Monday, June 13, 2011

The Heartbreaker (aka new foster dog)

Through the avenues of Facebook some of the local MOKAN volunteers were make aware of a possible border collie at the Nixa City Pound. She was to be euthanized Monday (today!) if she wasn't pulled by another rescue.  So I drug myself out to the Nixa pound Saturday after the 5K to evaluate said dog.  Which I had to do through the chain link fence because they said no one would be there, but it's not like we had a lot of time!

At the pound was an adorable blue merle Border Collie x ? looking puppy.  She looked about 8 months old and was wiggling all over with happiness that someone was there to see her.  There was no way I couldn't take her.  So although we weren't planning on another foster dog right now, letting this puppy get put to sleep was not an option.   It just broke my heart to think of her in the pound, probably close to the same age Legend was when her owner left her at the pound.  So, I picked her up today.

She's about 30 pounds, loves everyone, likes other dogs but has been very submissive around them, plays with toys and loves to run.  She does not like going in the kennel but so far has done well in it and has pottied outside.  She rode pretty good in the car and tolerated a bath reasonable well.  She seems very people oriented and I think will be the kind of dog to follow her person everywhere.  I've only had her a few hours but I think she is going to be moderately active and not over the top intense. She is available through MOKAN border collie rescue.  If you notice her tail is long and fluffy-I think she has been shaved and will have a longer coat eventually.

"Stormy"








7 comments:

Paint Girl said...

She is adorable!! I am sure you will find a great home for her!! Again, I would take her if I could have another dog!! Love, love her!

Kathy said...

Wow, she is BEAUTIFUL and you are an angel for helping her out, thank heavens you were there! You truly obviously have a fantastic heart!

Diana said...

She is stunning. She will be snatched up quick. Thanks for saving her.

Bailey said...

What a sweetie. So sad to think she almost missed a chance for survival.

tervnmal said...

She looks very adorable and fun. You are a saint to do so much with rescue and give so many dogs the chance they deserve.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

She is a cutie! I am sure someone will want her right away. Thank goodness you went and saved her!

Dawn said...

She's beautiful! Someone is bound to want her!