I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
"BRADY" -- is a 4 or 5 year old stray from the streets of Brooklyn, New York. Brady's owner neglected him and he eventually ended up with animal control, who relinquished him to us. Brady is a very sweet, handsome boy, and very willing to put up with grooming his thick, luxurious coat. He is very good with other dogs. He plays/wrestles very gently and appropriately with the resident female BC in his foster home, and also enjoys following her around when they go hiking with his foster mom. He is crate trained and quiet in his crate. He is neutered and up to date on his vaccines.
Brady is currently very overweight (66 lbs), but his diet plan is already working! His new family must be committed to keeping Brady's weight down, as he is already exhibiting some signs of discomfort in his hips which the excess weight will only exacerbate over time. We currently have him on just a joint supplement, and with moderate exercise, he seems to be doing quite well!. He has discovered the joys of water, and though he hasn't quite decided to swim yet, loves splashing in and out of a nearby pond.
Brady is generally very good with people, and has been great with his foster mom's young grandson, but he is fearful of men. We're working on this issue, but his new family must be committed to continuing to do so. So far, Brady seems to be on the low-key side of the Border Collie energy scale, although that may increase somewhat as the weight comes off and his stamina increases. So far, Brady seems quite happy with a little playtime and a nice walk. This lovely, happy boy is just waiting for a home that will finally appreciate him and love him forever! Brady is being fostered in New Hampshire.
UPDATE ON BRADY: Brady is losing weight and his running is getting smoother. His activity level is much improved over when he first came a month ago. He's playing with his foster sister for longer periods and with more frequency. He's just so good with her, and very tolerant of her corrections. We can't say enough good things about this boy.
IMPORTANT: You should always choose a breed/dog that matches your CURRENT lifestyle. Border Collies are not for everyone, and contrary to popular misconception, most are NOT typically “great family pets” and “wonderful with children.” (If that were true, there would not be nearly as many in rescue!)
Before inquiring about adopting a dog from us, we recommend you do a little research to find out if a Border Collie really is right for your family. For this information, and details on our adoption process, please see our web site www.NEBCR.org.
Please note that you MUST FIRST fill out an adoption application AND have a home visit BEFORE being considered for any NEBCR dog. Our rescue representatives cannot consider you to adopt ANY dog until your application has been submitted and approved.
For more about Brady (including rescue contact information), and for more about other dogs currently available for adoption, please see our web site www.NEBCR.org.