The young dog Titan would be delighted to be adopted

CNY’s Finger Lakes SPCA Special for The Citizen

Every Friday, The Citizen offers a pet available for adoption from the Finger Lakes SPCA in central New York. This week, we’re putting Titan in the spotlight.

BREED: Border collie-Lab mix

AGE: Guess 2 years old

COMMENTS: Our beautiful Titan has been with us since March of this year. We are more than happy to have him – and he has grown into a very special young man. Titan had an unfortunate start, but he put that behind him. Everything is fine for him.

Titan is a “darling” of dog walkers! He walks well on a leash and when he is free to run around the playground he is amazing to watch. Here’s what Sara has to say about Titan: “He’s a friendly, kind boy. Intelligent, eager to learn, gets distracted in new surroundings – he needs to build his confidence in new surroundings. He knows how to ‘sit’ and ‘lie down’, walks well on a leash with direction and gets along well with other friendly dogs.”

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Titan is fully vaccinated (rabies, distemper, kennel cough), he is heartworm negative and on monthly preventative treatment, and he is neutered and microchipped. It’s a perfect package!

Q: Who is your best friend?

A: He doesn’t know it yet, but I made Morgan my BFF! He’s been here for so long and we all wonder why. He’s handsome (more handsome than me!) and very smart (maybe even smarter than me). He walks well on a leash and knows many commands. He learns quickly – like me! So for all of the above reasons, Morgan is my best friend. I hope he finds his new home soon. If I’m not to your liking, please check it out.

Q: How would you describe yourself?

A: Actually, please read the answer above. I am the mirror image of Morgan!

Q: Tell us who your ideal family would be.

A: Well, out of the box, I’d like a family that loves long walks! I’m not sure, but I might even be a good jogging buddy. So a family that loves fitness would work for me. Kind, gentle, respectful, older children would be great. I can see myself playing with a frisbee in the yard with these kids. I might even like to have a canine companion in my new home. A family that cares for me and only wants the best for me is most important. If you fit the bill, stop by to check me out.

Q: If you could have one job, what would it be?

A: I’m so glad you asked me! As you know, part of my breed heritage is the border collie. And, if you know anything about this breed, you’ll know we’re workaholics! So, as far as the job I would like, my answer is simple. Give me any job and I will be happy. Please don’t let me get bored. I can think of many ways to get in trouble. BOWL !

Q: If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?

A: Again my breed heritage is half border collie. We are from Great Britain and we were top herding dogs. We were known to circle the sheep and lead them back to the shepherd and the flock. If I ever get the chance, I would definitely like to take a little trip to the highlands of Britain!

Q: Do you have an interesting fact to share?

A: I do! According to Intelligence of Dogs, an organization that ranks 131 dog breeds based on their relative intelligence, the border collie is the most intelligent dog breed known to man. I knew it!

Q: Do you have any advice for our readers today?

A: I do! I want to let you know that the folks at my shelter and the good folks at the Cayuga County Health Department are hosting a free rabies clinic tomorrow, Saturday, October 29, from 1-3 p.m. All dogs, cats and ferrets are welcome. Dogs must be kept on a leash and cats and ferrets must be in appropriate transport cages, and only one per cage. If you have any questions, please call (315) 253-5841. My humans will be happy to help you. And thank you for getting your pets vaccinated and keeping them and the public safe. Lots of love and lots of licks, Titan and friends.

Relieve their stress and yours.

A garment that your dog is actually allowed to chew on!

The Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York is a New York State Registered Shelter/Rescue, Registry Number RR-181. Pursuant to Section 26-A, Section 408 of the Agriculture and Markets Act, Declarant is permitted to operate as a registered pet shelter pursuant to that Act.