Aiko is an incredibly energetic and affectionate 3-year-old collie mix who is looking for an active home with lots of outdoor time and couch cuddles. She LOVES fetch and getting attention from anyone who will give it to her.
Aiko plays well with other dogs, but mostly enjoys running with them and hasn't quite figured out how to wrestle play with them yet. She does well with cats that will set boundaries. However, if a cat runs, she will chase but only to play. She shows zero aggression towards them. Aiko craves attention and will ask for it by tucking her head under your hand or dropping a ball in your lap. She needs a home that has LOTS of attention to give and/or a job for her to do.
According to her original owner, Aiko would do best in a home with older children and adults because she tries to herd younger/smaller ones. She hasn't shown this behavior at her foster home yet, but it is common with the border collie and cattle dog breeds (we believe she has both).
Aiko's ideal home has lots of outdoor space to run or at the very least a nice size back yard to play fetch in. She would be a great adventure companion as she does well in the car, listens fairly well off leash, and loves to explore.
She would be an awesome dog for someone wanting to do agility training. She's very smart and driven and loves to please.
If you're interested in meeting Aiko, please fill out an application to set-up a meet and greet. She will be available for meet and greets/adoptions starting September 23, 2019.
Hailey K was her foster parent.