My Name is Corky

I came to SSPSNJ after a hoarding seizure and a week in a Shelter in North Jersey. I am a tall (17”), slim (18.5 lb.), 6-year-old sable fellow. On 2/22/2018 I was neutered, got my rabies and distemper and arrived at my foster home February 24, 2018, with antibiotics and a cough (from airway from surgery). I also got my teeth done April 17, 2018 and lost two teeth from neglect.

I am a quiet, introverted, non-aggressive sheepdog who needs continuous training to equip and assure me that my world is not threatening. I will dash away immediately if I feel it is, even if I am eating or drinking.

I have not had much experience or education with the outside world ( people, dogs, children, walking on a leash) so my foster mom and Hobbit (home dog) have tried to assure me at all times that I can go outside, outside is good, its where you go “potty” and where not to be afraid of an airplane, helicopter, birds, TV loudness, trucks, neighbor dogs. I have expanded my running territory from one circle to a whole yard. I don’t bark at anything unless Hobbit says its needed to let “mom” know someone is at the door. No one taught me to play, so to get my attention all toys or enticements must have a treat and lots of hands-on loving. If I need to tell mom something, I quietly put my front paws on her chair and tap her arm, especially if she is on a cell phone or computer.

I will require a secure fenced yard, another dog who is confident and patience until I try what you're showing me at least 4 or 5 times before I get it.

If you are interested in Corky please go the the Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of NJ website and fill out an Adoption Application.

* We do not permit adoptions of shelties as gifts. If you would like to give one as a gift you can contact us for advice on how to handle the situation.
Please note that we do NOT adopt to homes with children under the age of 10. Herding dogs, especially shelties, tend to chase whatever/whoever is running & they often will nip at the back of legs in their attempt to gather everyone into a neat, manageable area.
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