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My name is Rooney!

Border Collie Dog for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Rooney
Photo 1 - Border Collie Dog for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Rooney
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Rooney's Info...

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

Rooney's Story...
Looking for a super sweet, very silly, curious and fun, yet levelheaded little girl? Meet Rooney! This adorable 3 year old is just the life of the party and has character to spare. Hard to believe that this charming little lassie is also our most recent special needs case. Rooney was in rough shape physically when we first discovered her in a rural Idaho shelter. An old injury to her front leg that was never treated had healed in a dreadfully crooked way – the photos took your breath away - but despite what was surely horribly painful, her sweet nature remained. She was soon welcomed into WBCR and quickly won the hearts of everyone who helped her along her way – from the driver of her ride to freedom, to the foster home who took her in, to the vet who treated her. To know this little charmer is to love her!

Shortly after her arrival to Colorado, Rooney had surgery. After many weeks healing up in her foster home, Rooney is almost fully recovered and ready find a family to call her own! She is feeling great and is now free to be the goofy, happy girl she is. This little Border Collie mix is proving more than anything to be quite the social butterfly, and loves to meet and greet everyone and everything that comes her way. When it comes to people she knows not a stranger, soaks up any attention given her, and enjoys cuddling with her human friends too. She is also equally friendly and skilled with other canines, seems to have great dog skills, and especially seems to like smaller dogs. Rooney loves to romp with doggy buddies and although she can’t get her decidedly unplayful canine foster siblings to play, we bet if she ran into another playful dog, the game would be on! However, she’s not much into toys…nor does she seem to be much of a herdy girl. She can live peaceably with cats. But insects beware! Quirky Rooney is also known as “The Grasshopper Hunter”. When she’s out trotting in the field, if a grasshopper flies up, she is off to chase it (which is really amusing from far way because if you don’t see or hear the grasshopper, she looks like she is performing a doggie cirque de soleil). Then, if she catches it, she plays with it like a cat!

Although she loves to explore new places and things, Rooney can also be a bit of a prissy pants occasionally – like with water. It took her a long time to get used to the idea of the lake she lives near – and now, when she comes out of the lake, she has to find some grass to roll in to get that icky wet stuff off of her. Of course, she has to make goofy noises while she does this! Rooney is shaping up to be a mellower girl who will not need overwhelming quantities of exercise daily to be happy. When she’s all tuckered out, and on the verge of falling asleep, she lets out a little growly moan. When her foster family first heard it, they would laugh loud enough to wake her…and Rooney, of course, would simply fall back asleep and repeat her performance!

Roo-roo also has quite a bit to brag about in the skills department as well. She’s housetrained, cratetrained, and walks nicely on a leash. She can sit and has an excellent recall. Rooney is a bright girl and is hungry to learn more, and will benefit from adopters who are willing to teach her all the basics and beyond! She would surely love the stimulation and given her strong interest in working with people, she should be a pleasure to train.

All in all, Rooney is a fun-loving, sweet, and lovable character. Thanks to her levelheaded nature and lower energy level, she is suitable to lots of different situations, including families with children. Rooney will thrive with a family who will love her, appreciate her, and include her in all they do! If you are looking for an easygoing dog who is still chock full of fun, Rooney may be the one for you!

Facts about Rooney

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rooney, a Denver 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 Denver, or seeking a Border Collie dog from a breeder in Denver.

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