Breed: Border Collie
Health: Grady has passed his vet check with flying colours and is fully up to date with his preventative treatments. He is currently too young to be neutered so he will stay on a foster contract with his adoptive family until he is ready. His neutering costs will be covered by the charity as will all other costs before his adoption day.
Ideal home environment: Collie experienced caregivers would be a huge bonus, he will consider homes with respectful children who are keen to learn about dogs too as he has assessed well with them. Grady would prefer a home with other dog friends to play with although regular dog play dates would work well if he were in a single dog household. Grady would love to meet someone with a keen interest in a dog sport or activity such as agility for when he is a little older, and a promise of commitment to following his wellbeing plan with support from his volunteer team.
Current location: Foster care in Burnham on Crouch, Essex
Grady’s History: Grady became a rescue dog at just four months old! He had been purchased as a surprise birthday gift for someone who was already struggling with homelessness.
Despite the odds they were facing, his previous caregiver clearly did a wonderful job taking care of him for the first four months of his life. Grady has a wonderful temperament and he loves to meet new dogs and people, he lives with two older dogs as well as teenagers in foster care and adores being in their company. Grady would love an adoptive home with well matched dogs who share his play style!
His vet check and nail trim was a breeze, Grady thoroughly enjoyed his trip to Edgewood Vets and it was wonderful to see that he feels comfortable in the veterinary environment. Grady also popped into The Dog Salon in Burnham on Crouch, he had a lot of fun meeting shop owner Mollie and collecting donations from the drop off point there.
This gorgeous youngster has been attending puppy classes twice a week at All4Paws in Southminster which is run by our trustee Fiona, he has been learning lots of skills and gaining confidence too. Sometimes Grady can get a little frustrated on lead because he is so keen to go and have fun but rewarding his calm behaviours is helping him to understand that he unfortunately can’t play with every dog. He is very responsive to counter conditioning and is keen to receive applications from Collie experienced homes who understand his herding instinct around moving traffic.
Grady is now fully housetrained and the perfect house guest, he welcomes visitors and recently attended a birthday party in the garden of his foster home. New humans of all ages and their dogs came into the home to celebrate with some food and he impressed everyone with his beautiful understanding of how to navigate the situation. He loves hosting that is for sure!
Grady is sharing video diary updates on Facebook and Instagram and he is also accepting adoption applications now!