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Please contact Andrea for more information on Cash3 Year Old Male (New Berlin, WI)

September 16

Cash has been at another member’s house. He has been nice & quiet in the crate. He’s shy at first, but loves people. He’s unsure of the five dogs at the dog sitter’s house – He licks his lips a lot (a sign of nervousness/stress), and he looks at them out of the corner of his eye while stiffening his body. He then ignores them.

Cash marks a lot outside. He sometimes marks inside, so he’s still wearing the belly band. He’s improving every minute of every day. When he sees new toys, he’s a little afraid of them at first. It’s cute how he backs away.

This cute fella has a wiry coat. This could be due to his skin being in poor condition prior to coming into foster care, or he could be mixed with a wiry coat breed. Some Border Collies do have a wiry coat, so we’re not sure about that part.

We noticed that flies and bees surprise him as if he’s never seen them before. Even though he’s a bit shy, scared, and/or uncertain, we’re sure that Cash will quickly get comfortable with things. He’s incredibly sweet and always wants to be with his person.

 

September 11

Cash has been in his foster home since September 7th, and is getting more comfortable each day with is new surroundings. He is a quiet thinker. You can see him observing all his surroundings so he can decide if he should proceed or hold still. He loves to be outside and look at the trees, grass and birds. He loves being pet more than anything. He would let you cuddle and scratch him all day if you had the time. When I come home from work or get up in the morning, you can hear his tail wagging in the crate.

Here are some milestones he has accomplished since arriving:

Day 1: He wouldn’t leave the driveway when we tried to go for a walk. He refused to walk down the back hallway to go out the back door.
Day 2: We made it to the next door neighbor’s house for our walk. I carried him through the back hallway, then I did some pushing/pulling down the hallway to show that he can do it himself.
Day 3: We made it past two houses on a few walks today. He made it down the hallway all by himself. It took him about ten minutes just thinking about it as he stared down the corridor.
Day 4: We made it past 5 houses! He is going up and down the hall without issue.
Day 5: We went around the entire half-mile block. We took some breaks to sniff and take in all the sites, but from time to time, he had some pep in his step!

He is so resilient! He wants to try things but in his own time. I am not sure if he was crate trained but he loves to eat so goes into his crate for meals and a few times when he was startled. He sticks close to the human whenever I am on the first floor. He has not attempted the basement or upstairs yet but we use those minimally.

Cash had his nose sliced at some point last week; we aren’t sure how. It is healing beautifully and doesn’t seem to bother him. He didn’t like his bath but he stuck his head between my knees and let me scrub and rinse for a while. He is such a sweet dog!