#2513 – Winston

Status:   Adopted

Status: Adopted
Type: Sable and White
Age: 6 years
Gender: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Older, dog-savvy children
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Coralville, IA
Special needs: None
Adoption requirements:
Available for adoption with an application & home visit. Don't hesitate to complete our adoption application form
Adoption Fee: Click here for fee
Update on Winston - July 15, 2008: Winston may be beautiful, but he has feelings too! As Foster Mom was doing some household chores, Winston kept trying to help and succeeded in getting in the way. Foster Mom chastised him, at which point he let her do her work without his assistance. However, when finished Winston was nowhere to be found. Just when Foster Mom was just about ready to report Winston missing, she went into the bathroom to wash her face. There in the bathtub was Winston, head bowed, and refusing to look at Foster Mom. So, as the picture shows, Winston has feelings and sulks when he feels his input and help are not duly appreciated!

Description: With his regal stance; gorgeously shaded, thick fur; and perfectly tipped ears you would assume that Winston was a pampered, prissy show dog. But in spite of his aristocratic appearance, Winston is just a regular guy. He doesn’t like to be brushed and fussed over, and definitely didn’t enjoy his “spa day” at the groomers. His foster mom welcomed it, however, because when he first arrived at her house Winston smelled like a regular guy who hadn’t had a bath in years! Now he is as sweet smelling as he is handsome.

Winston has fit in seamlessly at his foster home. He is well behaved, house trained and knows a variety of commands including “sit,” “lie down” and “bow.” He also comes promptly when his foster mom whistles for him, so he will probably not need a fenced yard if he is properly supervised. He is quiet for a collie and rarely barks, and at night he willingly goes into his crate to sleep.

Winston gets along beautifully with the other dogs at his foster home and loves playing with them and the neighbor dog. He is also good with older, dog-savvy children and would make a wonderful family pet. He has not been exposed to cats, so we are unsure how he would react to them.

Winston is a happy, playful, loving collie who would be a perfect addition to almost any family. He is past the destructive, manic, puppy-stage but is still an active, fun loving boy. His stunning good looks turn heads wherever he goes. Collies like Winston get adopted very quickly and his foster home is already very tempted, so if you would like to make Winston a part of your forever family, don’t hesitate!