My name is Mabel!

Retriever (Unknown Type)/Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Mabel
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Mabel's Info...

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

Mabel's Story...
****This is a courtesy listing for our friends at Herd It Through the Grapevine Rescue. For contact information, or to apply for this dog, please see their website

Pretty Mabel is a young adult mixed breed. She has a nice easy-care short coat, and is a great medium size at about 40 lbs. Mabel loves people and is friendly and affectionate with pretty much everyone she meets. She loves cuddling and playing with other dogs. She gets very excited when meeting new dogs. When she is on leash and sees another dog, she'll often jump straight up in the air like a rabbit. Although she loves to play, she is a moderate-energy girl, just very happy and grateful to have been rescued. So much is new to her, and she is drinking it all in.

Mabel is probably a mix of other mixes, but because of her winning personality, and we think there is possibly some kelpie/McNab/border collie or other herding breed in her, we took her into our rescue. She is such very nice girl, whose sweet personality really impressed a shelter volunteer who begged us to take her even though Mabel isn't mostly any particular herding breed.

It doesn't seem like Mabel had much chance to be a loved pet before coming to rescue. She recently had a litter of puppies too, even though she is just barely older than a puppy herself. The shelter took her puppies and put them up for adoption, but placed Mabel in the back where she needed rescue to get out alive. Now Mabel is in a great foster home where she is learning how to be a well cared-for, happy dog.

She is getting crate trained and housebroken and gets to go out with a dog walker and a pack of dogs to the park and beach every day. Lucky girl! Mabel enjoys playing with dogs and can get a bit boisterous when she does, but she has never been aggressive. She is doing great with her off leash training, and is extremely eager to please people. Depending on the treats, when training, she can be a little picky and sometimes not motivated by treats.

Mabel would do well in a variety of homes. She's living in the city (San Francisco) now and would be a fine city dog as long as she gets enough exercise and attention. Most of all sweet Mabel wants to belong to someone of her very own! Don't be fooled by her serious expression in these photos, she is a happy girl who doesn't like the paparazzi cameras. For more information on Mabel, please contact us at: or call (707) 583-9583.

Facts about Mabel

  • Breed: Retriever (Unknown Type)/Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Courtesy

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Mabel, a San Francisco Retriever (Unknown Type)/Border Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Retriever (Unknown Type)/Border Collie for sale in San Francisco, or seeking a Retriever (Unknown Type)/Border Collie dog from a breeder in San Francisco.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 Retriever (Unknown Type)/Border Collie breeders who help with Retriever (Unknown Type)/Border Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in San Francisco paves the way for another one to be saved.