Nicknames: Happy Zac, Zack Attack, Zacky
Breed: Border Collie / Terrier Mix
Age: estimated ~1 year (think puppy energy)
Weight: 50 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative on recent testing
Located: He’s living large in New England!!
Before Paws New England: Found as a stray in rural Mississippi. The shelter he landed in contacted PAWSNE and we couldn’t say no to that smiling face!
Energy Level: “PUT ME IN COACH!” Zac is not a couch potato apartment dog. He LOVES to learn and experience the outdoors – all the sights, sounds and smells. If you have an active lifestyle, love hiking or want a jogging buddy – Zac is your pup!
What We Love: He’s happy, REALLY, REALLY happy. His dreamy eyes never stop watching you and his primary goal in life is to make you equally happy. While he plays hard, he can cuddle like the best of them.
What He Loves: Attention. LOTS of attention. Following you around everywhere and checking on you if you leave the room. Adventures. Getting treats for learning new things. CHEESE. Rotisserie chicken. Wrestling and playing chase with his older fur sibling, Bella, and baby fur brother, Bunker.
It’s Just Weird: He loves to lick your face raw when he’s cuddling – he will do anything to get to your mouth and nose. That tongue will go right up there like a covid stick test.
Joking/Not Joking: Door handles are not barriers to his extraordinary problem-solving ability. This boy is SMART. He’s thrown rager parties in the house that include baking flour and 10lb bags of rice after breaking into the pantry looking for his dog food.
Independence Level: Very low. He wants to be with you, on you, kissing you, touching you at all times. Consider Zac your new permanent sidekick in all things you do.
Campaign Slogan: “Zac Attack Will Bring Your Happiness Back.” Zac’s got it all – the looks, the brains and the personality. Be prepared for everyone to stop you on your walks and excursions for a pet and some love. Yes, he’s even had two cars stop and pull over to admire him (we’re not letting it get to his head though).
What He Knows: His name! “Sit.” “Zac, come!”…most of the time. He can hear the sound of a cheese wrapper from a mile away.
What He’s Working On: Counter-surfing when he thinks he’s alone and no one is looking. Not sleeping on your face. Greeting dogs appropriately when leash walking
Dogs: Absolutely! He lives with two fur siblings – a 6yr old alpha girl and a 16wk old puppy who likes to use Zac and his appendages as chew toys. He’s wonderful with both and has assumed the submissive role in the pack. Zac also passed his temperament test at doggie daycare and has received positive report cards from staff there.
Cats: He hasn’t interacted with any while fostering, but he DID catch a vole outside in the yard (ew), mouthed it gently and let it go scurry off when instructed to “leave it.” Suspected that he will chase given his suspected breed, but he’s shown no signs of aggression.
Kids: Respectful, dog-savvy kids.
House-Trained: This boy picked up potty training like a champ. He will go outside and immediately pee to get a treat and your praise. He’s never had a poop accident in the house and has learned to give cues when he has to go out.
Crate-Trained: Yes, and settles right away without crying.
Training In General: This boy loves to please. Training via rewards and with positive reinforcement are his jam.
Adoption Fee: $500.00
Location of dog currently: New England
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.