft touch and will cringe with any harsh word. He does grow more confident with each day. He is still learning appropriate dog language and can still be overzealous with other dogs but he is definitely learning. He gets along with his foster brothers and sisters ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 11 years and 24 to 100 lbs. In summary, he is an amazingly smart, sensitive, sweet boy. Previous Border Collie experience required. Fully fenced yard required.
Anyone out there looking to spend a month section-hiking the PCT? Maurice would be happy to join you ON LEASH as your only canine companion. He needs bonding time, and a way to work off his energy.
Maurice is a exceptionally high drive, smooth coat, working stock border collie who has been housed in a penned area amongst livestock. The herding behavior in BC's when not properly fostered can turn into prey drive thus getting the dog (and livestock) into serious trouble. Maurice is in trouble, deep trouble.
At this stage of the game, Maurice is tightly wound, frustrated, and in desperate need of a trainer to give him direction. He is a good boy at heart. He's one of those dogs that could be the next Skidboot, or end up on Skid Row... or worse.
Maurice needs an experienced home with no livestock or cats. He needs time and training. He is not going to be an easy dog at first, but will be amazing once in a non-livestock environment and given some basic training coupled with lots of exercise. It's always the really smart ones who get themselves into the most difficult predicaments. We have had several dogs like this in rescue over the years. One went to the Nationals in flyball. Another is working cattle in the Palisades. And another ended up competing in agility on a national level.
THE BAD :
THE REALLY, REALLY UGLY"
We would prefer not to place Maurice into a home with other dogs until he has learned manners. He is good with the other BC (a fantastic, friendly house pet) in the house, but relentlessly torments the livestock guardian dog if allowed near her.
Please contact email@example.com for more details.
|Home Page||Other Northwest||Foster Needed||Idaho||Oregon||Washington|
Page last updated on 03/22/15 20:26 PDT