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My name is Comet!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Tempe, Arizona - Comet
Photo 1 - Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Tempe, Arizona - Comet
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I'm being cared for by:
Arizona Border Collie Rescue

Facts about Comet

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 16-055
Comet is a very sweet boy. The rescue doesn't know much about him but what we do know, paints a very sad picture. He was found as a stray in Yavapai County. Being older and blind was probably the reason he was at the shelter for three weeks. He was so stressed out there, that he was chewing on the end of his tail, which has since healed. Comet is great with other dogs, and actually engages in play. Due to his blindness he is sensitive about anything or anyone in his face suddenly and with out speaking to him. For this reason only we do not recommend small children. Comet is quiet and calm most of the time and noises do not startle or bother him. But he does often react to other noises, especially from another dog with a woof. He may some trouble with loud thunderstorms, nothing a cuddle and some music can't cure. He likes playing with toys by himself and has a mild sense of resource guarding (pretty sure due to his vision deficit). He loves playing with his chew ball, he kicks it all over the place and chases it down. I took him to the ophthalmologist to see if anything could be done for his eyes but unfortunately there is not. The ophthalmologist diagnosed him with Progressive Retinal Atrophy. It is a genetic disease that starts shortly after birth. He adjusts readily to new environments.

About Arizona Border Collie Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

The purpose and main function of Arizona Border Collie Rescue (ABCR) is to promote humane treatment through rescue, rehabilitation, education and the re-homing of neglected, abandoned and unwanted border collies.

Our Adoption Process...

We have a 4-step adoption process to make sure you find the right dog for your family.
First you fill out an application, and then you will have a phone interview to find out just what type of dog you are looking for and if you are familiar with the breed. Next you will be scheduled for a home visit to better assess your needs and the appropriate activity level and age of a potential dog adoption. Last but most important you will be scheduled to meet the Border Collies that would suit you and your family the best for a long happy life together.