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Roscoe: Available for Adoption!

Handsome sportsman looking for love and friendship.

Interests include: playing fetch, jogging/running, retrieving sticks in the lake, chewing fun toys, learning and showing off tricks, figuring out how stuff works, keeping an eye on things.

Loves: playing, attention, affection, belly rubs, naps, foster dad.

Meet Roscoe!  (Yes, he really is this good looking).

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Roscoe is a five year old Labrador and Border Collie mix.  Intelligent, playful, joyful, exuberant and friendly are all excellent descriptors for this sweet fellow.

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He has plenty of energy and would do best with an outdoorsy person or persons.  Likely too boisterous for younger children.  Would be great with active teens.

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Is housebroken, and walks well on leash. Has had obedience training and is doing very well with refresher lessons.  Has lived with a cat and apparently is respectful of felines. Likes other dogs, but may need some direction to ensure he plays in a mannerly way.  Enjoys his food and treats but is not a foodie and does not beg.

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Challenges with Roscoe have been: some separation anxiety (to do with his foster dad more than his mom), some excitability, and some barking while outside–but usually for a reason.  He has a healthy pair of lungs, so may not be suited to close quarters with neighbours.  Ideally he would have a large yard to play fetch in, and someone in the home who runs regularly and would enjoy an enthusiastic running partner.

He is quite able to be calm and relaxed and just hang out as well.  He simply needs to have exercise and some mental work for his Border Collie brain, and then he settles beautifully.

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His ideal people or person would be willing to continue with some training to polish up this rough diamond.  He is very bright and catches on quickly.  Enjoys learning and having jobs to do. He has given himself the job of guarding his foster home, for example.

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Do you have room in your heart and  home for this lovely boy?

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