I am “Q” and I am ADORABLE! I am so Q-ute that even when I do puppy things my foster parents cannot get mad at me. Look at me and a smile will follow. I am happy no matter what and I will make you happy I chose you. I was born about 14 weeks ago and weigh 23 lbs. I am a smooth coat Border collie / McNab mix and while my ears mostly stay up now, I am told to expect them to be up all the time when I get to be a couple months older.
I have a lot of really good qualities. I love people and I love other dogs. I am not yet sure about cats. Leia scares me but Maya seems nice. I do prefer to stay close to my people so I usually hang out with dad. If he’s at his desk, so am I. When he gets up I am ready. C’mon let’s go outside, or cuddle on the couch, or head to the kitchen…yeah the kitchen! Is it banana time? Maybe you want to load the dishwasher so I can pre-wash the dishes with my tongue. Mmmm.
I know pottying is for outside only, but the last couple days I took a step backwards in that department but I’ll get it right, promise! I am working on my crate training (I have not pottied in my crate). I am quiet all night, but in the morning when I gotta go I gotta go so I will let you know it’s time to get up and let me OUT! I am learning to sit before exiting the crate, but especially mornings it’s really hard to contain my excitement at seeing mom or dad for the first time in like 8 hours. I have cool skills like sniffing and oh, get this, I can untie my dad’s shoes and he doesn’t even notice until he gets up. Is that endearing or what? Ok…dad’s turn now.
Everything Q told you is true. He is a puppy and truly one of the happiest dogs we have ever had. He will cuddle on the couch, but only after squirming and ruttsing around a while. He needs to be reminded of boundaries (like counter surfing) but is pretty smart and will learn. Training should be a lot of fun as he is very praise motivated and loves food. He is enjoying toys more and more which is good, because redirection from chewing things he should not is something to be aware of (he is teething). A special activity for Q to enjoy may be something to explore. He is quite good with his nose, so if you have ever considered anything like nose work that may be something he’d enjoy.
Q is looking for a home with another dog to pal around with. He loves them all but his buddy should be tolerant of face & ear licking. He is much quieter and more relaxed when he can share space with another dog if his humans are not around. He is a bit of a barker so quiet neighborhoods may not be the best fit. Q will need an active household where he can be part of EVERYTHING.
Q is started on his puppy vaccines, wormed, and microchipped. 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 Q, 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.
Q is being fostered in Corning in Tehama County, California.
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