Birdie the Mini-Bearded Collie-Adopted

Amy is one of our wonderful adopters, transporters and occasional fosters. She also volunteers at a county shelter near her home. When she sees a dog there that she thinks would be a good Dog Liberator rescue, she lets us know. A few weeks ago she told us about a husky that, due to a series of circumstances, we were unable to pull (fortunately, another rescue got him). However, when I went to the county’s photo page, I saw a terrible photo of a wonderful dog. They had her posted as a terrier mix, but I thought she looked an awful lot like a bearded collie that I had fostered a few years ago. Amy went and met her and fell in love. She agrees she is mostly bearded collie, but has either been bred down in size or crossed with something else as she only weighs about 31 pounds. I had hoped to foster her myself but I suddenly found myself overrun with puppies, with no room at the inn. Thank goodness Amy said she’d foster her for us!

As Amy says, this isn’t her type of dog, but Birdie has started to win her over. All of a sudden, wirey moppets are starting to look cute to her! (Her Border Collie and Corgis are rolling their eyes!!!).

According to Amy, “Birdie is a playful and loving Bearded Collie mix, approx. 1 year old, that I’m currently fostering for The Dog Liberator. She weighs about 31 lbs., is very people- and dog-friendly (don’t know about cats yet). She loves to be brushed, which is a good thing, considering she definitely needs a good grooming now and then. Stands well to be bathed, walks like a champ on a leash, and — huge bonus — is fully housetrained! Birdie is really just a big lovebug that follows you from room to room and wants nothing more than a spot at your feet and the occasional scratch behind the ears. I can definitely see her with an active young family. Any takers? You won’t be sorry!”

We need to find Birdie a home quickly before Amy totally falls for this pumpkin and ruins her reputation with her own dogs! lol

You can see more photos of Birdie in her photo album. They’ll get better once Amy replaces her camera ~ wouldn’t you know it but her’s broke as soon as she got her and she has been reduced to using her camera phone!

Birdie the Bearded Collie has been adopted! From foster Amy: “Birdie has been adopted! She’s headed home to Juno Beach with Frances and her bearded collie, Ollie. They’ve already planned play dates at the dog park and long walks on a nearby dog-friendly beach. It’s a dog’s life, I tell ya!” Thank you Amy for saving this one!!! ~ Holly

November 21st Update:

We were all very tired when we finally got home. We found out this morning that the directions were not good! — we traveled an extra 1-1/2 hours!!– Birdie is great( we will change her name to Miss Dixie!) she is very well behaved and very friendly!!– last night — for dinner she had kibble and chopped turkey — and she loved it!! She did not try to eat Ollies food!!!– she slept like a lamb- in her crate — next to Ollie. this morning they did some — lets work out our arrangement– playing. she is very agreeable –except if Ollie tries to mount her!!– she growls — and he runs!!! so at least they are working it out. they played — can’t catch me– and seemed to enjoy it. — then they both sat down to rest!. we went to the dog park and she went into the intracoastal!!! all in all she is a lovely addition to our family!!! thank you for all your help!!!! Frances— also happy thanksgiving!!!

December 1st Update:

JUST A SHORT NOTE TO TELL YOU HOW –MISS DIXIE IS DOING IN
HER FOREVER HOME.— SHE IS A GEM!!!– I BELIEVE HER TO BE A TIBETAN
TERRIER. SHE HAS GOOD COMMANDS AND A VERY LOVING NATURE. OLLIE LOVES
HER AND THEY PLAY TOGETHER ALL THE TIME!!– THE ONLY ISSUE THERE IS
–IS FOOD RELATED– SHE GUARDS HER DISH AND WON’T ALLOW OLLIE TO EVEN
WALK BY. -THIS MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH HER TIME ON THE
STREET– WE ARE WORKING ON IT.. SHE IS GAME FOR ADVENTURE– EVEN GOING
INTO THE INTRACOASTAL TO SWIM WITH THE OTHER DOGS..– SHE IS GETTING
ALONG WELL WITH EVERYONE!! — WE ARE ALL HAPPY TO HAVE HER WITH
US!!!— MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU – MANY HUGS TO YOU FROM
FRANCES — OLLIE AND MISS DIXIE BELLE!!

Email us for more information: TheDogLiberator@gmail.com







1 Comment

  1. I just read the article about Birdie the bearded collie as I was searching to see if such a thing as a miniature bearded collie even existed. ( My daughter keeps telling me that the small dog I recently adopted is too small to be one and that she is a bichon spaniel. But Sissy (dog’s name) has all the characteristics (which I just learned from your article).) Sissy looks just like Birdie ( talked the people who were not taking good care of her into giving her to me) Sissy is about 28 lbs now, at 3 years, (she needs to stop getting into the cat food !)
    She is loving, possessive, pouts when things don’t go her way, etc. Will tolerate cats as long as they don’t go near her food, if a cat comes into the room and I am on the sofa, Sissy, immediately jumps up beside me so the cat cannot have that space. Its like she can read their minds. etc. etc. etc. just as your article says. So thanks very much for that information so that I may justify my feelings that she is indeed a little bearded collie. And yes! She does roll her eyes!
    gail deason P.S. I cannot even count the number of dogs and cats I have rescued over the years,to get them out of bad situations…which has delved into any savings I might have accumulated (I am retired), but I don’t regret a moment of it. gail deason.

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