June (Juniper) is a classically energetic, intelligent and anxious border collie mix. He is highly play motivated (especially with a frisbee, but he’s also a soccer prodigy as long as he doesn’t have to pass the ball), he always wants to be outside, and he develops a close bond with a few people whom he likes to remain close to (does not experience separation anxiety in familiar environments).
June loves water once he’s acclimated to it, he rarely barks or howls (though can whine), loves playing while he has an audience, and is an objectively beautiful boy. June is great off leash, with excellent recall and an intuition to stay close to his person, though needs reminding not to pull on a leash. He does well with consistency and routine.
June however has an anxious reactivity to sound that requires considerate maneuvering. June has a seemingly easy time developing fearful responses to new sounds, and if that isn’t managed (if he doesn’t have a way to either identify and become desensitized, to escape when needed, or to be counter conditioned or some alternate behavioral management strategy), his fear can really hinder his quality of life.
June is currently prescribed an SSRI (prozac) for this reactivity, and is currently getting acclimated to this.
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To expedite the adoption process, please complete the cat or dog adoption form and bring a printed copy with you to the SF SPCA Adoption Center (Hours & Location). This helps us better understand what sort of pet you’re looking for so we can guide you every step of the way! Please bring a valid photo ID and verification that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live.
First, we’ll meet with you to find out more about you and your pet preferences and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you find the pet that best fits your lifestyle and living situation so we want to make sure you have a realistic understanding of the time and resources necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your new pet. This can take time so please allow at least one hour for the adoption process.
Once we have a good understanding of your living situation and the type of pet you’re interested in, we’ll make introductions and let you spend some quality time getting to know each other to see if there’s a love connection. It’s important that all household members take part in this important decision so please make sure everyone is present (including any resident dogs if you’re considering adding a new pooch to your pack).
Once love happens, we’ll complete the paperwork, review all the SF SPCA adoption benefits, provide information on any known medical or behavioral issues, and share tips to make the transition a success for both you and your new pet.
We consider you and your new furry friend a part of the SF SPCA family so please reach out with questions ― and be sure to share your adoption stories and pet photos at sfspca.org/stories
Don’t forget to schedule your first free health exam at the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital within three days of adopting.