It has been a busy August, to say the least. I blog about the dogs I bring in. Barb and Ericka are also bringing dogs in and we recently brought in 11 puppies from two different litters. It looks like I might be fostering one, so if I do, I will update the foster side of this blog. Whew!
Here are the dogs I’ve brought in during August.
We got an email from a member about a dog in a shelter (Watanon County Humane Society), that she wanted us to bring in and she would foster. I contacted the shelter and they mentioned another dog they had that seemed to be a smooth collie mix, Copper. I love when shelters will work with us. There are some that won’t, which baffles me. We’re all in this to help the dogs find new homes, eh?
Mufasa is described as a collie/afghan mix who came in to the shelter as a bite hold. He is approximately four months old and was purchased by a teenager in a family that included a six year old child who was not being supervised around the puppy and was slightly bitten. At the shelter Mufasa has been a good natured typical puppy. He was overly lethargic after his neuter, but has now been eating and drinking. Mufasa will need typical puppy training. Housebreaking, manners, etc. He has been neutered, chipped and UTD on shots.
Not much is known about Copper other than that he is a young, mild mannered Collie/Retriever mix, about six months old. He came into the shelter as a stray. He is happy and gentle with kids (no jumping) and gets along with dogs of all sizes. He’s a bit shy, probably because he hasn’t experienced a lot of strange things like cars and doorways, but just needs someone to show him the ropes of indoor living and travel. He has been neutered, chipped and UTD on shots. UPDATE: Copper has been adopted.
Abby is a five-year-old tricolor collie whose owner was recently engaged and has moved into a home with her. His fiance’ is allergic, and her owner thinks the new home isn’t ideal for her. She is great with kids, but prefers to be the only dog. She doesn’t fight, but finds it super offensive when other dogs sniff her behind. She is also super smart and enjoys out-smarting her people, whom she loves. She knows her yard boundaries and never even chases critters beyond the yard line. Abby is, as a lot of collies are, afraid of storms and fireworks. In short, her owner says she is an amazing dog and will miss her dearly, but wants her to be in a better living situation than what he can provide. UPDATE: Abby has been adopted.
Murray is a shy 1.5 year old rough collie who is living in a kennel attached to a garage on a hobby farm. He doesn’t feel attached to his humans, so won’t come when called. He has gotten loose a few times and his family is concerned about his safety. His owners got him when he was five months old from a breeder. He has not been neutered yet. Has had one series of shots, so will need to get updated on those, too. He loves other dogs and is okay with cats, but avoids people. He is curious, though, as he will come up behind you and sniff the back of your legs. We really think he needs more human attention giving him enough confidence to bond. He is not housebroken and has not ridden in a car other than his original trip from the breeder.