My name is Shadow!

American Bulldog/Collie Mix Dog for adoption in St. Cloud, Minnesota - Shadow
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Grey Face Rescue

Facts about Shadow

  • Breed: American Bulldog/Collie Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10572126

Shadow is an amazing dog. We are not exactly sure what his breed is but our best guess is that he is a collie/American bulldog mix. Shadow was surrendered to the shelter because his owner passed away. He lived there for many months until Grey Face Rescue found out about how amazing he is. Due to living in the shelter for so long, Shadow gained a lot of weight due to lack of exercise. He has slowly been losing weight but could stand to lose a couple more pounds. He is currently 60 pounds of pure love and affection. Shadow LOVES people of all ages and will lap up any attention that he can get – he thrives in crowds because he gets ALL THE ATTENTION! He would love nothing more than to give kisses to every person he meets and is very gentle with children!

Shadow is house trained and can hold it for 10+ hours. He is also crated in his foster home and while he isn’t a huge fan of being crated, he makes the best of it and sleeps (complete with a loud snore) so that when his people are home, he can do what he does best – cuddle! Shadow is a big cuddle bug, he would love nothing more than to just cuddle his humans while they give him belly rubs – he pays in kisses! He thinks getting brushed is like being pet so he likes when his fosters bring out the brush to groom him!

Shadow has been exposed to many dogs while on leash at adoption events and has always been respectful of their space. He is also living with two large-breed dogs and although he doesn’t participate in their play, he will sometimes run with them when he feels like burning off some energy.

Shadow loves car rides, he likes to sit in the back and look out the window, he doesn’t like to lay down in the car because he might miss something! He is also great on walks and only pulls when he sees something that is new or interesting. He is currently walked using a leash and harness and walks very nicely by his fosters side. Some of his favorite things are stuffed toys! He loves being able to chew on them and try to get the stuffing out of them!

*Shadow is currently being treated for an ear and skin infection but all costs associated with that will be covered by GFRR. He is also on a special diet for his kidneys but this is very affordable.

Shadow is a great boy that just loves to be around people of all ages. He enjoys going for walks and even taking the occasional car ride, but he is also perfectly content laying by your side being a couch potato. He always seems to be grinning from ear to ear, especially when you are petting him. He is a big love bug that just wants some to love him in return.

About Grey Face Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Grey Face Rescue & Retirement focuses on dogs age 7 and older. We accept all seniors into our rescue and hospice care. We don't discriminate against specific breeds, medical conditions, behaviors or history – we believe all senior dogs deserve a second chance. Our volunteers work tirelessly to match each of our seniors with a specific foster for their continued care. We also seek special and educated adopters to give our seniors their forever homes. We're a 100% volunteer-run organization and rely heavily on our dedicated volunteers and fosters to help keep our organization humming, as well as on generous support and donations from the community.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Contact our Adoption Manager to set up a meet and greet.

Our Adoption Process...

Grey Face Rescue’s goal is to place our foster dogs into loving homes and families. We take special care to match the right home with the right dog, ensuring a lifetime of love for both the pet and the adopter. To ensure the best matches are made, we have a process that has been proven effective in determining the best homes for our animals. Our adoption process may seem time consuming or unnecessarily complicated, but please understand that we have our dogs’ best interests at heart. We strive to find the best homes possible for our dogs, as well as find the right dog for you and your lifestyle.

Please understand that our organization is completely run by unpaid volunteers, who dedicate their free time to help the dogs. The entire adoption process takes time; we are unwilling to sacrifice being thorough when the dog’s future is at stake. We thank you for your time and patience throughout our adoption process.

Fill Out Adoption Application

If you're interested in adopting one of our dogs, let us know! Fill out an adoption application so we understand more about you and your lifestyle, training beliefs and background with animals.

Application Review

Our application volunteers will do an initial screening on your application to determine if all necessary information was provided. If not, we will contact you to either fill out another application or to provide additional information.


If you rent your home, we will contact your landlord to make sure you are approved to have a dog in your home. We also ask about any breed or size limitations.

If your landlord does not allow for a dog in your home, your application will be denied at this point.

If you are adopting a bully breed, we will contact your insurance company to ensure there are no breed restrictions within your policy.

Veterinary Reference Contacted

Our volunteers will contact your veterinary reference(s) to determine if all your current pets are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. If you don’t have any current pets, we will ask about the veterinary care that your previous pets received. If you have never owned a pet, we skip this step.

If your veterinary reference(s) cannot verify the spay/neuter and vaccination status of current or previous pets, processing of your application will stopp until you can provide this information.

Applicant Interview

A Grey Face Rescue volunteer will contact you via phone to get to know you better and ask any questions they may have.

Meet & Greet

Our organization does not have a shelter where you can visit the dogs. Our seniors are all living in foster homes. We do NOT arrange meetings between interested individuals and our fosters until an applicant has been approved via the adoption process.

Once approved, a volunteer (usually the foster) will contact you about scheduling a time to meet the dog(s) you are interested in. This meeting may occur at the foster’s residence or your home.

Please know, just because you are approved as a potential adopter, this does NOT mean you are guaranteed a particular dog. Some dogs receive many applications, and so we may allow multiple applicants to meet with the dog before we choose the home that is the best fit for the animal. If a volunteer involved in the meeting between you and the dog does not feel you are a good fit for that animal, you may be denied adoption for that particular dog. However, you may be allowed to adopt another dog.


If you have decided on a dog that you would like to adopt, and we agree it is a good fit, you will be required to sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption donation fee and spay/neuter deposit, if necessary. At that time, you become the dog's owner.
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We will then provide:

A couple of cups of the dog food the dog has been eating.
A Grey Face Adoption tag
All medical and vet documents
A copy of the contract
A transition packet to help in the transition process, a letter from the dog's foster giving you more in-depth information about the dog's likes, dislikes, behaviors, etc.
Any specific toys or blankets the dog has become fond of while in the foster's home.

We have a two-week refund period, meaning if you decide the dog is not a good fit for your family and you return him/her within two weeks, we will return your adoption donation to you. The adoption fee will be deposited upon receipt and refunded only if the adopted dog is returned within this two-week timeframe (or any prior agreed-upon extension of the refund period).

If at any time you are having issues with the dog, please email or call your contact person and inform us. A volunteer will be in touch with you ASAP.

Post Adoption Follow-Up Visit

Our adoption contract allows one of our volunteers or a representative the ability to perform a follow-up visit. We may require such a visit if we feel that the terms of the adoption contract are not being met. Grey Face Rescue is committed to the life, health and well-being of every dog we place for the remainder of that dog’s life. Should the adoption not work out or if you need to rehome the dog, we require, by contract, that the dog be returned to us. Please notify your rep ASAP if this applies to you.