Located at Nobody's Perfekt Dogs Rescue, in San Leandro, CA
Finn is a 1-year old, border collie mix. He is already neutered and weighs 40 lbs. He was dumped at the Oakland shelter by his owner(s) when they moved out of state. They told the shelter that Finn would make a wonderful family pet. Little did they know that Finn struggled at the shelter, fearful of people he didn't know, and was put on the euthanasia list. When we did our evaluation of him, he was not approachable by us (he was fine with shelter staff). We almost passed on him, but something told us to give it a shot. As soon as he was on a leash and under the control of our director, he became a totally different dog, so we pulled him into foster care with one of our more experienced foster dads. Finn loves his foster family, gets along well with all of the other dogs, and is okay with cats. He has responded VERY quickly to socialization training. He is smart (as most border collies are).
He is cautious with, but interested in strangers. His fear aggression barking is much better. He is still uncomfortable around small children. Finn has some border collie quirks that his new owner(s) will need to be aware of (nipping people if they move too fast, for instance). He has been to the dog park a couple of times and he is TERRIFIC at the park - except for the small children thing.
Finn needs an owner who is really clear with him on what is acceptable behavior. With confident owners who know what they are doing, he is a very well behaved dog. Finn needs a lot of space for running and playing. We would like to see him go to a family with another well-mannered dog that can keep up with Finn's play drive and show him good manners with strangers. No young kids. Potential adopters of large dogs must own their own home - no renters or "living with parents."
Adoption Fee: $125 (includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations)