Hi. My name is Ty.
I am about 6-years-old, and I am a Border collie mix, weighing about 50 pounds. My coat is gorgeous, shiny, and medium-length. The first thing I hear people say when they meet is “What a lovely dog!” And they are right. Not only am I gorgeous, but very well- mannered and loving. I am a BUDDY dog, just bursting with cuteness, personality, and devotion. I go everywhere, and wherever I go, I am very well-behaved. No jumping, or barking, no yapping at dogs across the street, or lunging at the end of the leash, and no barking at the mailman or garbage people. I am well-balanced, calm, and centered, especially for a herding dog. I even behave well at the coffeehouse or tea shop.
I love to travel in the car, kayak, play golf (golf carts are fun), and I have earned my camping badge. I like to swim, which is good exercise for me. I love to watch wildlife, either in person or on the TV. I often accompany my foster mom when she visits wildlife preserves to take beautiful photos; you have to be patient in a situation like that! Nature shows or shows with other dogs doing fun dog sports are my favorite television shows to watch. I love my walks; I love to snuggle; and I love to sit for my daily combing. I do just fine at the groomers, and I don’t get snarky about my food, bones, or toys. I get along great with other dogs – even small, bossy dogs. I am very Zen. However, I am intrigued by squirrels, so having a cat buddy is something I would need to learn about. I am very smart, and I respond well to a simple NO for correction.
I do very well in my crate, and I wander in at out at will. But to be honest, I seldom use it. Of course, I am housebroken! What kind of gentleman would I be if I pottied in the house? I sleep on my dog bed at night, and I don’t get on the furniture – unless invited. In the car I have a harness that I use with the seatbelt.
I came to rescue with an injury. Maybe I was hit by a car. (I really have no concept of cars and shouldn’t be off leash anywhere there is the possibility of running into one. Ha, Ha.) When I came to rescue, I had a scrape on my forehead, which has healed and an injury to my left rear leg. This injury causes me to hop sometimes if I get going too fast; it doesn’t slow me down. I’ve been evaluated by a fancy dog doctor, and he says no surgery necessary, but I need to make some minor adjustments in activity to keep me feeling my best. So, no forced running or jumping for me (even if I might want to), but walking, romping in play, and running on my own for short distances is just fine. I will not be your marathon running champion, but if you enjoy walking, cuddling, playing, traveling, camping, kayaking, golfing (and need a caddy), and/or you want a pal to snuggle and hang-out with, then I am your boy.
I am looking for a person who will love and care for me. Someone who wants to be my buddy and can spend time with me. I might love someone retired, who has the time and desire to be loved by me, who would enjoy sharing experiences with me but understands my minimal limitations. Someone who works from home would be just fine by me. An older dog buddy would be fine, but not one who wants to ruff-house (get it?). If that person is you, then please contact me so you can learn more about me, or even meet me and take me home.
TY is micro-
TY is fostering north of Sacramento, CA.
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