My name is MARILYN!

Border Collie/Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in New Brunswick, New Jersey - MARILYN
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MARILYN's Info...

I am already spayed, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

MARILYN's Story...
MARILYN was saved from one of the shelters we work with in Texas. She is spayed, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm and tick-disease tested; Negative and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 6 October 2016. MARILYN has been listed as an Border Collie / Australian Shepherd. We have no way of knowing the true breed, it is up to you to decide what you think she breed/s is.

MARILYN was an owner surrender with her brothers to the shelter in Texas. Her story is that the owner had the mother dog, who got stolen, he reported the theft to the police and when the police located the dog she was pregnant. She gave birth and the owner kept three pups, 2 male and 1 female. He turned them into the shelter when they was around 8 months of age as he didn't have time for them.

When Marilyn and her brothers arrived at the rescue they were extremely scared. The transport had said that they wouldn't come out of their crates at the stops and were just very fearful. Since being at the rescue they have started to warm up, it is just a matter of them building up confidence.

When I go into Marilyn's run she will run outside, but come immediately back in to see what I am doing and then go back out, each time she comes back in she comes a little closer, she is desperate to get the fuss and loving she see's me giving the other dogs and is getting closer each day, but it is going to take time. In a family environment where she is in a loving home and able to spend more time with her family I feel she will come on leeps and bounds, it is just going to take a little time and patience for her to trust. I do not believe that she left the home that she was in before and so has had no real human interaction.

Needless to say she is not leash trained and when I took her to be spayed i had to carry her to and from the car and into the vets. She has never shown any kind of aggression, just fear and the staff at the vets said she was very sweet and was fine when they was handling her preparing her for surgery.

She is located in the kennel building and does share a pen and run and is fine with other dogs, she is a little submissive, but that is most likely due to her overall lack of confidence. She does use the dog door to go out into the run to do her business, however, I do not know if she is house trained, but she is a smart girl and knows to go outside, so a little time teaching her to let you know she needs to go out is probably all she will need.

Marilyn is a young girl and when she has gained confidence and can start enjoying life, she will need an active family. She is an intelligent dog and so along with lots of physical exercise she will need the same level of mental stimulation too. She would benefit from a family that is able to take her on lots of road trips and adventures on hikes, to the lake, the beach and anywhere she can enjoy and explore the sights, sounds and smells the world has to offer.

She will need a family that understands the importance of training and we encourage all families to work on basic and advanced training as a family so that boundaries and expectations can be set and both Marilyn and her humans can learn each others body language and personalities and form a stronger bond and understanding of each other.

Marilyn does need a special family with time, patience and understand to help her gain trust and confidence and who can be extra careful to make sure she can't run off or escape, however, when she has gained that trust I feel she will be a wonderful addition to any family with a very strong loving bond that will make all the extra effort so very much worth while.

MARILYN is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $500.

This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.

If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.

Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.

MARILYN is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.

Facts about MARILYN

  • Breed: Border Collie/Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue-NB

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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