Meet SMOKY, a 1 year-old border collie mix of about 70 lbs, ready to start the new year in his new home. Smoky is a strong, athletic, & agile boy, who would love to have an exercise buddy to go on adventures with, to run & play with, & then to hang out afterwards. He is still very much a puppy despite his size. The good news is that Smoky is a fast learner, & he loves treats & toys, so training with him is going to be fun & rewarding. He adapts to routines very quickly. He learned “sit” in a matter of minutes! Smoky is acclimated to a crate, sleeping in his crate at night, but with the door open. He is good about going potty outside (90% of the time & with a good routine). His leash manners are coming along; he pulls a little in general & he still pulls a lot when he sees a squirrel or a small dog.
SMOKY loves attention & wants to bond with people. Because of his size & energy level, & that he is still learning not to jump up, his first choice of homes would be with an adult family. He is friendly with everyone he meets, but he is sometimes cautious with new people for a short time. He has gotten along fine with other dogs he’s met (40 lbs plus), & even the cats in his foster home—but only under close supervision. His size is a factor in whether he would be a good housemate with another dog or cat.
SMOKY is micro-
SMOKY is being fostered in Yuba City in Sutter County, CA.
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NCBCRA is always looking for new foster families to provide a lifesaving chance for a Border collie.
NCBCRA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to rescuing Border Collies in Northern California in order to find them their forever homes.