QUICK FACTS: ✔️ Good with cats! ✔️ Crate trained! ✔️ Good jogging buddy! ✔️ Good for beginner dog owner!
border collie Mix|male|2 years old|41 lbs|Adoption Fee $325
Updates from Foster Home:
Pupdate 1: Weston is a sweet, curious, goofy guy who can't wait to have a family to love. This handsome fella is about 2 years old and has a very calm disposition (especially for a collie mix!) He's a cuddler, and is happy to spend most of the day on the couch next to you or on his bed nearby, but he's always excited when it's playtime! He loves to roll around for belly rubs, chase a toy or a ball, and sniff around on a leisurely walk. While he can initially be a bit shy, he plays well with other dogs when he's warmed up to them. Even when play gets animated, though, he's always respectful and well-behaved; he's gentle and careful with his teeth and responds well to "leave it" or "drop it" when needed. When one of our two cats runs by he sometimes tries to engage them in a chase, but he'll back off immediately when called, and he's never been aggressive with them.
Wes was a stray and hasn't had much training, but he's bright and eager to please. He knows "sit," "lie down", "drop it," and "leave it," and we're working on "stay," "place", and "crate." He's food motivated and loves treats - so much that sometimes he can't contain his excitement and will cycle through all the tricks he knows for you! With a little bit of consistent effort, I'm sure he would be a fantastic learner.
Weston was treated for heartworm before coming to us for fostering, and we're happy to say he's now tested negative and gotten a clean bill of health! He has put on a few pounds during the treatment, though, so we think he'd do well with more playtime or visits to the dog park so he can get his short legs moving. If you need a Couch to 5k buddy, Weston would probably be a great partner.
This guy is the most loving pup you could ask for. He loves to sleep curled up at your feet, he'll wiggle his way up for cuddles in the morning, he's always looking for a face or a hand to lick, and he's delighted to see you when you come home. Don't miss this sweetheart!