My name is Grimm!

Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Grimm
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for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Grimm's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Grimm's Story...

Please visit the Collie Rescue Network website at and fill in the online application found there before submitting an inquiry about Grimm. Please fully read the adoption process outlined on the website. An adoption fee of $350 applies for all dogs adopted from Collie Rescue Network.

Grimm is a wonderfully sweet boy who would love to find a family of his very own! He's such a nice, nice boy and wants to part of whatever you are doing; he will follow you around from room to room, checking progress, keeping you company. He's a well-behaved, quiet guy who is undemanding and so sweet and is such a nice boy to have around!

Grimm is 8-9 years old. He is in good over-all health with some minor issues, common for a large breed dog his age. He's having his thyroid checked this month and may possibly need daily thyroid medication but if it turns out that's the case, it is an inexpensive monthly cost (generally less than $30).

Grimm loves car rides and would be a great travelling companion. He would like to go with you to visit family or to the park or whatever else you might like to do. He's great on-leash and loves his daily walks. He doesn't need marathon walks but would like a home where he can get out and check out and sniff his way around for awhile on a walk or two a day.

Grimm does NOT like to be crated and finds this traumatic when you try. Luckily though, Grimm is totally trust-worthy loose in the house so crating is not really needed. He is also afraid of thunder and has a thundershirt ( he wears during thunderstorms but would also like to be adopted by someone who understands that thunder phobia is very common in Collies (in all herding breeds) and doing the "ignore him" thing will only make it worse in his case. Something like a few drops of Rescue Remedy, his thundershirt and a cuddle makes all the difference in the world to Grimm.

Grimm is excellent with cats and is respectful of their space and their willingness to allow him to lick them on the head (which, if the cat lets him, he apparently quite enjoys). He is good with the dogs in his foster home but we're told he can be grumpy with dominant males in the past. All in all, in his new furever home, he would be fine either as an only dog or with another dog that was laid-back and didn't feel the need to push him around (either male or female).

Grimm is blind in one eye and has missing teeth on that same side. The vet feels he was likely kicked at some point by a large animal. Being blind in one eye doesn't affect his daily life and he eats fine with the teeth missing so it's really a non-issue in his life.

Like most Collies, Grimm can occasionally "forget" that he knows any commands whatsoever if there is something more interesting happening. So 'sit' or recall commands work 99% of the time but if there happens to be a squirrel that needs a chase up a tree, well, that's likely happening before any 'sit' does. Also like most herding breeds, Grimm assumes a referee is required when dogs at the park are playing rough (or what Grimm determines is rough) and will run in circles around them barking or trying to remove the toy/stick/object causing the kerfuffle (or "fun" as the other dogs call it). And, also like most Collies and herding breeds, Grimm will let you know when someone is at the door or pulling into the driveway or you mail is being delivered. He nicely stops when asked but will bark each time it happens. All of those things will be no surprise to someone who has lived with a Collie before and understands Collies bark, Collies try to control playtime with other dogs and Collies chase squirrels.

Grimm's perfect family will be a home where he is just loved to bits. He is a super boy who wants to snuggle on the couch and be told how sweet he is every, single day. In return, Grimm promises to love you unconditionally and be loyal and sweet and cute as a button! If Grimm is the perfect match for your family, please fill in the online application before sending an inquiry. Applications, and our adoption process, can be found at An adoption fee of $350 applies to all adopted dogs.

Facts about Grimm

  • Breed: Collie Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 14S-11277

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Grimm, a Toronto Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Collie for sale in Toronto, or seeking a Collie dog from a breeder in Toronto.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Toronto 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 Toronto 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 Collie breeders who help with Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Toronto paves the way for another one to be saved.