Winston was surrendered to us after his owner’s life circumstances made having a puppy too difficult. Winston is almost 8 months old and is still very much a puppy. He’s learning body awareness, boundaries, social skills etc.
Winston has a wonderful disposition- he’s playful, confident, and much more laid back than a lot of border collies. He really has more of a labradoodle temperament. He has plenty of energy to go on long walks and hikes, play in the river, and wrestle with his friends but he also knows how to take a good nap or snuggle on the couch. He will gladly curl up in a little ball on the floor (or in your lap) for a nap when he’s out in public. As his foster mom, I take him to wineries, breweries and restaurants where he loves to meet people and other dogs but doesn’t get overwhelmed. He gets slightly intimidated at the dog park, but has good social skills and will be submissive until he feels comfortable enough to play.
Winston plays great with other dogs and has learned to have a mutually respectful relationship with my cats. He does have a chase instinct so he does better with cats that stand up to him rather than run. He’s been great with children of all ages, though he is bouncy and still learning how to use his body so I don’t typically let him loose near children in case he gets excited and jumps.
He sleeps through the night in his crate and I crate him any time he will be alone in the house. He really likes to get into the laundry, the trash, and just about everything else – so he’ll need a puppy proof home and near constant supervision until he is a little older. Without proper exercise and brain stimulation he could get very mischievous. Winston isn’t a very fast learner and would benefit from formal obedience training.
Winston does shed a bit and is not fully hypoallergenic like some Doodles. His hair, at least at its puppy texture, doesn’t seem to get matted but he will need frequent baths and regular hair trims to keep his vision clear.
Winston would do great with someone who could be with him most of the time. He loves to be around people and other dogs and would make a great addition to a family with school-aged kids or other dogs.
If you are the perfect forever home for Winston, please fill out an application and contact his foster parents at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Winston’s adoption fee is $300.
Thank you for considering a rescue dog!