ADOPTED ON 03-05-16 –Bobo is a one year old male McNab border collie. He is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations and has a moderate to high activity level. He was dropped off at an old country church in Louisiana when he was about 5-6 months old. A very nice woman found him there and called her friend who fostered dogs to come pick him up. He was with his foster Mom for a few months and then adopted out. This was an older couple and their children felt that his size and activity level was too much for their parents to handle. He was returned to his foster mother to ensure that he remained out of the shelter, and be given a chance to find his “fur-ever” home.
RESCUE IS THE SOLUTION, NOT THE PROBLEM
Bobo is a very friendly, curious, loving dog. He is very curious and likes to check things out in the house, but generally doesn’t bother things. Once he has had a chance to investigate he settles down quite quickly. He loves to be with his people, and be a part of what they are doing. He has been around children before and done fine, but he seems to be more interested in adults. He gets along very well with the foster dogs in his home, both large and small. He barks at the cats and squirrels that cross the pasture. He likes to alert his foster Mom of anything he thinks shouldn’t be there. He likes to wrestle with the other large foster dogs in his home, and when he has exerted his energy he enjoys long naps on the deck. He really enjoys being outside, so rainy days are tough for him, but chew bones seem to occupy him on those days. On days where he can be outside, sometimes he needs a little help with coming inside when his foster mom says it is time, he is extremely intelligent and loves to learn. He is house trained using a doggie door and has never had an accident in the house. He is excellent on leash, and rides well in the car. He is not the biggest fan of being in a crate, but he will tolerate it for short periods of time and does okay in it overnight. However, he usually sleeps on his own dog bed in his foster home at bedtime.
The ideal home for Bobo would be an active family, with a large yard, so he could exert his energy. McNabs are very intelligent and need to be stimulated on physical and mental basis every day. He would do best with a family that could take him on daily long brisk walks and hikes. McNabs often excel at dog sports such as Frisbee, agility, and fly ball. He is very intelligent and has a keen eye on his people, once he has a foundation for basic commands these sports would be wonderful ways to provide him with the mental and physical stimulation. It may be best if he was placed in a home without cats. If there were kids in his new home, it is recommended that they be over the age of 14 as he is more interested in adults, and could easily knock over a small child with his size and activity level. He really wants to offer his skills at helping someone live a happy, long, and active life with a loyal and faithful companion by their side. Does this sound like the match you’ve been looking for all along? Please fill out an adoption application.
This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt.
ABOUT THE BREED
Warm and even-tempered, the McNab differs from other herding breeds that might act a little skittish sometimes. It is a friendly and tolerant member of any household, getting along with everyone in the family, including children and other pets.
The McNab is not only hardworking and dependable, it’s also very protective. With attuned senses and a keen intelligence, it has a watchful but restrained way when meeting strangers. Overall, the McNab is a handy helper with a heart of gold.
The McNab can live as long as 15 years with relatively few genetic health issues. Grooming does not take too much work: Just brush the McNab’s coat regularly and bathe when necessary.
OWNER OF A MCNAB / BORDER COLLIE TELLS US
A great working dog who also loves people
Our Border Collie/McNab cross is a great working dog who loves people. When he stares at you, you cannot help but do whatever he wants you to do. He is a great dog for the house, as he is small enough to get by you in the door without knocking you over. If you are thinking about getting one, think about the room for the dog to run in. If you live in a city and do not have the time for the dog, get a parakeet. This breed is very smart and learns faster than my kids do.
WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
|Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks||Worm Every Month Till Six Months||Pregnant & nursing momma’s wormed more||After That Dogs should be wormed every three months|
|1ST DHPP||Giardia Snap Test||BloodTests||Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits|
|2ND DHPP||Heart Worm Snap Test||Antibiotics||Health Certificate|
|3RD DHPP||Parvo Snap Test||Ear & Eye Medication||Skin Scraping|
|Bordetalla||Fecal Test||Flea & Tick Medication||Transport|
|Rabies||Ear Test||X-Rays||Spay / Neuter|
|Kennel Cough Booster||Eye Test||Dewormer||Collars|
|Leptospirosis||Corona Booster||HW Pills||Head Cones|
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- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
- Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
- Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- Children need to be taught how to how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
- No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
- Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
- Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
- Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- THIS IS YOUR JOB, NOT THE DOG
DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.
Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.
Click the expand button in the lower right corner of each video to view full-screen. See Cesar Millan’s tips on dog behavior.
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- Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
- Cesar’s House Rules
- How to introduce your dog to new people
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