Meet GiGi! Gigi is a beautiful red and while rough-coated border collie mix. She is an approximately 2-year-old, 38-pound spayed female. She has beautiful brown eyes, soft ears, and a gorgeous, feathered tail. She is very friendly and wants to engage with everyone she meets, even at the vet’s office.
GiGi is a typical, young herding dog in that she needs lots of exercise, activity, and stimulation. Without it, she gets bored and looks for things to do. GiGi loves to be out and about, enjoying walks in the neighborhood and going to the dog park. She generally plays very well with the other dogs and does not show any signs of aggression. That said, she does try to herd some of the other dogs and can play a little rough at times. And she sometimes thinks it’s fun to steal other dogs’ balls or to play when another dog doesn’t really don’t want to play. However, she responds well to direction from others and to being told “that’s enough.” GiGi loves walks! She is great on a leash; she does not pull and will generally sit when asked to sit. She is learning to bring the leash to the door for her walks. She gets very excited when “leash” is mentioned. On her walks, she is not bothered by cars or trucks, but she is not fond of the roaring sounds of motorcycles.
GiGi has no issues with going into her crate, either for naps or for the night. She will go into her crate on her own if she’s tired. Gigi sleeps quietly through the night, and she occasionally sleep outside of her crate. She can be nervous with overly loud noises, like firecrackers or motorcycles, but calms easily with reassurance or simply seeks the comfort of her crate. She rides well in the car in her crate and knows how to get into her crate in the car. GiGi potties well outside. That said, she is not allowed to have free roam of the house when she is alone in the house. She is brought outside to potty routinely, so has not had to ask to go outside for potty. She wants to greet everyone, and will sometimes jump on people from enthusiasm, but she is learning this is not acceptable; by keeping her on a short leash, this behavior is easy to prevent. In general, GiGi is not a barker. She does get excited and barks through the fence when the next-door neighbor dog is also outside and barking. She stops barking right away with gentle direction.
GIGI would likely do equally as well as an only dog or as one of a dog pair. She may want to herd the other dog or play more than the other dog, so the other dog would probably be more accepting if also a herding dog. GiGi shows keen—perhaps too keen—interest in cats, so a home without a cat would be best. When off leash, GiGi will chase squirrels and rabbits, (but she has not caught any.)
GiGi has a slight limp to her left foreleg from an old injury. The injury has been evaluated, and she can do anything she wants to do. The most important thing is that she exercise daily and stay at the weight she is now. So, we’re looking for an adopter that will commit to fulfilling those needs.
GiGi is micro-
GiGi is fostering in Sacramento in Sacramento County, CA.
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