Coal is an approx 6 yr old (DOB 5/30/2010) neutered male long haired Border Collie weighing in at 53 lbs and is fully grown. Coal has been working as a Canada Goose control and migratory bird management services dog- chasing pesty birds away. Well trained, Coal needs to retire from his duties due to an autoimmune disease. Coal has been diagnosed with Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia, which is a condition that affects his immune system and causes it to destroy his own red blood cells. He has the Regenerative type, which means he doesn’t need blood transfusions, as his red blood cells will replenish themselves. The vet recommends a low stress, low exercise environment with as little immune stimulation as possible- such as vaccinations. While UTD on vaccines at this time, the vet has recommended going forward to keep him current on the rabies vaccine but waive/exempt him from the bordetella/distemper/other vaccines.
He should NEVER be boarded or taken to the dog park or doggie daycare, so any potential adopter would need a family member or friend to watch Coal during a vacation. Coal’s new family would need to keep an eye on his energy level and his gum color to make sure that he isn’t having an episode. As long as he’s not having an episode (he’s only had 3 in the last 3 years), he is a normal, happy dog. Keeping the triggers away from him will have him live a long, happy life. He needs his exercise monitored. He can take walks and go for jogs, but can’t run miles a day. He is fairly low key anyways.
He is, for the most part, a normal dog but he needs to be monitored and his owners need to know what his issues and triggers are so they can avoid them. Coal’s ideal family would be a low key family in a quiet home environment. As mentioned earlier, his training is impeccable. He is a long haired Border Collie so he will require regular brushing for his coat to remain mat-free. He is crate trained, housebroken and good with other dogs and kids-although he should go to a home with older or no kids to aid in maintaining a calm environment for him. Coal is being fostered with his handler in IL- but transport to Racine is available. Coal’s adoption fee of $250+tax includes neuter, rabies/distemper/bordetella vaccines, microchip, dewormed, heartworm negative and on preventative and health certificate from veterinarian. Accepting adoption applications at Lucky Mutts Rescue www.luckymuttsrescue.org firstname.lastname@example.org 262-260-9715 or call/text 262-930-3283