My name is Jocko!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Hamilton, Ontario - Jocko
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Jocko's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Jocko's Story...
Jocko is a young dog who absolutely loves everyone and is just happy to be alive! He is eager to please and getting better at knowing his commands every day. He is your typical family pet. No worries about your kids or anyone else's kids, other dogs and even the cats are okay. He is still a pup and will need someone that will continue the work that has been started to help Jocko become a great family companion.

Here is what his foster family had to say:

Jocko is a very friendly, and playful dog. He hasn't met anyone he didn't like including dogs, cats and humans. When he plays he can get quite vocal and sometimes he will get carried away but we are working on stopping his mouthing and he seems to understand when his friends have had enough. He never bites hard but he can be nippy at times which is a Border Collie trait that we are discouraging. He is very quiet in the home however. He just loves attention and loves to cuddle. With lots of affection and positive reinforcement he is learning quickly what is expected of him both inside and outside the home.

We believe that he is probably close to a year old but it did not appear that he had any formal training before he came to stay with us. We now have him on a good routine and he is doing his business outside but I wouldn’t trust him yet to let us know when he needs to go out. We have been using a crate when we aren’t able to watch him and while we are at work during the day. He goes into the crate easily and has no issues staying quiet until we come home. Putting a few smart toys to keep his interest during the day would be helpful as well. He would be a great candidate for obedience school.

Jocko seems healthy but a bit on the thin side. This could be because he is going through the teenage stage and will fill out as he gets a little older. He doesn’t shed very much either which may be for the same reason. Jocko’s favourite things are playing with toys, playing with other dogs, cuddling and getting his ears scratched.

He can be a bit stubborn at times but he knows come, sit, down, stay off and no. He is good but we are still working on his following through with these commands. Jocko is a high energy dog and will need an active family that likes to include him in outings, children that would enjoy playing with him and perhaps a nice yard to run around in. He did get out of our yard where there was a part of the fence that was broken but he didn’t go anywhere. I think he would bolt out the door if he had the chance but again, only if you were going out and I don’t think he would go anywhere except to see where you were going. Jocko is good in the house, only thing I’ve noticed is that he tries to chew on pillows or blankets when he does not have his toys. He can be corrected with a simple “no”. Jocko is nearly leash trained – good but does pull which will need to be worked on. He is great in the car.

Jocko is a very social dog. We have had people just walk into our home, play with him and have met people on the street which he does well in all situations. Very excited though. We have yet to introduce him to children but we believe he would be great with them because of his happy go lucky personality. He has never shown any aggression with anyone or anything. He is definitely not shy and thinks everyone is his friend. Jocko is amazing around all other animals in our home. On walks he does bark at other dogs but is good when he meets and generally just wants to play.

Jocko is friendly, charismatic, loves everyone, but needs someone who is going to understand that he has been through a lot in his short life and be patient and kind to him. I think Jocko would do best in a family situation with children, lots of attention, a yard and other animals in the home.

Facts about Jocko

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 017-0116

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Jocko, a Hamilton Border Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Border Collie for sale in Hamilton, or seeking a Border Collie dog from a breeder in Hamilton.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Hamilton already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Hamilton breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Border Collie breeders who help with Border Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Hamilton paves the way for another one to be saved.