I'm doing a little organizing work for a survivor of the Sonoma/Napa Firestorms. He's got 3 border collies, and trials them. The youngest he took in as a rescue, and needs to re-home him.
Can anyone recommend either Northern California Border Collie Rescue OR Border Collie Rescue of Northern California? I've had no dealings w/either, I just know they both have pretty web sites, and seem to mostly place pet dogs.
This dog is people friendly but does not particularly like other dogs. He's also terrified of being in a crate, as a result of incidents on the night of the fire. My client is going to try Prozac.
I've met him, I think he's about 4, and he is indeed a charmer w/people. Don't know if he has any sheep ability or has been tested, I can ask. And I'll be working w/the client and dog to see if we can do some de-sensitization towards the crate.
If anyone has any other ideas, I'd love to hear about them. As you might imagine, the shelters and rescues locally are overflowing.
Thanks for any help anyone can give. I'll check w/my client and see if he wants me to post a pic and a fuller description here.
Thank you all!
Ruth & Gibbs