From Finn's current owner: "Finn is a Border Collie whom I love dearly. He's about 7 years old and one of the sweetest dogs I've ever known. He's a real dog. He loves camping, hiking, running and being outside. He's also incredibly loyal. He's the type of dog you want with you out in the woods or on a remote backpacking trip.
I found Finn as a 2 - 3 month old puppy while fishing on the Duchesne River in the Uinta mountains. He had a sweet smile on his face, and when I approached him to say hi he lifted his chin, which exposed a gaping wound on his throat. I checked the area to make sure he didn't belong to someone nearby and then took him to the vet to take care of the wound, and what I soon discovered was a nasty flea infestation. My best guess is that Finn's mother was a working dog on one of the nearby ranches, and that she died shortly after she birthed her litter. The ranchers then dumped the litter somewhere they knew they would be found, like the fishing hole where I found him. I believe that the litter then fell prey to a predator in the area, which took a gash out of Finn's neck, as the vet at the time said his neck wound was probably from a bobcat or mountain lion.
Because Finn spent the first few months of his life outdoors and fending for himself, he developed a prey drive towards small animals, namely rabbits, prairie dogs, voles and cats.
Due to changes in my lifestyle, I'm no longer able to provide Finn with the quality of life I know he deserves.
Finn would do great in a home with an active family or family member and a bit of land for him to run on. He is calm and quiet indoors unless someone comes to the door, then he loves to notify everyone that someone is outside.
Some of Finn's challenges include occasional leash aggression with other dogs, whining in the car when he knows he's going out for a hike / run, occasional barking aggression with unknown people who approach him wearing large coats or carrying large objects (think landscapers). Like any herding dog, he loves any activity that allows him to move. He simply would need a slow introduction to an activity if it involves other people doing it at the same time, like mountain biking or xcountry skiing. When hiking off-leash or running off-leash, he will typically try to head off a mountain bike coming towards you. He is also triggered into barking and chasing by children on skateboards and scooters, though he has never been properly introduced to them. With a proper introduction to people on bikes he successfully overcame the trigger.
With that said, Finn is extremely trainable. With an experienced trainer or someone who has the time to work with him, he can make unbelievable progress as I've seen before.
Finn is a great dog on a leash run, though he will pull for the first few minutes while he's excited. He also does well on both on-leash and off-leash hikes. Occasionally he will wander off farther than might be comfortable when following a scent, though he always comes back.
If you think you could provide Finn with a loving home and a happy, stimulated life, please reach out."