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Male Adult Border Collie

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About Buddy

If you have ever wanted a living, breathing border collie that is a-OK being practically plastered to you as you go about your daily life, who loves to play with anything and everything, and who has a personality to match his handsome good looks, you're in luck - we found Buddy for you!

Buddy is a six year old male border collie who weighs about 55 pounds, and is a big guy with a big personality. He was originally turned into a shelter in West Virginia for herding children - so we know this guy has some herding instinct, like a typical border collie. He was such a staff favorite that they reached out to us to help him get out of the shelter because he really hated it, and indeed, he still doesn't like being crated much - he'd much rather follow you around or chill in the house - but his sweet and soft personality has won him quite the fan club, both human and canine alike. 

Buddy is the very definition of a Very Good Boy. He loves to play with anything and everything, but squeaker toys are his favorite. In fact, the clever boy uses his elite soccer skills to tell you that he's hungry - he'll flip and play with his food dish all over the kitchen (complete with big, longing looks at you) until you put some food in it! He loves balls, though he does need the tougher balls like Kong as opposed to tennis balls. Want a friend to play fetch with in the yard? Buddy's your guy - he LOVES to chase. Getting the ball away from him is kind of a task, but we are sure that he could master this pretty quickly with some basic training.

Buddy is up to date on vaccinations and neutered, and he is heartworm negative. He is a bit choosy when it comes to his canine companions that he will play with, and prefers playful females, but has gotten along just fine with males too. He is excellent with cats and likes to give them a quick sniff before passing by. Because of his past of herding kids, he will only be placed in a home with children over age 12. He is housetrained and crate-trained (though he's not a big fan of the crate!) and likes to be brushed and handled. We would recommend a basic obedience class to help you bond with Buddy as he is VERY food motivated!

Buddy sleeps in the bedroom with other dogs and prefers to be under a chair or a desk when sleeping. We think maybe he was an outside dog at least part of the time, but now that he's learned where the sofa is, he LOVES to be inside! He walks well on a leash once you remind him that pulling is not polite. Buddy loves to smile and snuggle with people, and will gently remind you that he's waiting to be petted by nudging your arm or hand. He is extremely trainable, like all border collies, and enjoys being with his people most of all. If you're looking for your own Very Good Boy, please submit an application for Buddy!

SOHO is a 501c3 registered non-profit. We do require that your own animals are up to date on vaccines and heartworm preventative, and titering records are acceptable in lieu of vaccination. To submit an application for Buddy, please go to saveourherdersoutreach dot org, and click on "Adoptable Dogs" or "Apply to Adopt"!

Adoption Fee: $250.00



Shots up to date
Ok with kids
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats

Save Our Herders Outreach Inc

VA 23112

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