My name is Pongo!

Border Collie/Collie Mix Puppy for adoption in San Mateo, California - Pongo
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Pongo's Info...

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

Pongo's Story...
Pongo, Neutered male, 5 months old, 23-Lbs.
If you would like to give Pongo a forever home, please contact OR call 650-580-3639 Tina

About Pongo:
Pongo is a super sweet puppy with a pair of sparkling bright eyes and shiny coat! He is lovable, playful, and smart by nature. However, Pongo had a tough start in life. He was very skittish and reserved when we first met him. It took us a while to gradually bond with him, and then guided him to interact with humans and other dogs. Finally, he came out of his shell thru the lead of leash and an outgoing puppy that befriended him. Pongo quickly learned to appreciate the good feelings of cuddling and showing affection with his foster family. He becomes very sociable; he’s comfortable around strangers but he is still hesitant to be petted by strangers. He loves the companionship of children. The 6-y-o little girl in his foster home is his best friend; they were bonded on the first day Pongo joined the foster family; then took another week or so for him to open up to the whole family members. Now happy and playful, Pongo enjoys the companion of dogs pals in his foster home too. His favorite pastime is hanging out with playmates in dog park and his daily walks.

About Pongo’s rescue:
Pongo was born to a stray mother dog; they lived by the riverside. A volunteer was regularly feeding the strays in the area; she also did TNR (trap/neuter/release) for the dogs hoping to cut down the stray population as best as she could.
Thankfully, Pongo’s mom was trapped and spayed successfully. We place the mother dog and 2-m-o Pongo with foster homes, where they received loving care and structure training.

Pongo has since been trained to socialize and learn good house manners. Please watch Pongo’s videos to learn how much fun this sweet pup can bring to your family. He will not disappoint you as long as he’s given a chance!

Please watch Pongo’s YouTube videos below:
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Pongo- in foster home
Pongo - in public place

Answer the following questions:
Social inclination: Submissive
People/Children-friendly: Yes
Gets along with cats: Yes
Gets along with outside dogs: Yes
Skittish: No
Fear of men: No
Barks when unattended: No
Chews things up when unattended: No
Biting incidents: No
Food aggression with dogs: No
Food aggression with humans: No
Energy level: Moderate
House trained: 100% Potty trained
Leash-trained: Good on leash
Commands learned: Sit/ Shake hand/Down
Adapts in new environments? 2 weeks
Dog gets to go out with foster family in a day: Three times a day
Good in car: Yes

Facts about Pongo

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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