My name is Bonny!

Border Collie Dog for adoption in Oliver Springs, Tennessee - Bonny
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Bonny's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Bonny's Story...
Bonny is female Border Collie mix. She has a smooth coat with a border collie's markings and quick mind but without any of the high-energy "always-need-a-job-to-do" temperament of some border collies. Bonny seems to want nothing more than to have that one person she can bond to and build her trust and confidence. She has been moved around two or three times in her life, living in places where she could not have the human-dog bond and security of place that she needs. She will thrive on feelings of love and security and a place to belong. Bonny wants to be with you, but does not crave constant attention or play-time. She's happy just to be in the same space as you. She is a very sensitive dog. She has not shown any reaction to loud noises, but raised human voices and negative tones of voice turn her into a shrinking violet. She is timid initially, but the more time you spend with her, and the more she is taken out and learns that people are kind and not threatening, the more she will come out of her shyness. Bonny is very sensitive and intuitive.

Bonny gets along with other dogs, cats, kids, and all people. But, she really wants one person to bond with. She is learning that it is okay to play with the dogs and with people. It's as if she has been told all of her life that she can't play with other dogs or people, and is now just beginning to learn that it's okay and it's FUN. It just makes me smile when she goes into her play poses and play lunges around Plato, our stoic Shepherd mix. I think she would be happy as an "only dog", but taking her out to the dog park to continue to re-learn the natural tendencies of play would be a very good thing for her.

Bonny would be a wonderful life companion to anyone who would love to have a dog with "eyes only for them", and likes to take their dog everywhere they go, as well as to someone who spends a lot of time at home. Other winning traits: I've fostered her for two weeks, and I have not seen any bad habits, any bad behaviors, any "uh-oh's". She doesn't have an aggressive or dominant-assertive bone in her body. She is an excellent dog in the house, and does not need a huge yard to work off her energy, like many border collies and BC mixes do. She has little to no prey drive or chase instinct, and whether she is with dogs, horses, or sees deer and turkey in the pasture, she is just not interested in chasing, barking, or running after them. She walks politely on a leash. She comes when called every time, and somewhere along the line she learned to come with a whistle cue.

If you are looking for a gentle, sweet, loving companion who will bond to you, and who has the quiet and easy temperament to go anywhere with you, to spend lots of time just hanging out with you no matter what you are doing, Bonny is for you. Bonny is spayed, is up-to-date with vaccinations, has been heartworm-tested, is on heartworm preventative, and has been treated with Frontline Plus (as a precaution...she did not have any parasites when she arrived in rescue). Her foster home is near Cookeville, TN. Bonnie will be at Agri-Feed in Knoxville on December 15th.

CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information about this dog, please contact Barbara.

LOCATION: This adoptable dog is located in Cookeville, TN.


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Facts about Bonny

  • Breed: Border Collie
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bonny, a Oliver Springs 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 Oliver Springs, or seeking a Border Collie dog from a breeder in Oliver Springs.

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