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Mikita - Border Collie mix
Mikita has been moved to a very border collie savvy foster home. We look forward to seeing her progress and as we get to know her we will you posted. We will be looking for a very specific adopter for her to ensure this next move into a forever home will be her last!
From the foster home:
She is a smart smart girl, undernourished and signs of some muscle atrophy. Kind of like being on the International Space Station for a year. So with good runtime and unlimited diet she will develop nicely. She is a total cuddle-monster and loves people.
She definitely has resource-guarding glimpses, and has protected her food from Brodie, who is always the champ and a gracious host. She will perk up at ANYTHING that moves. So far she has not harassed Jillian, my cat. But def. has her number! Just normal BC eye fixation.
She is a 100% blank canvass, with 100% zero training. She doesn't even get SIT yet. At the Ball Diamond, she meanders about the fence with not much of the typical BC focus that came naturally with Sky and Oreo.
However, like Nessa (Violet) I think it's a latent talent since Maureen the Savior came to get a peek this morning, and spent some time getting her to recognize the Ball's existence. That's a great sign!
So for now, I will say (like I always do!) she will not flourish in a typical 9-5 working household. She has a lot of pent-up energy from months in a holding cell at a shelter, and Alsip has only had her a short time and while a loving and great environment for any other dog, a Sheepdog heritage requires something more and the daily training and comprehension that Border Collies demand.
We people (the Scots and Northumbrian English Border-Folk) engineered them to work in tandem as a work-partner, team and task-mastery. This is not just a pet but a professional.
SHEEP NOT REQUIRED!
However simulated pasture time is a must. We think she'll be naturally fixated on the ball, so working in my livingroom will be Priority-1 right now and the basic manners.
After her first good sprint this morning, and the pix you see of Maureen training her on a ball, she got her mental and physical stimuli for the morning and she's happily knocked out on my floor instead of pacing about.
Did I mention she's a loving cuddle-monster?
Please message me here if you have any questions, and if you are up for the task and looking for an ACTIVE lifestyle doggie with a whole life ahead of her, you can contact Alsip at:
Fill out an adoption application to meet Mikita!
Alsip To The Rescue (ATTR) strives as a rescue to make sure that when our adopters take home their new rescue they feel they have the support and access to all resources which ATTR can provide. We will help you set your new rescue up to succeed and blend in with your family. We will give you tips on what to do when you first bring home a new rescue. Fill out an application into meet Mikita. www.alsiptotherescue.org
Located: Foster Home
Status: Looking for a forever home
Breed: Border Collie mix
Breed Size: Smaller medium sized dog
Coat Type: Shedding
Exercise Needs: Moderate
Best With: High energy family with older kids as she will herd smaller children.