ADOPTED – CONNOR
Male, 1 – 2 years, 45 lbs
Male, 1 – 2 years, 45 lbs
If you’re looking for a dog that is not only a sweet cuddlebug, but also lovable in every way & very, very friendly with adults & children, then take a look at our handsome boy, CONNOR. He weighs in at a lean 45 lbs. and is very healthy at his current weight. He has a medium length rough coat with classic black & white color & a bit of tan around his soulful eyes. CONNOR is approximately 1-2 yrs. old but he is still very much a puppy. He may be full-sized, but he’s a happy-go-lucky, silly goofball! Of course, as with any rambunctious youngster, good, consistent training will help him to become the best boy he can be.
CONNOR’S foster mom believes he was never given the chance in his previous life to use his border collie brain. Even so, he has learned basic commands like sit, wait, and stay, He usually comes when called, but additional work will help to ensure a 100% reliable recall when off leash (in safe areas). CONNOR knows what “leave it” & “no” means & obeys them right away. While he can be a little eager about his food, he doesn’t guard his food. He is very responsive to direction and has a nice desire to please. He follows his foster mom everywhere because he wants to be with her and see what he is gets to do next. CONNOR is now ready to learn whatever else his future family wants to teach him. This boy is food/treat motivated, so further training should be a blast.
CONNOR loves to run on his long legs; he is very fast & agile. With proper training he might do well at agility or one of the other many dog sports. A good-sized (fenced) yard is a must for this energetic boy. His energy level is high, but he will relax when in the house, if he’s asked to. He gets along well with other nicely behaved dogs. A buddy with a similar energy level would be good. He would be fine as an only dog so that he can focus on his training. If he has doggie siblings, training separately would be beneficial to sharpen his focus. We do not know how he would be around cats or livestock, but he doesn’t seem to have a strong herding drive.
When CONNOR first came into foster care he didn’t know how to play with toys. Given a little time & encouragement, he absolutely loves to play with them now! He will play with a toy by himself and goes bonkers with it. He is finding much joy in his life now that he has been given a 2nd chance. His foster mom gets a kick out of CONNOR because he is very aware whenever there is a dog or other animal on the TV. He will go stand in front of the set watching them. He might be wondering how those “little” dogs/animals got in that box.
CONNOR rides nicely in the car. He usually jumps in willingly & rides nicely in a crate or tethered in the back seat for safety. He really loves his crate, so he also sleeps quietly through the night in it. If allowed, he might prefer to keep you warm in your bed. He is now totally housebroken. CONNOR loves teasing his foster siblings, who are more laid back than he. He doesn’t pull excessively on a leash, but additional training would be beneficial. While he doesn’t much care for the rain, he is crazy about playing in the snow.
We would like to place CONNOR with someone home most of the day. Perhaps a retired person / couple or similar home life would be ideal. His family should also understand their need for daily exercise & other stimulating activities. He needs someone who will dedicate the time to continue his training, so that he will become the best boy he can.
All in all, CONNOR is a special dog who has tons of energy & lots of potential. He can handle all the love you can give him & he will return it ten-fold. If you think you can offer CONNOR the type of home we are hoping for him, we would be happy to talk with you.
CONNOR is micro-
CONNOR is fostering in Nevada City in Nevada County, CA.
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