Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue
Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue

Barnaby, now Dash
Gender: Male
Age: 2 Year
Height/Weight: 21" / 28 lbs
House-trained: so far, so good
Fenced yard required:bd
Location: SE Michigan
Foster Home: Jo
Crate-trained: Yes
Treat-motivated: no
Toy-motivated: no
Likes Car Rides: yes
Good with cats: yes
Good with kids: tbd
Commands: sit, working on "come" and "stay"

December, 2014: We adopted Dash in March of 2014. I can't tell you what a blessing he has been in our lives. Dash is training to become a therapy dog, so he can go to school with my husband everyday (they are inseparable). Thank you Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue. You are a wonderful organization & thank you for all you do.

August, 2014: Dash is doing great. He has been a wonderful addition to our family. He loves to go running with my husband, play at the dog park, and cuddle on the couch. Thank goodness Dash is good about getting a bath, because we discovered that he hates water. He is afraid of sprinklers, hoses & lakes. Dash will start therapy dog training next week. We love him tons!!!

Barnaby was adopted in March, 2014 and is now known as Dash. His new family is thrilled with him and he will begin pet therapy training this summer.

Barnaby belongs on the dream team of doggies. He is 2 years old but a very low key Border Collie. He's quite content to just lay around (until my puppy gets him wrestling which he does so with a playful growl. He is fine with neutered males and females, but I'm not sure about unaltered males. He recognizes cats but does not chase.

Our outing at the bank and the pet store was a huge success as he has now been introduced to children. He showed the same respect to the kids as he does to adults. He just sat in front of them with that "pet me" attitude. Barnaby is a lover - you may not need an extra blanket on those cold nights because he will be at your side snuggling. He loves to give kisses and nuzzle with you.

He's alert and respects firm corrections, but doesn't understand the concept of toys yet. He would be great at Dodge Ball because everytime I throw a toy toward him he lunges out of the way. However, he has been watching my puppy play with toys and he is beginning to show more interest in them. He adores the snow and has fun romping in it.

Barnaby has no food issues; he willingly shares his food and is not concerned in the least if the puppy or me tries to approach him while eating. Barnaby knows how to sit and we are working on stay (but he prefers to have you nearby). Although he doesn't know the command yet, he will willingly walk into his crate with a piece of cheese. He is good on a leash but every once in a while will pull to get to someone (needless to say -- so he can get petted).


Barnaby at the shelter.

Barnaby during his freedom ride.