SHADOW - 2 yr old 40 lb ish Neutered Male Terrier/border collie mix
*** Needs an experienced owner who can show Shadow leadership
*** Someone with time to train Shadow and give him the mental stimulation he needs to be his best dog!!! Scent training or agility would be an asset.
*** A yard is a must and a friend dog in the home may be a great plus for him if it was the right match.
*** No cats or small critters in the home-he has supreme prey drive.
Shadow can be a wonderful dog in the right home. He will need an owner who can help him show off his great qualities. He can be shy in the first meeting but once he trusts you, this boy will be your right hand dog! He loves to snuggle (wherever you sit) and will follow you anywhere so his name 100% suits him-- he will truly be your shadow.
Shadow originally came into our care in the fall of 2021 (approx 6 mo's old) after being found in an rural orchard in small town California with a group of other dumped dogs. It took some time to lure him into being caught. Due to this he most likely had less socialization when he needed it most and probably some negative interactions with humans.
We found him a loving home where he lived for 8 months. Unfortunately his family had to surrender him back into our care when they couldn't find new housing that would allow dogs ( yes, this is becoming a very large problem for renters esp with larger dogs). It was evident he was now more nervous in a busy urban setting. Out to Karma Farm he came with our pack of dogs living rurally. This is a much better setting for him. Fences will need to be secure and at least 6 feet as this boy can jump.
Shadow is incredibly smart and needs to have his brain stimulated. Walks indicate his sniffer is fully operable and should be used (scent training would be his jam!). His new dog experienced owner who will keep him mentally and physically stimulated. He is very food motivated and would do excellent at agility or sniffer training.
The ideal home for him has a backyard where he can run around to get energy out, an possibly if there was a good meet and greet, another playful but mellow energy dog who he can do zoomies around the yard with. Shadow has been tested with dogs of varying sizes and after a proper introduction would do best with a dog closer to his size.
Shadow is very skittish around young children, but does extremely well with dog confident children ages 10 and over. He should not be in a home with cats.
Shadow does well on a leash if he is working, and the person walking him is stimulating his mind and using it as a training exercise. If left to his own devices though he will forget himself and pull. He needs an owner who can commit to working on his leash training and reinforce his good manners.
SDRBC offers a sleepover period, usually 1-2 weeks (more if needed) to make sure of a match. Or goal is to make sure the next 10-15 years will be happy ones together.
Shadow's adoption fee of $ 560.00 (incl gst/pst) includes his bloodwork incl test for heartworm and tick borne diseases (negative), neuter, da2pp, rabies, and bordatella shots, microchip and transport costs from California to BC. He will also come with a new RC raincoat.
***Shadow's adoption fee will include 2 meetings with a trainer to support the adoption.
If you would like to see if Shadow might be a good match please contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org