#2615 – Brighton

Status:    Adopted

Status: Adopted
Type: Tricolor
Age: 9 years
Birthday: October 1, 1999
Gender: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Neenah, WI
Special needs: Prefers a home with few steps to climb
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
Description: It is rude to make comments on a lady’s age, so we will only say that Brighton is beyond the annoying puppy stage, but still ready to play like a girl half her age. Brighton lived her entire life with one family, but found herself homeless when the family moved and couldn’t take her along. For a loving, sensitive lady like Brighton, life at the shelter was extremely traumatic and the shelter staff believes that she barely slept a moment for the entire week that she was with them. When MWCR came to pick her up, she couldn’t jump in the car fast enough!

It is obvious that Brighton has been part of a loving family and she has made a smooth transition into her foster home. She is very good with children and likes to sleep in the bedroom with the young boys there. She obviously considers herself their guardian, and when the family is rough-housing, Brighton will pull at her foster mom’s jeans to “protect” the children. In the evenings, she loves to lie with her head in her foster mom’s lap and revel in hours of petting. Brighton is good with the family cats and just walks away when one of the feisty felines swats at her. She hasn’t been extensively exposed to other dogs, but she is such a sweet, laidback girl that she would probably get along well with any easy going, canine friend.

Brighton is fully housetrained, has had no accidents since coming to her foster home, and “asks” when she needs to go outside. She will “sit” and “come” on command and is a delight to take for walks. Brighton behaves so well on her leash that the family’s four year old is in charge of her leash during walks. She also loves to go for rides in the car and would be happy to drive if given half a chance. She is generally a quiet collie, only barking when she needs to be let out or when she sees a game of fetch or basketball that doesn’t include her.

Brighton has had a full blood workup that shows her to be in excellent health. She does have a pin in one of her rear legs from an old injury and is beginning to have some stiffness in that leg. She is currently on glucosamine and tramadol to try to reduce that stiffness, and she could also afford to lose a few pounds. In spite of her leg, Brighton can still jump into the car and can handle stairs, but a forever home without too many steps would be preferable for her as she gets older.

Brighton is an incredibly sweet and gentle girl whose greatest desire is to be part of a loving family. Her forever home would probably not need a fence, since she does not stray far from her humans. She would do fine as an only dog (all the more love for HER) but would most likely also get along well with another easy going doggie companion. She loves children of all ages. Most importantly, Brighton needs a family that will spend lots of time with her. A retired couple with visiting grandchildren would be ideal, though she would be happy in any family that would shower her with love and attention.