Age: About five years old
Breed/s: Border Collie
Nicknames: Beanface, Crazydog, Wild-dog
Arrival Story: Bean was adopted from Richmond Animal Care and Control in April of 2010. She had heartworm and various behavior problems when I adopted her, and several people had already withdrawn adoption papers on her. I was at RACC to look at a younger dog, but something about the black, shaved dog with the wild bark appealed to me. Haven’t looked back since!
Favorite food: Homemade liver treats.
Special talents or skills: When she escapes her lead during agility, she shows me how she can do the WHOLE COURSE by HERSELF. Also insane talent at keeping the backyard squirrel-free.
Biggest fear: Thunderstorms
Most annoying habit: Having to scour the kitchen for even the tiniest morsel of food that may have dropped on the floor.
Bean is an awesomely devoted dog that took the place of my departed Rollo, a chow that accompanied me since I was twelve years old. I would have never guessed that Bean (so named because she would jump like a jumping bean every time I had snax) would have been able to fill the big shoes left by Rollo. She’s whip-smart and currently on her second round of agility classes, after passing Canine Manners and Agility A at the Richmond SPCA. I tell people I rescued her, but I think the reality is that she rescued me.