Meet MAX, nicknamed “The Boss” by his foster family. MAX is a male black and white rough coat border collie that is approximately 12 weeks of age and 19 lbs. He is a take charge little guy, who is absolutely fearless. When MAX came to his foster family, he immediately exhibited no hesitation whatsoever in meeting and playing with his much larger foster siblings.
MAX is a smart, typical border collie who picks up on things super-fast and seems to have a keen sense for herding. He will require an experienced border collie household that will find him jobs that are both mentally stimulating and physically challenging; for example, herding, canine nose work/scent work, or agility. Mentally and physically challenging activities, along with exercise, will help burn off excess energy and will help Max be the best version of himself. After training activities and hard play, MAX calms nicely and is a very lovable cuddle bug.
MAX gets along well with his foster siblings and would benefit greatly from having another dog (or dogs) in the house that can match his activity level and be a guiding force. Since MAX is a young, teething border collie with herding instincts, he will be best suited in a household without small children. And while the foster family has no cats, we will suggest a cat-free environment.
MAX will go into his crate to eat, so he is learning a crate is a good place. However, most of the time he spends his free time unconfined and interacting with his foster family. Max is working on his housetraining and has used the doggie door like a pro from day one. MAX is working on other basic skills like walking on a leash and sitting. Max is motivated by praise, treats, and toys, so he will be fun and rewarding to train.
If you are looking for a smart, confident, active, and lovable little dynamo, Max may just be the dog for you.
MAX is started on his puppy vaccines, wormed, and microchipped. He is also on flea & tick and heartworm prevention. As a condition of puppy adoption, he will need to be altered when he 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 MAX, 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.
MAX is fostering in Auburn in Placer County, CA.
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