Pete

Age: 3 years old (as of 4/20)
Sex: Male (Neutered)
Coat: Black and white semi-rough coat
Weight: 50 lbs

Activity Level: Med-high
Good with Other Dogs: Most (not good with other assertive males)
Good with Cats: Yes
Good with Children: Unknown but likely yes

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Description

Pete is a 3 year old purebred Border Collie who was owner surrendered to BCSAVE. Pete has had several seizures since late 2019, and his elderly owner was not sure he could care for him appropriately while dealing with his own health issues. Pete has gotten a full CBC blood panel test and an MDR1 test (for ivermectin sensitivity), and none of his tests show any reason for the seizures. He has been in foster care since early April and has not had any seizures since so our hope is that it was environmental but at this time, we are not sure of anything.

Pete has shown his foster that he LOVES the ball and frisbee, but has a good off switch. Initially a little heavy at 50 lbs, he’s dropped some weight and now clocks in at a slim and trim 44 lbs. He’s not HIGH energy, but does like to run and play fetch and could easily get his stamina and endurance built up. Pete gets along with most other dogs though he can have an issue with assertive intact males. He has NO issues with females and is also good around cats. He has great recall, is mostly house-trained and crate trained, and is working on leash )(not pulling to run up on other dogs). He has some herding tendencies, but mainly around other dogs – not so much kids or adults. He loves being around his people, and does not seem to have issues with children though he can get nippy at the hand if they have his ball. He is extremely loving and likes to lean up against you if he is unsure or needs some encouragement. He would make a great companion to someone who wants an active dog that will focus on you, loves ball (and with some work, disc), and doesn’t have other assertive males that he will butt heads with.

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