#484 Waylon, Male, Eight Months Old
Buddha said “May all that have life be delivered from suffering.
Boy! am I sure glad that Border Collie Rescue and Rehab feels the same way! My name is Waylon and I am 8 months old, Border Collie-Aussie mix puppy. I was a court-ordered surrender due to the neglect and abuse that I was suffering in the first few months of my life. As you can see from my photos I have come a long way from when I first went to my foster mom! I had really bad mange, chemical burns and skin infections with a really high fever. But now, I am healthy and have the softest, fluffiest fur!
I’ve been with my foster mom for a little over 2 months. I have had to learn to trust people, that is safe to eat my food in front of other people, and that leashes are not so scary. Loud noises, sudden movements and really tall men still scare me. But if you will get down on my level, I will come kiss your face and cuddle with you!
I absolutely love to be held, petted and cuddled. One of my favorite activities is being held like a baby and rocked in a rocking chair. I am a super good walker on leash, I love stuffed animals and bully sticks and I’ve recently been learning how to play “fetch” with a ball.
Because I am still a bit scared of humans and trying to learn to trust, I would be better in a home with older kids because the little kids still startle me. I love love love other dogs and I want to kiss their faces and put my paws on their back to give them hugs. I would do well in a home with another dog who could help build my confidence.
I am crate trained, potty trained, I sit for treats (even though it’s so exciting and so hard to keep my wiggly butt still!), I do fairly well with getting a bath and in the car I ride so quietly and lay on a blanket right next to my foster mom. I weigh 35 lbs and the vet said I probably won’t get much bigger. I have had my shots and am neutered.
My greatest wish is to have a family of my very own to love and to cuddle with! My foster mama says she has never seen a dog who craves physical love as much as I do. I am so affectionate and really hope to find a really loving home who will give me lots of time, attention and loving gentle hands!
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