This is ROO,


VERY PERSONAL EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES: This is one of the saddest postings we have been asked to do. Lives can change in many ways and this one will not allow Roo to be able to stay with her most loving owner of 8 years. DO NOT PASS JUDGMENT as everything possible has been tried to keep Roo in this home, but it cannot work. Best outcome for her is another loving, safe home for this very active, loving, well managed girl as opposed to having no options when moving takes place June 1st.

Beautiful Roo is three quarter Border Collie and one quarter Black Lab and has been owned by this person her whole life but must now find a new home since her owner must move and cannot take her along where she will be living. Roo is trained to ring a bell to let you know she needs to go outside. She will THRIVE with a lot of exercise since she loves to jog with someone, run around and play, and the owner has even suggested being on a ranch doing some herding as a favorite for her as well.

  • Current age: 8 years old Current weight: 45 pounds
  • Dogs Current Status: Location: Seaside, California



Timeframe needed to find a home: Needs to be in new home by June 1, 2019


Medical information (spay/neuter, chipped, other health conditions if any, etc):

  • Spayed
  • Microchipped
  • Up-to-date with all shots and vaccinations

Where and how did we get this dog:

We own her mother Sadie (Also Black Lab/Boarder Collie and we got her in Red Oak, Texas) and bred her with a full Boarder male. She was born October 31, 2005 in Red Oak, Texas in a litter of 8 from Sadie. All other puppies were re-homed. She was the runt of the litter due to her illness and we kept her.


Where and how was ME diagnosed:

Animal hospital where diagnosed: Oceanview / Pacific Grove, CA / 831.649.4111 / Dr Power
Current hospital: Cottage Vet / Pacific Grove, CA / 831.372.3524 / Dr Williams


X-rays or barium swallow: X-rays


Meds currently taken:

Reglan (keeps her from regurgitating) given 3 times a day (every 8 hours) given with peanut butter


Food brands and consistency (meatballs, milkshake, pureed, etc):

  • Eats IAMS kibble
  • Soak about 10 mins

Fed how many times per day in what position and timeframe:

  • Fed upright in a Bailey chair
  • Does well with small meals
  • Fed 3 times a day (every 8 hours or so)
  • Gets about ¾ cup of food each meal


Hydration method and consistency (Knox Blox, SubQ, Thick It, etc):

  • Knox Blox (Gelatin) 10-15 oz per
  • No regular water from a water bowl


Items that will go to the new home:

  • Bailey chair with pillow to sit on
  • 2 white feeding bowls
  • Leash and Harness (clip leash under right leg when walking so doesn’t pull on throat)
  • Toys: Ball, stick with bunny toy to chase
  • Pads to sleep on – best if she sleeps upright with chest elevated
  • Carpet Cleaner with soap
  • T-Shirts to put on her when she is anxious
  • Bell for door handle (rings to be let out)


Exercise preferred (if any) and level (high, moderate, low):

  • Moderate fast pace
  • Loves to go for a jog
  • Love to take walks



  • No cats
  • Has had no exposure to children
  • Minimum interaction with other dogs
    Likes to play at dog parks, but needs monitoring
  • Will chase small animals (possums, squirrels, crows, rabbits, etc.)
  • Leash and harness trained
  • Housebroken
  • Not crate trained
  • Needs to be elevated at night – currently sleeps on a recliner but neck hug would work


NOTES (any other pertinent information that will help you decide if you might be the safe, loving forever home):

  • Needs lots of exercise, great if you have a large yard
  • She gets excited around bikes, large trucks, mailmen
  • Likes affection and being close to people – will follow you
  • Will scratch in the floor when anxious, so has t-shirts to alleviate stress
  • Rings the door handle bell to be let outside
  • She is a great dog and would be a great herding partner on a ranch


Created: April 14, 2019

Revised: April 19, 2019