I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, and up to date with shots.
Domino is senior dog who always feels like doing ...whatever you are doing. Gardening in the yard, walking in the park, reading on the couch, sitting out on the porch; Domino is there next to you. He is quiet and well mannered, occasionally a little fidgety. He enjoys the companionship of both humans and other dogs, and though he is fine being alone in the house (no separation anxiety) he would be happiest with someone, or a family, who is home all day. He has lived with other dogs, cats and small children and done great with them all according to his first foster family. If you are looking for a loyal companion to spend your days with, you could do no better than this little black and white gentlemen.
Although he is estimated to be 14 years old, he is not a lounger. He is more likely to be standing next to you than napping on the floor; it seems he doesn't want to miss a moment of your existence, doesn't want to be asleep on the job of 'loyal companion'. He doesn.t need much exercise, though enjoys his walks and time in the yard. If you are outside with him he'll stay near you, but if left alone you do need to check up on him from time to time. In my large fenced yard he explores every inch, front to back, every little nook and cranny. More than once he has gotten himself into a situation he couldn't get out of, entangled in the tomato cage, sitting in the herb garden unable to get out- he just politely waits until you find him and help him out his predicament so he can continue on his exploration.
Though with age comes wisdom and calm, he is not without some physical deterioration. It is no surprise that he can't hear too well, his depth perception isn't great, sometimes he waits at the wrong side of the door and I have to point him to where it opens. Sometimes he gets stuck in a corner and barks; his reverse doesn't work and you have to help him turn around. Some days he can climb the 9 stairs to the front door with encouragement, and some days he looks at me and asks for a little help (he doesn't need much, he's a skinny little guy). Interestingly enough though, any day you give him a soccer ball, he quickly returns to puppy-like play, he never tires of a good match. So, if you have the little bit of extra energy to care for this older dog, he is sure to give you all he's got left, which as far as I can tell, is quite a bit.
CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information about this dog, please contact Ami.
LOCATION: This adoptable dog is located in Knoxville, TN.
REQUESTED ADOPTION DONATION: Because of his age, we do not require a specific adoption fee, but would appreciate a donation from anyone who would be willing to give this dog love and attention for his final years.
Please note that as a policy ETBCR does not place puppies in families with children under 6 years of age, as border collies and border collie mixes can be very reactive to the movements of small children.
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