BREED: Border Collie mix
GENDER: Neutered Male
WEIGHT: 48 lbs
COLOR: Black and White
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Companion
LOCATION: Fredericksburg, VA
Scooby is a four year old male, neutered, black and white, Border Collie mix. He has a medium length hair coat and weighs about 48 pounds. He is laid back and does not need tons of exercise. He does love to go for walks twice a day and is generally on the lookout for wildlife and new smells during those walks. He is very friendly toward other dogs and is highly treat motivated. He is initially curious toward cats but basically leaves them alone.
Scooby is housebroken and has never had an accident at his foster home. He is not interested in toys but does like to explore in a fenced backyard. He will respond to squirrels or rabbits in the backyard. He is crate trained although a crate was only used for a very few days in his foster home. He has reacted very well with another Border Collie in his foster home. He will sit with a treat offering. He does not get on any furniture at any time. He loves attention and is patient and sensitive.
Scooby does understand 'no' and will respond to a 'no' hand signal when needed. He is not a barker. When he does bark occasionally if something unusual happens, he will respond when asked to stop. At his foster home he has learned to ride in a vehicle and not respond to passing cars. He has also learned not to react to passing vehicles while on walks. He is ready to go along whenever we leave the house. He is friendly to everyone he meets and seems to be very fine with children. He will follow people around the house and loves to hang out nearby during activities in the home. He will be nearby and alert when food is being prepared in the kitchen. He sleeps throughout the night on a rug in the foster parent's bedroom (along with a cat and another Border Collie) and does not stir in the morning until his foster parents get up. He is up to date on all of his vaccinations and is heartworm negative. He is a very good companion.
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