PO Box 4169
Lisle, Illinois 60532
Hi my name is Brianna and I am 7 years old! Before I came to Collie rescue I lived in a crate in a garage. I really did not like it in there at all, so I would try to break out of my crate and jump the fence. My owners knew they had to find a better life for me so they gave me to Collie rescue to find me a new home. On my way to CRGI I heard the nice lady who drove me here call me a Houdini dog.
After I got to my new foster home I could not believe my eyes! There were other dogs to play with, this fluffy stuff on the floor, a huge yard to play in and food sitting right on the counters in the kitchen. My foster mom put me in a crate for awhile and I still did not like it much but I thought "what the heck, this place isn't so bad!" The only bad part was that Boy dog that lives here. He sure was annoying, always walking by me, invading my space. I would just bark or growl at him so he would keep his distance. He must have learned his lesson though, it took awhile but we get along okay now. I even clean his ears for him sometimes because he can't reach them himself.
My foster mom has been teaching me some tricks. I used to try to run out the front door, but now she taught me to sit and stay when she opens a door. This place is a pretty nice place to live so I figured I'd better listen. Now I just sit and wait till she says it's my turn to go out the door. I have a hard time resisting that food sitting on the counters, but mom says no and I listen. Since I am smart enough to go potty outside and I don't try to run out the doors anymore, I don't have to stay in that crate anymore. My foster mom let's me have the run of the house even when she is not home!
I am really smart too. Besides learning that sit and stay thing my foster mom taught me other stuff. Like waiting till it is my turn to eat and how to walk beside her on the leash. I would like to live with a family that is used to having dogs around. I get a little anxious when there is a strange dog I have not met yet. It would be good if I have an owner who can help me feel more comfortable. A fence is a must for me so I can run and exercise and let's just make it a tall one so you don't have to worry about me jumping over it.
I have never lived with those small humans you call children before. But I am kind of strong for a girl and would sure hate to knock over a little one. Maybe the bigger ones would be okay since they are old enough to know how to live with a strong dog. I do love it here with my foster family, but I sure would like a family and home of my own. I proved to my foster mom that I can be trustworthy, obedient, sweet and loving to everyone. How about you let me show you?