BREED: Border Collie mix
GENDER: Neutered Male
DOB: November 2017 (est.)
WEIGHT: 30 lbs
COLOR: Black and White
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active Companion
LOCATION: Wicomico Church, VA
Kolt has proved to be at least 2 handfuls, as most borders should be at that age. He may be younger than we suspected. Judging from the relative size of his head and feet, he has a lot of growing to do. His voice hasn't even changed. He still yips instead of barking
His recall is fairly good both to whistle and verbal commands. Unless, of course, there is a rabbit or deer involved. He also knows "sit" and "wait" ( precursor to "stay").
He is very bright and devious. He likes my chair. He will ask to go out. When I get up to let him out, he will run back and get in my place. I watched him push a chair over to a book case to get at some stuffed animals on a high shelf.
His smooth, non-shedding coat is always shiny and beautiful. He seems to be totally self cleaning. He and one of my rough coats sneaked through the gate and went to visit some wetlands here on the farm. The rough coat came back looking like a 4 legged mud pie, covered with sticks and burs. Kolt had wet feet.
He is extremely athletic and has a bottomless well of energy. Keeping him cooped up and going for a leisurely afternoon walk won't cut it for him. He would definitely go psychotic under those circumstances. Once he calms down, he would probably do well at agility, and might make a good farm dog.
Kolt is house trained, but he is not crate trained. His high energy would not be a good match for a home with small children. He gets along with other dogs, but not with cats.
He loves everybody and every thing. He is not treat oriented, but reacts well to physical affection in his training. All in all, in the right situation, he has the potential to be one of the finest dogs I have ever seen.
To start the adoption process, please fill out an application and then contact his foster dad, Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-450-4311. All potential adopters are required to have a home visit prior to placement of one of our rescues. Kolt'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!