A big ‘hello’ to SUNNY, our darling 4 year old tri-colored classically marked rough coat Border collie. This beautiful girl weighing in at a sleek 45lbs is a total love bunny!! She is very affectionate; she loves people, and bonds well to both men and women. She is polite and patient, and does vocalize, but is most often quiet. She does not bark needlessly, she will however boldly warn you of strangers nearby. SUNNY responds well to praises. She sits, lies down, and responds well to her name, and while in confined spaces a simple whistle will retrieve her quickly.
SUNNY loves to ‘go’. She does well on a lead, and is fine riding in a crate inside an SUV. However, she enjoys riding even more while inside the 2nd cab of a pickup truck where she can look out the windows and smell the fresh air. SUNNY does fine in a crate and will sleep throughout the night. But she is smart as a whip and will escape from her crate if she isn’t securely latched in. She appears to be house broken.
SUNNY has a healthy appetite. She is willing to take a biscuit once she becomes familiar with you. She is protective over her feeding station. She is a counter surfer and if given the chance will help herself to your kitchen garbage can or dinner plate.
SUNNY can be demanding when she wants the toy another dog has. She can be bossy and hasn’t gotten along with all of her pack mates at her foster home. SUNNY is best as an only dog because of her toy possessiveness and somewhat bossy nature. She has not been observed with cats so she may or may not do well with house felines. Owners with small dogs, or children not experienced with herding breeds, are not recommended.
SUNNY came to the rescue from a shelter where the staff had nothing but ’nice’ things to say about her. Initially, this beauty was fostered by a lovely couple living high on country life complete with farm animals and other dogs. SUNNY was outside in the fresh air, was given a job, to help tend to the farm animals. She also had access to wide open spaces where she ran and explored and even enjoyed a splash in a puddle or two. SUNNY seemed happiest spending time with the horses and the steer and helping out with farm chores.
SUNNY was brought to the suburbs to spend time with a 2nd foster. Though she had lots of room to run, chase and play with 4 other border collies, in a very large backyard complete with an obstacle course and a puppy pool, something seemed to be missing. SUNNY seemed to prefer spending her days outside (without other dogs) exploring, watching the fence line. SUNNY would play ball, she would even retrieve, but only briefly. She seemed to become bored with the game within minutes. And, when SUNNY decided the game was over, she’d retrieve what would become the last throw and carry it off. She would then go look for something else to do.
We believe SUNNY’S exposure to farm life and livestock was thrilling for her, it really woke up the Border collie instinct in her as she played and explored near the livestock. We are confident our girl is better suited for ranch life or farm life, where she has a job, not necessarily a herding job, but nothing less than being a farmer’s or rancher’s new hand and to live where she can run, explore and be adventurous. The country seems to be where her heart is, not the suburbs.
If you live on a ranch, or on a farm, or on lots of property (not the suburbs), and if you have prior experience with border collies or other herding breeds, and if you have time to spend with SUNNY not only to play with her but are also give her a job, and if you want a beautiful sweet loveable companion, AND you promise to praise her when she’s good, give her hugs daily and rub her belly often, then submit an application for SUNNY.
SUNNY is micro-
SUNNY is being fostered in Rancho Cordova in Sacramento 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.