The main news today was that the litter of border collies who arrived at the SPA in early October is finally available for adoption. These puppies were born at the end of August, but were brought to the SPA before they were really old enough to leave their mum. Since their arrival they have been together in the warm, and have had nothing but the best of care. Finally they are ready for their new homes, and it is expected that they will leave quickly.
The litter consists of four boys and two girls, each one cuter than the last. However as our friends from Borderline collie wish to remind everyone, this breed is not for everyone, so please do your research before contacting us (or the SPA directly) about an adoption.
To quote the US Border Collie Club (USBCC), “while some people have no difficulty controlling the dogs’ herding instinct, high energy and quick minds, less-skilled owners may be frustrated by these traits. Border Collies that herd are fulfilled. In pet environments, with experienced dog people who give them the structure, love, and fellowship they crave, they can be superb pets. With less-skilled owners, unfortunately, they can become a neurotic nuisance. An honest appraisal of your lifestyle, skills and needs before getting a Border Collie can save you from heartache”.
This last sentence should be changed to “An honest appraisal of your lifestyle, skills and needs before getting a Border Collie can save you AND YOUR DOG from heartache”. Clearly when an adoption goes wrong the dog suffers too, as it is invariably him (or her) not the owner who finds himself abandoned at the SPA.
The SPA is committed to finding the right homes for these dogs. Please don’t be put off if you are one of these right homes, but be prepared to explain your credentials!
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