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My name is Bella!

Labrador Retriever/Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Bella
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Bella
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Photo 4 - Labrador Retriever/Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Bella

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Bella's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Bella's Story...
Hello, My name is Bella and I am a 2 year old Border Collie/Lab mix. I weigh about 40lbs and am fully grown. IAR rescued me from Chicago Animal Control when my previous owners gave me up due to a move. No dogs allowed at the new place. I was adopted out to a new family but they did not understand how to play with a high energy dog like a Border Collie. My breed chases and nips at the heels of the animals it is herding. One day during playtime on the floor, I got a little too excited and bit my person. They returned me to IAR and I was placed with a trainer to help me learn how to control my energy and exuberance. I am happy to say that I am now an excellent Frisbee dog. Along with general obedience training (sit, stay, come) I have also learned a few extra tricks; I can back up on command, high five, crawl ,play dead and catch treats I flip off my nose. I have also learned to keep my jumping under control. I wiggle a lot, but my butt stays put. If you are an active family and want a dog that can keep up with you but can also settle in and snuggle in the evening, then please consider adopting me. I am very happy at Mora Sport dog training, but would love a family to give me some one on one attention. I need a day to day routine and structure and someone who understand the training I have been through.

Bella is great with children and gets along well with dogs.


Fill out an adoption application at http://www.illinoisanimalrescueinc.org/adoption-application/view/form.html.
All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, current on their vaccinations, heartworm tested if age appropriate; treated for fleas/ticks and urgently awaiting adoption!
The dogs and cats are so very appreciative of your support. Together we can save these forsaken loving 'innocents' who are condemned to death.
For more information on adoption, please contact dogadopt@illinoisanimalrescueinc.org

Facts about Bella

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bella, a Palatine Labrador Retriever/Border Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Border Collie for sale in Palatine, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Border Collie dog from a breeder in Palatine.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Palatine already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Palatine breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/Border Collie breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/Border Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Palatine paves the way for another one to be saved.