We do not have a facility to house the dogs in our program. They are all kept in foster homes until they are adopted. Therefore, if you are interested in adopting from CCHS, you have to complete an online application at http://www.collincountyhumanesociety.org/adoption-application.html and we will contact you asap about the status of your application.
Almost every time Mack is on a walk or out in public, someone says, 'Wow, he's handsome! What kind of dog is he?' He is a 2 year old, 48 lb. Australian Kelpie mix who is extremely intelligent and eager to please.
Mack enjoys running and long walks. He's running 3+ miles 2 times a week at ~ a 12 minute mile pace. He is fantastic on a leash, and has a beautiful gait. Mack also enjoys training sessions and quickly picks up new tricks/commands. Mack knows: Sit, Down, Shake, High Five, Paw, Paws up, pray. He does well with stay in calm areas, is working on roll over, leave it, and barrier training (out of the kitchen).
He is potty and crate trained, and he's working on some etiquette and positive reinforcement training to help him feel comfortable around situations that make him nervous. He is good with new people in public, but can be cautious with new people in his home (getting better). He is very good natured and responds well to love, treats, and correction.
Mack enjoys direct play with humans or dogs, rather than toys. He seems to understand limits - he is very gentle in play with the 2 year old, but more rambunctious with foster dad. He does well with the 2 female resident dogs and all dogs he has met in public, large and small. Mack would enjoy a playful pup in his forever home, but not a necessity. Mack and the resident 'closet kitty' are very loving together - he is gentle and lets her nuzzle his snout. He prefers women, but is fine with men - a home with a strong pack leader human with dog experience would be ideal.
Mack has been neutered and is up to date on vaccinations. He has been treated for heartworms and tested negative on his retest. As long as he is kept on HW preventatives, it should never be an issue again.
To meet this intelligent, handsome guy, please complete an online application: http://legacyhumanesociety.org/adoptfoster/adoption-application/
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