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My name is Colin!

Border Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Norristown, Pennsylvania - Colin
Photo 1 - Border Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Norristown, Pennsylvania - Colin
Photo 2 - Border Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Norristown, Pennsylvania - Colin
Photo 3 - Border Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Norristown, Pennsylvania - Colin
Photo 4 - Border Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Norristown, Pennsylvania - Colin

Facts about Colin

  • Breed: Border Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Colin's Info...

I am good with kids and good with dogs.

Colin's Story...
Please go to www.findingshelter.org for more information and to submit an application. Thank you!

I'm Colin and one of five puppies looking for a family of my very own. My entire litter of 11 puppies was born on a farm and when we got to be too big with no one to take us off of the farmer's hands, we were surrendered to a shelter. Since we were all very bonded and scared at the shelter, we were overlooked until Finding Shelter accepted five of us and the other six brothers and sisters went to another rescue. Phew! It was a close call. The shelter was really, really crowded. I'm the biggest puppy in the group and love to listen and learn new things. I can be a bit shy but love to be told what a good boy I am and play with my brothers and sisters. My best home would have a fenced yard to run and play with another dog (maybe my sister, Camden???). I can't wait to show off my new family to the world and show everyone that I have people who love me enough to keep me forever!

Major personality traits: Sweet, loving, playful, gentle, shy, happy

Health status: No known health issues

Interaction with dogs: LOVES other dogs!

Interaction with cats: Unknown

Child requirements: Would be great in a family with playful, gentle, calm children

Fence requirements: Physical fence required

General activity level: High, playful, puppy energy

Work schedule best suited for: Very flexible as he is a puppy who needs training

Leash manners: Needs leash training

Crate Training: Almost there!

House Breaking: Needs full housebreaking

Degree of training needed: Colin is a genius! He needs full training but is so smart and food motivated that he will love to learn and will be a quick study. A positive reinforcement training class will be terrific for Colin.

The following guidelines are provided to you, the potential adopter, so you know what to expect throughout the application process. Finding Shelter reserves the right to decline applications and all adoptions are at the discretion of Finding Shelter.

Guidelines

Applicant must be within a 30 mile radius of King of Prussia, PA.
You must be at least 21 years of age to adopt from Finding Shelter.
Submit an application online or at an adoption event. Please include complete veterinary and personal references. Applications may be mailed to you, but submissions via our website are the fastest method to apply. (Please give us a minimum of 48 hours to begin to process your application.)
A Finding Shelter volunteer will review your application and call you with any questions. If all adoption requirements are met a volunteer will call you to set up an appointment.
Initial meeting with Finding Shelter dogs or cats. ALL members of family household are required to meet the Finding Shelter animal(s) before an adoption decision is determined.
At this point, if applicant(s) and Finding Shelter are comfortable proceeding and applicant already has a pet in the household, an introduction will take place for existing family pet(s) to Finding Shelter dog/cat (occasionally, more than one meeting is necessary).
Home visit completed by Finding Shelter volunteer.
Application is approved or denied based on the successful previous steps. Decisions for adoption typically take between one and weeks.
If the application is approved, a Finding Shelter volunteer will complete the adoption process by assisting with a smooth transition of the Finding Shelter animal(s) into their new, permanent home. Adopter will be provided with information about the specific animal's diet, containment/management/crating, baby gating in house when dog is to be left alone, housetraining, safe outdoor exercise, preventative veterinary care, manners and behavior training, etc.
Continued support will be provided for the adopter to ensure a smooth transition and permanent placement of the pet in the adopter's home.


Multiple applications are accepted for all Finding Shelter animals with the intent to make the best match possible. Our concern is for not only the animals, but for the families in the community who lovingly welcome our dogs and cats into their homes. Therefore, Finding Shelter reserves the right to make adoption decisions based on the animal's permanent placement in a loving home.

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Colin, a Norristown Border Collie/Labrador Retriever puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Border Collie/Labrador Retriever for sale in Norristown, or seeking a Border Collie/Labrador Retriever puppy from a breeder in Norristown.

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