Prince was part of five Border Collies surrendered to the Abilene Shelter when his owner passed away. Initially, BCSAVE was told Prince was 10 years old but vet exams have aged him as young as 4 years old. We’ve aged him at 8, just to be conservative. Prince is much more socialized and better adapted to being a house dog than the others he was rescued with. He is about 43 lbs and has shown some herding tendencies (wants to chase donkeys, cars, etc…), but nothing too serious. He is a moderately active dog otherwise, and gets along with most other dogs, though he does need careful introductions and seems to dislike dogs in recovery cones. He also does very well with kids and other people. He is crate, leash and house trained, and is a great office dog or dog to just hang out with.
Prince is also heartworm positive and has started the fast kill treatment protocol. We expect his treatment to be over by the first week of February, and so far, he has taken his activity restriction very well.