My name is Kona Blu!

Border Collie/Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Hagerstown, Maryland - Kona Blu
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Friends of Rescue - Hagerstown, MD

Facts about Kona Blu

  • Breed: Border Collie/Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 3424
Kona Blu is a stunning Australian Shepherd / Border Collie Mix … 4 years old … that is highly intelligent, super loving and protective! Kona Blu is an amazing dog that may be too smart for his own good. In true Border Collie/Aussie fashion he needs both mental and physical stimulation but is not a hyper dog and he loves to lay at your feet or on the couch if allowed. He must have a strong pack leader with experience with either of these breeds that will commit to further training and will get him involved in agility, herding trials, frisbee or some other kind of mentally stimulating activity. Kona loves water and loves to swim and play in it! He goes on daily walks where he can swim in a pond or a creek and that is one of his favorite things to do. He knows several tricks (sit, shake, lay, roll over) and could be trained to do so much more! Because of his high intelligence and protective nature, and because his previous owners were not as in tuned to the quirky behaviors that Aussies and Border Collies may have, he was allowed to get away with small things at first but those turned into full blown protection of “his person” and he became snappy toward others (both dog and persons) who tried to get to close to "his person." He now loves his foster mom and tries to be protective of her but the behavior of being snappy is not tolerated and when corrected he is very obedient. Bottom line is he wants to please his owner and can be very easily trained by a strong leader.

Kona is fully house and crate trained. He can jump/climb a 5’ fence so a 6’ fence is required for his new home for play time - he should be an indoor dog primarily. He is microchipped, up to date on vaccines, neutered and heartworm negative. He is being fostered in Huntsville, AL, but available in other areas for the right home.

About Friends of Rescue - Hagerstown, MD

About Our Rescue Group...

Friends of Rescue is a certified 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2009, consisting of volunteers who are devoted to saving shelter animals that are in danger of euthanasia. Southern shelters have a constant overflow of dogs and cats, little funding, and limited space. Once the animals arrive at the shelter, they have very little time. It is our goal to help save these adoptable animals and find loving individuals/families who will provide committed, FORever homes. We are NOT professional trainers or animal behaviorists; simply volunteers who are trying to save these animals from euthanasia. Each animal in our program is in a foster home and receives all age-appropriate vetting while in our care.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please read about our adoption process.

Our Adoption Process...

We have many wonderful dogs looking for homes! Our dogs are mainly fostered in one of our many experienced foster homes. All of our animals receive rabies vaccine, distemper/parvo vaccine, bordatella, microchip, and spay/neuter, as well as being kept current on monthly heartworm and flea prevention. All of our dogs come with complete medical records. Their adoption fee of $450 covers their complete age appropriate vetting, as well as transportation to your area.

Our rescue doesn't have an actual facility in the New England area. Due to this it is not possible to meet them prior to their adoption. Our dogs are brought up to their new owners weekly! Our transport service is certified through the USDA. We have a 14 day no questions asked money back guarantee and the dog can be returned to us if things do not work out. We try hard to make good matches with our animals and their adopters so that everyone has a happy life together! Our foster homes love the animals in their homes and will fully disclose everything about them – some can even Skype or send videos for you to see them in action.

We can provide references from other rescues, previous New England adopters, and our veterinarians if requested.

Go to and click on "Adoption" and then "Applications" to apply for the animal you are interested in adopting.

Please email us at with any questions you might have about FOR or our adoption process.