"We are happy to share Layla's story with you and encourage you to consider adopting a dog from WBCR.
In 2004, our family suffered the losses of our three dogs, all 15 years old, all having lived wonderful lives with us. What a hole that left in our family! In the spring of 2005, we decided that we were ready to add a new puppy to the family. We began looking for a puppy to adopt and were immediately impressed with WBCR. After several conversations and emails with Tonya we made the decision to adopt Layla, then known as "Smudge". We live in Durango, Colorado so it was quite an effort to drive to meet Tonya to pick up Layla, but it was all worth it.
Layla stole our hearts the moment we met her. Layla was about 4 months old when we took her home and she instantly became fast friends with our baby girl, who was 8 months old at that time. Layla and Emma play together so sweetly: they share toys, play tug of war and Emma (now 10 months old) is learning how to throw the ball for Layla to fetch. It is pure joy to watch them interact. Even though Layla is still a baby herself at 6 months old, she is so gentle and patient with Emma. We could not have imagined a better puppy playmate!
Layla is also a great companion for my husband and me. She accompanies me wherever I go and waits patiently in my office while I work, knowing that a trip to the park will be coming soon. She has been so easy to train and, at 4 months old, learned in less than a week to ring a bell at the back door when she wants to go outside. She gets along great with our cats and has loved playing with all of the kiddos that have visited us this summer. We take her hiking with us, are currently doing obedience classes and are looking forward to agility training next.
We could not have asked for a better puppy adoption experience. We had never owned a border collie before and have found this to be an exceptional breed. We are grateful to Tonya and WBCR for all of the effort put into taking care of Layla and all of the other dogs until they can find their forever families."