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Knightley (FOTA Foster) Labrador Retriever & Border Collie Mix Baton Rouge, LA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Black


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

Meet Knightley (FOTA Foster)

Knightley is in foster care.  To meet him please contact his foster mom, Renee, at




Hi, my name is Knightly and I’m a 55 lb. teddy bear of a dog who is as sweet and timid as can be.

I am a very low key, gentle, three year old who acts more like a cat than a dog. My foster mom says I’m the easiest foster dog she’s ever had, and she suspects I spent my life tethered outside since I am happy to hang out on the back porch quietly watching the birds and squirrels all day. In fact, being inside was kind of scary and weird to me at first, since I didn’t know dogs were allowed in houses. But as I have been allowed more and more inside time, it’s growing on me because the other dogs in my foster home seem to like being inside. A LOT. Plus, the air conditioning feels awesome in here when you’re wearing a fur coat.


Also, I get it that all bathroom business takes place only outdoors. I haven’t had any accidents inside my foster home. As far as crates go, I can’t say I love them, but once I’m in, I’m just fine and I don’t whine or bark. In fact, I am the quietest foster dog my foster family has had and I’ve only barked maybe twice since I’ve been here. And I kind of scared myself when I did. I’m not going to lie, I had a rough start in life and I have a scar on my neck from an embedded collar to show for it. Plus, people threw things at me, which is why I didn’t understand, at first, that when a person throws a ball, they don’t want to hurt you with it. Now I get it though, that when nice people throw a ball, they want to play fetch. Now, when the people I trust roll a ball across the floor, I love that, and I’ll even bring it right back to them. But until I get to know you, I’m going to be timid and nervous, okay? I’m going to back away when you go to pet me at first, but please don’t take that personally. After you feed me and say nice sweet stuff to me in a baby voice for a few days, I’m going to think there’s nobody on the planet better than you. And I won’t even mind if you put me on your lap and cuddle me. In fact, I'll love it, but I'm going to pretend that I don't because I'm just a bit of a weirdo. You don't mind that, do you? I would say I’m never going to be the kind of dog who would lick your face, but I actually did lick my foster mom’s face once. I like surprising people with stuff like that now and then.

My ideal home will be some place calm and quiet. I love grad students. I love senior citizens. I love singles and couples and I even wag my tail every time I see a kid. However, if your kids or their friends are going to drop things on the floor that make crashing noises or throw anything my way, that’s not going to work for me. Remember, I’m a sensitive guy. Also, I love having another dog around, as I rely on other dogs to assure me that the people of the house are gentle and kind. But I would be okay as an only-dog too. There’s a 30 lb dog and an 85 lb dog in my foster home and I really like to play with them. However, at the dog park, I have confused a few small dogs with raccoons or squirrels and so I have to be introduced to them on a leash and watched carefully at first. Same goes for cats.

That’s it about me. What about you? Do you need a tender fella like me in your life? If so, please email my foster mom at, or text her at 225-772-6296. I’m really special. You’re going to love me. And I'm going to pretend I don't love you at first because that's just how I roll. But you're secure enough to handle that, right? It's only going to be for a few days and then I'll be all crazy about you in my own sweet, introverted way. I promise.


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  • Labrador Retriever
  • Adult
  • Male