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LENA: A 9 year old sweetheart, this lovely girl has made great strides in trusting a new life is hers to have! She seeks attention and is super affectionate. Lena’s nature is soft so she does well with reassurance and positive guidance. She is learning to more confidently explore her foster home. The three-level townhouse has added to her fun of racing up and down the steps! She is doing well on neighborhood walks, enjoying those adventures.
Lena continues to be worried with sounds that surprise her so will need positive reinforcement when she gets nervous to guide her to trust in her person. She is discovering toy play, but only with non-squeaking toys. Her skittish nature likely comes from the limited experience in life. We presume she spent time more with other Border Collies than in a home setting. She does love playing with another herding dog so would be best living with a mentor dog who loves to engage in herding games!
She came to Glen Highland from a South Carolina shelter as a stray so our expertise in rescue is guiding us to presume her history, that of a pen dog living with other dogs. She is loving the home setting but still seeks a spot a safe spot to call her own. There has been abuse in her history based on her worries when being touched or picked up, both however have dramatically improved. She did not have appropriate health care, evident in her severe dental disease. Extractions of all but four of her teeth were needed upon arrival in rescue. She eats fine with softened food and is finally pain-free from what was an excruciating problem. The joy in her expressions is evident!!!
Lena’s home setting needs to be an adult home with a fenced yard so that her growth can be consistent where she is the main focus. A chaotic family setting or busy neighborhood would be too much for her. A male Border Collie friend would be best.
Lena is not tested on cats and about 35 pounds.
Special thanks to volunteer Katie Brennan, Aussie rescuer Martha MacDonald and Border Collie rescuer Judy Colvin who made Lena's transport to Virginia possible. And a huge thanks to another Judy Colvin, and her husband Shawn, for opening their home to foster Lena!
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