#2777 ĖCollin

Status:   Adopted

Status: Adopted
Type: Sable and White
Age: 4-7 years
Gender: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes!
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Hutchinson, MN
Special needs: Needs a fenced yard. He may need another course of antibiotic treatment to treat the third eyelid inflammation.
Adoption requirements:
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Description: It is hard to imagine that this stunning, sweet natured collie was recently homeless, but when he arrived at his foster home, he still carried a few bite and scratch marks from his life on the streets. Because he was picked up as a stray, we donít know the details of his former life, but we estimate him to be between 4 and 7 years old and he weighs a healthy 78 pounds. Just before coming to his foster home, Collin spent a whopping six hours at the groomerís where all signs of his homeless experience were washed and brushed away. Throughout his makeover, Collin was a perfect gentleman and tolerated the marathon session with the kind of patience that few humans would show during a six hour beauty shop experience.

Collin is a delightful house guest and is uniformly loving and welcoming with everyone he meets, human and canine alike. He is particularly fond of children and seems to have a real protective instinct with them. He would love a forever home that included another dog or children that he could play with and protect.

Collin is fully housetrained and crate trained. When his foster mom leaves for work she does crate him, and though he doesnít love his crate, he quickly settles down and plays with a toy or goes to sleep. He walks well on a leash unless distracted by one of his arch enemies, the dreaded squirrel. Collinís foster mom is trying to teach him that the food in the dog dish is his and the food on the countertop is not, but this is one lesson that he is resisting. He is quite agile and able to reach well back on the counter.

When Collin came to us, he had an infection in his inner eyelid which has been treated with antibiotic ointment. He may need another course of this ointment, but he is very tolerant of the treatment. Collin will also need a forever home that includes a fenced yard to prevent him from racing off after squirrels. It is possible that this is how he initially found himself lost and living on the streets.

Collin is a happy, healthy, loving boy who enjoys playing with both humans and other dogs. We donít know how he will react to cats, since his foster home does not include any, but if his behavior around squirrels is any indication, he would probably chase them. Like many dogs, Collin is fearful of thunderstorms but there are a number of methods for helping him through this. First, it is possible to reduce the static electricity in his fur, by rubbing him with a dryer sheet. Also, there are a number of calming essential oils that help to lessen his fear and he might benefit from wearing a Thundershirt during stormy weather.

Collin is a very sweet boy who is just as handsome on the inside as on the outside. His loving nature will make him a wonderful companion for any family with children and he would do beautifully as a therapy dog for anyone who might want to pursue that. Collin may have come from the streets, but this guyís place is at home with a family to love.