Bo is a stray who followed a kindhearted person (and his beagle) home. After unsuccessful attempts to locate an owner, his rescuer contacted Lab Rescue to help Bo find a new forever home. Bo is probably a border collie or shepherd mixed with Lab, with the looks and good nature of a Lab, and the smarts of a shepherd. He’s a handsome guy, tall and lean, and keenly intelligent.
Bo is impulsive, energetic, and he has apparently had little training: he pulls on leash (He’s a big, strong boy!), and he’s inclined to test limits, but he’s observant and willing. His curiosity and adventuresome nature make everything interesting to Bo. He would probably respond enthusiastically to opportunities to engage in dog sports: he’s athletic, and his senses of sight and scent are acute. He is also the kind of dog that would enjoy a job to provide mental stimulation. An active and experienced dog owner who can spend time and would enjoy working with Bo can help him realize his potential and become a superstar MVP (Most Valuable Pup). He has the makings of an extraordinary companion.
Bo responds once he knows what is expected and learns boundaries. He’s more motivated by verbal correction, praise and affection than by food or physical correction. His conduct will be best with sufficient daily exercise and training/guidance so that he knows what is expected of him. Bo is a young, high energy dog who needs more than a casual morning and evening stroll around the block. Obedience training would be a fantastic way for Bo and his new owner to bond. Bo is a good passenger in a car and loves getting out to go see new places.
Bo is friendly with other dogs, and having a canine companion for play and exercise would probably suit him. His friendliness with other canines when he was on the loose led to his rescue: he seeks opportunities to play with other dogs. Don’t know about cats, but he could be the type to chase or (shep)herd them. Bo’s “hugs” make him less fit for homes with young children, and he’s not the best dog for someone with a small city abode and/or a minimal yard.
Bo is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and is heartworm negative. Bo is located in Dixon.
If you are interested in awesome Bo, call his Rescue Rep Katy at 650-796-3596.
(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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