Age: 6 years old
Weight: 55 lbs
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Good with kids: Yes
If the “street kid with a heart of gold” type -- imagine Marlon Brando -- appeals to you, Rudy may be your dog. His gentle soul and touch of timidity belies the scars on his muzzle and a bit of a bum leg earned during his tough young life. With the loving support of foster parents, Rudy has moved on from a lifetime of neglect on the streets and constant run-ins with Animal Control and is enjoying learning about the indoor life. He’s ready to find his forever family.
Rudy is a collie that loves people, and craves attention and cuddles. Playing fetch with his humans and chase with his foster collie brother are his favorite activities.
While Rudy has very nice house manners, on the whole, he is a counter surfer so his adoptive family will need to watch that. He comes when called, but appears to know few other commands. His foster family is working on the basics -- like discouraging jumping when he gets excited -- and Rudy is making progress.
TSCR has addressed the health challenges posed by his previously untreated fleas and parasites. He will always test positive for exposure to Lyme, although there's no indication he actually had the disease, so his new owner will need to inform their vet on that. Rudy evidently incurred a soft tissue injury to his right leg, and he still favors it sometimes after play. Your vet will be able to give you some advice on how to make him more comfortable when that happens.
With the care and commitment of a loving owner, Rudy can complete his transformation from a street kid to a matinee idol. He may truly be the Marlon Brando of rough collies!
Rudy is being fostered in WV.