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Syd - Sanctuary dog Border Collie Mix Chestertown, MD

  • Young
  • Female
  • Small
  • Tricolor (Brown, Black, & White)


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
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PUPDATE 16 April 2020: The decision has been made that it is in the best interest for Syd to live out her life here. She will be considered a sanctuary dog and will be cared for as we care for our personal dogs.
PUPDATE 26 April 2019: Yes, Syd is still here. Sadly, the experience she went through while in placement have made her difficult to rehome, so she will remain here until the perfect human for her is found.
Syd is truly afraid of children and strangers. While she is lovely with people that she knows, she is fearful of the unknown and is pro-active in her reactive behaviour to protect herself. While we have found her to be easy to manage, her people must be diligent and advocate for her.
Syd's perfect home would be a woman who loves to train and enjoys having her dog with her a lot. She would have a fenced yard and an outdoor kennel for when her person is away. Syd would LOVE to be an on-leash hiking partner and would truly thrive being part of a small pack and enjoying her people.
PUPDATE 19 May 2017: Syd had been adopted, and was returned to us, as she was not managed appropriately in her home, and she became reactive to people entering the home. On return to the farm, we have worked with her and found that she quickly returned to appropriate behaviour when managed appropriately. Syd is currently in 'board and train' with our trainer on grounds.
Syd will do best in a calm, multi-dog home that is interested in classes and continued learning for their dogs.
There's not much Syd couldn't do with the right person to partner with. She is currently picking up agility like a pro, and is eager to learn. Sid will do best in a home with another dog, and a human willing to fill her head with stuff. Syd needs moderate exercise to be happy here, though she does have other dogs to play with.

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  • Border Collie
  • Young
  • Female