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About Spec

WEIGHT: 40lbs
COAT: Smooth Coat
COLOR: Tri Color
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active Companion

Meet Spec!

This handsome boy is all heart! He looks up at you with all those cute freckles on his nose with a “pet me, hug me, play with me, tell me what you want” look! He wants to be with you and do everything you do. He is a purebred border collie that was raised on a farm but got too intense when working sheep and with cats. He was adopted to a wonderful pet home that took him hiking, to the beach, and on some amazing adventures. When they had to return to work away from home, it was best for Spec not to spend all day in a crate while they were gone. This dog is very smart and has so much to give, living in a crate is not what was wanted for him.

Here are just some of his good traits:

Loves to snuggle, loves to give hugs, loves his toys, loves food, loves life, and loves people!

Great toy drive and will retrieve anything you ask him to.

VERY smart! He learned the names of over 20 toys and when you name it, he goes and gets it.  He can put toys away, too!

Loves attention from anyone, he’s good with kids, too!

Does well in group settings.

He gets along well with dogs as long as they don’t act aggressive toward him, he doesn’t start anything but doesn’t back down.

Spec is a very obedient dog; he knows lots of commands and tricks, has a great recall, is food motivated, and toy motivated.

Spec loves to go hiking, go to the beach, go for car rides, go riding on a 4-wheeler, and go anywhere you go.

Spec is a great buddy, companion dog, and a loyal boy.

Now, not every dog is perfect. Spec’s main issue is he has become fearful of loud noises like thunderstorms, fireworks, and gunshots.  Spec is housebroken and trustworthy loose inside, unless he hears loud noises and no one is home.  He panics and has destroyed things trying to get away from the noise. He is crate trained but will dig and dig at the plastic pan and has cut his feet doing so. At his foster home, he has a heavy-duty crate with “Trex” boards that he can’t dig at and break.  If his  foster mom knows there’s a storm approaching, she can give a calming gel called Sileo, which is prescription and that works for him.

Several years ago, Spec was taken to the vet because he was limping, and it was determined that he had mild back issues. It was decided that he shouldn’t do high impact sports especially jumping, like frisbee or agility. Spec goes running, hiking, plays with other dogs, fetches toys, and has not had any more issues.

Spec does need to be supervised when around cars.  He’s never been allowed to chase them, but he sure is interested in them.  Same with cats!  Best not to put him in situations where cars are racing by or in a home with any cats.

Spec is basically a wonderful, calm dog that still wants his play time – walks and playing ball (keep it low so he’s not jumping).  If he’s around another dog that is excited, he can get wound up, too.  He can be calmed down verbally.

Spec is looking for a home where someone wants a great companion dog to be with them, do things with them, travel, hike, or hang out with them. Someone that works from home or even a retired person would be a great match.  He’s such a good boy with just a few quirks!

If you are the perfect forever home for Spec, please fill out an application and contact his foster parents at sylviaspets@aol.com. BRBCR’s approval process includes phone interviews, reference checks, and a home visit prior to meeting a foster dog. Approved applicants must meet at the foster dog’s location. Every adoption begins with a 2-week trial period.

Spec’s adoption fee is $300.

Thank you for considering a rescue dog!

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