#2931 – Laddie Boy

Status:   Adopted

Status: Adopted
Type: Mahogany Sable & White
Age: 8-9 Years
Gender: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes
Good with other dogs: He can be a bit bossy with male dogs.
Good with cats: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Cambridge, MN
Special needs: He is afraid of thunder and other loud noises
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: Calling all cat owners! Is your kitty dingy and unsightly? Are you embarrassed by ring-around-the-kitty-collar? Are you ashamed to have guests over because your cat is no longer the sparkling clean feline she once was? If so, have we got the collie for you! Laddie not only likes cats, he likes to groom cats. His former owner reports that Laddie loves to give the resident kitties a good tongue lashing (in the best sense of the term). And with a little practice, your cat may come to enjoy its daily bath.

Of course if you don't have a cat – or if your cat prefers to handle its own personal hygiene – Laddie is also a wonderful companion for humans of all ages. He can be a bit bossy with some dogs (particularly males) having lived most of his life as an only dog. He is just about the perfect family member: loving, easy going, well mannered and social. His foster mom takes him with her to Curves, and he is the belle of the ball, working the room with wags and hugs for everyone. He also enjoys softball games where everyone within reach of his leash gets a chance to pet him and is rewarded by Laddie putting his head in their laps.

Laddie is very quiet for a collie, though when they recently tested the local tornado sirens he joined in by howling along. He likes to go for rides in the car and to take walks. He is fully house trained and can be left alone for extended periods without any fear of accidents or destructive behavior. His foster home has a fenced yard, but Laddie has shown no interest in wandering, even when the gate is left open. For this reason, he does not need a forever home with a fence. Like many dogs, he is afraid of thunder and hides behind the Lazyboy during storms. When his foster mom vacuums, he leaves the room. Laddie knows “sit,” “come,” and “lie down,” and he is good with all forms of grooming.

Laddie's most recent owner got him from a family member about five years ago. He then came to MWCR when his owner moved to a 55+ community that does not accept dogs.

Laddie would be the perfect addition to almost any home. He is just learning to negotiate stairs, so he would prefer a home that didn't require too much stair climbing. He loves everyone, particularly kids, and would really enjoy being a best buddy to children of any age. Of course he would also relish the opportunity to tidy up any unsightly kitties that might be hanging around the house.