My name is Rudy!

Border Collie Mix Puppy for adoption in Hamilton, Ontario - Rudy
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Rudy's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Rudy's Story...
Rudy is a wonderful pup and ready to find his forever family. He has had a very good start in life and is well on his way to becoming a confident, capable companion. He is a wonderful family pet who loves children of all ages. He enjoys playing with other dogs of all sizes and would be fine in a home with dog savvy cats. Rudy is 7 months old and is up to date with all vetting including being neutered. He is really ready for his new family and would love to find a home where he has a backyard to play in and people to share his love of life!

Here is what his foster parents had to say:

Rudy loves, loves children. He does like to puppy-nip when he's excited but listens like a "good boy" when told to settle down and is conscious not to throw his size around. He's been extremely friendly with both men and women. He's uber curious about cats with a tendency to chase them but is never aggressive with then and with patience and training can learn to live with them.

Rudy's a lover of everyone, giving abundant amounts of kisses. He's uber social and confident in himself to approach you, sit and give the "please pet me" puppy eyes. Rudy is extremely friendly with other dogs, big and small. He greets them with a nose-kiss and starts hopping up and down, wanting to play. My neighbours have made the comment that he's so quiet when I'm away at work. And I've only ever heard him whine once or twice when I initially leave the house. He is crated during the day, given his age and love of chewing (just in case) but is entirely content with a bone and kong stuffed with goodies - some of his favourites are peanut butter, and cream cheese. He gets a little skittish when loud vehicles go by, if they come from behind and surprise him. Other than that he's pretty fearless.

Rudy loves to chew: bones, kongs, stuffies, pig ears, beef jerky. He sleeps with a bone and stuffy every night. He also loves to play fetch, and is quickly learning "drop-it" to get him sharing and less of a ball-hog. He rarely ever barks in the house, usually just outside if he gets really excited about seeing another dog, cat or squirrel that he wants to play with. The handful of times he's barked in the house have been to let me know where the cat was or that my 3 year old had stubbed her toe and needed a kiss.

Rudy is great at letting you know he has to do his business outside and will sit, with a bit of a whine at the back or front door. If food is left within reach he will try his luck at stealing it but can easily be trained not to. If it's placed out of reach he doesn't think anything of it and won't get on the counter. He listens very well when told to get down or off of any furniture that he's not supposed to be on. He's such a smarty-pants that he already knows come, sit, down, off and no. Within days of being in his new foster home he's also learned shake, and coming very far with drop-it. Rudy's great with the crate. Since his second night at his new foster home he's been able to sleep out of the crate with a stuffy and bone. In the morning he goes into the crate, for the average 8 hour work day, after a walk.

He's very good on the leash and learning not to zig-zag from side to side. He will tug if he sees something he wants to play with or sniff. With patience and more training he'll be quick to learn and the perfect leash-walker. I can see him being the sidekick for a run along the trails or beside a bike - he would love it!

Rudy hasn't tried to bolt out the door since being in foster care and has been such a good boy that if we're outside and he's inside he'll wait patiently at the door for us to come in. He enjoys going on adventures and would do great with trips to the trails or countryside for long walks, fetch and maybe even swimming. He hasn't gone swimming yet but seems to love water and enjoys being in the bathroom when the shower's on - he even peaks his head in and tries to catch some drops!

Rudy will easily transition from his foster home to his new home. I'm happy for him that he's never had to experience shelter life and it shows in his personality and adaptability to new experiences and situations. He's so open, friendly, loving and excited about everything. His forever family will be lucky to have such a wonderful addition as him.

As the new member of an active family, Rudy will do great with children 3 and up and help his new family continue living a healthy lifestyle, full of love and exercise. He would do great as the only dog in the house or as an added canine pet-member. He'll need some patience for a home with cats but will be quick to learn how to cohabitate with them.

If you would like to make Rudy part of your family, please submit an application for consideration.

Facts about Rudy

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 014-0602

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rudy, a Hamilton Border Collie puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Border Collie for sale in Hamilton, or seeking a Border Collie puppy from a breeder in Hamilton.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Hamilton already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Hamilton breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Border Collie breeders who help with Border Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Hamilton paves the way for another one to be saved.