Ripley

border-collie-mix - Young - Female
Adoptable Medium Mix MicrochippedNo ChildrenSpayed / NeuteredSpecial NeedsVaccinated

4 months old (as of 02/18/19)
16 pounds (as of 02/18/19)

*Experienced Adopters Only*

Meet Ripley! This sweet, 4-month-old Border Collie mix is looking for her forever home in the Austin area!

This girl is a Puppy Genius. Her foster mom is a dog trainer and she has been lucky enough to go to work with her every day. She has already conquered crate training and basic commands like “sit,” “down,” and “watch me.” She is on her way to mastering potty training as well. Her leash skills are great – she is incredibly attentive and eager to learn. She has also shown an interest in agility and disc work, so we are hoping to find her a place in a sport family – this girl needs a job! Her herding skills are also evident as she has a habit of locking eyes when she’s playing and dropping into the “border collie creep.” She would also make a great office dog as she tends to lay under the desk at foster mom’s work and take a nap.

Ripley came into a shelter as an only puppy at 10 weeks old, which has manifested itself as some issues learning to play well with other dogs; however, she is doing great with her two foster siblings and has made quite a few other dog friends! We are seeking an individual who is experienced with positive reinforcement dog training and reactivity and will understand the importance of continuing her training. Due to these behaviors and the herding behaviors she has exhibited, she needs a home with children over 10 years old, unless the family has appropriate dog experience.

Ripley’s $350 adoption fee includes her vet exam, age appropriate vaccinations, worming, monthly heartworm and flea preventative, spay, and microchip.

If you live in the Austin Area and are interested in adopting please go to www.forgottenfriendstx.org and fill out an application.

Adoption decisions are based on the best overall match and not done on a first-come-first-serve basis.