BONSAI, CEDAR & WILLOW ADOPTED
**NOTE – EACH COTTONWOOD KID HAS TWO PICTURES. THEY ARE IN THE SAME ORDER AS IN THE BIO (ALPHABETICAL).
Arriving in June, the six Cottonwood kids joined the pack in their foster family after a typical puppy quarantine. Soon they were running, playing, and within minutes figuring out the dog door and exploring the great outdoors. The garden, the big fountain, the cats, the tortoises, the chickens, and the other border collies all provide great adventures. Their foster mom and other visitors quickly won these puppies’ hearts & trust. At about 10-weeks-old, these Border collie/Aussie/McNab mix pups sure show all the characteristics typical of these breeds: smarts, speed, need to have things to do, & lots of energy (can we say “drive”?) They all have easy-care coats. The pups sleep together in an x-pen & eat all their meals in individual crates. They are learning to use newspapers in their pen (as well as the yard when they’re all outside) so should housebreak easily when consistently taken outside. They love treats & toys, which will make training fun.
(ADOPTED 8/07/2021) BONSAI (Pics 1 & 2)—female—says: “The first thing my foster mom told me is that good things come in smaller packages. Yes, I am what people call the runt of the litter, but what I lack in size, I make up for in energy & enthusiasm: my go-to position is wiggle & when I find it hard to hold still, pets & love calm me down so I can start thinking like a border collie. I think I am going to have ears that stand up like a jackrabbit. Even though I am a go-getter, I can be a little shy at first, so I’d be happiest with another nice & social dog to play with & lots of adventures & games to build my confidence. Geez, I even like the silly cats around this place!”
(ADOPTED 8/07/2021) CEDAR (Pics 3 & 4)——male—says: “My real name is Cedar, but my foster mom calls me Cubby. I don’t know why except maybe I remind her of a baby bear. I am almost as tall as I am long, & I have something called ‘baby breath.’ I’ve been told that it really wins people over. Like my brother Wally, I am very sweet & love to give kisses. I like toys lots, especially the kind I can chew & chew & chew on; sometimes I forget that my brothers & sisters aren’t chew toys, but I’m quickly on to other adventures like playing with the other critters at my foster home or playing in the water. Maybe you would like to teach me to swim? I’m super smart & would learn quickly because I love toys & treats & being told what a good boy I am.”
POPLAR (Pics 5 & 6)——female—(AKA Pop) says: “Well, I think my name fits me well because I’m very popular! My foster mom just corrected me & says that I’m called ‘Pop’ because I bounce around a lot. I can’t wait for my forever family to teach me to jump over things. I could jump over logs on hikes or I could learn to leap over agility jumps: broad jumps, wing jumps, doubles, & triples. I’m learning to come, but I come extra fast when I hear the food bowl or my foster mom’s hand rustling treats in her pocket. My foster mom says I’m a ‘traditionally marked border collie,’ but I’d rather learn & play than bother about how I look. Like my brothers & sisters, I love toys & treats, & most of all I love to learn & try things.”
REDBUD (Pics 7 & 8)——female—(AKA Buddy) says: “I would love to be your best friend! That’s a good thing to know about me right away. I love everything: people, other animals, treats! Toys are super-dooper, & even though I’m a bit fluffy so seem like I might not be tuff, don’t be fooled: I love to play tug! It’s my favorite game right now. Our foster mom gave us some tunnels to play in, & wow, am I fast running through them. I hear there is a sport called agility that has tunnels & that you can tug when you do something really smart & good. I might like to do that someday. Like all of my brothers & sisters, I am so adorable, but I have a very special, upside-down, white V on my nose. If you take me home, you can figure out all of the things that letter might stand for.”
WALNUT (Pics 9 & 10)——male–(AKA Wally) says: “I like to tell everything that I am the BIGGEST puppy, but really I’m only a little bit bigger than the others. I love toys a lot, but I love my foster mom even more. I am happy to lay around on the couch with her for a long time—well, a long time in border collie puppy minutes! She tells me that I am Mr. Personality, even though I don’t show it in the first five minutes of meeting someone. I think a puppy should check people out before giving lots of kisses & adorable wiggles. Toys, tunnels, treats are my three faves, but pleasing my people will be right up there at the top of my list, once we get close, & I’ll make you proud of me.”
(ADOPTED 8/14/2021) WILLOW (Pics 11 & 12)——male–(AKA Will) says: “I am always the first one to eat. I love my food, so I’ve heard people who visit call me “food-motivated.” What a long word for a little guy! I also really like toys, especially the kind that squeak when I chew them super hard. I’ve heard my love of treats & toys will make me an especially good learner. But my absolute favorite thing to do is play in water. Okay, I’m a little shy when I first meet someone, but every day I get more experience & confidence from doing more things. I guess dogs like me are at our best when we get to learn, figure things out, & find some kind of fun ‘job.”
THE COTTONWOOD KIDS are started on their puppy vaccines, wormed, and microchipped. As a condition of puppy adoption, each will need to be altered when they reach 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 the puppies, 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.
THE COTTONWOOD KIDS are being fostered in Live Oak in Sutter County, California.
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