My name is Shelby!

Border Collie Dog for adoption in Wilmington, Massachusetts - Shelby
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Shelby's Info...

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

Shelby's Story...
September 11, 2012: Shelby is a 6 year old tri-color, medium build Border Collie from NC. Shelby was found as a stray on the side of the road. She is diabetic and has cataracts. Shelby’s eyes are cloudy from her cataracts, but she may have some sight. Shelby is also missing some teeth. With her diabetes – Shelby requires two shots of insulin per day. Shelby can manage our small set of deck stairs and can walk around the house fairly easy. Indoors or outside - Shelby will follow and come if you call or whistle to her. She is housebroken. Shelby can also hear, but she does get a little startled when she hears new or unexpected sounds. Shelby was good while getting a bath.
Shelby is eager to please and loves being near her people. She LOVES to be petted. Shelby’s ears perk up and she will wag her tail when you talk to her or call her name. Shelby also knows some basic commands like sit. She is a relatively quiet dog and is very content just lying by your feet. Shelby will happily take treats and will sometimes chew on a rawhide.

Shelby is not a big fan of my other dogs that are younger: 4 year old Retriever mix, 4 year old Shepherd mix, and a 2 year old blind & deaf Australian Shepherd. My dogs are used to foster puppies that they can play with and boss around. Some growls and barks have been exchanged (with and without wagging tails), but no physical conflicts. All of the dogs are respecting each other’s space and are able to co-exist even in the same room, yard, and house. We are making progress. The dogs are slowly starting to make closer, gentle physical contact with no growls. Shelby is okay approaching my dogs. She will sniff them and lick their ears. However, Shelby gets uncomfortable if they approach her.

I think Shelby would do best in a medium activity, relatively quiet home with no children or older children. Shelby would easily transition into a home as an only dog or into a home with an older dog. Shelby would be the perfect companion for an older couple or individual

If you are interested in adopting Shelby, please fill out our
adoption application.

Facts about Shelby

  • 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

Shelby, a Wilmington 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 Wilmington, or seeking a Border Collie dog from a breeder in Wilmington.

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