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My name is Tippy!

Border Collie/Husky Mix Dog for adoption in Drumbo, Ontario - Tippy
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Tippy's Info...

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

Tippy's Story...
Are you looking for a friendly, affectionate, and “just active enough” dog to be your very best friend and family companion? Then Tippy may just be the dog for you! Tippy is a 4yr old female Border Collie/Husky mix dog that came to us from a rural pound where she was an unclaimed stray. It didn’t appear that Tippy’s previous life was ideal as when we got her she was thin, and had dry fur and flaky skin, and she had obviously been bred many times. She certainly wasn’t much to look at when we met her in the pound, but she was a happy and friendly dog and that’s all that mattered to us.

Tippy has thrived in her foster home and is now approx. 50lbs with a shiny coat that is black with grey undertones. She is quite a pretty dog now which matches her beautiful personality. We didn’t know what to name her when we got her and I found that when I was walking her late at night the first night home all I could see of her was the white tip of her tail bobbing along as we walked. I started calling her Tippy on the walk, and it stuck. Now she knows her name and comes running when you call her. Tippy is a well behaved girl. She is house trained and crate trained and walks fairly well on leash. She gets very excited for walks so the first 5 minutes or so she pulls, but then she settles in to walk by your side the rest of the way. She is responsive to correction if needed and aims to please you however she can. She is a very easy dog to train as she is so very smart and willing to learn. Tippy will excel in obedience school and anyone looking to participate in agility or advanced obedience with a dog, she will be a great choice.

Tippy is living in her foster home with dogs and cats and is great with all of them. We do find though that on walks she gets over excited when she sees another dog and will start to whine and potentially lunge to get over to the dog. It is never a good idea to let dogs meet when one is in such an excited state so we do not allow Tippy to meet other dogs in this manner. We correct this behaviour and she is very responsive. Attending obedience school will help with her socialization with other dogs and teach her that she doesn’t have to get so excited when she sees one. It is apparent that in her prior home she wasn’t socialized so now the prospect of meeting another dog is so exciting for her that she forgets her manners. She is quite friendly with other dogs when allowed to meet them in a calm manner. She and her foster brother Darby are the best of friends and they run and wrestle and play with toys together all the time. Tippy would like another good natured dog as a companion but this isn’t a necessity. She would do equally well being the only dog in the home and getting all of the attention. As for cats, Tippy pretty much ignores our cats. Our cats are quite used to dogs though and don’t react to them. Tippy would be fine in a home with a laid back cat or one that doesn’t respond negatively to her. She would likely try and chase a cat that ran from her though. As for kids, she isn’t being raised with them in her foster home, but with her lovely nature we feel that she would be a fine dog for a family with kids over 5yrs of age. If there are children in the home the adults will need to be experienced dog owners who will focus on continuing Tippy’s training. Tippy has been known to jump up when greeting new people if she gets too excited. We are working on this and she is learning that this isn’t appropriate but it is a work in progress and especially if there are kids in the home, she needs to learn to keep all 4 feet on the ground. But on a typical day around the home she is calm and loving and very affectionate. She does enjoy giving kisses so fair warning, if you don’t like dog kisses she won’t be the dog for you. Tippy gives sweet, gentle kisses to show you that she loves you.

Tippy is the perfect dog for all of your outdoor activities. She loves to be outside with her people and has the athleticism to handle anything you want to do with her, be it running, biking, hiking, long walks, trails…whatever your pleasure is. The nice thing about Tippy though, being 4yrs old, she is not a hyper dog, and can also be happy with a shorter walk and play time in the yard with you. We are looking for an active family for Tippy that will ensure that she gets out every day for some form of exercise, but if the day is stormy and unsuitable for outdoor activities she won’t be driving you crazy demanding to go run. She does however come to rely on her walks and she will certainly let you know when its time to go by walking from the door back to you until you get the hint! She knows her leash and gets very excited when she sees it. Tippy equally loves car rides and gets the same joy from jumping into the car for an adventure. Tip does not enjoy being outdoors by herself and is very much a house dog. She loves the outdoors but only when her people are close by.

Tippy loves toys of all kinds but we have discovered that her all- time favourite are squeaky balls. She has a collection of them in her foster home and can usually be found with one in her mouth squeaking it. She really loves when you throw them for her and is working on reliably bringing them back. We also found out that true to her Husky lineage she can howl and sing! She is not a vocal dog at all and rarely barks, but one time out in the yard with her, an ambulance went by with the siren on and she held her head back and let out a lovely tune of howls to go along with the siren. It was quite funny to see. We are sure that if there was someone in the home that liked to sing she would join in on the high notes! Tippy also enjoys being petted and cuddled. When you aren’t petting her and she’s tired of her squeaky ball you will find her laying at your feet. She is currently at my feet asleep while I write this so make sure your computer desk has a comfy blanket under it for her to curl up on. Tippy will always be in close proximity to a family member and follows us from room to room.

We have found Tippy to be a very easy dog to live with and is very much a nice, loving dog that will be extremely loyal to her family. She will give you life- long devotion and companionship. She is looking for the same devotion in return. Someone has already abandoned this wonderful dog and broke her heart. We are looking for a family for Tippy that understands that dogs are for life and adoption is not to be taken lightly. If you are looking for an all- around great dog that is past the puppy stage but still has a lot of life to live, then Tippy may just be the ideal dog for you!

All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, de-wormed (if required), and micro-chipped prior to adoption. The adoption donation of $400 is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog. For more information and adoption applications please consult our website at www.pounddog.ca.

Facts about Tippy

  • Breed: Border Collie/Husky Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: PDR247

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Tippy, a Drumbo Border Collie/Husky dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Border Collie/Husky for sale in Drumbo, or seeking a Border Collie/Husky dog from a breeder in Drumbo.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Drumbo 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 Drumbo 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/Husky breeders who help with Border Collie/Husky rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Drumbo paves the way for another one to be saved.