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Shepherd / Collie / Mixed (medium coat)

Details about Whiskey

  • ID D230087
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: Shepherd / Collie / Mixed (medium coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Medium
  • Current Weight: 50.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 1/18/2021

Whiskey's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All

Whiskey's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Gentle, Goofy, Likes Fetch, Plays with Toys

Whiskey is a fun loving, happy guy! His favorite thing in the world is leaning in for pets and cuddles and loves everyone he meets! As a young guy he needs continued training and learning manners, but he is very attuned to you and takes vocal cues well. He would LOVE another dog to play with and is dog friendly. Whiskey enjoys human attention but will also keep himself occupied with a toy or chew, or just sit and watch you. Occasionally he will find things to chew on that he shouldn't, but takes redirection well, and he's not destructive. We are working on not mouthing people - he is gentle about it but he's still learning to ask for petting in other ways. For this reason he might not be ready for small children.
Since leaving the shelter, he is learning so many new things and has moments of uncertainty around things such as a ceiling fan, so he'll need a little patience as he learns the ropes of living in a house. He uses a crate when not supervised, and is quiet once he gets settled, but he will whine and vocalize if he knows you're around - he would just prefer to be with you! Whiskey loves walks and does pretty well on a leash. Overall his energy level is more moderate than his breed mix might indicate, but he does need some daily exercise and stimulation. His soft fur and adorable ears will steal your heart! He would love to be your new best friend! 

Whiskey is from a rural shelter in Arkansas. 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.