My name is Emma!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Gunnison, Colorado - Emma
Photo 1 - Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Gunnison, Colorado - Emma
Photo 2 - Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Gunnison, Colorado - Emma
Photo 3 - Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Gunnison, Colorado - Emma

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Emma's Info...

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

Emma's Story...

Emma is doing well in her foster home where she is receiving plenty of training and most importantly, love and patience. She is crate trained and does excellent with the 2 year old and the 8 year old humans that she is living with. Emma does nip at the back legs of the other dogs (and farm animals) and is rough when she does so. She isn't being mean, she just thinks this is an appropriate way to interact with other animals. When she is verbally corrected she obeys and stops but she needs constant supervision around other animals until she learns that this is an inappropriate behavior. Emma is a loving, sweet girl that will follow you around the home and always be by your side. You are sure to have a forever best friend with this girl! She is doing excellent following verbal commands but will occasionally have an accident when she is scared. This, however, is occurring less and less the longer she is in her foster home.

Emma would do best in a home that does not have any cats in it and should not be in a home with infants. The reason for this is that she does not know how to behave around cats and her herding mentality acts up around babies and she herds adults away from infants! She also needs a human that will be patient and provide her with the love, training and exercise that she needs and deserves. She would really benefit from, and enjoy, agility training. Emma needs a leader that will provide constant supervision while she is around other animals until she fully understands how to appropriately act around them.


Emma will turn one in February and her birthday wish is to find the perfect forever home but she is willing to wait longer if need be. After all, she has the best foster family ever and she wants to be sure her next home is forever.

You see Emma has some little quirks so she has some specifics she is looking for in her forever home. First of all, she can be scared and skittish at times and will submissive/fear pee in the house. She needs a patient, calm person that can work with her on this. Secondly, she does well with kids but tends to herd so she will need a home that doesn't have infants or extremely young children. Next up, is she can nip at other dogs and animals in an attempt to herd/play, so she if she is adopted into a home with other animals, they will need to be patient and tolerate this behavior. Male dogs may be a better match for her.

Let's see. What else. Emma is a typical border collie with an extremely high level of energy. She will need an adopter that is familiar with her breed and willing to exercise her daily. And not just a walk. This girl needs to run. She would go great having a task to do and agility training would be great for her. Emma does chase cars so she will need someone that can assure her safety.

Emma is a soft hearted girl that needs a loving person to give her the love and patience she deserves.

Facts about Emma

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Emma, a Gunnison 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 Gunnison, or seeking a Border Collie dog from a breeder in Gunnison.

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