My name is Chestnut!

Border Collie Mix Puppy for adoption in Cookeville, Tennessee - Chestnut
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Chestnut's Info...

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

Chestnut's Story...
Hello, my name is Chestnut and I am a six-week-old (as of June 2015) Border Collie mix female and I will be ready to go to my forever home on June 20, 2015. Our mom was rescued while very pregnant and my brothers and sisters were born in our foster home.

I am one of the smallest and quietest of my litter but have a playful manner, and a sweet personality, although I am a great snuggler (I’m not bragging that is really what my foster mom says). My brown and white fur is soft and short, with small black highlights. My cute white muzzle is speckled with black and the blaze on my face is highlighted with black. My legs and chest are white, and my little ears are black. I’m a lover and a little shier than my siblings, but I am still curious, playful and active, and like playing with the other puppies in the rescue. I’ve never met a cat but I’m sure I would like them.

I like people - young and old – and want to please my humans any way I can. My all-time favourite things in the world are snuggling, getting petted and having my belly rubbed. I’m not housebroken but I am just a baby, after all. The best is that I’m not a barker and don’t chew like my siblings do. I pay attention to my humans, and with a firm, gentle human parent I could learn all the neat things that you want in a dog – housebreaking, walking on a leash, and snuggling real close. I know I would enjoy an active, loving family whether it’s a single person or a family, as long as I am a full part of the family, and that they take me on long walks, spoil me, give me my own little bed next to them, and make me part of their lives forever.

I just got my first round of puppy shots and got checked out for all sorts of things; the vet says I am in great shape, and that she’ll keep looking after me until I’m adopted. She added that I’m healthy, sturdy, and beautifully proportioned. I’m a baby and not yet spayed, and if you adopt me, you must commit to having me spayed when I turn six months old. The lady, who runs the rescue which took Mama in, asks for a bigger fee to make sure that this happens. All that to say that my adoption fee is $200, with $50 returned to you once you show proof that I can’t make babies that might be dumped like someone abandoned Mama. Now to the boring stuff, my rescue people want you to read the following so that you know what the rules are if you want to adopt me… and who would not want to.

Now to the boring stuff… my rescue people want you to read the following so that you know what the rules are if you want to adopt me, and I really hope that you do.

For more information on Chestnut please contact Louise Vande Wiele at 615 500 3164. We will respond as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, please read the following so that you are aware of, and agree with, our process before asking to adopt one of our rescues.

Anyone wanting to adopt a dog from the RARFS is required to fill out an adoption application, provide references, sign an adoption contract, agree to a home visit, and finally to pay an adoption fee. Once the application is received, references checked, and a home visit completed, and everything is satisfactory, families can take their new family member home. Families who rent must provide a letter from their landlord stating that they are allowed to have a dog, and listing any size or breed restriction.

We are located in Cookeville, Tennessee. We prefer that families come and pick up their new family member, but a licensed pet transport is available. Should we need to transport dogs to their new homes, the adopter will need to arrange and pay $150 per dog directly to the transport company.

Should a dog adopted from RARFS need to be rehomed, we ask that the dog be returned to us, or that we approve the new home. We have a no questions asked return policy, but adoption and transport fees will not be reimbursed.

As a non-profit organization, RARFS relies on your adoption fees to cover costs. We receive no other outside funding. Fees help us care for the animals we shelter and enable us to offer them to you for adoption in a healthy and happy state. Fees include costs for spaying/neutering, intake vaccines, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea/tick prevention, and any other medical expenses. Without these fees we could not continue to rescue animals from abandonment and/or a life of pain and suffering. We’ve been asked these questions before, so: NO, we will not waive or reduce adoption fees; YES, you can further pay it forward by making a larger donation than the requested fee.

RARFS rescues dogs, not breeds, and we want you to fall in love with the dog you adopt into your family so, as potential adopters, please be aware that the information we provide is to the best of our knowledge. When it comes to breed or age information on a given dog, we must often guess, rely on our knowledge, or go by what we are told by rescuers, vets, and breed experts. If you are looking for a purebred dog, please refer to one of the many excellent breed specific rescue organizations on this website.

For more information, please contact Louise Vande Wiele at

Facts about Chestnut

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Chestnut, a Cookeville 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 Cookeville, or seeking a Border Collie puppy from a breeder in Cookeville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Cookeville 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 Cookeville 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 Cookeville paves the way for another one to be saved.