(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Good with cats,
Spayed or Neutered,
I’m Mr. Bojangles, but I'm mostly called Bo. I’m a 44 pound Border Collie, and putting on needed weight. Foster Mom thinks I spent most of my life as an outside dog, although I am housebroken. I like air conditioning and regular meals, both are new to me! Being with you is my favorite! I want to be with you ALL the time. Foster Mom is focusing on skills she says a Faithful Shadow needs. I’m learning Come, Wait, Off, Go on (move away and stay out of the way), and getting out of the way. This last was tough at the beginning because I didn’t walk well, and couldn’t move backwards at all. My hindquarters were weak. After more than a month of having food every day, a big back yard, and other dogs to follow around, I can trot with a spring in my step. I don’t jump into the car yet. I’m still working on walking backward and moving away. Why would I walk away from you? I may be a little clingy at first, so you may have to be extra patient until I feel safe in your home.
We have no idea how old I am. Vet estimates have covered a wide range but we think around 10. I am now neutered and had my teeth cleaned (and one removed - I feel so much better!) My eyes look a bit odd because I have small eyeballs. The vets say this doesn’t mean much. I don’t see as well out of my left eye as I used to but my vision is not a problem for my new life! My coat has been trimmed all over, and I should have a fine rough coat by the fall.
I do think thunder turns the floor to lava. Unlike most dogs, I try to climb the nearest surface to hide from thunder, it really freaks me out. I now take Sileo and I am much better. If you have to leave the house during bad weather, a strong crate may be best for me. I also like to dig. You may have to help me know where it is ok to have this kind of fun! I’m okay with other dogs, and I looooove the cat! I like to wash her head, and she lets me do it.
My Foster Mom says when I have strong hind legs again, she thinks I may be good at things like helping my owner get up after a fall, and fetching, that I am Border Collie Smart, and enjoy learning — after all, when you’re teaching me things, I have your attention! I hope I sound like your forever friend! Please fill out an application at BCRRT.COM to adopt me!