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My name is Drake!

Collie Dog for adoption in Pueblo West, Colorado - Drake
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Drake's Info...

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

Drake's Story...
Two Collies have come to us when their owner went into hospice care. Precious, the 9-year-old tr-colored rough coat, is aptly named for there has never been a gentler Collie dog. It took some time for her to realize that all good things come from the hands of her foster mom. But she has been willing to put aside the past neglect and love a human again. A couple of weeks of good food and a much-needed bath have improved her outlook. She is hypo-thyroid and we hope that, with the appropriate level of medication, she will re-grow her fur. She has a urinary tract infection and is on antibiotics to clear that condition. Her smile is bright since her dental cleaning and she is eating well and enjoying affection from the whole family. Her good friend and companion is Drake, a 6-year-old blue merle rough coated Collie. Drake is very tender toward his pal Precious. He is often found snuggling up to her on a single dog bed, much like a two-headed Collie. This mild fellow is learning to play as if he was a puppy again and it is fun to watch him to see which dogs he will engage in play. For the first time today, he snagged a sterilized marrow bone and flopped down to chew on it. His teeth are looking great since he had a dental cleaning recently. He understands the whole issue of only going potty outside so we know that he was a 'house dog' before things got complicated in his former home. His blood work is all normal and he is ready to move forward to a forever home with all of the privileges that come with unconditional love. Now, it gets a little complicated. Precious has some health issues that are not quite resolved. She is nearly finished with a round of antibiotics for the UTI but is still having some dribbling so we may need to change antibiotics or try a different kind of med for older females that have leaking problems. We are nearly ready to check her thyroid level and make sure she is in therapeutic range but we may need to tweak the dosage to get the level right where it should be. And the lack of fur is still in process. We hope it is related to her thyroid and nothing else but we cannot be sure for another couple of months while we watch for new hair growth. In any case, the continued medical care is on us. So, we are hoping that there is a fabulous family that would want both dogs. But they are so different that it is hard to know if that is possible. We will post the two of them and ask for enlightened people to read about them and consider giving them a home together for the rest of their days. If that approach does not work, we would consider sending each of them to different homes. We will have to wait to see what the Universe has in store for Precious and Drake. Please begin the process for adoption by going to our website at www.colliesheltierescue.org, reading our policies and guidelines, and if we sound like the right group for you, proceed to the online Adoption Application. From there, our receipt of your completed application will be confirmed by email. You then will receive a follow-up phone call if we feel you are a good potential applicant for the dog. A good conversation with the foster family, a reference from your veterinarian, and a home visit will round out our screening process. We take dog adoption very seriously. Please put a lot of thought into why you want to adopt a dog, and help us make a good match for your family. We appreciate your taking the time to visit with us. We will look forward to hearing from you as well.

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Facts about Drake

  • Breed: Collie
  • Color: Merle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9929920

Other Pets at Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue, Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Pueblo West 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 Pueblo West 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 Collie breeders who help with Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Pueblo West paves the way for another one to be saved.