Bailey is a 3.5 year old Border Collie/Shepherd Mix that managed to infiltrate the ranks of a Jasmine’s House Pit Bull Rescue. In fact, she is so exceptionally well-mannered, bright, and regal that she hitched a ride with them from Utah all the way to her foster mom (me) in Frederick, MD!
Here she is patiently helping me clean my room and demonstrating her beautiful sit while looking only the slightest bit worried that we might be on to her (don’t worry, Bailey; we’re entirely on to you, but we love you anyway!)
She would absolutely thrive in a home that will continue to focus her intelligence and focus with positive reinforcement based training and consistency. She’s already been clicker-trained with hand signals and would love a chance to build on that in advanced classes (you’ve heard the joke about Border Collies and a light bulb, right–that’s Bailey!).
Being as she’s a Shepherd/Border Collie, she has a tendency to try to “herd” other small animals including the neighbourhood stray cats, so a cat-free household would probably best, and there would have to be a meet and greet with other dogs.
One of our readers, Bailey, sent me an email telling me that her lovely rescue pup, Osiris, had recently eaten her Big Bang Theory DVDs!!!
Here’s what Bailey wrote:
“This is my rescue Osiris. I was cleaning the house the week we brought him home. The house was silent and of course that means no good so I went on a dog hunt. Lo and behold little Osiris was wedged behind the recliner chewing my Big Bang Theory DVD…… I was not impressed…
We adopted him from Adoptapaw Pet Haven in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He is originally from Los Angeles where he came into the shelter as a stray. He was pulled, and transported North, to Saskatoon. We then drove from Airdrie, Alberta (7-hour one way) and adopted him on the spot…. “
Thank you Bailey for rescuing Osiris, you’re awesome!
My foster mom put me in the cone of shame because I tried to eat my tumor. I AM NOT ASHAMED! I am protesting by refusing to move while wearing the cone!
– Jake, 13-year- old diabetic terrier mix whose owner relinquished him to the Animal Protective League in Springfield, IL. The tumor on his leg appears to be benign and isn’t causing him discomfort. But, he won’t stop licking and chewing at it. We hope it will heal up on its own now that he’s wearing the cone.
I refuse to use the dog stairs next to my Foster Mom’s bed, forcing her to pick me up like a baby every time I want to get in the bed to cuddle! I have no shame! – Janet is a 2-3 month old Weimaraner mix with a deep chocolate coat from Mobile, AB. She is doing great with potty training, and sleeps well in her crate at night and while her foster mom is at work. She shows no food aggression towards other dogs and does not mind cats. If you are interested in giving Janet the forever home she deserves, please click here.
Pacha, our miniature dachshund, was taking her bridesmaid duties a bit to seriously at my wedding. She was supposed to sit with my sister during the ceremony, but she was having none of that. True to form, she was in the thick of it all day. Pacha, always stealing the spotlight:)