SARGENT (AKA Sarge) is a 36+ pound, 6-month-old neutered border collie mix, who is as beautiful on the inside as he is on the outside. Like his sister Tootsie, he is active & playful, yet is surprisingly easy-going for an adolescent pup. He is endearingly clumsy & goofy sometimes, but don’t let this fool you! Sarge is smart as a whip & learns whatever is asked of him quickly. For example, he learned to use the doggy door in his foster home in a fingersnap!
SARGE is the quintessential pal dog. “Loyal” should be his middle name. He is a big boy with nice structure bone & a gorgeous, soft coat. His movements when he trots are beautifully fluid, but in play he sometimes switches to goofy & silly. He is good-natured & very people-oriented, so we want him to find a forever home with someone who will be with him more than away from him. He is overjoyed whenever he sees his foster mom after a time away. He likes to be near his foster mom as much as possible, doing things with her like playing with toys & tugging. Some dogs like to play by themselves, but Sarge prefers to play with his human. He is both treat & toy-motivated (Frisbees, balls, etc.), so he should be a blast to train. He does not have typical border collie drive, but has follow-through & a desire to please. Sarge lives in a foster home with other dogs, cats, & farm critters, so he would be fine in a forever home with other animals.
SARGE uses the doggy door to go outside to potty, & he travels well in a crate. He sleeps in a pen with his sister right now, so he should transfer to sleeping in a crate without too much effort. While he is not a nuisance barker, he has a nice deep bark when someone comes to the house. (His bark wouldn’t mean much if anyone saw him because he’s always wiggling & wagging his tail!)
SARGE is micro-
SMOKY is being fostered in Yuba City in Sutter County, CA.
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