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My name is Jax!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Salt Lake City, Utah - Jax
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Jax's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Jax's Story...
Well it’s been a long time coming - and we are so pleased to finally be able to introduce Jax! This delightful, ‘cup-half-full’ kind of guy came to WBCR in late summer from a rural Idaho shelter. His past was unknown, but it’s clear it was a rough one. Jax’s leg was badly fractured somewhere along the way and no one ever took care of it – so it mended poorly, causing him pain as well as minimal use of that leg.

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of Spring Creek Animal Hospital in Jackson, WY, Dr Dan Forman, and visiting specialist Dr Eric Eggers of CSU, Jax’s leg was operated on and it was a success. The repaired leg is a bit shorter than the other leg, but with time Jax will learn to compensate, flex his hips and probably move without a limp at all! We anticipate a full recovery, and are thrilled that Jax will be able to enjoy the life of a normal, active and enthusiastic Border Collie.

And boy oh boy – what an enthusiastic Border Collie he is! Jax loves life and is constantly smiling. He enjoys every moment of every day and LOVES his people. His favorite activity is anything he can do with you! He is not a big fan of being left alone, but accepts it, endures it, and is completely overjoyed when his people are home again. This sensitive boy can be somewhat leery of strangers, and will definitely need an adopter who will help him gain confidence and learn that meeting new people is wonderful.

This fun-loving boy is very playful, too - all toys are an adventure to him and he will entertain himself with them for hours! He particularly enjoys his soccer ball and has a good fake - you have to be pretty quick to outsmart this boy and get the ball past him! We see signs of a fetchaholic in there too – and he shows the reactivity to and interest in movement that many young BCs do. With his athleticism, energy, and great heart, he may very well shine in dog sports. Jax also enjoys romping with his fellow canines and is very good with other dogs, although in his enthusiasm he tends to play a bit rough until the ground rules are established and then he respects the boundaries the other dogs set. He will play with his foster brother for hours!!! Jax is not good with cats, however, and he will need a cat-free home. Overall he’s a pretty high energy boy who will need a good amount of exercise daily.

Jax is willing and is very smart, and has learned quite a few of the basics in the time he has been with WBCR, which really says something about him since he does not appear to have ever been inside a house or have been taught anything in his prior life. He is now house-trained (mastered this in less than a week!), knows ‘sit’, ‘wait’, ‘leave it’, ‘get it’, ‘gentle’, and has great recall. He does not want to be far from his person and showed a lot of separation anxiety upon arrival…however, this has really diminished given time and consistency. Jax has not really taken to crates (they worry him a LOT!), but once he became familiar with his foster family, he was fine with free run of the house and is very content to be confined to a room if necessary. Jax can be a ‘lot of dog’ and needs a home that sets clear, firm boundaries. He also needs to be exposed to many different things to build his confidence and help him feel secure. An obedience class would really help Jax shine!

This boy is not only typical in temperament but classic in appearance as well. With his striking asymmetrical blaze, lean build, and gorgeous coat, Jax is clearly BC through and through. Because of his strong interest in movement, he will not be placed in a home with children, and will require an adopter with Border Collie experience as well.

Jax is a beautiful dog with a beautiful soul, and will be a wonderful family member. Anyone who gives Jax boundaries, love, and security, as well as plenty of attention, exercise, toys, and foot rubs (yes, he LOVES them!) will be rewarded with love, security, and boundless joy in return!

Jax is neutered, fully vetted and living in a loving home near Heber, UT.

Facts about Jax

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Jax, a Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City, or seeking a Border Collie dog from a breeder in Salt Lake City.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City paves the way for another one to be saved.