Clover is a 8 month old female Border Collie. She is being fostered at Stephany's in Plymouth, Indiana. You can send Stephany an email at email@example.com if you have any specific questions about her. If you have any general questions about our adoption process, please go to the Adoption Info page on our website at www.comebyebcrescue.org.
Clover along with her three sisters and mommy were saved from a shelter in Louisiana. They jumped on a plane and headed north. Half their journey was completed by air and the other half was on a automotive transport from Missouri to Indiana. She was only 9 weeks old when she made this 2 day journey.
Clover’s siblings and her mommy have all been adopted and Clover is still waiting for her perfect home to come along.
She is a petite little girl (the smallest pup in her litter) and absolutely stunning. She jet black, fluffy coat is gorgeous. She enjoys playing with other dogs and plays in doggie daycare every day. She meets new dogs literally on a daily basis and really enjoys playtime. However, now that she is growing up a little she is getting a little sassy and will definitely let dogs know what is and what isn’t appropriate in terms of how they greet her and she will not be in favor of any humping…those dogs will be scolded by her. Her reaction is always very appropriate but if you aren’t familiar with dogs and their communications with each other this may look scary to you.
She is a very cuddly and affectionate pup when she gets to know you. She is a bit suspicious of new people and takes a little time to warm up. She warms up faster when she has her doggie friends with her… (safety in numbers She is also a bit nervous when she is in a new environment…building a safety history with you will be very important in making her feel safe when she is in new places.
Clover does have some potential as a performance partner but she is a sensitive girl so would need a handler that was patient and encouraging. Old school traditional training methods would crush her as it would most Border Collies amongst most other breeds of dogs.
I believe her ideal home would be one with another young dog that enjoys dog play. I think she’d do best with a male dog vs a female dog. She will do best in a home that is quiet and predictable and with someone that enjoys activities with their dog such as reinforcement based obedience and agility classes, so that you can continue to build a positive relationship together. I feel she has potential to really blossom as a competitive partner in the right home.
I find her to be a joy. She is my kind of dog but I am also suspicious of strangers and new environments so I can relate to her well and know how to help her feel safe when she is feeling a bit fearful and overwhelmed.
So, overall….sweet, affectionate baby girl that enjoys playing with other dogs. She takes a little time to warm up to new people but is a little love bug once she gets to know you. She is foodie so reinforcing her with food in training would be highly effective. She will make a nice companion level dog with someone that enjoys dabbling in obedience and or agility and just getting out and having fun with training their dog.
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