My name is Sam!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Stephentown, New York - Sam

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Sam's Info...

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

Sam's Story...
"SAM" -- is a 6 year old blue merle Border Collie or Australian Shepherd cross (possibly with Spaniel). He was given up when his family moved to a new neighborhood and he barked when tied out. He's on the large side--about 50-60 lbs, and overweight. Sam is very high energy. He's friendly, obedient, and wants nothing more to do than play ball all day and be with his person. He's a compulsive ball player, crate trained and good with older children. He's trustworthy off-lead. Sam would make a great hiking companion. He is fine with other dogs, mostly ignoring them. Because of his exuberance he probably shouldn't be placed with small children--he would knock them over. Sam is being fostered in Massachusetts.

You MUST first fill out an adoption application AND have a home visit BEFORE being considered for any NEBCR dog. As this process can take time, we recommend that you complete these first 2 steps BEFORE inquiring about a specific dog.

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Facts about Sam

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Sam, a Stephentown 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 Stephentown, or seeking a Border Collie dog from a breeder in Stephentown.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Stephentown 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 Stephentown 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 Stephentown paves the way for another one to be saved.