November 19, 2011. Tessa has just been adopted, and is now settling into a wonderful new home!
Tessa has the best qualities of a herding breed, loving, loyal, and playful without being busy or high energy. She is about 1 year to 18 months old. Each day, we are learning more and more about her. Tessa is completely house trained and crate trained. She will head into a cozy crate when she wants to rest. She is very good on leash, and loves to ride in cars. She sits quietly in the car and enjoys watching the world go by.
She is very good with other dogs, but she is usually focused on and very attentive to people. We believe she will bond very quickly when adopted. She will wait for you calmly and patiently, and is a happy and playful girl when she knows it's time to play or be active. Tessa is very observant, super smart, and a very quick learner.
She would be a great working dog for a farm or ranch. She is being fostered on a ranch with horses and several other border collies. We recently discovered her excellent - and well controlled - herding instinct! After observing the routine at her foster home, as her foster mom headed to the horse stalls the other day, Tessa ran ahead and herded the horses out and neatly delivered them to her foster mom!
We have not seen Tessa around children or cats, but she is so relaxed and accepting of everyone, that we believe she would be fine with them. Tessa's foster mom describes this very loving and relaxed girl as "the perfect pet."