Last Friday, my family adopted Campbell, a border collie mix who had come to your shelter from Stevens County. He has been with us a week now and is slowly adjusting to his new home. We renamed him Milo. We discovered he is housebroken, or very nearly so—he had only accident in the house over the week. He is a bit timid, probably due to his previous life, but very affectionate and playful. In the week he has been with us, he’s been to school with the kids (a “homeschool” school) and was a real hit with all the students. He loves to sit on laps, and he loved romping in the tall grass right next to the school. He is learning to walk on a leash, but because he’s so nervous, it is taking some time to convince him that he’s safe to go wherever we go. He also went to the stable with us. He tried to make friends with the barn cat, who has been chased by too many dogs to tolerate any of them! He laid down next to one of the horses, so it’s clear he’s not afraid of them. He will get to go to the barn with us 3-4 days a week, and will have other dogs and people to play with there.
Although he’s a year old, he still chews like a puppy. We have discovered him chewing on socks, shoes, and electrical cords (luckily not plugged in). We have moved everything we can, and we have to keep a very close eye on him to keep him out of trouble!
We love having him as part of our family, and look forward to his complete adjustment to life with us. Gotta go—he just hauled a plastic hanger in here from the laundry room. Thanks for doing what you do. ~ Amy S.