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My name is Calvin – Sweet, Clever Boy!

Border Collie/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Kirkland, Washington - Calvin – Sweet, Clever Boy
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Red Waggin' Rescue - Kirkland Chapter

Facts about Calvin – Sweet, Clever Boy

  • Breed: Border Collie/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
PLEASE READ CALVIN'S PROFILE FULLY BEFORE APPLYING

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, not as much while on 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. Calvin has high prey drive and would not be suitable in a home with cats. Also, most apartment settings will not be suitable, given the proximity of neighbors that Calvin will pass by in the halls as well as hear from within the apartment.

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 $350 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: https://goo.gl/forms/VMMeAYAMJliM0wRD2

About Red Waggin' Rescue - Kirkland Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

Red Waggin' Pet Rescue is a 501(c)3 that grew out of Connell Pet Rescue. We are a small group of dedicated volunteers that do this part-time and unpaid.

The City of Connell is located in Eastern Washington, and since it is a small city, it has no animal control, no proper animal shelter, and no pet rescue services. Red Waggin' Rescue is fully staffed by part-time volunteers to help the City of Connell Police Department rescue, provide vet care for, and find new forever homes for homeless dogs and other animals from Connell, WA and the surrounding areas. Our volunteers and foster homes are active in both Eastern Washington and the Puget Sound areas.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Although there is a small holding area managed by the City of Connell Police Department, Red Waggin' Rescue/Connell Pet Rescue has no permanent shelter facility.

Our animals stay in foster homes while they await their new homes, that are found in Eastern Washington and all the way to the Puget Sound area.

Generally, if an approved adopter is interested in another part of Washington State, transport can be arranged and runs roughly every other weekend.

Our Adoption Process...

Email Connellpetrescue@gmail.com for an adoption application form.

If you are interested to make one of our animals your new family member, please email connellpetrescue@gmail.com for an application form, which you may fill out and email back to us.

Please allow a few days for a response, as we are only part-time volunteers. We require a completed application in order to meet a pet.

Once approved, if you meet a pet and all agree it is a good match: a volunteer will do a home visit, you will sign an adoption contract, pay the adoption fee, and begin the approval period. Generally, adoption fees are $250–$350 for dogs and $50–$150 for cats, and include spaying/neutering, basic vaccines, and microchipping, all required by our rescue.

All of our adoptions include a 7-day money-back approval period. After 7 days, a pet must still be returned to our rescue but adoption fees are not refunded.