Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue
Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue

Lucky Charm
Gender: Male
Age: Senior
Height/Weight: 18" / 35 lbs
House-trained: Yes
Fenced yard required: No
Location: SE Michigan
Foster Home: Jo
Crate-trained: Yes
Treat-motivated: Yes
Toy-motivated: No
Likes Car Rides:Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Good with kids: tbd
Commands: sit, leave it, crate, come, no

Lucky Charm entered foster care on October 2 and his tail has been wagging non-stop ever since. After being neglected and abandoned, I think he was relieved to have those horrible masses and his infected tooth removed. Obviously he feels better and his health and stamina have been improving. As a senior dog, his eyesight might not be what it used to be, but that does not keep him from wanting to walk and play. His favorite toy is a tennis ball. Sometimes he will even knock it around on his own which is quite adorable. He also likes to chew on nylabones (check out the picture).

He gets along with other dogs and cats although I believe he secretly longs to be the center of attention in his new home. Lucky Charm is quite content to sit next to you and have you scratch his neck, rub his ears, etc. He is a very sweet boy and has good house manners (although don't leave food sitting around because he has been known to be attracted to unsupervised edibles).

Lucky Charm LOVES snow, it seem to rejuvenate him and he runs chasing his foster siblings barking all the way. Indoors he is a good watch dog and will only bark when he wants to play or wants attention. He begins to pace when he needs to go potty. The commands he knows are: sit, stay, come, down, crate and leave it. He rides nicely in a vehicle and walks well on lead. He also enjoys big fluffy dog beds.

This sweet boy's ideal forever home would be a calmer household with no young children. It is time he gets his new start with his forever home.

Un'lucky' till being transported to his new foster home. Despite being abused, neglected and ultimately abandoned in West Virginia, this boy was still wagging his tail when he walked through my door.

From his pictures you can tell he had been injured on the left side of his face. The vet paperwork says he had a ruptured eye globe and he has little control over his left ear (which actually makes him look even cuter). He also had an infected tooth removed. Across his shoulder blades and down the left side of his neck were two large infected masses which he would scratch at and cause to bleed. The vet masterfully removed them and he is now quite the handsome dog.

Upon coming to foster care, Lucky would just lay around. His legs were very stiff and it is possible his muscles had atrophied from being confined to living on a porch with other dogs and in their own feces.

Since having him, his muscles are getting stronger and now he will even chase one of his foster siblings around the yard. He loves walking and is good on a leash. Lucky loves car rides and is great in the car. His tail wags a lot and, if you put your face next to his, he will gently lick your nose. Not a big licker but he has taken to licking my hands a bit more. He enjoys being petted more and more and once in a while will paw at your arm to let you know it is time for more petting. Lucky is not a big barker but he is a good watchdog and will alert you to anything unusual around the house or yard.

This boy is very sweet and likes to lay next to you but he is not a huge snuggle dog. He is quite to content to lay alone as well and he really enjoys those big cushy dog beds. Whatever room I am in . . . so is Lucky. He has good house manners but if you leave food out, he will seek it out. Because Lucky is older, I would not recommend him for young kids. He needs a calm home with one or two adults with which he can bond. Want to get 'Lucky?'