Meet Louie – Collie Lab Mix Dog For Adoption in North Carolina
Location: Cary, NC 27518
Breed: Mixed: Collie, Lab
Size: 40 lbs
Color: White & brown, mid-length
Microchipped or Tattooed: Yes
Good With Cats: Unknown
Good With Dogs: Unknown
Good With Children: Yes
House Broken/Litter Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: No
He had heartworm when we adopted him but has completed treatment
Behavior Issues: Yes
He is territorial over our home (and a few other locations such as my cube at my office). He becomes aggressive towards anyone outside my immediate family who enters our home. He has not bitten anyone, but growls and lunges. He has tried to bite another dog who came into my yard (was removed before the other dog was harmed).
Supplies Offered With Pet: I can provide everything we have for him. Bed (he doesn’t use it, prefers the floor), toys, food bowls. We have a wire crate but he disfigured it in initial training to the point he can escape from it. We stopped using it as we found he was fine to be left free in the house (we just close the door to kids messy rooms).
How To Adopt Louie
If you are interested in adopting Louie, the first step is to fill out our online meeting request form. Once received and reviewed, our staff will send your information to the owner, who will contact you to arrange a meet up.
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ALL ABOUT Louie – Labrador Retriever Mix For Adoption in North Carolina
5 Good Reasons To Adopt This Collie Lab Mix in Cary NC
- He is great with my kids
- He likes to keep you company while you watch TV
- For the most part, he’s fairly calm and easy
- He enjoys hikes and walks with the family
- He likes to sit outside and watch the family while we play
Typically, he is very sweet. He is great with my small children and other children (in public – due to his territorialness, we have not had small children visiting at home with him around). He knows “sit”, “down”, is housetrained – he is very smart. He is fine to be left at home free in the house throughout the workday, requires a moderate amount of exercise (1 mile+ walk a day, one shorter, and is let out a few other times). He is affectionate and likes to sit near us at night.
He loves scratches – if you are scratching him and stop, he will sit up and hold your hand to keep getting affection from you 🙂 He sometimes sits like a human and gives you both front paws.
He loves rawhides, some stuffed animals, a peanut butter kong, etc. He sticks to dog food at home. He loves hikes in the woods and walks with the family.
Current Home Environment
I have 2 small children, so it’s fairly loud and rambunctious when we are all home. He likes to play and participate (my kids are small, so sometimes we do calm him down a little). Both my husband and I work, so throughout the week it’s quiet during the day. On weekends, we bring Louie with us many places – hikes, ice cream, outdoor restaurants, parks. He does great with others in public.
Reasons For Placing Louie For Adoption
His territorialness has become more than we can handle. We believe he was neglected prior to our adoption (he was found as stray), and as a result we have had trouble crating him or confining him to a room while we are home with guests.
However, he becomes very aggressive towards anyone new in my home (including my mother, who lives out of town, babysitters, etc). We have tried medicating him (working with the vet – he’s currently on Zoloft), working with a trainer, obedience school, and confining him. While he has not bitten a person – with such small children, I can’t risk it.
Ideal New Home Situation For Louie
A family who will love him and take good care of him. I think he might do better in maybe a farm or larger environment or with other dogs who can show him how to behave (that was one reco from the trainer – we aren’t able to get a second dog). An environment where he can avoid strangers entering the house as much as possible would be ideal.
While he is great with my kids, I hesitate to say he should be with other kids as I feel they might encounter the same situation we’ve found ourselves in.
Louie is a sweet and very devoted 2 year old male Collie Lab mix dog for adoption in Cary, NC. Louie is healthy, house broken, vaccinated, neutered and well behaved. He is looking for a loving home in the country, on a farm or acreage where he can practice his skills as guardian, farm hand and your best friend.