My name is RAINA-pending!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in West Milford, New Jersey - RAINA-pending
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RAINA-pending's Info...

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

RAINA-pending's Story...
This beautiful two year old girl arrived on May 21st weighing in at 36 pounds. She came with two pups that she gave birth to on May 17th. She is fostered in a home with other dogs but right now she is simply taking good care of her young. Not much interaction with the other dogs just yet. As we get to know her better, we will update this description. :)

UPDATE: Sweet is the best word to describe this dog. So far she seems submissive and a little shy at first. Due to the fact that she is still nursing two pups, I took my time introducing her to my dogs but they knew each other were in the house and they had contact through the gate. We had no problems as my dogs are used to having foster dogs in the house. Raina especially loves to interact with people, all different people. If she has the opportunity she will just snuggle right up to you and loves to be pet. She's a very quiet dog as I've only heard her bark once so far when someone walked past the window walking a large dog. She is protecting her pups appropriately not over protective no aggression whatsoever just a lot of concern when they're being held which means that she is sniffing and watching what you're doing with them. Raina is fully housebroken she has not had one accident in my home. She is very easy to walk on a leash and is responsive to very light correction with the leash. We are working on basic commands, she comes every time she's called but she does not yet sit without a little prompting. Raina is a very bright dog and should learn quickly. Some family will be very blessed to have this sweet girl!

Update: This girl is a true charmer. There were several people who visited the foster’s home and Raina wagged her way over to each one greeting them all. By the end of the night she had selected the biggest dog lover in the group and laid at his feet. When the foster mom walked into the room the dog wagged but stayed by this new person who had been petting her. She has also charmed her way into the hearts of the resident dogs of the foster home. Two of those dogs struggle with meeting new dogs but Raina was so submissive that they gave her no trouble. She continues to take good care of her puppies, but runs to the door to go outside with her new friends.

UPDATE: This dedicated momma is finally taking some time to play. This
morning she chased the foster¹s Great Dane Pup and then
learned that turnabout is fair play and she was chased. They settled on
the floor for a little tussel. All in good fun no temper on either side.
(see video) Raina loves playing with the other dogs and is showing more
and more playfulness. She seems like a puppy herself but the
good kind who is housebroken and doesn¹t destroy things. She likes to
chew bones and is happy to sleep with her pups - or on the soft dog bed
next to them. She went to the groomer and had had all the
unneeded winter hair removed so she has a very sleek look. She loves
human attention too - very happy to be pet and snuggled. She is a doll.

Raina's pups are now 4 weeks of age. Here is a video of some play and nursing time just copy and paste this link :

If you are interested in seeing additional photos, please friend Sheryl's Den on Facebook. You can get a link to our Facebook page at If you are interested in adopting, please complete and submit an application. Be sure to list the dog's names that you are interested in on the first question within the application. Please be sure your application is complete. The 1st question asks which dogs you are interested in. To see additional dogs, see our adoptable pet list at

This animal is currently fostered in a private home. Our rescue is 100% foster home based. We do not have a shelter or kennel. They are cared for by a loving family until adopted. Each pup has had their first vet exam, a shot, and de-worming, etc We make sure they have no fleas prior to going into our foster homes. They are fostered out of the shelter at least two weeks or more prior to adopting to monitor health. We take their care seriously! Please note that the adoption appointments will be scheduled after your application is approved. Once adopted, feel free to change the dog's name. You do not have to keep the name listed in this post.

All dogs over 6 months are spayed/Neutered, rabie shot, heartworm tested, parvo distemper shot, and dewormed. IF YOU ADOPT a pup and live in the State of New Jersey we do have low cost spaying and neutering at very affordable prices. Kindly inquire upon an approved application. We also have an affordable program for out of state adopters.

We also offer low cost micro-chipping! For a low fee of only 20.00 we will have your dog microchipped. You will be able to register the microchip for a low cost fee of only 10.99 at the time of the adoption appointment. The 10.99 fee is a ONE time registration fee. The microchip is for the lifetime of the dog. You have the ability to update the contact information at NO cost. You will also have a one year membership to Home Again. This is a big savings for you.

***** If you're interested in fostering we could always use the help to save more animals. A crate, food, and medical care are provided. The animals are picked up in West Milford, NJ and brought back here for adoption. The time commitment is two to two and a half weeks. Please email letting us know what town you live in and we will forward information to you. *****

Sheryl's Den has teamed up with Petfirst Health care in an effort to offer pet insurance for your adopted family member. If you wish, you can enroll once you adopt. Your coverage will begin following your activation. The first 30 days are free! There is no cost to the adopter for this 30-day protection (This program is available in all US states and Washington DC, but not NY at this time) The 30-day coverage plan ensures the pets adopted are covered for accidents and illnesses. This plan provides $1,000 aggregate/ $500 per-incident limit of accident and illness protection. It reimburses 100% of vet bills after a $50 per-incident deductible. To activate the insurance, pet parents must call 1-855-710-7387. The insurance is not active until the adopter activates it, and is not retroactive to the date of the adoption. Once their insurance is active, they use the veterinarian of their choice and submit their bills for reimbursement, which PetFirst processes in as little as two weeks. Adopters have the option to extend or upgrade their coverage at the time of activation.

Facts about RAINA-pending

  • 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

RAINA-pending, a West Milford 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 West Milford, or seeking a Border Collie dog from a breeder in West Milford.

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