NOTE: The last photo in the series is Mama Breeze
Gale (f) appears to be the largest pup in the litter, but maybe it’s simply her semi-fluffy white coat with brown spots. She has the kind of loose skin that lets us know she has room to grow. Gale does everything first: first to get a toy, first to try out a bed, first to climb over the X-pen & magically end up in her foster mom’s bed in the morning! Gale is what you might call an “old soul.” She is very much a puppy, but she seems to have an easy understanding of the world. She loves to play with the many critters in her foster home, which includes dogs of all ages & sizes, cats, chickens (in a coop), & a couple of large, strange-looking tortoises. Gale has been a joy to raise from a 3-day-old pup to now. She would love to go to an active home where she would learn lots of things & get lots of love & cuddles.
Mama Breeze & her pups came into rescue when the pups’ eyes were still closed, so we’ve had the joy of getting to know this little family from their earliest days. The pups were born on approximately May 25th, so at 10-weeks-old they are ready to go to their forever homes. Mama Breeze is a wonderful mother & still takes a keen interest in her pups, even as she is well past nursing them. She is a sweet, easy-going dog, who gets along with all the other dogs that live in her foster home & who is lovely with people. While this family clearly has herding dog in their background–everyone pays attention to the sheep, goats, etc.–we have seen no real drive in this group. They are active, playful, eager to learn, & social, but they are also easy-going like their mom. And with all of these coat patterns, we suspect some of the pups have different fathers. These pups will probably be bigger than a typical border collie, as their mom is taller & longer than most BCs, & the pups have good-sized bone; we don’t expect that they will be large dogs, per se. All of the pups love playing with toys & exploring tunnels & boxes; they also respond enthusiastically to treats. They are all doing pretty well with going potty on paper & are starting to go outside. The pups all eat their meals in their individual crates & sleep together in an X-pen.
MAMA BREEZE’S PUPPIES are current on vaccinations, as well as heartworm and flea/tick prevention. They are microchipped. As a condition of puppy adoption, they will need to be altered by their new owner when they reach approximately 6 months (specific time to be determined by your vet). In addition to the adoption fee, puppy adoption requires a $75 spay/neuter deposit. Upon our receiving the spay/neuter certificate from you, the deposit is refunded.
If you have an approved Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions Application and wish to enquire (or apply here – https://norcalbcrescue.org/adoption/adoption-application/) about the pups, please email us at Adoptions@norcalbcrescue.org. If you have an approved adoption application with Border Collie Rescue of Northern California let us know and we will request it be forwarded to us for consideration.
GALE is started on her puppy vaccines, wormed, and microchipped. She is also on flea & tick and heartworm prevention. As a condition of puppy adoption, she will need to be altered when she reaches approximately 6 months (specific time to be determined by your vet). In addition to the adoption fee, puppy adoption requires a $75 spay/neuter deposit. Upon our receiving the spay/neuter certificate from you, the deposit is refunded. If you have an approved Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions Adoption Application and wish to inquire about GALE, please email us at Adoptions@norcalbcrescue.org. If you have an approved adoption application with Border Collie Rescue of Northern California let us know and we will request it be forwarded to us for consideration.
MAMA BREEZE’S PUPPIES are being fostered in Live Oak in Sutter County, California.
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