BREED: Border Collie
GENDER: Neutered Male
DOB: February 24, 2018
WEIGHT: 40 lbs
COLOR: Black and White
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active Companion
LOCATION: Stevensburg, VA (near Culpeper)
Asher would love to be your running buddy! He's in great condition and has endurance! At his foster home he uses up his excess energy trotting along the fence line separating him from some dogs, sheep and goats. A fenced yard is a necessity for him.
He was an owner-surrender from a home with small children because he chased and nipped so he needs an adult home or a home with children no younger than teenagers. A behaviorist recommended Prozac because of his fearful behavior but he was never socialized, exercised and shown appropriate manners. Since he's been in his foster home he has been weaned off the Prozac, worked on his social skills and learned a lot about how to behave in public. He is still a work in progress though and will require a patient owner who is willing to help him understand how to deal with the world.
Asher is crate trained, obedience trained and housebroken. He has shown very little interest in toys. Asher also will chase, nip and bully dogs that he can intimidate so generally isn't a good fit with other dogs. However, he has bonded strongly with a dominant female foster dog here so apparently needs the right kind of girl to put him in his place. He has tried to avoid the cats.
If you're interested in an active companion that needs a kind, patient home, contact Karin, 540-272-0470 or email email@example.com. All potential adopters are required to have a home visit prior to placement of one of our rescues. Asher'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!