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Waver is a striking young smooth-coat female border collie, about 20 months old and 30 pounds. She comes to us from a ranch in southeastern Oregon where she didn't work out as a (cattle) herding dog and had very limited life experiences. In fact, Waver’s first time off the ranch was to go with her foster mom to get spayed and vaccinated, and she was new to indoor life as well.
As you can see in the video, Waver enjoys playing with other dogs, but can be a little intense!
With humans, Waver is a very gentle and sweet dog who can easily be handled. She has come a long way while in foster care. She now lives comfortably indoors, has not had any accidents in the house, gets along great with other dogs, and while she will try to herd one cat in the household who moves quickly, she leaves another confident cat totally alone. She hasn't exhibited any inappropriate chewing or counter-surfing, although she will dig in the yard if left unattended. Oh, and she loves to listen to her foster mom play the keyboard!
She rides well in the car (in a crate) and is athletic enough to hop into the highest SUV. She is crate trained and will go right to her crate if you ask her, but she is now only crated when her foster mom is away from home. The rest of the time she is free to roam the house (supervised) and delights in napping at her foster mom's feet while she works and seemingly very glad to be an indoor dog, with her people. She has also come to really enjoy human companionship and attention, and if given the opportunity will gladly curl up on your bed at night. Quite the sweetheart and lovebug!
Waver may always be a dog that is easily startled. If concerned she will pace nervously, dart from room to room, and if she hears something unexpected, will bolt to her crate or the end of the leash. Needless to say, this is a dog that will not do well with fireworks or gun fire.
Waver has lots of energy to burn outside as you can see from her video, but she also settles very well indoors or in her crate for extended periods of time. She will walk on a leash and likes treats, taking them gently, but is not overly food-motivated. She really enjoys chewing on bones and will occasionally pick up a ball to chew on. Fortunately she is not a door-darter and has never made any attempt to escape the yard. She knows her name and will come to it.
Even though Waver is good with other dogs, she can be bossy with other females so most likely would not be good in a home with an alpha female dog.
This is an active dog that will need daily exercise.
Wondering about her name? She’s named for Wava Dean, a character in a Baxter Black cowboy poem.
PLEASE NOTE: This dog is marked as special needs because she is a sensitive, unsocialized young dog that can be fearful. She will need a patient human and accepting household. Loud noises easily startle her and too much commotion either sends her to her crate or causes her to nip. Also, note that Waver will dig if left unattended in your yard.
If you are interested in possibly adopting Waver, please complete the on line application at the top of the page, then email Joan at email@example.com.
Waver is sponsored by the Idaho Domestic Animal Welfare Group. Her adoption fee is $200 and includes spay, vaccinations and microchip. You must be willing to travel to southwestern Idaho to meet Waver if interested in possibly adopting her.
If you are interested in possibly adopting Waver, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an adoption application.