Border Collie/Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Mix Dog for adoption in Nampa, Idaho - AMAZING PRECIOUS
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Idaho Domestic Animal Welfare Group


  • Breed: Border Collie/Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
I have this amazing foster dog. Her name is Precious. I had 24 hours to decide if I would foster her or she would go to the animal shelter. I was hesitant. Not only that, I was afraid. You see, Precious is 12 years old and she is blind.

I asked myself what are the chances of someone adopting a 12 year old blind dog? Will she be with me until she dies? Will she be able to adapt to a new situation at this stage of her life?

I worried about her quality of life being old and blind and all. Well, she has enhanced mine and also that of my family and my own dogs.

This little dog has completely changed my way of thinking in only a few weeks.


1) Don’t give up.

2) Give others a chance and be amazed.

3) Treat everyone with equal dignity and respect.

4) Enjoy the simple things in life, they are the most important.

5) Forgive and move on.

6) Adapt and thrive where you are.

7) When there is an unexpected change in your life, embrace it.

8) It’s okay to ask for help when you need it.

9) If something bothers you, let others know. Don’t keep it inside.

10) Nobody is perfect. Love them anyway.

Please consider sharing your life with this one of a kind canine. You won't regret it.


Precious is an approximately 12 year old border collie mix. She is listed as "special needs" because she is blind due to cataracts.

This sweet girl has lost her home because her owner moved to assisted living and was no long able to care for her. We were told we had 24 hours to take her or she would end up at the shelter, so we cleared the deck for Precious!

Precious is a pretty determined and independent dog. She has learned to rely on her other senses and gets around quite well in her foster home. It only took her a few days to learn the layout of her new house. She is fine with the other dogs and is housetrained.

This is a spirited little dog that weighs about 28 pounds. Precious loves going for leash walks and is quite adventurous. An observer recently referred to her as "Dora the Explorer" because she is not at all hesitant to discover whatever environment she is in.

Precious is a quiet dog who rarely barks. She rides well in the car and enjoys exploring outside. Three times a week she needs to have eye drops administered. The cost of the eye drops is approximately $15 a month.

You must have a fenced yard to adopt Precious and it's helpful if you do not have a lot of stairs. There are just a few stairs in her foster home and Precious navigates them without any problem. She does not like to be grabbed, so we have her marked 'no small children'.

Precious' adoption fee is $100. She is spayed and up to date on vaccinations, comes with a collar, ID tag, her medications and a bag of food.

If you are interested in possibly adopting Precious, please complete an adoption application at this link: Click Here

About Idaho Domestic Animal Welfare Group

About Our Rescue Group...

IDAWG, or the Idaho Domestic Animal Welfare Group, is a non profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Nampa, Idaho. IDAWG has been in existence since June 2000 and is staffed entirely with volunteers. IDAWG supports southern Idaho animal shelters as needed, and also helps private citizens rehome their dogs. Sometimes this involves transporting or organizing transports for dogs or cats, or sometimes birds, to rescues or permanent homes in adjoining cities and states. IDAWG also offers financial assistance to senior citizens and others needing help paying for spay/neuter services for their companion animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

IDAWG is located in Nampa, Idaho, about 25 miles west of Boise. IDAWG is not a facility open to the public. The dogs, cats, and rabbits are fostered at individuals' homes. Appointments must be made in advance and only after the application process has been completed.

Our Adoption Process...

Please let us know if there is a particular dog you are interested in adopting. We try to find the best match for you. When a dog is selected and your application is approved, this dog will be on hold while we have a home visit done.
A representative from IDAWG or a rescue group located in your area (any state) will come meet you in person to make sure your home is ready for your new companion dog to join your family.
Meet representative from IDAWG to pick up your wonderful new adopted canine.
IDAWG will be following up on your adoption, and you are always welcome to contact us anytime after the adoption with any behavior or training questions regarding your new dog. All updates and/or photos are greatly appreciated!
Please send all correspondence / inquiries by email first if possible. It is very hard to return phone calls until the weekend. And remember, we are an all volunteer ogranization and we have families, jobs and dogs of our own. Your patience and consideration is always appreciated.

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