#13630 Jacob

Large-size, Male, Adult Border Collie x Labrador Retriever,

My name is Jacob and I am guessed to be a 1 year old Border Collie/Lab mix and currently weigh about 54 pounds. Here are some things my foster family has learned about me:

- I am a sweet boy who is initially shy and needs time to adjust to new places and people.
- Once I know I can trust you, I am a happy loving boy. I like to sit beside the people I trust and give kisses. I am also a "hugger" and greet foster mom with big hugs when I haven't seen her for a while. She says we are going to work on "four on the floor"
- I like getting praise, pets and belly rubs.
- I am very curious and enjoy slowly exploring my foster home and yard (Click here, here, here, here and here to see me in foster care!
- When I first arrived, I would retreat to the safety of my crate, but now prefer being around my foster family.
- I am a smart boy who is eager to please. I know "sit" and "come". I have also learned to open lever handled doors and recognize the sound of my treat bag opening. I am treat motivated and will gently take treats from your hand.
- I enjoy the company of other dogs. Although I can get overexcited playing with my furry foster sibling, I listen when told to settle down.
- When foster mom is working at her desk, I quietly nap or entertain myself with chew toys.
- I have only had one accident in my crate when I first arrived, but since then have been going potty outside.
- I am most comfortable off leash in a fenced in yard, but I now like going for walks on a leash. I especially enjoy going for hikes in the woods! As I have gained confidence, I now enjoy walking around the neighborhood. I may sit and watch as groups of strangers go by, but then happily continue on my way. Even so, I would do best in a quiet neighborhood or area.
- I have definitely learned the joy of toys. I can entertain myself with chew toys or dissecting squeakers out of plush toys. Outside I like to toss toys in the air and pounce after them. I haven't quite figured out fetch, but foster mom says that's OK.
- At night I can either go into my crate with treats or hang out on the sofa and sleep quietly until morning.

I am looking for a loving home where I can continue to gain confidence and thrive. I am looking for someone who is patient and understands that I just need time to learn to trust them before showing my happy playful side. If that's you, apply today.

Jacob Jacob is currently being fostered in Baltimore, MD.

All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Ashland, VA for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Ashland.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.