MAGPIE is a 14-week-old border collie/McNab girlie, who is sweet as pie. She enjoys puppa-ventures to the coffee shop where she sits nicely to greet people, lifting her face up to ask people to stroke her cheeks & pat her head. She travels with her foster mom to notice birds like big osprey in their nest or red-winged blackbirds along the rice field roads. She was a well-behaved pup at the vet for her exam & vaccines, taking treats & following the vet tech around the room, deciding quickly that the vet tech was a friend. While she is learning to be a well-mannered pup–sitting when asked, not jumping up, walking on a harness & leash, etc.—she is still learning. We’re very happy with her progress as she was shy & unsure of herself when she first came into rescue. She learns to trust quickly, & appreciates when people give her a minute or two to get to know her before going wild over the adorable puppy she is. The rewards are well worth that consideration. Magpie is well acclimated to her crate, both in the car & at home, & she will sometimes put herself in her crate for a rest. She has not had an accident in her foster home, & if she is in her crate, she will make sure that you know when she has to go outside to potty.
MAGPIE loves to chase & play with her foster sister, another young border collie. They take turns chasing & being chased. This can be an indicator of herding drive, & when she & her foster sister get tired, you can sometimes see the focused “eye” border collies are known for. Magpie is not interested in toys at this point, but she is interested in treats & takes them gently. So while she is an energetic, smart, love-to-learn girl, who embraces adventures of all kinds, she can also settle & focus nicely. Did we mention that “touch” is her first “love language.” She would be happy to be someone’s one-&-only or to have another herding dog in her forever family.
MAGPIE 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 MAGPIE, 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.
MAGPIE is being fostered north of Sacramento, CA.
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