found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Here is what his foster family had to say:
Jessie is such an amazing dog, he is gentle, easy going and friendly. Jessie is a great size, although he looks like a much bigger dog, he only weighs 26 pounds at a year old. He is really the best of both worlds because he is small enough to still be a lap dog but big enough to take on long walks, hikes and runs and not worry about him getting hurt or tired. Jessie is such a gentle boy and has never shown any interest in play biting or chewing anything that does not belong to him. The first morning I had Jessie he was playing with a squeaky toy and struggled for about 20 minutes to make it squeak, he could not bring himself to bite it hard enough. Although Jessie came from a shelter, he presents as a dog that was very loved at some point in time, he is very trusting of people and new situations and is very happy and confident in the home.
Jessie is such a good boy who brings a smile to my face all day long. He is very trusting of his owner and just wants to please them, he is very easy to love. Although Jessie is a border collie mix he does not have the energy that this breed can have and is very relaxed in the home. Jessie would be a very easy dog to have in the home as he is so eager to please and well behaved. He has a very calm personality for a dog of such a young age. Jessie is still a puppy and does have spurts of puppy energy from time to time but generally mimics the energy level of his family. If his family feels like playing or going for a walk Jessie is ecstatic to participate but he is equally happy to snuggle on the couch or whatever you feel like doing. Jessie does not jump up often when excited and never mouths when playing. Jessie currently does not have a backyard to run and burn energy in and seems very content getting two walks a day and lots of play time indoors. Jessie would love to visit an off-leash trail or park and would be really happy with a backyard to run around in. Jessie does not shed much at all and I would classify him as a moderate-low shedding dog
Jessie is social and friendly with everyone but seems to especially like the company of males. Jessie has not met many children but I have no doubt that he would approach them with the same gentle enthusiasm that he approaches everything he encounters in his life. He is not shy and seems very happy to meet all new people. Jessie presents as being very calm and submissive around other dogs. He always lets them sniff him first and takes social cues well from them about how he should proceed with the interaction. If the other dog wants to play Jessie is happy to join in, if they do not want to play Jessie moves forward with his walk and shows no further interest in them. Jessie has met my cat and basically ignores her and was even a little afraid when she hissed at him initially . Jessie recently met a dog savvy ferret and was very gentle and aware of the animal's small size compared to him.
Jessie's favorite things are going for walks/playing in the snow and relaxing and snuggling at home. Jessie is happy doing anything his family is doing as long as he is able to be involved in some way. Jessie is a dream when traveling in the car and lies down and relaxes in the back seat or looks out the window. Jessie enjoys going on adventures, experiencing new things and meeting new people. A few days ago I took Jessie for a professional dog bath and he even seemed to enjoy that! Jessie has a gentle enthusiasm towards life and I have never seen him encounter something that he hasn't enjoyed immensely.
Jessie has excellent house manners and it is clear that he is familiar with house rules and has lived in a house before. Jessie has never chewed anything that is not his and although interested in food, he does not beg and gives up quickly and plays quietly by himself when ignored while you are eating. He has exceptional recall and always comes when you call him. He also knows how to sit and is working on down. Jessie is very smart and I think he would enjoy working on further training to help him bond with his new family. Jessie is fully house trained and has never had an accident in the house. Jessie is crate trained and responds very well to the crate, he cries for a minute or two when he first goes in but settles quickly. I am working on helping Jessie associate his crate with good things such as special toys and treats. I have no doubt that Jessie would be trustworthy if left uncrated in the home, but feel that this is a good skill for me to practice with him in case his future family would like to crate him. Jessie is generally very quiet in the home. He walks very well on a leash and does not pull hard at all. Jessie is very attentive of his people when out for walks and is constantly looking up at you to make sure that you are having as good a time as he is. Currently Jessie does not have a backyard in foster care and gets two good walks a day as well as lots of play time at home.
I have asked my self countless times over the past few days " how did a dog as extraordinary as Jessie end up in a shelter?" he is such a special dog. I truly believe that Jessie is the kind of "heart dog" that some people are lucky enough to find once in a life time. He loves everyone and everything and is so so easy to love in return. Jessie is eager to please and never does anything that he should not do. I will be sad to see Jessie go as he is such an easygoing and social companion but I truly feel that he is ready to start his new life with his forever family. Any home would be so lucky to have Jessie and I struggle to think of a home where Jessie would not fit in. Although Jessie likes everyone, he seems to really enjoy the company of young adults. I think the ideal family for Jessie would be a young couple that is starting their life together and wants to add a special dog to their family. He is such a good boy and I cannot wait to see him meet his new family.
If you would like to be considered as Jessie's new family, please submit an application for consideration.