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My name is Nellie!

Posted over 2 years ago

Cared for by Herding Haven
Adoption fee: $150

This helps Herding Haven with pet care costs.

My basic info

Border Collie/Australian Shepherd
Black - with White
3 years 10 months old, Adult
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
28 lbs (current)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Needs experienced adopter
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Hi! My name is Nellie and I am a 1 yr old border collie x Aussie mix. I was picked up as a stray and taken to a local shelter. The shelter was loud and chaotic and it made me very nervous. Luckily Herding Haven "sprung" me and I am now in a foster home where I am learning that the world is not such a scary place. I am a little shy and nervous around people I don't know; but I warm up with patience, kindness (and yummy treats). Once I trust you I will be your most faithful and loyal friend (and the best snuggle bug you ever had). I love playing with other dogs; a home with another young dog to help show me the ropes is a must. I am not a fan of cats, so my furever home must be feline free. Kids make me nervous, so I need a home without small/young children (dog savvy teens/young adults over 16 yr would be ok). I am crate-trained, house-broken and learning not to pull on the leash. I am spayed and up-to-date on my vaccinations. If you are interested in meeting me, please contact
Herding Haven

Contact info

Pet ID
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Potential adopters must complete the following:
1. complete an adoption applications (which includes a personal reference and a vet reference).
2. Have a meet and greet to determine "fit"
3. Undergo a home check
4. Complete a trial adoption (2-7 days0
5. Complete an adoption contrace
6. Pay an adoption fee ($100 for seniors, $125 adult dogs, $150 for puppies).

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

All of the dogs in our rescue are in foster homes. Potential adopters will be put in touch with the dog's foster and will set up a meet-and-greet.

More about this rescue

Herding Haven is a non-profit (501c3) organization that rescues and rehabilitates dogs with special needs so that they may become more adoptable. The dogs in our rescue come largely from shelters where they have been deemed "unadoptable" to the general public due to physical disabilities, medical problems and/or behavioral issues. Herding Haven provides medical care, physical and behavioral rehabilitation and then works to very hard to find the dogs the perfect forever home.