Meet Arlo, a 6 month old collie mix, and the newest addition to our family. He's been here since Monday and is settling in nicely.
Arlo hails from a shelter in Kentucky where he was brought in as a stray, and he came to us through the Collie and Ibizan Rescue of Central New Jersey. In spite of a rough start, he is remarkably sweet natured and well socialized. I'm guessing most of that is probably due to the good foster care he had before we got him.
At 6 months, he's mostly legs and tail. And big adorable ears. Since he arrived, he's been getting to know the neighborhood. He's relatively new to walking on a leash but surprisingly good at it. And he was a perfect boy in the car yesterday and at the vet's office.
Like other pups his age, Arlo is a quick study. Already this week he's learned that good things (his food bowl, greeting new people and dogs, access to the back yard, etc.) come to dogs who sit.
Starting tomorrow, we'll be going to training classes, and I look forward to writing more about that on this blog. Until I do, here's one final image from Arlo's first day. Notice the ears. He was intently focused on some squirrels in the bushes.