Update - July 2020 - Chip is still looking for a permanent home. This could be the boy for you?!!
Contact us at email@example.com if you are interested. He just doesn't do well with chickens :)
I am very happy now, well, I do have a sister, and she is okay I guess. They brought her home about 2 weeks ago. She didn't seem in bad shape at all. My family said I needed someone to play with, and they said she was also a 'stray', but from the SPCA, whatever that is.
For now I will tell my story, and how hard it is to get along and be understood at this place I call home. Sometimes I am misunderstood, but I'm really just a simple happy guy - really I am!!!
This is Aria, they say she's my sister (she came in Jan 2017). They call her "the Preferred Pet" but I don't know why? she's nothing to look at. I'm the handsome one. For some reason they also call her "Lady Fingers". I think that's a really funny name, don't you?
I really wish the chickens around here would play more. I caught a couple over the last year, and was told they were "bad". I don't know how come - because if they were bad, why are they so fun to chase? mmm maybe they meant I was bad? Well, they keep me away from the chickens so I don't know.
I really like to meet new people, but you know, my humans are always say "Don't talk to strangers!!" so I make like I'm going to bite them, and then I give them a chance to give me a "biscuit". If they give me one I usually allow them to pet me. I don't like that condescending way they pat the top of my head. Hey, I just used a rather large word, that must be my "border collie" vocabulary showing itself.
Check back here for more stories of my life and my sister. By the way they also nicknamed me "Splat Dog" and I've heard them talking about me to other humans in a pretend Australian accent and calling me very "why- er-ri" (wiry)
I am looking for a forever home - ranch life isn't really for me - I have a lot of energy but would also be lazy and cuddle on your lap if you'd like. I would rather not share my human with another dog, and I'll push them out of the way to be pet, but I do like to play with dogs my size. I play and nap with my sister all day.
I like kids but they shouldn't poke me and take my food when I'm eating. I think because I was a stray I guard my food. I may have been hurt by a younger adult or child.
I like to play with toys and fetch the ball. I am probably good with agility if someone trains me. I actually like to chase chickens, but I have not been a good boy with them. I am part Terrier so I like to go after gophers, ground squirrels or anything that habitats a hole.
I would do good in a home that can take me for runs or walks, and not be left alone all day. I like to go for car rides and trail walks. I can be your best friend if you let me.
I'm not good with cats, birds, or sharing my master with another dog, but I will if that other dog is about my size. I don't care for large dogs. I want to be your only boy! I like to sleep in a crate or in your bed. I am house trained.
I do not like water so I'm not a water dog. I do get afraid of strangers - but I'll warm up if I get introduced and a treat. Probably because I was a stray when I was a puppy and so I have some fear/anxiety but I'll be your best friend if you keep me with you.
I can be your bark alarm if someone comes to the door, or if something is outside and you need to know. I'm good like that. However I do have a tendency to like to hear my own voice at times. Often my owner tells me to "go lay down", and of course I listen.