#2707 – Blazer

Status:   Adopted

Status: Adopted
Type: Sable and White
Age: 8 Years
Gender: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes, although he has strong herding tendencies, so best with kids 10+
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown, but probably not
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Madison, WI
Special needs: He was a stray so must have fenced yard!
Adoption requirements:
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Description: “On Dancer, On Prancer, On Donner and Blazer!”

No wait! Blazer isn’t one of Santa’s reindeer; he’s a handsome Collie boy who is looking for a warm and cozy home here in the Midwest rather than a life spent at the North Pole. Blazer is feeling a little sad and unwanted this year, because when his owner couldn’t keep him, she gave him to her dad. Then, when he ran away from the dad and was picked up as a stray, the family told animal control that they didn’t want him back. Poor Blazer!

It is hard to imagine why anyone would not want this sweet Collie. Blazer was probably a farm dog for most of his life and though he has had very little indoor experience, he is fully housetrained and can be left alone without any fear that he will cause damage or climb on the furniture. He likes to sleep on a blanket on the floor and doesn’t try to get onto the bed. He is a well behaved, affectionate boy, who loves to have his neck scratched or his coat brushed.

Blazer has probably suffered abuse in his past, as he is hand shy and frightened of brooms, shovels, towels, etc. When he came to us he had numerous bite marks which have since healed nicely and his collar was partially imbedded into his neck. Blazer has obviously not experienced much kindness or affection, and yet he is eager to trust and more than ready to love. He interacts well with the other dogs at his foster home, but he is both food and treat aggressive and should be fed separate from other dogs. He is also possessive of his people, always trying to get the most petting, cuddling, etc. It is evident that both food and love have been in short supply for Blazer.

Blazer knows his name and will sit on command. He is learning to walk on a leash, but this is clearly a new experience for him and he is easily distracted. He has a strong herding instinct and loves to chase squirrels. There are no cats at his foster home, so we don’t know how he would react to kitties, but if his reaction to squirrels is a guideline, he might do better in a feline free environment. He is not particularly vocal and only seems to bark when the other dogs do.

Blazer is looking for a forever home where he will be loved and wanted, not tossed aside like an old shoe. He will need a fenced yard and though he gets along with other dogs, he would ideally like to be an only dog so he could soak up all the love from his family. Blazer would be fine with older children who would understand his herding behaviors and who would not frighten him with sudden, threatening movements. He is not experienced with stairs and would do best in a single level home.

Blazer would much rather be curled up at the feet of his family than racing across the night sky with a bunch of silly reindeer. He is a sweet, gentle boy who just wants to be loved. In spite of a hard life, he still seeks out humans for attention and affection and is more than ready to give them his heart.