September 9th, 2009
Harvey is an eight month old male black and white boy with speckling. We think he may be a Border Collie but we really are not sure.
What we do know is that he is as sweet as the day is long! He landed in a local animal shelter – picked up as a stray and never claimed. However, it may be good that he was never claimed because the vet says Harvey has damage on his larynx from abusive collar usage – probably a a chain choke. Hopefully this will heal, but the bottom line is that he may never be able to have force applied to his neck again. And this is not what I would call a bad thing. He is such a responsive dog and there are lots of training methods that don’t include jerking the dog on a collar.
Harvey shares a large crate with Lilly. He does well with all the dogs and the cats – but if he is a Border Collie mix he may chase cats. Right now he is not showing any herding instincts – he won’t fetch either but he will watch as Lilly fetches and then go take her ball! It’s all in fun and play.
Harvey is a sweet guy with a ton of potential. A fenced yard is required. He would probably do well with a family with older children but not sure about younger children.
Here are more photos of this good looking guy: