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My name is Gabe!

Collie Dog for adoption in Washington, Illinois - Gabe
Photo 1 - Collie Dog for adoption in Washington, Illinois - Gabe
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Gabe's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and not good with kids.

Gabe's Story...
Gabe is a one year old blue merle Smooth Coat or Short-Haired Collie with a tail. This boy has beautiful blue eyes and a very soft coat. He is 45 pounds of pure sweetness. Gabe loves to cuddle with his people. He is a perfect gentleman on the leash, always seeking to be in step with his walker and/or jogger.

Gabe is fully house trained and is also crate trained. In fact, his crate tends to be his favorite place to lounge. Gabe would like a fenced yard, he also would be just fine without a yard as long as his new people take him on walks (his tail never goes higher than for a walk!). While he loves to be active, Gabe definitely has an “off” switch and will adjust his energy to match his peoples’.

After a rough start in life and a long stay in a shelter, Gabe slowly and calmly warms to new people but once he does, he loves to cuddle and give kisses. He especially loves to be petted between the ears. This guy is somewhat reserved around other dogs especially if they are dominant. Gabe would do well with another dog, as long as the dog was friendly and Gabe had time to warm up. This sweet boy has not been cat tested.

For right now, Gabe would probably do best in a home with older children or no children, since he is still learning to gain his confidence. Gabe just needs someone who can love him and teach him that life is good. After this, Gabe will flourish into a loving, playful, and loyal companion.

Gabe is microchipped, vaccinated, neutered and current on monthly preventatives. He is being fostered in the St Louis MO area. If you would like to make this wonderful dude a family member, please fill out an ADOPTION APPLICATION

Facts about Gabe

  • Breed: Collie
  • Color: Merle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: ASRM 0161

Other Pets at Australian Shepherd Rescue Midwest Inc. - IL Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gabe, a Washington Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Collie for sale in Washington, or seeking a Collie dog from a breeder in Washington.

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