found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Trig was surrendered to a southern Colorado shelter at just a few months old, and spent nearly a month there before landing a spot with WBCR. Although we know nothing more about his past, it is doubtful it was a very good one…he arrived a painfully shy little fellow, terrified of people, new places, and pretty much everything else in the world. After almost five months in foster care, thanks to lots of TLC, kindness, and patience, Trig is blossoming! He has made great strides and is no longer the terrified little pup he once was. While Trig still has a ways to go, at 9 months old he is headed in the right direction, and in the hands of an adopter who is patient, kind, and experienced, we see a bright future in store for Trig!
Originally too frightened to even let humans touch him, Trig has gained quite a bit of confidence in the people department – although his social skills are still “under construction”, he is not nearly as shy and will even seek attention when meeting new people. He is a very sweet and loving fella once you gain his trust and are among his circle of human friends! Like many shy dogs, Trig is more sociable with other dogs, gets along with other dogs, and is a very playful pup with his doggy buddies. Trig has also really turned on to fetching – it’s his favorite thing to do, either with a ball or a Frisbee – and he gives a little hop of delight when he makes a catch! His love of fetching will also prove to be a great tool to help him get over his fears and learn that the world is a fun place after all. Although he is getting more comfortable in the car, going new places can still be challenging for him – he is much more at ease at home or in other familiar places. Trig is also showing some herdyness, although he is, no surprise, scared of cats. His foster mom has started him in Treiball and he is doing really well. Trig is a high energy fellow who is going to need a good chunk of physical exercise daily, as well as mental stimulation, to be happiest and at his best. Once he gains additional confidence, we can see Trig really enjoying being a running companion or dog sport participant, but right now he’s too daunted by the sort of new surroundings these things involve. Given his background and tendencies, Trig is not suitable to homes with children.
Trig arrived not only afraid of everything, but with few skills. Not only is he a much happier fellow more comfortable in his own skin, Trig is now housetrained, likes his crate for short times, and has learned a few basics like sit, wait, down, and come. He will need adopters who will not only continue with his education in the basics manners department, but who will help Trig learn, slowly and steadily, that the world can be a great place to be. Although he will need dedicated, patient adopters to help him get to where he needs to be, he’s definitely heading in the right direction.
All in all Trig is a sweet, bright, charming young Border Collie whose life got off to a rough start. He’s filled with potential and in the right hands is sure to keep blossoming! If you have a soft spot for those special dogs like Trig, and have the time and experience to help him, you are sure to be rewarded with a wonderfully delightful Border Collie companion.