Monty is the newest addition to the pack.
His rescue was in the fall of 2012. He was a puppy waiting to be rescued at the Colorado Pet Expo.
I was there to look at products not puppies! I had found some awesome stuff for my pets at the last year’s expo, I was on a mission!
However, in the middle of the Expo was the puppy rescue area. Only the most hardened could resist the puppy rescue area, I was doomed…..
I am a German Shepherd lover. My two dogs were a German Shepherd and a German Shepherd mix. I’ve always had German Shepherd’s and I understand their high energy and their great and sometimes annoying intelligence. These two were more than a enough work for me.
I was “just looking” at the puppies. These cute white and black puppies drew my attention, the rescue group promised me that they had the mother and they knew these puppies were Border Collie mix puppies. They brought the six or seven puppies out of the pen for me to play with, all the puppies took off to explore except for this one male puppy who climbed into my lap and wanted to lick my face. In the back of my mind I thought “Border Collie’s are herding dogs, just like German shepherds how different could he be?” They told me they thought he’d be around 30 pounds when he finished growing.
I reluctantly handed him back to the rescue volunteers and went back to the Expo. About every half hour I went back to check and see if he was still there. Each time at least one of his siblings had been adopted but he was still there. After about the fourth time I came back and only he and two other puppies were left, the volunteers told me he was getting attached to me and I needed to adopt him. He really seem to be waiting for me each time I returned!
I had 1 million excuses not to adopt him, I am so tough – about the sixth time I went to look at him I told the ladies if he was still there in a half an hour I would adopt him and take him home. The Expo was almost over and I really was worried that he wouldn’t find a home.
Right before the expo was ready to close I went back and he was still there, my last excuse was I didn’t have a crate and he’d be loose on the drive home. They couldn’t possibly let me take him home without him being secure in a crate, could they? “He is so tiny” they said just hold it in your lap and you’ll get him home okay. Well that made total sense to me!
I brought him home and as he grew it was apparent that he was not a border collie mix. After watching the spots appear my vet guessed perhaps a Dalmation mix.? Oh by the way he’s 50 pounds, 20 more pounds then I expected!
He has really stolen my heart and done some amazing things for the “pack”. He found his place in the pack immediately and made it clear that we were his forever family.