Ruff Ruff! My name is Colleen
found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
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|Breed:||Spaniel (Unknown Type)/Border Collie Mix||Color:||Black - With White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
Colleen was rescued from a high-kill shelter just before Christmas when many animals are euthanized in order to empty the pens for the holidays. Her self esteem is high and she confidently meets new people and other pets. She especially loves large men with caps and beards, something that frightens many dogs. She seems to approach everyone with joy and frankness. There are no children here to evaluate her kid-ometer but seeing how submissive and happy she is around adults, I would expect her to be patient with children. She clearly was someone's beloved pet, and we'll never know how she ended up so close to being put down.
She is probably 4-5 years old and in excellent health, seeming to have been well cared for all her life. Her teeth are beautiful and she doesn't have bad breath, making me think someone even took good care of her teeth. She is completely trusting of people and walks happily on a leash, however she will joyfully run off if she escapes, which may be how she lost her first home.
I brought her home to foster for a few days and test her house manners, which turned out to be impeccable. She sleeps all night in her crate or loose in the house and promptly relieves herself when taken out. She doesn't whine if she is on the wrong side of a door or fence or in the crate, even though she clearly prefers to be where the family is.
She loves my cat, making me think she has a close bond with one at her previous home. However a cat who is not dog savvy make take offense at her trying to clean his ears or wash his face with her tongue.
While romping with my other dogs in a pasture fenced just for them, she managed to walk under a gate and was a challenge to coax back. I found the best way to get her back was to leave my door open with some cat food just inside. I think once she has a home of her own and knows where she is supposed to be this will cease to be an issue, but for starters I'd keep her well fenced or just take her outdoors on a leash. She loves being an inside dog and adores a leash walk so she could be happy as the companion for an elderly person or shut-in.
Rescue Group Info...
We are a small all volunteer state licensed non-profit rescue in rural Georgia. Our county does NOT have animal control so the public and deputies are allowed to control strays by shooting them. It is pathetic that in 2012 we are allowed to shoot domestic companion animals as stray control. We are working hard to save what we can and are willing to transport our adoptable pets to the area to give them more exposure and a second chance for a forever home. We have many more available pets than what we have posted. Contact us if you are looking for something in particular or if you aren't looking for a particular breed but know size and age range we'll get back to you with what we have.
We are presently not holding adoption events in the area but we do bring preadopted pets to their forever homes once a week.
We have a nice selection of puppies, adults and seniors available for adoption so if you are looking to add a new pet to your household please contact us. Email gets a faster response.
1. At least 25 yrs. old
2. Steady employment (this will be checked)
3. Valid driver's license
4. Vet reference
We have an application and phone interview process. There is an adoption fee usually $200. All of our dogs are vet examined w/ fecal, heartworm test, spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations including rabies, deworming, microchip and on flea & heartworm preventative.
Every pet transported is examined by a GA licensed vet and have a current health certificate.
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