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Shepherd / Border Collie / Mixed (medium coat)

Details about Deacon

  • ID D220798
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: Shepherd / Border Collie / Mixed (medium coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Medium
  • Current Weight: 35.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 7/21/2021

Deacon's Compatibility Attributes

  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All

Deacon's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes

If you have a calm home, love going for walks and have the patience to take it slow with a shy dog, Deacon is your guy. He is going to grow into a lovely companion but will need gentle care until then.

Deacon is a shy dog who is just beginning to show us his personality. Deacon stays quietly in his crate and likes walking on the leash to explore outside. He is learning to use the stairs in the house and has just shown an interest in the dog toys, tennis balls, and running zoomies briefly.   Look at this cute video of Deacon playing with a tennis ball! He is cautious when meeting new people, but warms up quickly if you are carrying pieces of hot dogs. He likes friendly dogs. He has met our cat.. is interested but not obnoxious.

Deacon is shy with new things and will either freeze until he’s certain he is safe, or panic and run. He will need to be kept double-leashed as he learns about this new world and bonds with his people. He is otherwise a gentle dog who takes treats softly, likes being brushed and pet and would absolutely love to go on walks every day.

Deacon 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.

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

If you'd like to donate towards this pet's care, you can donate to our Animal Care Fund. Our Animal Care Fund supports the medical and veterinary needs for all Ruff Start Rescue animals. You'll be able to enter this pet's name on the second page of the donation form.