My name is Dougal!

Border Collie Dog for adoption in Bellevue, Nebraska - Dougal
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Dougal's Info...

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

Dougal's Story...
(513) July 2012

Hi, I’m Dougal Allan Border Collie! I am about 18 months to 2 years old and very sweet. I love kids (even little kids), men, women, and kind of ignore cats. My foster mom thinks I wasn’t socialized a lot with other dogs when I was a pup, so I need a bit of work or a savvy older, bigger dog to teach me the ropes as I do bounce around a lot with other dogs.

I wandered onto a farm in western Iowa about one month ago, made friends with the five-year-old boy, and didn’t leave. Efforts to get me back to my real home have been unsuccessful.
I love to be held and cuddled even though I’m a tall boy: about 20” at the shoulder and 55” standing on my back legs. Which I like to do to give my big hugs! I wrap my paws around you, put my head against your chest, and kiss you! Even though I’m tall, I only weigh about 45 lbs.
I have basic house manners and know sit, off, and down. I come when called in the yard. I still need some Basic Obedience classes to retain my skills. I know how to walk nicely on my harness and leash and like riding in the car. I am good with baths and having my nails trimmed. I take treats gently and will kiss you a lot if you like. If you don’t, I’m okay with that, too. I love meeting new people! My foster mom has stopped my counter-surfing, but I may need a bit of work when I get to your house. Surprisingly, what I really go after is empty plastic food containers – I ignore the food!

I may have been kind of spoiled in my previous home as I seem to try to get by with things like jumping up and mouthing if you let me – so I’m probably not a good choice for a first-time dog owner. Like all BCs, I need to have rules to follow.

You might not be able to see from my photo but I am a beautiful tri-colored Border Collie. I have little bits of brown on my legs, tail, and eyebrows. I have a magnificent tail which is fluffy and luxurious. My coat is not too long.

I am house trained but may mark a bit in new situations. That will probably change when I’m neutered. (Which they tell me will be this week!) Everyone at the veterinarian’s office thinks I’m gorgeous. I don’t seem to be bothered by fireworks, even close by. I don’t bark much although I will alert you if the mail carrier is around!

If you would like a calm (for a Border Collie) companion to live in the house with you and be your best buddy, pick me!

A completed adoption application must be submitted to NBCR before you can be considered to adopt this dog. There is also a $180 + tax adoption fee
The application can be downloaded from our website or email karenbattreall and ask for an application

Facts about Dougal

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

Other Pets at Nebraska Border Collie Rescue, Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Dougal, a Bellevue 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 Bellevue, or seeking a Border Collie dog from a breeder in Bellevue.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue paves the way for another one to be saved.