Fostering in Connecticut!
Have a 6’ or higher fence? Here’s your new 4-legged.
Archer’s foster mom adores him - she actually applied to adopt him BUT he has a tendency to jump her 4’ fence - he’s a definite squirrel chaser and fences don’t get in his way!!!
He’s awesome in the house - housetrained, content to play with his toys/bones and for the most part hang out but the fence jumping thing just isn’t ideal for her home.
An at least 6’ fence is required for this guy!
Archer is not a dog park/daycare kind of dog - too much action makes him nervous - he’s a person kind of dog!! He has been in daycare with dogs but if the play gets to excitable he does not enjoy it, therefore people only for him.
He really, really, really loves tennis balls and would probably chase one all day long if he had someone to throw it for him! He very gladly runs to fetch it and very obediently drops it so the ball can be thrown again. He isn’t as fond of letting other dogs play with his tennis balls, and he also tends to guard his food, so it might be best for Archer to be the only dog in the home, and also to be in a home with no small children.
Archer is very much a “Velcro dog”. He likes to be with his human and will literally just lie at my feet wherever I go. Already neutered and up-to-date on vaccines, Archer will make a wonderful, loyal companion.
Check out his video!! https://youtu.be/-ClAyxpOgBs
Breed: Border Collie/Lab Mix
Age: approx. 4 years old
Weight: 60 pounds
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Dogs: No he is possessive over his tennis balls and his food WITH DOGS ONLY, NOT HUMANS which has to be managed closely so we feel he would do best as an only pet.
Good with Cats: No, he is too curious and likes to chase.
Good with Kids: He is fostered with teenagers and is very sweet. We would assume he is good with older children, but no small kids.
Adoption Donation: $250.00
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