BREED: Border Collie / Australian Cattle Dog
GENDER: Neutered Male
DOB: January 2017 (est.)
WEIGHT: 40 lbs
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active Companion
LOCATION: Wheaton, MD (near Washington D.C.)
Finn is an amazing dog with a lot of energy! He needs a large, fenced yard. Did I mention he has a lot of energy?! He LOVES playing with Frisbees and tennis balls, however we are working on focusing his enthusiasm so that he doesn't mistake a hand for a toy. Finn also loves going for walks and doesn't mind getting wet. He wades in our pond/water feature. Can you say "hiking buddy extraordinaire"?
Finn was found as a starving stray by a volunteer from another dog-rescue organization who took him in and nursed him back to health. That volunteer reached out to BRBCR because her male dog and Finn did not get along, and she felt that Finn would be happier in a herding dog foster home. While he doesn't have any foster-dog-siblings at the moment, we think he would be fine with a submissive, female dog and seems to be fine with 'dog-savvy' cats.
During Finn's recovery he did have a seizure episode, presumably from a reaction to Bravecto. He is currently is given CBD and salmon oil daily and hasn't had any seizures since.
Finn needs a home where someone is home the majority of the day to keep him 'busy.' Due to his high energy and toy enthusiasm, we recommend a home with active adults only or a family with older children.
Finn is up to date on vaccines, house trained, crate trained, obedience trained, has no food aggression/guarding issues, and rides fine in the car. His DNA test results showed 50% Border Collie and 50% Australian Cattle Dog.
If you're interested in an active companion where he'll have plenty of room to run and has humans with an active lifestyle, contact his foster mom Rachel, 301-807-1728 or email email@example.com. Potential adopters are required to have a home visit prior to placement of one of our rescues. Finn'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!