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Kaytee

Border Collie / Labrador Retriever / Mixed

Details about Kaytee

  • ID D220397
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: Border Collie / Labrador Retriever / Mixed
  • Gender: Female
  • Current Weight: 35.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 4/10/2021

Kaytee's Compatibility Attributes

  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Good with Adults: All

Kaytee's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Energy Level: High
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes

Kaytee  is a cuddly, energetic bundle of love, eager to play and learn all about new people and places. Watch out future forever family, or Kray-Kray-Kaytee will end up sneaking right in-between the covers and into your heart with her snuggles. 

Before we can get to naptime, though, she needs lots of mental stimulation. Kaytee loves gnawing on bones and practicing basic training; like most dogs, she is very food motivated. So far, Kaytee has learned to “sit” and “lay”, and is still working on her “heel” during walks. She is a clever girl, and will do just about anything for a treat. Speaking of walks, she enjoys watching and trying to chase wildlife: birds and squirrels… and the resident cat. We think it is best she goes to a home without cats, as her attempts to herd them have been unsuccessful. Kaytee gets along well with the resident dog at her foster home, and they make a great team when food is left on the counter. A spray bottle does the trick to discourage her thievery. She hasn't met many dogs bigger than her-she weighs about 35 pounds, and is putting on the healthy weight she needs - but with her energy level we think she will do just fine. Kaytee came to her foster-home sick, but bounced back to her happy, healthy self after lots of labor and attention. She loves to wrestle and run, and will need to learn how to treat small or senior dogs more gently. She hasn't quite figured out the difference between people and pets, and sometimes tries to herd with her teeth-just a pinch!- but this nippy behavior has been rarer as she learns about how to cuddle and play respectfully. 

With humans, she thinks she is the smallest little lap dog, and will let you know when she needs attention. Spoiler! She needs lots, whether cuddling in bed or a pat on the head, she makes a great work-from-home companion/distraction. Kaytee is doing great with crate training. Crate time is used nightly, and when her foster folks are out during the day, to avoid any accidents. She has not shown any food aggression and plays well with both people and dogs in games such as tug of war, but she is still learning how to retrieve a ball. She respects gates in the house, even though she could easily hop over them. New people are so interesting to Kaytee, and she warms right up after a treat, though sometimes she greets them with a bark. There is no part of her that you can't pet, so bath time and nail trims have been a breeze. She once enjoyed an unexpected dip in the pond, because what better way to cool down?

Are you ready to start your own adventures with the adorable “Kaytee-do”? Fill out an application to learn more about Kaytees story and style, her big ears won't disappoint.

Kaytee weighs 35lbs and is from a reservation in South Dakota. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

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