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My name is Tip!

Posted over 6 years ago | Updated over 3 years ago

My basic info

Border Collie/Australian Shepherd
Black - with White
9 years 2 months old, Adult
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Needs experienced adopter
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Tip: 5 yr Male BC/Aussie
Activity Level: Sports Companion/Active Companion
Diet: Instinct Duck & Pea/Red Meat Raw & Veggies
Special Talent: Sit Pretty w Front Paw Balance; Clicker Trained/Responsive/Whistle Responsive
Training: Heavy Socialization/Positive Boundaries
Experienced Dog/BC Owner Potentials
Tip is a striking boy that is more private dog with strangers and affection. Once he feels comfortable he will open up his trust and really enjoy his time with his people and he is super smart. He is ready to bound outside for fun times or leash activities, needs lots of room to run and play with a 6 foot wooden fence, human break during a work day. He can be overly stimulated using his herding mouth but tricks and redirection help this young man know the direction his human is asking for. He does focus on a variety of balls as he runs and explores things, actually easy on the leash but strong if something catches his interest and totally excited when we run and play in a few hill hike/bike trails enjoying commands for jogging as well. Tip is more private about his comfort level for love/petting and is working on this as he does enjoy our fun hugs and makes eye contact. Tip is looking for an experienced dog person who understands the sensitivities of the Border Collie and may not be suitable for off leash. You see his litter came to my rescue July 4th 2014 at 4 months of age which is a prime life experience for any dog. Tip overcame a lot of fears and had some imprinting from the owner reaching/grabbing all the 8 puppies running free on her 3 acres in Louisiana. He is still learning about strangers and how they should approach him for the best positive experience. He is not suitable for cats and children/grandchildren as he is scared of people with fast movements and can fear bark it’s just not a fit for him. I do feel he would benefit from another dog from in the home that would be his activity level and enjoy fun BC/Aussie play and or another close knit group of dog friends he can enjoy weekly play time with; crates nicely with a break during a work day, a 6 foot fence is required, and follow his diet as his colon is super sensitive and all of his training/diet have been laid out for the next journey in his life! If an out of area applicant would be a potential match it is required they come to Houston to meet Tip staying a few days to further the matching process. Application required, home visit required, donation $325.
At Home Houston Border Collie Rescue - Houston

Contact info

Pet ID
Houston, TX 77036

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered, heart-worm tested and on heart-worm prevention, they live inside the home as a family. All adopters are guided through the process of which their dog is at with their training/health during time of adoption and how best to proceed with tools given for that dogs future. All dogs adoption donation $250 unless noted otherwise noted in the bio. There an adoption application to be filled out, home visit where applicable, meet and greet, sometimes spend the nights for very special pups, adoption contract to be filled out and spay/neuter contracts when a dog is under 6 months of age or not fully developed for best growth potential. I go above and beyond in health; nutrition; and training in the living environment developing the dog for a better tomorrow.

More about this rescue

The mission for this rescue is for border collie breed, border collie mixes, and other herding dogs that has been mistreated, misunderstood, and left behind to struggle with uncertain options. There are too many to rescue that need experienced breed rescue support, love, guidance to be stronger and better than ever before! I take my time with my rescues, most are fostered in my home with my personal dogs, to access them in as many situations in life and developing what they need to achieve beyond what the past was given to them. The At Home Houston Border Collie Rescue is a strong family here to continue in your pups path as life moves forward.