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Trail (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 Andrea for more information on Trail (1 Year Old Female) – Adoption Pending!!!

August 27

It’s Trail again. Me! Yes, Me! I love me. This last week was hard for all of us in the household. It was my final week of exercise restrictions so I had a lot of energy to burn. To remind my foster mom of that I pulled things off the shelves and out of closets to chew them. Many of them I would show her what I took and then run away with it. Hee hee, I’m so funny. I think I can stop that now because today was different. I ran and ran and ran as fast as I could. It was glorious because we went to a dog park. The first 45 seconds I was nervous because of all the big dogs. Then I realized I could run free and get dogs to chase me. I! WAS! SO! HAPPY! I am definitely still a puppy with things to learn and rules to break but that’s why I’m so fun and lovable. My foster mom uses quotes when she says “lovable.” I think that’s all going to change now that she will be able to let me play ball and run. Yesterday I got to play frisbee in the backyard and I did some high jumps and spins. I think it was because of all this exercise that I slept through the night for the first time in three weeks. My foster mom was really proud (and grateful).

August 20

You would never know that Trail just had her spay surgery last Monday. She is energetic and ready to go. I have been limiting her running but nothing has slowed her down. She hasn’t needed to wear the cone because she has left her incision alone. I enjoy having her around because she is so happy and has an off switch. She will instantly become putty in your hands if you rub her neck or head. Her first week in foster care she didn’t really like toys even though her original home said she love them. This week she is totally back into all of her toys. She likes to play with them by herself or play keep away from my dog.

A few times she has guarded her food or bone from my dog but never from me. A few times she has growled at my dog when he came too close to me but when I told her to stop, she stopped. In her original home she really bonded with the 10-year-old son. It sounds like she wants a human to call her own; it’s up at that human to set the boundaries.

Trail is opinionated when it comes to communicating with my dog but is doing well with human commands. She does well with sit, down, and wait. We are working on the “off” command because she loves to surf the counter. She is great with leash walking and enjoys looking for squirrels.

She is quiet in her crate all day as long as she can see my dog in his crate. The times I’ve taken my dog and left her she has barked so she must get some security of being near another dog.


August 10

Hi, my name is Trail! I arrived at my foster home on Tuesday and I really like it here. I came from an awesome family that I lived with since November. Before that I was stuck in a crummy pet store cage and no one wanted to buy me. I was headed to a shelter but that awesome family took me in. They said I am awesome with kids and dogs and I’m just a sweet little girl. It was really hard for them to give me up because I’m such a good girl but they knew it was best for me to find a home that I could get more attention and exercise. I think I’m about one year old.

At my foster home I have been playing chase and learning new things like being housetrained without access to a doggie door all day. My foster mom said I am doing an incredible job and she is so proud of me.

I’m a super happy dog who wants to play or get pet or chew on my bone. Next Monday they tell me I am going in for surgery to be spayed so I will let you know how that goes.