Breed(s): Border Collie
Hello, my name is Johnny. I am a 4-year-old "rescue" dog that has been with my foster family for about 3 years. My previous humans left me in a hot car and a judge said I couldn't stay with them anymore. I am struggling in my foster home because I have a lot of anxiety, especially when my human leaves. My dog family doesn't like me and sometimes they start fights with me which I always lose. I don't know how to fit in with them. I act big and tough like I'm the boss but when someone looks at me the wrong way I go to my safe place....under the bed. In fact, I spend a lot of time there, unless I hear a food wrapper or the leashes jingling.
My absolute favorite thing is walks and a close second is food. When my human leaves I get into things. She calls it "counter surfing" but I am just looking for the good stuff, sometimes it's her knitting though and when she comes back and sees it I know to go under the bed again. I love her and lick her hands but the other dogs won't let me on the bed so at night I sleep under her.
I need special people that understand my quirks and will make me feel important. I have been known to chase cats but I was just doing it because the other dogs did. I have bad days when I don't want to be messed with. I don't like it when people touch my paws and I don't like strangers reaching for me. I'll decide who I like thank you very much! I just started taking prozac which is supposed to help with separation anxiety. Otherwise I am super healthy and I know how to sit and stay and leave. And I am good looking! People say so all the time. I need my own special people.
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