| M | 2 Y | Border Collie mix | 30 lbs | Med to high energy | Very friendly | Nips | Smart + likes a challenge | Best with a backyard | Toy destroyer | Ok with dogs | Not cat tested | Ok with older kids l NEEDS DOUBLE HIP SURGERY
Meet TULIO! From the moment this dude arrived in Canada he’s been stealing the hearts of everyone he meets – from transport volunteers to his foster to all his new pals on the street. He’s a Border Collie mix and shows many of the typical characteristics of the breed including higher energy level, intelligence, the need to be challenged and yes, herding instincts. He has shown the desire to ‘herd’ his people which includes nipping at your feet but he’s been working on this and is otherwise a very friendly/affectionate pup. He loves nothing more than being with his people and cuddling up after a long day. A less than ideal home for TULIO would be staying inside in a small space all day and not getting enough exercise. He’d really appreciate a home with a backyard. He would literally stay outside and play fetch with you all day long, but is calm and relaxed in the home if he gets enough exercise. He LOVES a challenge so ongoing trick training and incorporating the use of puzzle toys or something like that would be perfect for him. He’s also a master hide and seek player and we promise that he’ll always find you. His favourite toys are squeaky ones but he chews through them in about 15 mins so he needs the super durable ones and even then they probably won’t have a super long lifespan. He’s good on leash but can be a little apprehensive of sudden, unknown noises and is fascinated by bicycles. TULIO has been great at meeting new people and dogs so far but hasn’t met any cats. He has shown some signs of a prey drive. He’s met a couple small humans and has been ok, but apps should keep in mind that he does nip, especially if people are running around, like kids tend to do sometimes! He does have some trouble with his hips so occasionally will stumble on the stairs. TULIO is a super friendly boy who is full of personality and will make some people very happy! If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt now!
Note: we have just found out that Tulio has severe hip dysplasia and will require surgery in both back legs. We are working on finalizing a surgery date which will prolong his adoption process. We would love for him recover in a furever home!