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Boe

You must complete an adoption application with WBCR before we will consider you for one of our Border Collies (under the “adoption” link). Then go to our PayPal link to pay the $15.00 application fee. One of our volunteers will check your references, and then another will come to your home to meet you & your family in person before the board will vote on your application. If you are approved, we will arrange a time for you to meet the dog(s) you are interested in. If you decide he/she is perfect for you and the board agrees, we will schedule a day for you to pick up your Border Collie, sign adoption paperwork, and pay the $350 minimum adoption donation. This whole process may take a month or more, as all WBCR members are volunteers and we’re committed to making a perfect match for our border collies. Thanks for your patience!

Please contact Tammie for more information on Boe1 Year Old Male (Suamico, WI)


October 14

Boe is a year & half old neutered male, and is up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm negative, neutered, and microchipped. He was a surrender from a family that admitted they did not have time for his energy and drive. He has been with me 4+ days, and so far, I find him to be a normal BC with medium drive and in need of mental stimulation and a job – like obedience, herding, agility, flyball, or frisbee (his favorite!). BCs are dogs bred to interact with their owners and Boe is no exception.

He has easily adjusted to a big plastic crate and goes in fast at meal and bed times and is in one while we are at work. Boe has also been exposed to a wire crate during his few days with Julie who was kind enough to transport him to me – thank you! His new foster home consists of a male Boxer, a female Mastiff, and three cats. Boe gets along with all very well; however, the last two days he tends to want to herd or stalk my youngest cat so I am keeping an eye on him and distracting him with toys… or the middle cat comes up scares him before I can do anything – Boe jumps up in the air like a fox! But for the most part, the cats ignore him and walk around the house without fear.

So far Boe comes quickly when called and sticks close when outside running around – both in the fenced area and the non-fenced area. I keep a close eye on him when outside the fence as he is young and still apt to run given a reason. One issue he has is that he will bark at men if they come into a room, even if they were there just 5 minutes ago; he does not do the same thing with me. This seems to be
subsiding as the days go by, today he hardly barked when Tom came home from work. He is also very skittish with things moving around or above him – like doors, drawers, etc. and strange noises, but he recovers very quickly and comes back to investigate.