My name is Maleah!

Collie Puppy for adoption in Minneapolis, Minnesota - Maleah
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Maleah's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Maleah's Story...
What I Did on My Summer Vacation: June 21, 2010 Maleah has been having adventures! Her foster family just returned from taking her on a lengthy camping trip, and she was proud to show them how much progress she has made in overcoming her shyness. As her pictures show, she has come to love the little boy in her foster home and is constantly showering him with kisses. During the camping trip, she always chose to sleep on the camp bed with him. Initially she was frightened of his boisterous ways, but now she rarely gets scared unless she sees him kicking a ball. That still frightens her, so it would be better if her forever home didn’t include any aspiring World Cup soccer stars.

Maleah is doing very well with her leash skills and walks close to her foster mom’s left leg, with only the occasional reminder. If her young, human playmate is along she prefers to walk next to him, another example of just how much progress she has made.

Maleah is a happy, playful girl whose nickname is now GeeGee (i.e. Goofy Girl). She loves to have fun, but is not excessively active and always settles down when told to do so. She is extremely smart and pays close attention to everything that goes on around her. She loves to be brushed, though it is quite a challenge to brush her while she is sitting in your lap, giving you kisses. She rides very well in the car and was a great passenger during her 12 day camping adventure.

Maleah gets along beautifully with the other dogs at her foster home and would love to have another fun-loving dog in her forever home. She is devoted to the resident cats and has finally coaxed them into the occasional game, though they are still a bit hesitant to fully join her during play time. Maleah is working on that.

Maleah is a beautiful, happy pup who would make a wonderful companion to a family with older children, to a couple, or even to a single woman (she really prefers the ladies). She has made great strides in overcoming her shyness and she is ready for her ultimate adventure: a forever home of her own.

Description: It’s no fun being shy. Maleah loves everyone and would really like to rush up to every stranger she meets and show that love; but because she is shy, she hangs back, waiting to make sure that it is safe to go forward. Once she knows someone, however, she is more than ready to shower them with lots and lots of kisses.

Maleah came to MWCR at five months of age from a breeder. It is likely that during her puppyhood she didn’t get enough socialization and exposure to new things and new people, and now she is experiencing the world for the first time. Loud noises, vacuum cleaners, her brush, the leash, almost everything was new and frightening to Maleah when she first arrived. She has made great strides, however, in just a few weeks and she studies all of the new elements of her environment with intensity. She is a smart girl and with time she will learn that the world isn’t such a scary place after all.

Maleah has already learned a variety of commands including “come,” “sit,” “shake right paw,” and “shake left paw.” She is working on “lie down” and is doing well with leash-walking skills. She is hesitant to jump into the car, but once there, she loves to go for rides and is a good passenger. She also enjoys playing with her squeaky toys, ripping apart stuffed toys and chewing on her Nylabone. Because she is still a puppy, she sometimes chews on inappropriate things, so her foster mom crates her when she is left alone.

Maleah enjoys playing with the other dogs at her foster home and would love to get the kitties to play with her as well. She is protective of her food and treats, though not aggressive. Maleah’s foster home includes a six year old boy and she is gradually getting used to having a young child around. However, because she is shy and easily startled, she would probably do best in an adult home or one that included quiet, older children.

Maleah is looking for a forever family that will understand her shyness and treat her with gentle patience. She should probably have a fenced yard, since a loud noise could startle her and cause her to run. She would love to have a playful, doggy companion to help her burn off that puppy energy and to teach her the ropes. Maleah likes to cuddle and wants to show her new family how much love she has to give. She is hoping that her family will understand that it may take a little while for that love to blossom. But then, aren’t all good things worth waiting for?

Facts about Maleah

  • Breed: Collie
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2757

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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