River Border Collie Bakersfield , CA
- Merle (Blue)
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. Deaf/Blind.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, cats.
- Prefers a home without
- Adoption fee
One and half year old, male, Double Merle Border Collie. Double Merle is a coloring, and although it makes a beautiful dog, it does not come without consequences. Mostly all these dogs are born deaf and/or blind or both. And, that is exactly what happen to River. He was born deaf, although we have a theory he can hear really loud noises, or high pitch noise. He is also blind, or really bad vision in one eye. But, don't let this scare you. He had a heart so big and full to love you with, that not being able to hear or see won't even be an issue, and is looking for someone with a heart as big as his to love him, even with him being so special.
Since, he can't see or hear well he does not like being snuck up on. He does not like to be grabbed suddenly. This is a simple fix, all you have to do is tap him and let him know you are there and he is fine. Because of this, we do not feel comfortable adopting to a family with small children. Older children that are dog aware, and can respect his boundaries would be fine.
He is a very smart dog, this breed is one of the smartest in the world. Since, he was born the way he is.. he know's no different. He still needs to be properly exercised, and worked mentally. It might be a little bit of a challenge, but with the right person, it will be so rewarding. He is 100% loyal to the people he loves, and is so cuddly. He is also very dog friendly, and joins dog daycare often. Cat friendly also. He will chase them, if they run from him, but has never offered to hurt them. He also, seems to like women better. He is good with men, but seems to choose the ladies in the house, over the man. But, this can always change.
If you are interested in more information or meeting River, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website hmddrescue.com
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- Border Collie
- Merle (Blue)
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