Border Collie/Australian Shepherd Mix
1 ½ years old
Meet sweet Jax. Jax is a 1 ½ year old border collie australian shepherd mix who is full of love. He came into rescue when his owners decided they couldn’t care for him anymore. He is coming out of his shell more and more each day, and has now started the search for his perfect forever home. Jax is a goofy boy who loves to frolic around the backyard with a toy in his mouth. He is a very energetic boy who loves to take long walks and explore the world. He did not get a lot of socializing in his old home, so he can be reactive to new dogs and people when on leash. He will bark on walks but can easily be redirected using a treat or toy. Because he didn’t get a lot of outdoor exposure noise like trash cans and airplanes flying by can make him nervous. He’s learning and getting more confident each day with regular socializing and walks. Inside the house he’s much more comfortable. So comfortable in fact that his foster mom has caught him with things like socks and paper goods in his mouth as he runs around! He will continue to chew these types of things if not taken away immediately, so his forever family will need to be sure to ‘puppy proof’ while working with him and making sure he gets lots of exercising and mental stimulation. He would also be very happy to have a toy basket full of heavy duty toys to channel his puppy chewing into. Also, Jax would do best in a home without younger children due to his large size and puppy energy!
Jax is potty trained and his foster mom has been working with him on training and teaching him new commands. His book of tricks currently consists of sit, down, shake, and wait. He’s very easy to train as he’s such a people pleaser and very food motivated. He is looking for a very patient family who will continue to work with him in certain areas and help him boost his confidence so he’s not as nervous in new situations. In return you will get a super affectionate boy whose smile is totally contagious!
Jax is currently the only dog living at his foster home, but he has been exposed to other dogs in the time he’s been in foster care. He would do very well as an only dog who gets all the attention from his people, or with a more submissive dog. He loves to play with toys and fetch is his favorite activity! Jax is a lovable boy who just wants to be with his people cuddling or hanging out all day. He can get nervous when his people leave and in new situations until he fully adjusts and is comfortable. With time, training, and the right people Jax can grow to be a very confident, adventure ready pup.
If you feel like you could be a potential match for Jax, please fill out an adoption application here: Adoption Application
Jax's adoption fee is $350.
Jax is being fostered in Woodland Hills, CA.