Jace / M / 1 yr / Collie Terrier Mix
Meet Jace! Jace’s foster mum describes him as kind, extremely loving and cuddly. With people he knows and trusts, he is playful and energetic and loves to gives hugs. He is nervous of new people, especially if they approach too quickly, but also very curious and will warm up if given the time and space he needs. Jace is untested with children, but would probably be okay with older kids (10+).
A country boy at heart, Jace’s ideal family is one that lives in a quieter suburban neighbourhood. He has spent most of his life on a farm, and so he is learning to adjust to the sounds of the busy city streets. He easily startled by loud noises like trains, cars and street traffic. Jace occasionally pulls on his leash when he is anxious (loud noises, cars, too many people), or over-excited, but he responds well to training. He knows some basic commands such as sit and stay.
Jace is somewhat fearful of other dogs, and especially intimidated by dogs in the dog park or in small, confined spaces like an elevator. At the same time, he does show a curiosity towards dogs he meets out on walks. Jace would probably do better as the only dog in the home, but his family should be willing to work on socializing him with other dogs in supervised situations. Proper introductions are key.
Jace is very good at playing fetch, and is so eager to please! He is also good at puzzles but gets distracted easily unless there are treats involved.
Jace is house trained and can be left home alone for upwards of 5 – 6 hours per day, but starts to show sign of boredom any longer than this (chewing). He is medium energy and a nice long walk (45 min) in the morning before work, will help to set him up for a successful day at home. Interactive puzzle toys or a kong filled with frozen peanut butter would also help. Jace would prefer a family that is home more often than not, or one that’s willing to have a dog walker for longer days.
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