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My name is Ziggy!

Border Collie Dog for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Ziggy
Photo 1 - Border Collie Dog for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Ziggy
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Ziggy's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Ziggy's Story...
Looking for the classic BC package? Here he is! Ziggy is a 4 year old stunningly handsome classic black and white rough coat….he’s also athletic, intelligent, and affectionate. He arrived at WBCR a couple months ago from a New Mexico shelter in rough shape. He was reportedly neglected by his original owners, then picked up on the street harassing cats - they never came to get him. After arriving at WBCR with kennel cough, Ziggy then had to have a couple of cracked teeth extracted, and then he had some complications post-op. We are pleased to report he is now happy, healthy, and ready to find a family to call his own!

Despite his past, this charming boy is oh-so-hopeful - his tail hasn’t stopped wagging since the day he arrived. At home, he seeks and clearly appreciates human attention. When the humans in his life don’t recognize that his rough beginnings entitle him to extra attention he’s not shy about reminding them by giving them a nudge with his nose. And, if anyone should want to rub his chest and tummy, he’s happy to help by rolling over on his back! Ziggy can be a little suspicious of strangers but appears to warm up to them quickly. He may have a tendency to attach to one person. We have not had an opportunity to see how he behaves around small children. Ziggy doesn’t seem to have much interest in other dogs – although he notices them at a distance, once appropriate greetings have been exchanged he is happy to move on. He gets along well with the two female border collies in his foster home, but is not particularly playful. He can be competitive when it comes to toys and will try to snatch a ball right out of another dog’s mouth - this seems to be due to surplus enthusiasm rather than any other reason! At 40 lbs. Ziggy is a medium-sized BC. He is surprisingly strong with the reflexes and speed of an athlete. He loves running full-speed in pursuit of a ball and enjoys the game even more if it involves out-running another dog! He’s not a fetcher – yet. So, far he has not shown any inclination to herd humans or dogs. He has not been exposed to livestock. He has a tremendous amount of drive and energy and he will need a significant dose of exercise daily to be happiest and at his best. Once his needs have been met, he is calm and quiet in the house.

Given his past, it comes as no surprise that Ziggy arrived at his foster home with few skills. Although he is still learning what humans expect of him, Ziggy is bright and eager to learn. Housetraining is a work in progress but has improved steadily. Ziggy generally does well in a crate although he has recently demonstrated the ability to push the panels apart and escape; he does not like being left along for long periods. He is learning the basic commands “come”, “sit” and “down”. Ziggy enjoys all kinds of outings and does reasonably well on a leash. Of course, he prefers exploring the world off-leash but his recall is still less than perfect! Although he has come a long way since arriving at WBCR, Ziggy will absolutely require adopters who will continue not only his basic skills training but work on confidence building as well to help him become the well-mannered canine companion we know he can be!

All in all, Ziggy is a wonderful fellow who has many of the traits we love about the breed. Ziggy will thrive with adopters who will not just include him in everything they do, but who will also fulfill his needs, channel his abilities, spend time on his training – and shower him the love and affection he deserves!!! If you are looking for a lovely young BC brimming with potential to invest in, Ziggy may be the one for you.

Facts about Ziggy

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ziggy, a Denver 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 Denver, or seeking a Border Collie dog from a breeder in Denver.

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