BREED: Border Collie
GENDER: Neutered Male
WEIGHT: 55 lbs
COLOR: Black and White
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active Companion
LOCATION: Raphine, VA
Rocky is a very good-natured, friendly, sweet and bomb-proof 2 year old dog who would make a great companion for an active person. He would make an ideal hiking or running buddy for someone who lives an active lifestyle that includes Rocky on a daily basis. Like most 2 year old Border Collies, he has high exercise requirements which would not be met with taking him for walks, no matter how many times a day. He would make an ideal hiking or running buddy, or a farm dog where he can be with his owners large part of the day. He loves to run, his favorite thing is to run with a 4 wheeler.
In his foster home, he gets along well with other dogs, loves people, and loves to run with the four wheeler with the other dogs. He previously had lived in a small pen outside, but has learned how to be a house pet, is crate trained, and is calm and easy to be around indoors.
Rocky is doing well learning to sit to greet, wait at doors and gates, and to be patient and not demanding. He is reactive to vehicle motion, so we are working on not chasing cars. For this reason, and with his large size, he would do best in a home with older children. He rides well in a crate in the car, and enjoys car rides. Rocky adores his people, never leaves your side, and wants to be your best buddy.
Rocky had 3 seizures in his foster home, so has started daily medication for epilepsy. He has not had anymore since starting medication.
To start the adoption process, please fill out our application and contact Rocky's foster, Leslie, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All potential adopters are required to have a home visit prior to placement of one of our rescues. Rocky'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!