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My name is Bella!

Facts about me

Border Collie/Labrador Retriever
Black - with White
3 years 5 months old, Adult
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
(Current) 55 lbs
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My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Bella is 2.5 yr old 55 lb Border Collie/Lab/ACD mix is a very funny, sweet girl who smiles now that she has a renewed spirit. Bella is available for a Foster to Adopt/Adoptive Home. She is a very busy dog who learned to actually fetch using diff balls and is learning about life on the leash and taking cues from other dogs. Even though Bella is a young adult, her past life didn’t help her explore anything beyond her owners immediate needs. Bella was abandoned during a landlord dispute and she does have some fears to raised voices or loud sounds like a smack to the wall and the water hose. Bella is still learning about life, her biggest struggle is an over stimulation when she is headed out on the leash. She was never really out for walks or learning leash socialization as a younger dog to her it’s a super big party. Using training tools I have trained her using operative and counter conditioning skills, balanced training, so as a team we can connect on walks. She can be a little intensely inquisitive with other dogs on the leash, she wasn’t introduced to dogs either as a younger dog should be taught. It’s our job as confident leaders to teach Bella using commands how to properly socialize with dogs. At home she has done fine w calm confident dogs, the smaller dogs size of a pug seems to be what she was familiar with and she does like dogs. Bella needs her person to be confident, obedience experienced and take her to these challenges by continuing the training and be able to demonstrate this. Bella isn't avoiding life on the leash she is learning life experiences and human leadership. She cuddles up on my lap and gives great kiss, no counter surfing, house trained and crate trained. An ideal home for Bella is: exercise w obedience; using varied balls and toys outside as she really learned this is how we play; continued positive slow introductions w dogs; a break during a long work day; 6 foot wooden fence with a large yard; children 12 and up; no cats and no apartments. Unless there is demonstrated experience in handling a dog’s behavior like Bella she won’t be leaving TX and has to be within a 2 hr drive from her rescuer should an adoption not work out. Bella adoption donation is $200 with an application to adopt, home visit if applicable, she is up to date and heart worm negative and will stay microchipped to rescue and adopter.

At Home Houston Border Collie Rescue - Houston

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Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered, heart-worm tested and on heart-worm prevention, they live inside the home as a family. All adopters are guided through the process of which their dog is at with their training/health during time of adoption and how best to proceed with tools given for that dogs future. All dogs adoption donation $250 unless noted otherwise noted in the bio. There an adoption application to be filled out, home visit where applicable, meet and greet, sometimes spend the nights for very special pups, adoption contract to be filled out and spay/neuter contracts when a dog is under 6 months of age or not fully developed for best growth potential. I go above and beyond in health; nutrition; and training in the living environment developing the dog for a better tomorrow.

More about this rescue

The mission for this rescue is for border collie breed, border collie mixes, and other herding dogs that has been mistreated, misunderstood, and left behind to struggle with uncertain options. There are too many to rescue that need experienced breed rescue support, love, guidance to be stronger and better than ever before! I take my time with my rescues, most are fostered in my home with my personal dogs, to access them in as many situations in life and developing what they need to achieve beyond what the past was given to them. The At Home Houston Border Collie Rescue is a strong family here to continue in your pups path as life moves forward.