My name is Jagger!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Cambridge, Ontario - Jagger
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Grand River All Breed Rescue

Facts about Jagger

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Jagger is an eleven month old border collie / husky cross. He is about 53 pounds which is normal for the boys of both breeds. He is a stunning looking dog with a creamy white short coat and red dappled ears. His eyes are toffee coloured and his nose is a red brown. Many people have commented on his build and stance. ‎He is house trained and loves his crate. He often puts himself to bed in it if we are up later.

Jagger is a really sweet dog. He loves meeting new people and children are his favourites. ‎He will quickly flip over for a belly rub given any incentive. He follows us around the house wanting to be included in anything going on. He has a truly goofy grin when he's happy. He loves to be petted.This extends to being brushed and having his nails clipped. When we are grooming his foster sister he comes running " brush me".

Jagger loves toys but is a typical puppy and must be watched with soft toys. He'll amaze you at how fast they can be taken apart. He loves his kongs, bionic throws and rubber sticks. He gets bored easily so rotating his toys is a good idea. Outside he plays with a soccer ball and chuck it ball learning to retrieve for a treat but has the typical husky attitude after a few throws of " if you lost it again it's not my problem ". His favourite game is taking his foster sister's toy and having her chase him. Perfect for both as she is a border collie and enjoys herding a white pretend sheep!‎ He's a bit too young for Frisbee but when given a chance to go after her's he stuns us with how high he can jump. He's fast and agile and would excel at dog sports.

Jagger tends more to his husky side. He's a very strong boy who wants to pull. He's been working on walking on leash but at this point will pull very hard on his gentle leader. A no pull harness is a joyful thing to his husky genes. He doesn't even notice it. He's a travelling boy and likes nothing better than to see new places. He was car sick at first but that's long gone and he enjoys car rides in his crate. Jagger is fascinated by water but doesn't want to be in it. Chugging around in our paddle boat was probably his favourite thing to do this summer.
Jagger is very smart and learns quickly. He's food motivated and enjoys training. He knows sit, down, wait, look at me, with me, turn and if course high five.

Jagger is dog reactive. He will bark and lunge if he sees a dog. Part of this is leash frustration as he will do this if there are people he wants to go meet. We have been working on this with a trainer but at this point we can only take him to places there are few dogs and only at a distance. He will need to continue working on this. He also has a very strong prey drive and is excited and will run after small animals. He wouldn't do well off leash or at a dog park. He's a bit behind in his training due to health issues but is doing well now and is back to working.

Jagger is an absolute sweetheart. He's a cuddly fun boy that would do well in a dog savvy home with a well fenced yard with people willing to provide the training that the high energy and northern breeds need. Older children would be great. He wouldn't do well with small animals.

Jagger is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed rescue. His adoption fee is $375. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and heartworm tested as part of their adoption. Please fill out an application at our website You can also reach us by email at

About Grand River All Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

As a non-profit animal rescue group our focus is:

To adopt dogs, cats and other companion animals into suitable homes.

To ensure that all dogs and cats placed by our rescue are spayed and neutered to ensure that we are not contributing to the pet overpopulation problem.

To promote responsible and healthy pet care, including humane training techniques and healthy diets.
to rescue animals from over-crowded shelters and the streets.

Our members are understanding and caring people who are pet owners and caregivers. They understand the care and attention that pets require but also how fulfilling (if occasionally challenging) a life with pets can be. We're not here just for the animals, but for their owners as well!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our pets are all located in foster homes and an application must be approved in order to meet one of our pets.

Our Adoption Process...

Grand River All Breed Rescue's adoption process involves an adoption application, reference checks, and discussion about the potential adoptive home, including a home visit. We follow this process as we do have a responsibility to ensure that we place each pet in a home that is suitable and committed to caring for the pet for the rest of its' life.

We match our rescues to their new homes, and filling out an adoption application, or proceeding with our adoption process does not guarantee the acceptance of an adoption application. We reserve the right to refuse an applicant for any reason, at our discretion.

Please note that once we begin an application, we hope to have it completed within a couple days, based upon availability, particularly of your references. We are just as excited to find our pets their forever home as you are to adopt!

All GRAB animal require an adoption donation. Our adoption donations help us to pay for the many costs associated with rescuing animals, including veterinary bills, food, litter and other pet supplies, and administrative costs. The majority of our animals are adopted out for less than what it cost us to rescue them, and we do not make money on our pets. All adoption donations go directly back into our account which allows us to continue rescuing animals.

Currently our adoption donation for dogs is $375 and for cats is $175. Rabbits are adopted out for $60 and are spayed or neutered. Please ask us about adoption fees for other small pets, including guinea pigs, degus, etc.

For dogs and cats, our adoption donation includes a veterinary exam, vaccines, deworming and flea treatment (if needed), spay or neuter and microchip.