Meet Calvin! Calvin is male, neutered, about 4 years old, and appears to be a Border Collie mixed with Australian Cattle Dog and/or Lab. He is about 50 lbs and is a very handsome dog with black markings on his wavy white fur. Calvin’s adopters are rehoming him because they recently had a baby and Calvin no longer fits into the home with a baby around. (They originally adopted Calvin in 2014 from a different agency that would not take him back.)
Calvin is very loving and friendly with adults and older kids with whom he’s had a proper introduction. He has also been good with other dogs he meets off-leash, not as much while on leash. Calvin’s main issues are his initial shyness with new people and reactivity on leash. His current family has done a great job counter-conditioning Calvin—our volunteers have found that he responds easily to having his focus re-directed while on walks. For this reason, we don’t recommend him for a family that has small children or that will have babies in the next few years, and while walks, hikes, runs, and play dates with other dogs in a fenced yard would be great, the off-leash dog park where strangers can approach him freely should be avoided. Calvin has high prey drive and would not be suitable in a home with cats. Also, most apartment settings will not be suitable, given the proximity of neighbors that Calvin will pass by in the halls as well as hear from within the apartment.
But Calvin also has great points: he loves to snuggle, chew his dog toys, get belly scratches, and play. He is intelligent, responsive, and has great basic obedience: he knows sit, shake, down, come, move this way, leave it, go to crate, and he will come running when he hears his emergency recall word “woo wee”. Calvin is housebroken, quiet indoors, crate trained, and muzzle trained for the rare time when he has to be close to people he doesn’t know well. Calvin would do great in a quieter home with older children and/or with an active couple or single person. He would be a perfect sidekick for outdoor adventures and road trips.
Calvin’s adoption fee is $350 and includes his up-to-date basic vaccines, up-to-date rabies vaccine, and microchip (and he will come with some of his own supplies). If you are interested to adopt this handsome, sweet boy and give him another chance at happiness, please email email@example.com for an application or you can complete an online form here: https://goo.gl/forms/VMMeAYAMJliM0wRD2
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