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My name is Hope!

Border Collie Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Hope
Photo 1 - Border Collie Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Hope
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Photo 4 - Border Collie Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Hope

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Hope's Info...

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

Hope's Story...
Howdy, I’m Hope, and if you noticed something special about me, you were right! I’m a tripod border collie! Yep, I have three legs. You see, I was lost and starving, and had most likely been hit by a car as well, as my front leg was so injured that I wasn’t using it anymore. The doc said it was permanent nerve damage. So my crippled leg was removed, and you would think I would be upset about that, but I acted like it didn’t even happen! I had already gotten so used to hopping around on 3 legs that it actually made my job easier. Now I can hop up curbs and stairs, in and out of the car (with a little help though!), and have no problem getting on the couch to snuggle up! I’m about 10-years-old, and am very mellow (no one told me I was a border collie, I guess!). I get along with mellow dogs and cats, but will give a little growl if they get in my face, as I’m still feeling a little vulnerable after my surgery. I am housebroken, but can only hold it about 6 hours right now. That may improve with some crate training, as I may have been lost (and therefore I could potty whenever I needed to!) for some time based on how skinny I was, but it’s probably better if I have a home where my people don’t work long hours. I am oh so sweet, a little shy at first, but I bond very quickly with my people. I love to feel safe and secure after everything I’ve been through, so please know that you’ll have to hug and kiss me a lot – I demand it! So if you are a fan of the tripod variety, come meet me. You’ll find that I’m a special girl!

Facts about Hope

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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