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My name is Thelma!

Australian Cattle Dog/Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Republic, Washington - Thelma
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Thelma's Info...

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

Thelma's Story...
Thelma and her partner in crime Louise arrived as strays, and no one has claimed either of them. We don't know if they are sisters or best friends, but they both appear to be around 2 years old, and are very friendly with all the people they meet. They get along well with each other, unless there is only one high-value object in the picture... if there is only one ball or treat available, well, let's just not let that happen, OK?

Thelma and Louise can be adopted together, but they do not need to be adopted together - each would likely benefit from having their own devoted person to bond with, and they do just fine out on field trips without the other. When they are together, they can be a little bit bratty with other dogs (if one of them has a squabble, the other one butts in right away). We hope to test them with cats soon, but our initial observations indicate that they have high prey and herding drives, so it is unlikely they will do very well with cats (at least, not with cats that run). Each weighs about 35 pounds. Thelma is more confident and rides very well in the car; Louise is more sensitive and can be a bit nervous about car rides. Both girls love cuddles and brushing and treats! Thelma has a tendency to jump up on people, while Louise is a bit more demure with her affections... if you have toddlers, Louise would be the better choice, but both will do fine with older kids.

So far, we haven't been able to get these girls to play much; Thelma seems more interested in chasing a ball than Louise, but doesn't really know what to do after that! They don't appear to have had any training other than housetraining (and yes, they are both housetrained)... but they are picking up the sit command pretty fast, and seem to be smart enough to be a fun training challenge for their owners. With their energy level, small-medium size, and herding breed background, there is no telling how far they can go with training - Agility? Frisbee? Dancing? Who knows! They both need a good dose of exercise each day to keep their bodies happy, and need human interaction and some sort of job to keep their hearts and minds happy.

Thelma comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period.

Spay/neuter, worming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $85; more gratefully accepted!)

Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your payment to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!

Facts about Thelma

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 0968

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Thelma, a Republic Australian Cattle Dog/Border Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Cattle Dog/Border Collie for sale in Republic, or seeking a Australian Cattle Dog/Border Collie dog from a breeder in Republic.

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