Age: 9 Years
Height/Weight: 22" / 40 lbs
Fenced yard required: No
Location: SE Michigan
Foster Home: Linda
Likes Car Rides:
Good with cats:
Good with kids:
Skye was adopted in November, 2013 by her foster family. Congratulations to Skye, Linda, Ken, Bet, Rona, and Mitzi!
Skye is a (just) 9 year old Border Collie who came to me at the end of October. Skye is about 40 lbs., 22" to the shoulder, black and white with tan eyebrows!
Skye is very friendly to dogs and to people (we go to the dog park in Northville regularly). I also understand that she is good around cats and children. She loves to play ball or chase the leaves and enjoys a cuddle or a tummy rub. In the evening she settles down quietly.
We don't have a fenced yard but she will come out with me when I am trying to clean up the yard and stays with me, although she likes to wander around. I usually do a bit of weeding, then kick a ball to her to keep her happy and busy. She isn't great on the leash and gets a bit distracted by leaves, squirrels, anything that moves but we are working on that. I don't think that her previous owner did much with her so we are teaching an older dog new tricks! To be honest, as long as she comes to me when I call her and understands "no" (which we don't have to use very often) I am happy.
My mother (92) lives with us and enjoys our two dogs (border collie and bc/mix) and Skye stays with her and our dogs when I go to work (part-time, so I am not gone longer than 5 hours). Skye started in the crate and wasn't happy, so she sleeps on the floor by our bed and is very content. She is thoroughly house-trained and let's me know when she needs to go out (although that is sometimes just to play).
Skye has a return visit to the vet on November 30, just for a check up, so I don't want to move her to her forever home until after that. The vet commented on what a nice dog she is when he first met Skye the day after she came to me. I totally agree - she is friendly, affectionate and playful and seems to get on with everyone and everything.