If you love Border Collies, you’ll want to meet our Theo. This gorgeous 11 month-old pup was found as a stray in a rural area and taken to the local shelter for safekeeping. When he wasn’t claimed, he made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could take his time finding the perfect new home. True to his breed, Theo is an active busy dog who is happiest when he has a job to do. In his foster home, his job is trying to herd his fellow foster dogs but he would likely excel at herding sheep or chasing geese with the proper training. Theo is not the type of dog who would be content to be left alone for long workdays. Since he’s good with other dogs, he would enjoy doggie daycare or playing with a live-in canine buddy every day. Theo does like to jump on people for attention so will need some work on his canine manners. He’s just trying to be friendly but will need to learn that all good things come to pups who keep all four paws on the ground. Theo is a smart dog who’s eager to learn and would certainly excel in an obedience class with his new family. He has done well with crate-training in his foster home so should be able to master the house rules quickly in his new home. With a little more practice on the leash, Theo would make a fantastic walking, jogging, or hiking buddy. Theo weighs about 42 pounds and his adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Theo. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 72 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.