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Electra Border Collie Kiowa, OK

  • Puppy
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Black, White / Cream

About

Coat length
Long
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Adoption fee
$250.00

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Meet Electra

Electra's Story
-By Electra, 9-month-old, 34lb female Border Collie mix.
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I am not even a year old yet and I have already been in the shelter twice. The first time I was just a tiny little pup. I remember how scared I was...how nervous I was. I wanted to be with people and instead, I was behind bars. I was on the inside looking out and I didn't want to be....at least not from a kennel. One day someone stopped in front of my cage and I was a total wiggle butt. I was dancing around my kennel and gave them kisses when they stuck their hand in to say hi. They decided that they were going to take me home. I was so excited. A family..I had found my forever family! They took me home and I was with them for about 6 months. At first, things were great. They played with me a lot. I got lots of yummy treats, and I felt wanted. As time went on, I got bigger. More playful. More demanding of their attention. I got into things, and no longer was I cute this puppy that could do no wrong...no instead I was a pup who was only doing wrong. It seemed like I could never please my family.

When my family loaded me up in the car I thought things were going to change. I thought they were taking me for a car ride and we were going somewhere. I thought that maybe..just maybe things would go back to like they used to be. My hope came crashing down when I looked out of the shelter and saw it. I never forgot what that place looked like. I never forget how helpless I felt. How I had already been abandoned there as a tiny puppy...unwanted. I froze with fear. I didn't want to go back to the shelter. I didn't deserve to. My choice was once again taken away from me though. In we went, and while my family left...I stayed. I watched them leave. I watched them leave me there...in the one place that I had hoped to never be in again. I was bigger now so I wasn't put in the same kennel as I was when I first came in. I still had to walk by it. And I saw myself in there. I saw the cute little puppy that I once was begging for a chance. I didn't think that I would have the same luck. I was still a puppy..but I was a bigger puppy. I was also a black dog in a sea of black dogs that get overlooked every single day. On top of that, the shelter was so full. It was breaking my heart to see all these dogs just begging for a second chance. They wanted out. They wanted a family. And one way or another we were all these because the ones who had once claimed to love us...left us there. It was all too much.

When I was finally in my kennel and the door shut...I broke. I didn't want to be here. I wanted my people. What did I do wrong? What had I done to deserve being in the shelter twice already in my young life? I let the despair set in for only a little bit. I had always been an outgoing and happy girl, that was just my personality. I wanted...no needed to...win someone's heart. I wanted out of the shelter and I was going to do my darndest to make that happen. At first...nothing happened. No matter how cute I tried to make myself..people overlooked me. One day that all changed. A nice lady had stopped at my kennel and started taking photos of me. I was so excited. I started doing my happy dance and wiggling all around my kennel. She ended up videoing me...and soon after I had a foster family step up for me! I was once again being discharged from the shelter but this time I knew it would be different. I knew that I would never have to see the inside of this shelter again. I knew that I was truly being bailed out.

I was so excited when I got to my foster home. I had no reservations. I knew very well that this was my second...well actually third chance at a new leash on life. And you know what they say...third times a charm! ;) I met the other dogs and was very excited and friendly with them. Okay...Okay...I might have been a little shy initially but it didn't take me long to warm up to them. Now, I enjoy playing with them or just chilling on the couch together. I have been around kids as young as 5 and do well with them. I have not had the opportunity to meet a cat so am unsure how I would do with one. I am a sweet girl...but also playful. So, I would probably try to get them to play with me. I do well when my foster has visitors over and am friendly and affectionate.

I am a good mix of playful and calm. I have been out in public a few times with my foster mom and have done well. I do pretty well on a leash but have not been on any walks yet. My foster has a really nice backyard...plus it is way too hot outside to be going on walks right now. I do love being with my people and exploring so think walks and going for hikes would be something I would love...once it cools down of course! Speaking of cooling down, having access to a pool or lake would be really cool. I say that..but you should know that I have not had the chance to go swimming so I don't know if I would ever actually get in the water. I know..I know...I am a silly girl. It's part of my charm. I am not into the game called fetch. However, I do enjoy playing with toys.

I actually prefer toys over grabbing things that I shouldn't. I am not a big chewer and have not done any destructive chewing in my foster home. In fact, I do so well that I can be given free roam of the house...even if my foster family is away from the home. I know..I am awesome! ;) I am potty trained but since I do well with free roam have no experience being kenneled. At night, I prefer to sleep in the bed next to my foster mom.

I am only a puppy and yet I have found myself in the shelter twice now. The people who were supposed to love...one day decided that I was no longer part of their family and left me there. I don't want to go through that again...I can't. When I love...I love with all my heart. I am loyal, sweet, playful, smiley, and one of the best girls around. I deserve to finally find my forever family. I am tired of only being the "until" girl. I want to be the girl with a forever family. The girl that gets to go on amazing trips and have cuddle sessions on the couch. I want to be the girl that feels secure in her home. The girl who knows that her family is as smitten with her as she is with them. I want all of that. If you can offer that to me, then please apply to adopt me at
https://www.pyrpawsandfluffytailsrescue.com/adoption-app

Once you have submitted your application, it will be sent on to my foster family for consideration.

I am being fostered in Moore, OK. I do ask that my new family pick me up, none of that outside transport stuff. If I am going to move in with you, I expect to start our journey in the car together driving home TOGETHER. Plus, I do great on car rides...so you won't hear any reservations from me about the trip ;)

My adoption fee is $250.00.

That will include my DHLPP, Rabies, and Bordetella. I will be micro-chipped, have a fecal done, be de-wormed, be spayed/neutered, and will be current on heart-worm and flea/tick prevention.

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EPILOGUE

-Below is an excerpt from Electra's foster family.

"Electra is a very sweet, playful, cheerful and affectionate girl! Her favorite things to do are playing with her foster siblings, chewing on toys and sleeping on the couch! She was very timid when we first met but after a few short hours her real personality started to show. Turns out she absolutely loves people and other dogs! She's such a well behaved girl and has been very submissive with her foster siblings. Electra has been an amazing guest in our home and is ready to be a lifelong companion! :)"

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  • Border Collie
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