Hi, I'm the mom of a rescued border collie/black lab named Tony. He's a year old and my first dog as an adult. I've had him for two months, and I already love him so much. He's smart and sweet and I've been a lot more active since adopting him (the shelter had him down as a three year old black lab/spaniel mix, so I didn't actually intend to adopt a border collie mix barely out of puppyhood, but I have no regrets--he's wonderful). He was kept outside, severely neglected, and probably abused by his previous owner, but he's made huge leaps in becoming more confident and well-adjusted since I adopted him.