BREED: Border Collie mix
GENDER: Spayed Female
WEIGHT: 38 lbs
COLOR: Black and White Tri-color
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active Companion
LOCATION: Mclean, VA
Maizy is a beautiful, 20 month old girl with tri-colored Border Collie. She is a sweet girl, but has not had much training. She learns quickly, especially by example from other dogs. Maizy is especially sound sensitive, is fearful of noises and has reactivity issues. She has the potential to be a really great, but she needs the guidance of someone who has experience. She is not for the novice dog owner. She needs an owner who has Border Collie experience and who will go forward with training social manners and obedience.
Maizy has a playful nature and is learning to catch a tennis ball and frisbee.
Maizy is a bossy female who, I think would do best as an only dog of someone who has time to work with her every day. She would be great In a home with another dog who is equal her size and is confident enough to correct her when she gets excited. Maizy will bully a smaller or less confident dog. Maizy is about 38 lbs and likes to roughhouse when she plays. She needs a home that, if there are children, they are older and also have dog experience. She will fixate on cats and will chase them if they run so it will be much easier on everyone if her future home does not have a cat(s).
Maizy loves to cuddle and have her belly rubbed. She also has a habit of turning around and pushing her butt into you for scratches. Maizy needs obedience training, but she has mastered "sit". She is housebroken.
Because she is a somewhat nervous dog, she can be a bit reactive, and she will need an adopter who is willing to help socialize and desensitize her. She will alarm bark at slight noises so a quiet household would be best.
Maizy is spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on vaccinations and preventatives.
To start the adoption process, please fill out an application and then contact Maizy's foster mom, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All potential adopters are required to have a home visit prior to placement of one of our rescues. Maizy'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!