My name is ARYA -- COURTESY!

Border Collie Mix Puppy for adoption in Richmond, Virginia - ARYA -- COURTESY
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

ARYA -- COURTESY's Info...

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

ARYA -- COURTESY's Story...


ARCBCR courtesy lists dogs for individual owners, other rescues, and shelters wishing to place their Border Collies or Border Collie-mixes themselves.

These dogs are not in the ARCBCR program.

ARCBCR does not warranty any of the information provided about the following dogs. Should any issues arise, ARCBCR will not be held responsible. Fees requested and policies may differ from ARCBCR.

This is Arya, we adopted her in September. We found her at an Antique Fair in PA, where she was in a box, skinny and thirsty. All of her other brothers and sisters were already adopted and she needed a we knew we had to save her from being the "little" girl at a farm with 19 other older dogs.

We've had her since we got her at 8 weeks old and have loved her from day 1, she's a great dog, but we have 2 other dogs already and they're in their "older years" and don't want to be bothered by a younger dog who wants to play. So, ideally, we'd like to see her go to a family with an energetic kid or teen who can run her and you should have a big yard (she loves to go outside and will be in heaven if she has the ability to do it at her own will - dog door). She'd do well with other animals, she's fine with them, but they have to meet her energy level. She also tends to gravitate toward females so if you're a family with plenty of women, we think she will also be very happy.

Today, she's almost 6 months old and we've been told that she's probably a mix of Border Collie and something else as she isn't as big as a traditional Border Collie (she's about 30 lbs). She was just spayed a week or so ago and has completed all of her puppy shots.

We don't "need" to see her go to another family, but we think it's best as our dogs have their lifestyle established, and our 2 year old daughter can't seem to hold food too long before Arya is grabbing it from her. Long story short, we plan to be picky on who we let take her as we want to make sure she's going to a home that will care for her the way she deserves.

We are asking an adoption fee of $200 to help cover her vetting. We will also provide you with the kennel that she sleeps in at night. It's her quiet space and she is comfortable there. With Border Collies we have heard that it's good for them to have a place to "retreat" to, to calm down when they get too riled up, and that is her crate. She also very loving and really enjoys "family time" and will get into your lap or sit next to you for you to pet her.

We ask that you please only contact us if you are very interested. We can't entertain questions from anyone on the fence and don't have time to have a lot of people come and see her that aren't sure this is something they can commit to. We also live in Chantilly and would prefer that you come to us so that you can see where she is living now and what she's been used to thus far. We also require that you fill out an adoption application located on the ARCBCR website: Thank you for your interest.

All ARCBCR dogs are spayed or neutered, up to date on all vaccines, heartworm negative and on preventative, dewormed and on flea and tick preventative before going to their forever homes.If interested in this pup, please fill out an online application on our website,, and an ARC volunteer will contact you regarding your home evaluation to see if you and this pet are a good match.Please consider making a donation to help the ARCBCR Border Collies. ARCBCR is a 501(c)3 organization making your donation eligible as a tax deduction

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Facts about ARYA -- COURTESY

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

Other Pets at Atlantic Region Central Border Collie Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

ARYA -- COURTESY, a Richmond Border Collie puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Border Collie for sale in Richmond, or seeking a Border Collie puppy from a breeder in Richmond.

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