Age: 15 years old
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Selective
Good with kids: TBD
Meet Lazzie. She is a 15 year old rough collie who is fairly new to TSCR. She is extremely sweet and everyone who meets her just loves her! As you might imagine from her newly shaved coat, her grooming needs appear to have been neglected for some time resulting in her need for a serious “summer cut”. Lazzie hasn’t let that slow her down. She is sporting her new do and it’s very sleek and sassy style.
Lazzie is currently boarding and is preparing to move to a foster home for further assessment. Both veterinarians that have seen her say she is in very good shape considering her age. She has the walk of a mature older lady which would probably benefit from a joint supplement and a little arthritis medication. While she may not hear you say hello, she certainly can see you smile and reach out to her kindly and she is more than happy to reciprocate. She really does appreciate just hanging out with her people. On her way to the vet she fostered in a home with another male and female dog. She had no issues with the female, but took exception to the male and was not kind to him.
While with the vet she is not reacting to other dogs so the jury is still out on her ability to reside in a multi dog home. She is housebroken and is having no issues with bladder leakage. Ideally we want to place Lazzie in a home with no or very few steps for her to get in and out where the majority of family time is spent on the main ground floor. She may prefer to be an only dog or gradually introduced to any other dogs in the home. We are unsure about cats or children at this point. Lazzie has no current conditions that require labor intensive care and generally just needs someone to love her, spoil her, and make sure her nutritional and grooming needs are addressed.
She is a candidate for TSCR's Senior-to-Senior program so if you are or know of a veteran, special needs individual or senior who can physically and mentally care for a collie but just may need financial help with medical, grooming and transportation needs please have them contact us for information on the program.