My name is Griffin!

Collie Dog for adoption in Minneapolis, Minnesota - Griffin
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Griffin's Info...

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

Griffin's Story...
As Griffin will tell you, it is no fun living on the streets. That’s why he was so grateful when someone found him and took him to a local vet clinic. From there it was a quick trip to his foster home with MWCR and he is now one happy, collie boy. It is obvious from Griffin’s coat that, prior to joining us, he must have lived most of his life outdoors since his fur is dry and discolored from too much sun. Fortunately for him, fur grows, and with some good food and a lot more time indoors, he will soon be turning the heads of all the lady dogs in the neighborhood.

Griffin made the transition from outdoor street-dog to pampered indoor, family member with amazing ease. He had no trouble with housetraining and he adapted quickly to unfamiliar household sounds like vacuum cleaners and hair dryers. He now prefers to spend his time enjoying the air conditioning and the attention of his foster family and he loves to help his foster mom on the computer. He also likes to sit by the sliding glass door and watch all the action on the lake, but has no interest in once again becoming an outdoor boy.

Griffin gets along well with the other dogs at his foster home and particularly enjoys playing with the smaller of the two, helping her hunt for chipmunks and squirrels and playing games of chase. He is learning about stuffed toys and squeaky toys and will even chase a tennis ball on occasion. He is not a particularly chatty boy, though he does consider it his job to tell off the noisy power boats and jet skis and will chastise any loud trucks that pass by.

Griffin is a petite collie (about 50 pounds) and is very gentle and polite. He is somewhat shy around strangers, but as soon as he gets to know you, he becomes very friendly. He has not been exposed to children at his foster home, but because of his gentle, easy going manner, he would almost certainly be good with kids, even younger ones. He has not been cat-tested so we don’t know how he would react to kitties.

In addition to his sun burned coat, Griffin came to us with a case of hook worm for which he is being treated. By mid August his treatment will be complete and he will be good to go.

Griffin will fit easily into almost any household. He is young, but not excessively active; he is friendly but not needy; and he is playful but also happy to settle down for a good cuddle. This happy, loving, well behaved boy is ready to become someone’s lifetime companion. Is that someone you?

Facts about Griffin

  • Breed: Collie
  • Color: Merle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2793

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Griffin, a Minneapolis Collie dog 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 dog 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.