My name is Nanook!

Border Collie/Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Mix Dog for adoption in Eastsound, Washington - Nanook
Photo 1 - Border Collie/Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Mix Dog for adoption in Eastsound, Washington - Nanook
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Facts about Nanook

  • Breed: Border Collie/Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
very kind and quiet Border Collie/Shetland sheltie mix - abandoned and left on his own in San Bernardino valley CA.

Hello - my chosen name is NANNOK

I was found stray in the San Bernardino valley in CA- as my owner had just abandoned me in the mountains. as I am no more a spring-in-the-field I was a very difficult life that I was facing- and then - to make it worse- I ended up in the high kill shelter DEVORE.

Through the rescue network news about my fate went around and that is how AnimalDefense heard about me and stepped in before they euthanized me- because of my age.

I was a so called at risk with a low chance of being adopted.
BUT I am SAFE now and out of this shelter and at a nice boarding place in Palmdale CA where is spend my days playing with other dogs, and socialize with other boarded dogs.
I have it good here and the staff loves me because I am so mellow and smart. AND I still have lots of spunk.

I was seen by a vet, bloodwork was done and my thyroid levels are very low. but that is not a big problem. so I get twice a day my thyroid meds- just like you Humans.

I do want to come to WA because I have heard that you are good people in the Pacific NW.
I am neutered and microchipped as well.

if you are interested in me - I will make you very happy.
send a mail to so that the Founder can send you an application. then there will be a phone call after you have filled it out and sent back to her - as she wants to get to know you better.

WOOFLY yours,



About AnimalDefense

About Our Rescue Group...

AnimalDefense Rescue is a small non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing primarily dogs from high-kill shelters in mostly CA, as well as homeless, lost and abandoned animals in WA , and rehoming from owners who can no longer care for them for important reasons. By building and working with committed and dog-savvy foster homes, and boarding facilities, we will be able to rescue Dogs every year, work with local veterinarians to make sure future adoption homes will have a clean and complete health record for the adopted dog, and find them well-matched, carefully screened and chosen adoption home to ensure the dog will NEVER be returned to a shelter again in his lifetime.
AnimalDefense Rescue will serve as a resource to pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition.

Our Adoption Process...

All AnimalDefense Rescue dogs are boarded or placed in foster homes until permanent, loving homes are found. The dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, microchipped and given any necessary medical treatment during this time period.
If you have seen an AnimalDefense Rescue dog that you are interested in adopting, the process is as follows:
Step 1: The Application
Each prospective owner fills out an adoption application. All applicants must live in WA (exceptions are possible), and we ask that children in your home are at least ten years old. We usually have no limited information of history of our rescue dogs and are therefore very careful about placing them in households with children.
If you and the dog you would like to adopt seem to be well matched, we will respond to your application by email. Feel free to contact us at any time regarding the status of your application.
Step 2: The Meeting
Once your application is approved, an appointment can be made to meet the dog. You can meet the dog privately or at –if applicable- at one an adoption events, in which we participate occasionally.
We require that everyone in the immediate family, including your current dog (if you have one) come to the appointment to meet your potential new dog. Adopting a dog is a big family decision and requires a commitment from everyone. If you currently own a dog, it must be up to date on shots, spayed/neutered and wear an ID tag.
At the appointment, we will help you assess whether the dog is a good match for your lifestyle and your family or not. We can also answer any questions you may have about the adoption process.
We will then proceed with a home check. Dogs from animal shelters can be amazing escape artists. By visiting your home, we can help you identify potential escape routes, and keep your new dog safe and secure.
Step 3: The Adoption

Before you bring your new dog home, you must sign an Adoption agreement with Animal Defense Rescue. In addition, a $ 375$ adoption fee is requested. The adoption donation is non-refundable.
Please remember that adoption contributions barely cover our expenses and only defray the costs. Additional donations are greatly appreciated and will help us continue our life-saving work.
Step 4: Post Adoption Follow Up
Our goal is to help you enjoy life with your new dog to the fullest extent possible. If issues arise, or you just need some good advice, we are happy to do follow-up counseling by telephone or in person. We can also suggest local dog trainers.