My name is ELLIE!

Border Collie Dog for adoption in Nampa, Idaho - ELLIE
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ELLIE's Info...

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

ELLIE's Story...
Ellie is a sweet, tiny girl. A gem of a border collie. She is 7 years old, so in the prime of dog life. She must be a border collie mix because she is so tiny.

Ellie comes to us from a working ranch in southeastern Oregon, although she was not a working dog in this situation...more of a companion. In fact, they rescued Ellie years ago from a situation where she was being abused. Both of Ellie's ears are chewed up. Wounds from her previous life, healed up long ago.

The reason her current family is rehoming Ellie? She's just not good with young children that do not respect her space and they have grandchildren.

She's about 13 inches at the withers and a real lovebug. Wants to cuddle and be petted especially when she wants to be sure everything is okay. Ellie is a bit needy and needs reassuring at first. She is said to be okay with older children, but in all reality she really doesn't seem to enjoy them and gravitates to the adults.

She is polite to other dogs but does not seek their companionship, being more interested in people. Ellie is afraid of gunshots or fireworks.

She likes to run after a tennis ball and then take it away and play by herself. Funny little girl. If called, she comes right away. She mostly just wants to be with people. Ellie is not high drive and not extremely active. She would make a wonderful companion for an older or retired person.

Ellie has been around cats that don't run or take any guff from dogs. She has been around children, but does not appreciate the young ones that won't give her space.

She will have a lovely coat once she is on a quality dog food and brushed regularly. She will be freshly groomed before she goes to her new home.

A harsh word melts her. She walks nicely on lead and was an angel for her vet check. Accepts all handling including nail trim and grooming. Her previous owner calls her "mostly housetrained", so we will be working on reinforcing this in her foster home. Ellie rides quietly in the car without a crate.

If you are interested in possibly adopting Ellie, please email Joan at

Ellie is sponsored by the Idaho Domestic Animal Welfare Group. Her adoption fee is $175.

Facts about ELLIE

  • Breed: Border Collie
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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