BREED: Border Collie
GENDER: Spayed Female
DOB: August 2016
WEIGHT: 30 lbs
COLOR: Black and White
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active Companion or Working Dog
LOCATION: Stevensburg, VA (near Culpeper)
This petite girl was an owner surrender due to her elderly owner's health problems. She has grown up in a rural situation without a lot of supervision or training. Though she was a house dog there were not a lot of guidelines so she will need supervision for the indefinite future.
Tillie's social skills are also a work in progress. She has improved dramatically in her time in foster care and now approaches new people and sits nicely for treats. She's a quick learner and is doing well with her leash training and obedience work.
Tillie has a VERY strong herding drive and has great potential for livestock work or as a goose dog. This is a link to a video of her with sheep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtG-EZTnQE4 . However she also focuses this herding drive on cats and small dogs so she needs a home without either one. She gets along well with dominant dogs her size or larger. Though she hasn't been around small children since she's been in foster care she probably would chase and nip them when they are running. She has shown very little interest in balls or toys so far.
Tillie has done very well in a crate and has learned to enjoy rides in the car. She will need an active home with a fenced yard to give her an outdoor place to play and hang out. This girl has a lot of potential and with guidance can be a wonderful working companion.
All potential adopters are required to have a home visit prior to placement of one of our rescues. Tillie's adoption fee is $300, and we offer a two-week trial period when you adopt one of our dogs.
Thank you for considering a rescue!
Tillie's adoption is now pending.