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Shaggy (Adoption Pending!)

You must complete an adoption application with WBCR before we will consider you for one of our Border Collies (under the “adoption” link). 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 Lori for more information on Shaggy – 4 or 5 Year Old Male (Adoption Pending!)

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August 20

Shaggy is a favorite at our house and as such has multiple nicknames. One that I am hoping to get rid of is “Porky”, our Shag boy is a bit on the tubby side and we are working on slimming him down. He is currently on daily medication in preparation for his heartworm treatment which will happen 1 month post finishing a month’s worth of medication. Other than being overweight and the heartworm disease, he seems healthy and happy.

He has been an easy fit into our chaotic household and knows our routine well. He fit into our pack seamlessly and knows exactly how to deal with his snarky foster sisters. He has recently begun playing with our puppy, Danny, and young male, Four. It is fun to see him wrestling a bit. “Shagolicious” adores our teenage daughters and like to cuddle with them when invited.

Other than one leg lift when we first brought him home, Shag has been completely housebroken and had no accidents. He is crated when we are not home and has learned that the crate is a good place where you receive a peanut butter Kong. He does sleep loose in our bedroom at night and is quiet all night. The other morning I had a small moment of panic when I woke up and he was not in the room. After a bit of looking I realized that there was a tiny bit of black and white tail sticking out from underneath our bed. He was a bit concerned during a recent thunderstorm and I guess he learned how to fit his chubby body under the bed and liked it.

“Shaggster” is great in the car and is happy to go places with his people. He seems to know some commands and we are working to make them a bit more consistent. His exercise needs seem pretty low although they may increase as he loses weight and is treated for heartworm.

Shag is a super sweet boy who is going to be a wonderful companion for some lucky family.

August 14

Shaggy is a real sweetie. He is fitting in with my crew really well. He is not a pushover, but doesn’t rise to the occasion when invited to “get into it” either. My bossy female was showing him all of her “pretty white teeth” yesterday, and Shaggy was smart enough to walk away. However when my male puppy decided he mount him, Shaggy told him off in a very appropriate way. He seems like an even tempered dog and clearly seems to give off those vibes. It was barely a blip to introduce him to my pack.

This fun-loving guy couldn’t care less about the cats and the goats, but he adores my tween girls. He likes people more than dogs, and while he is willing to play with the dogs a bit, he is more and more interested in hanging with the people – not in a clingy velcro way, but clearly preferring people company to dogs.

Shaggy is not a fan of the crate and has to be “helped” into it. We are working on it being a wonderful place where awesome treats and chews are, but at this point, he is not sleeping in the crate; instead, he is sleeping loose in our room. He is quiet as a mouse and quite content on the floor next to my bed. He is learning about kongs and the peanut butter that they hold. He is great in the car and doesn’t seem to mind riding.

This little guy did lift his leg in the house once but had a belly band on so that seemed to take care of that, and we have had no further leg lifting incidents. Yay! He seems to be housebroken and has whined and gone to the door when he needed to go. Good boy!

He is a fat boy and I am hoping to get a bit of weight off of him. At this point Shaggy’s activity level is pretty low. He is content to jog around the yard while the other dogs run.

Everyone in my family really likes him, and I am confident Shaggy will be a great dog for someone!

July 20

Shaggy came from Tennessee. His owner passed away from cancer, so this cute little fella needed re-homing. He’s 4 or 5 years old. We vetted him, and he is heartworm positive. Wisconsin Border Collie Rescue is currently treating him, and we expect his heartworm treatments alone to be around $1000.00. He also tested positive for hookworms and has a skin infection. His heart a little bit enlarged, but he’s still a good candidate for heartworm treatments. He’s been de-wormed, and we will keep a close eye on these issues. We appreciate any and all donations to help Border Collies like Shaggy who need a lot of medical treatments. If you would like to donate please CLICK HERE. Thank you!

This handsome boy is docile, eager to please, good with other dogs, and loves people. He’s a bit chunky (52 pounds) and will be starting his diet soon. If we could only use one word to describe this boy, it would be “HAPPY!” By the way, he is also an excellent passenger in the car. He thoroughly enjoys attention from people and is a wonderful dog. The person from whom we got Shaggy said that he does well with dogs, cats, and even children. We have yet to test this, but it sounds promising! Shaggy’s a cheerful, tail wagging sweetie – impossible not to love!