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My name is Calvin!

Border Collie/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Kirkland, Washington - Calvin
Photo 1 - Border Collie/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Kirkland, Washington - Calvin
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Photo 3 - Border Collie/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Kirkland, Washington - Calvin
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Calvin's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and not good with cats.

Calvin's Story...
Meet Calvin! Calvin is male, neutered, about 4 years old, and appears to be a Border Collie mixed with Australian Cattle Dog and/or Lab. He is about 50 lbs and is a very handsome dog with black markings on his wavy white fur. Calvin’s adopters are rehoming him because they recently had a baby and Calvin no longer fits into the home with a baby around. (They originally adopted Calvin in 2014 from a different agency that would not take him back.)

Calvin is very loving and friendly with adults and older kids with whom he’s had a proper introduction. He has also been good with other dogs he meets off-leash. Calvin’s main issues are his initial shyness with new people and reactivity on leash. His current family has done a great job counter-conditioning Calvin—our volunteers have found that he responds easily to having his focus re-directed while on walks. For this reason, we don’t recommend him for a family that has small children or that will have babies in the next few years, and while walks, hikes, runs, and play dates with other dogs in a fenced yard would be great, the off-leash dog park where strangers can approach him freely should be avoided.

But Calvin also has great points: he loves to snuggle, chew his dog toys, get belly scratches, and play. He is intelligent, responsive, and has great basic obedience: he knows sit, shake, down, come, move this way, leave it, go to crate, and he will come running when he hears his emergency recall word “woo wee”. Calvin is housebroken, quiet indoors, crate trained, and muzzle trained for the rare time when he has to be close to people he doesn’t know well. Calvin would do great in a quieter home with older children and/or with an active couple or single person. He would be a perfect sidekick for outdoor adventures and road trips.

Calvin’s adoption fee is $250 and includes his up-to-date basic vaccines, up-to-date rabies vaccine, and microchip (and he will come with some of his own supplies). If you are interested to adopt this handsome, sweet boy and give him another chance at happiness, please email connellpetrescue@gmail.com for an application or you can complete an online form here: http://goo.gl/forms/j7KgYfD3aHGiISXh2

Facts about Calvin

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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