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My name is Finley(ADOPTED!)!

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Border Collie/Mountain Cur
Black - with White
5 months old, Puppy
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 20 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

FINLEY HAS BEEN ADOPTED! Finley is a very special, mellow, quiet, gentle-natured pup looking for a special family to call his own. Pal's Place rescued Finley from an overburdened animal control facility in rural Kentucky with his six littermates (Foster, Fitz, Floyd, Finch, and Fendi). He is now in a loving and nurturing foster home in Chicago, anxiously waiting to meet his new family. Finley is approximately 14-16 weeks old and weighs 20 pounds. Considering his current age and weight, we expect he will mature to 50-60 pounds when fully grown. His exact breed mix is unknown, but it is known that he is genuinely the best breed; rescued! Finley's littermates all looked quite different. Finley's appearance suggests Border Collie in their lineage; one puppy looked like a Black Lab, another like a Boxer, and the remaining pups resembled Mountain Curs. Both parents were most likely mixed breeds, so Finley and his siblings are a proper muttley crew!
Since being in the care of the rescue, we have discovered that Finley has limited vision. The exact cause is unknown, but Finley did suffer a seizure when he was just four weeks old from a hypoglycemic episode. Unfortunately, Finley and his littermates were taken away from their mother before they were old enough to be weaned. They were not being fed often enough throughout the day for their age and size, leading Finley to a low blood sugar attack. He, fortunately, received treatment right away and recovered quickly. However, we do think the seizure caused some vision loss. He's been in the care of Pal's Place for over two months now for monitoring and observation, and he's not had any seizure activity after his episode. He's also had a thorough exam and blood panels complete and an exam with a Veterinary Ophthalmologist. Aside from having limited vision, Finley is growing and progressing as any other pup would!
Finley is very social and loves humans and other dogs, but he can be timid when meeting new people and needs a little time to warm up. Given his vision impairment, he also needs a little extra time to feel comfortable in a new environment. We think most blind/limited vision dogs do best in homes with at least one other dog to act as a guide dog. They also provide comfort and confidence for our special needs pals. We hope to find a home with at least one other canine companion for him. Finley is honestly one of the most affectionate, well-behaved, and mild-mannered pups we have come across, and he will make a fantastic companion for one lucky household. He loves to give gentle kisses, cuddles, and being doted on! He is crate trained and is coming along nicely with his housebreaking when kept on a regular schedule. Please come and meet this special guy today. He's hoping to meet his forever family soon!

Please remember that puppies this age and size need frequent potty breaks (every 3-4 hours or so) and lots of playtime and attention throughout the day for the next several months, so please consider if you truly have the time for a puppy before applying. Finley's adoption fee to the rescue is $475. He is neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date with age-appropriate vaccines. Finley can be visited by appointment once an adoption application is submitted and approved by the rescue. To complete an adoption application online, visit or email for an application or more information. We cannot place holds on our dogs for any reason. Please do not apply unless you are ready to welcome a new member into the home within three days of applying.

• Pal's Place adoption fees start at $475 for puppies and $375 for dogs aged six months or older. This fee helps to cover medical expenses needed to prepare dogs for adoption (vaccines, microchips, spay/neuter surgeries, etc.), feeding, transportation, and general care for the dogs. Pal's Place is 100% reliant on donations to care for our rescued dogs.

• Please email or visit our website,, for an adoption application. Pal's Place is a volunteer-run organization. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response. Please also check your spam/junk folder when awaiting an answer; sometimes, replies and applications end up in there!

• All our dogs are in foster homes and can be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY after an approved application is received. For more info, please email Email is the preferred contact method and is the quickest way to receive a response. We cannot place holds on our dogs. Please do not contact us until you are prepared to adopt.

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Why adoption is a great option

Finley(ADOPTED!), a Chicago Border Collie/Mountain Cur dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Border Collie/Mountain Cur for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Border Collie/Mountain Cur dog from a breeder in Chicago.

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