My name is Theodore!

Border Collie/Whippet Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Theodore
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I found a new home!
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Theodore's Info...

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

Theodore's Story...
Hi ya! My name is Theodore! I am a very handsome dog. I am a 3-year-old, neutered male border collie mix who is friendly, funny and full of life. I weigh 50 lbs and I'm full grown. I love to run and play in the fenced yard, stretching my legs and chasing toys. I like to fetch the tennis ball or to just run laps. After being cooped up in a small cage at the shelter, 23 hours a day, it makes me smile to get outside for fresh air and people time. I love people. I like to spend time with them and I enjoy the companionship. I am a smart, well-mannered boy. I know come, sit and down. I aim to please and I like to learn. I hope to find a home where people will love me for life and treat me like a beloved family member. I'm a good boy who deserves a wonderful home! Adoption fee: $75. Adopt a pair: $115. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, 60 days of free pet insurance and microchip.

I live at the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center at 1700 Brown Rd in Auburn Hills. You can visit me there any time the shelter is open. The shelter will not put me up for adoption because of my appearance, so my only way out of the shelter alive is through a rescue.

TO ADOPT: apply online: Complete the adoption/foster application and a volunteer will contact you to answer questions and to schedule a meet-n-greet.

VISIT: Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center, 1700 Brown Rd in Auburn Hills any time the shelter is open, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Adoption and Foster Care Application

NOTE ABOUT BREED LABELING: Visual breed identification of dogs is unreliable and usually inaccurate. So, for most of our adoptable dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

Why is labeling a dog such a big deal? A label will stick with a dog for the rest of its life. A label can mean discrimination, losing its home or even death. Labels are a problem for the dogs when we, as the local experts on animals, allow adopters, politicians and community members to think that the label we assign can predict who that dog is or will be.


Adoption Process:
Complete the application at We then arrange a location, date and time for you to meet some pets. If the meeting goes well and everyone is happy, you begin the mandatory, minimum two-week adjustment period with the pet as part of your family. You will pay the non-refundable adoption fee at the start of the two-week adjustment period. This pending period allows your new dog or cat time to adjust to their new home, new people, new routine, etc., and for you to decide if it's a match and the right pet for you. At the end of two weeks (some people extend the adjustment time as needed and that's fine too), if everyone is happy, then we finalize the adoption. Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Facts about Theodore

  • Breed: Border Collie/Whippet Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 301820

Other Pets at Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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