Available Dogs

Thunder--UPDATED 10.3.13

  • Breed: Border Collie
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Sex: Male/Neutered
  • Color: Black/White
  • Size: 35 pounds/20-21" tall
  • Vet History: Current on DA2PPL, Rabies, Heartworm Negative and preventative started. Avid Microchip implanted.
  • Adoption Fee: see below
  • More Info: Thunder is an owner surrender due to not enough time.
  • Training: Thunder has had no formal training.
  • Additional Info: UPDATE 10.3.13 Thunder went to the vet yesterday to get his shots updated. He had a couple of bumps on his face that we had examined. It was determined that Thunder has mast cell tumors....in other words, he has cancer. Upon further inspection, several lumps were found all over his body. Thunder is being managed w/steroids for the time being, but the lumps are inoperable and he is terminal. Thunder is doing GREAT right now. He loves life and he loves a good game of frisbee. Our goal is to keep Thunder as comfortable as possible for the limited time he has. We would love for Thunder to be able to experience a loving "forever home" while he's still on this Earth. Thunder is looking for an amazing home who can love him and care for him until his time comes.
  • Thunder is great w/other dogs. He loves, loves, LOVES playing frisbee and will play it until he drops. He is reliably house and crate trained. Thunder has not been cat tested. Thunder is unsure when he meets new people, and introductions need to be done slowly (a game of frisbee helps this process along). Thunder has a fantastic memory; once he knows someone he seems to remember them forever and greets his friends a/w HUGE grin.

    Thunder is a lower medium energy dog. He needs a fenced yard to play in. He is looking for an adult home who can love him just how he is. In addition to Thunder's lumps, he does take a pill for an eye issue he has (he will come w/a supply of all of his medications if he's adopted). Thunder doesn't have a lot of time left, but he's got a lot of living to do in that time. Thunder is available, no charge, to an approved home that can love him and care for him.

    This foster dog is fed with food provided by Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet.

    Thunder and the Disc 11.7.12

    Thunder's Smile 11.7.12




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