Indy is scared and unhappy at the shelter. He is already neutered and ready to go home today. Only 10 months old, he would love a family to be a part of. The price on this animal is only $40.00 and that price includes Spay/Neuter, Rabie shot good for one year, vac, worming and microchip. For more info please call 812-282-0071
Is there any other info on his temperament? Or has anyone met him? Poor guy! My BC came from the shelter and the lady who adopted him was going to leave him in the night box because he was a "true" working border collie. He too would have been scared!!
Holy Cow!!! He is gorgeous! Thanks alot KarenN, you just made my heart skip a beat. :- ) If only I didn't already have two fosters here, I would say lets get him moving in my direction. I do have a tentative visit set up for one of the girls though next weekend (18th/19th) but, I would hate to see him still sitting there for that long.
That would be awesome if he could get evaluated. I might be able to take him here in CA but don't know the details on how to go about it. It would be great to know if he perks up at all over a tennis ball or has any drive. Just want to make sure he's not too mentally destroyed to restore! He's sure cute and a perfect age!
OK - I called the shelter and spoke with Cindy regarding Indy. He is a red and she said he is starting to come up to the front of the kennel. He was an owner surrender, but they didn't give a reason why. They also don't do any temperament testing there. She said he probably weighs 30lbs. I put a hold on him just so he doesn't get euthed. but anyone can still adopt him. Any chance I could speak to John directly if he is able to evaluate the dog?
When speaking to the lady she pushed me to put a hold on him. She said if anyone came down and wanted him, that they would release him to whoever. She said it was just a sticky note in his file so that they would call me before they euth. him. Believe me I asked! I can't take a dog without some kind of temperament evaluation which is why I was hoping for local help. The only info she took is my first name and number. He so far seems perfect for me (eval pending) so I wanted to get the ball rolling. All I'm doing is looking for a new border collie to add to my life as my best buddy just died, so I'm sorry if I stepped on your toes. I didn't know you were trying to get him out, but only that you contacted Jeff to evaluate him. Again I'm sorry.
It wasn't meant to sound that way hun. Sorry if I came across the wrong way. I was working to get him out, but if you are going to adopt, I will certainly step back. Just let me know for sure, because I don't want to work on a transport if I don't have to.
Sorry if I took that wrong. I've just been so frustrated here in CA working with the local, brand new multi-million dollar shelter. I've been trying to adopt a cat all week here for an older friend of mine and they won't even let me hold it, let alone play with it before I sign the adoption papers. It's such a crock!
Anyway, I am interested in adopting Indy, but I REALLY need a temperament test done. I've trained dogs for the last 8 years, specializing in behavior, so there are specific things I'm looking for. I hope Jeff can help!!! Or someone? My Pug just passed from spinal deformities which left him paralyzed and was inoperable, so now my hip attachment (my border collie) is lost w/o him. Both of us actually.
Indy could be a clone to my BC, just a red! Kinda like salt and pepper.
I'm not sure how to arrange transport other than flying. But if I do that, someone will have to pull him for me, then take him to the vet for a health cert, and then to the airport... Is this even possible or common? I recently got an English Bulldog from Arkansas, he flew Delta, and did great. No hassles or problems. I contacted Delta already and they'll run about $200 for the flight. I realize it may stress him out more, but it the quickest way to get to get him into rehab here! I have lots of agility equipment, horses, cattle, buffalo, frisbees and tennis balls to win him over! Any thoughts?
I don't know if that is possible. My biggest concern is that if you can't do it, he is going to fall through the cracks, and wind up not going anywhere. I haven't flown dogs, I have always transported by volunteers.