- Breed: Border Collie X Sheltie X ???
- Vet History: Current on DA2PPL, Rabies, Heartworm preventative started. Avid Microchip implanted.
- Adoption Fee: email for more info
- More Info: Happy came from a rural rescue in IA when the operator passed away.
- Training: Happy has had no formal training.
- Additional Info: Happy is an incredibly sweet older gal who is looking for a place to hang her hat for the rest of her years.
Happy came to BCRMN in pretty rough condition. She's since been cleaned up (we are working on better pictures). She was probably someone's pet or farm dog at one time. Here is what her foster home reports:
She is doing well. She figured out the dog door and loves to explore the yard. Happy is great with kids, cats, other dogs, and likes to ride in the car and go for walks. She seems to prefer men to women. She is matt free, bathed, and now I am working on cleaning her ears. I scaled her teeth and she lets me brush them. She is housebroken and lets us know when she wants out. She loves to eat and drives me crazy in the morning if I am not quick enough with the food. Happy is a gentle spirit but has very much the mellow almost aloof farm dog personality. She wants to be with you in the car and on a walk but is not hanging on you for affection and attention any other time. She is getting better walking on a leash. Her health seems good, stable. I sometimes hear her cough at night and when she gets up from a nap. She will not get on the furniture. She prefers the cold hard floor. Also, she hates the crate. I let her free. She is trustworthy.
Happy is fully vetted, but is heartworm positive. Due to her advanced age, the vet did not feel it would be safe to treat her w/the normal injections. Instead, she's been put on heartworm preventative. In about 1.5-2 years, w/monthly preventative, the worms will all be killed and she'll be heartworm free, but not until that time. The preventative kills the microfilaria (baby worms), so she can't transmit them to mosquitos (she won't be the cause of other dogs contracting heartworm). Happy's new family needs to know that she needs to be kept on preventative for the rest of her life.
Happy is a special girl who deserves a special home. If you are interested in giving Happy her retirement home, please submit an application. We will work w/her new owners in regards to the heartworm issue as well.
This foster dog is fed with food provided by Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Warehouse.