Saint, the Border Collie Joins the Pack

Special thanks to Derm for being our photo-grapher for the day!

Saint is a 7-month old Border Collie who has been owner-surrendered to us because of his high-drive to herd their goats! It appears that when Saint was out in their pasture, he would herd their goats into a tiny little corner of their property, and the goats were terrified!

Saint has never nipped, and is wonderful with even young children, which I found surprising, considering high-drive herders usually nip. He is being evaluated and will be temperament tested shortly, and then he will be fully vetted and neutered.

Adoption Update:

Saint has been adopted by Dr. Debra Redmond, a holistic animal therapist. woo hoo!!! Saint will have a full-time job… just what the doctor ordered! Can’t wait for updates and “working” photos!

Adoption Update:

Gisele

So far, so good. Saint is trying sooooo hard to fit in and do what we’d like him to do. He’s veeeerrrry smart. I’ll keep you up to date.

Deb

Adoption Update 03/04/10:

Just thought I’d drop you a note and let you know that Saint has been such a good boy. He’s getting the hang of travelling with me, is a willing demo dog, and loooovvvveees being a couch potato in the evening after a hard day’s work. He’s definately got the idea of not bothering the cats, but is still interested in the horses more than I’d like. That’s kind of a work in progress. He’s been absolutely stellar about housebreaking and has been great about waiting in the truck when I can’t have him accompany me. He’s starting to relax and not worry about getting in the truck in the am. At first I think he was afraid he was going back or to the vet or something. Now he just hops in and waits to see where we’re going next.

He’s been super about not going in the tack room too. I told him that’s off limits due to large amounts of expensive pieces of leather.

We absolutely love him.

Deb

Update 09/19/10

Although I have to give you a “maybe” right now [about attending the reunion]. I’m going to try to rearrange my day so that Saint and I can join you and your former fur kids. You were soooooo right about Saint. He’s devoted, smart, and while he possesses many “border” traits he’s learned to “come” even if he’s on the chase of a deer or our resident “one footed” Sand Hill Crane – Stubs. He’s got plenty of energy but enjoys vegging in front of the tube at night. He’s a big guy, taller but not as heavy as the Berner’s I had.

Of course he hasn’t filled out yet so he might get close to Hope’s weight. He 70lbs now! and still thinner than I’d like but he’s a teenager so lanky is appropriate. I’ll try to get back to you in a day or two with a definate answer. Take care.

Deb

October 19th Update:

So sorry the Saint and I weren’t able to make the reunion. We had an emergency come up and by the time it was handled it was already 3:30. I think my husband was relieved as I was thinking of speaking to you about Kudos. I know that Saint would have enjoyed the opportunity to play with all the other dogs. I did have some notes prepared about dirofilaria simmitis/heartworms, which I’ll go ahead and work up into some printable format and send to you. Meanwhile, I’ll send you a recent pic of the Saint.

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