My name is Lily!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Bellingham, Washington - Lily
Photo 1 - Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Bellingham, Washington - Lily
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Lily's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Lily's Story...
Lily is a five year old border collie mix. She’s approximately 60lbs, spayed, and up to date on her vaccinations.
Lily is a wonderful pup who wags her tail just because she made eye contact with her human. She’s always happy to have attention and responds incredibly well to come here and ‘go to bed’ commands. She does not like to be left alone, so would be best suited with someone who is retired or who works from home. She is house trained and food-motivated and intelligent so it will be easy-going with further training.
While she will be content to have a chew-toy and stay on her bed if you need some quiet time to work, she is a high-energy breed and will need to be taken for regular walks, or outside to play catch with tennis balls—she hasn’t quite figured out that dropping the ball you threw means you get to throw it again, so bring at least two balls to play with!
Lily ignores most other animals unless they make sudden noises or movements, then she becomes interested but she will come right to you if you call her—she has handled cats and a cockatiel in this manner; she’s also ignored chickens while they were in their coop but hasn’t interacted with them in the yard.
There have been instances of possessiveness with toys and chews, so she would not do well in a home with a younger, more loud and energetic dog, but would probably do well in a home with an older male dog who would be able to give her space. She should also be okay with children who will respect her space.
When outdoors Lily is typically focused and on task. She pulls when on leash but doesn’t engage with other dogs while walking. She’s smart and eager to please so working with her on this shouldn’t be difficult.
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Facts about Lily

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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