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Collie / Labrador Retriever / Mixed

Details about Gordy

  • ID D220606
  • Adoption Fee: $500
  • Breed: Collie / Labrador Retriever / Mixed
  • Gender: Male
  • Current Weight: 40.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 3/19/2022

Gordy's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Needs Companion Animal in Adoptive Home: Yes

Gordy's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: No
  • Obedience Trained: Needs Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Lots
  • Energy Level: High
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Other Traits:
    Protective, Escape Artist, Playful, Timid, Skittish, Affectionate, Intelligent, Goofy, Good in Car, Likes Fetch, Plays with Toys

Hey! I'm Gordy (or Gordon as my foster dad likes to call me). I made my way from Texas and I am currently about 40 lbs. I am trying to keep up with my looooong legs, and I plan to be a big, strong dude.

So far, I have befriended every dog I have met, and even if they are far away, I like to just sit and stare at them from the yard, in hopes they will notice me, and I can gain another friend! My favorite play is either wrestling, fetch, getting other dogs to chase me, or chasing bugs, and recently I discovered I LOVE my puppy pool. I try scuba diving with my long snout and enjoy jumping in and out of it as quickly as I can. I get some serious air when I am excited!     Look at me playing in my pool.

I am mostly potty trained and will usually boop my foster mom's leg with my nose or lick her kneecap when I have to go! But I'm still a puppy, so sometimes I just forget. I have not had an accident in my kennel and don't plan on it! Even though I'll go into my kennel without hesitation, I don't like it when the humans leave and will be loud for some time. For that reason, I should probably go to a home without shared walls. The only other time I am super vocal is when I am feeling really playful. You know what they say, play hard, sleep hard. I am the best sleeper. I will nap anywhere, and yet always sleep through the night when it's time for bed! The moment your alarm goes off, I am ready for the day! 

Lastly, I have to admit, even though I seem really confident, I get really nervous meeting new people. I will likely need to continue to work on this and need a family that will be patient while I do! I really enjoy learning new things, and I think this will be something I will  overcome with training, effort, patience, and time. Once I get to know someone, I tend to really like following their every move. My foster parents can always find me one step behind them, wagging my tail so hard I wiggle my whole body! 

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.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page.

*Rescue puppies are notorious for losing their birth certificates before entering our rescue. We cannot guarantee the breed or size they will be full grown.*

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