Shadow


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Picture of Shadow, a male Collie

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Home:Avon, IN  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Doggy Boy, Puppy Boy, Fuzzy Guy, Doglet, Baby Dog, Twit (Daddy calls him that)

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Likes:
Running at top speed around the yard (playing can't catch me), treats, drinking non-fresh water out of any puddle!

Pet-Peeves:
Small running things on the other side of the fence that he can't reach, drinking out of a water dish unless the water is very fresh

Favorite Toy:
Bones with fillings

Favorite Food:
Any and all foods; paper (although we don't feed him paper on purpose)

Favorite Walk:
All of them

Best Tricks:
Shake, Sit, Down, Come (getting so good at it!!)

Arrival Story:
We got him from the Tri-State Collie Rescue (tristatecollierescue.net). He wasn't actually featured on the website yet, but we heard about him from his foster mom and went to meet him. We don't know much about his history-- he was either a stray or a removal. His foster mom said she must have picked a hundred ticks off him, including in his ears. He had scabs around his throat, so he may have been tied up. He was seriously underweight and his coat was very coarse and dry. He was infested with every parasite possible EXCEPT heartworm.

Bio:
His foster mom tries out syllables on all the dogs she cares for, unless the name is already known. He responded to Maestro and Shadow so we left his name Shadow. He was approximately 1 1/2 years old when we got him in June 2003, and has since gained much-needed weight and his coat has improved. He was very unruly and untrained except for "sit", but has improved a lot. He knows "down" and "come" and "crate" and "wait" and "stay" and "that is not your toy". He's calmed down a lot, too, but still gets very hyper if he sees cats or rabbits or other dogs. He's probably not safe around small animals such as cats or rabbits, but since he's the only fellow we have other than a couple tanks of fish, that's not a problem. Based on his condition when he went into rescue, he may have been mistreated-- but you'd never know it. He's a very happy guy, and is sweet and gentle and friendly with both children and adults.

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 20th 2004 More than 10 years!

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