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Border Collie Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA

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Organization Name: The Perfect Dog
Location: Milpitas, CA 95036
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(510) 333-4420


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Breed: Border Collie
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Skip

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Black with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 10/01/2016
Location: Milpitas, CA 95036
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Grooming Needs Moderate
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Timid
  • Skittish
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Border Collie (medium coat). * SPECIAL NEEDS * "Project Dog" ONLY available to the right home! Skip is an incredibly precious 5yo purebred Border Collie who came to us FERAL, extremely undersocialized and very shut down. It took him 4 weeks to feel safe enough to come out of hiding in his crate when we first got him 3 years ago. The best way to describe him was like a feral cat. He’s very distrustful of strangers. Over the years with his person, he has learned to come, sit, down, enjoys car rides, is great on the leash and learning to walk on the street, and loves to go on hikes and the beach (but needs to be kept away from strangers), is completely crate-trained and housebroken. He’s learning to play with toys, other dogs, and even with his person. He does have herding instinct and will herd cats, chickens, and has been introduced to sheep. He has such an innocent and sweet disposition. He would do best with a single woman, or must go to a home with a woman as primary caretaker (and then husband must be a gentle, soft-spoken man, experienced with shy and fearful dogs (NO KIDS!!!!!)). He would also do better in a household with another more confident dog that he can lean on for support and learn from. He just needs a quiet home with no visitors, best in the country, with someone who will be very patient, only purely loving, and offer him the time and space that he needs, to continue to help guide him to be a more confident dog. Once given the time, he is the most loyal and sweet, snuggly companion. He is a low energy border collie and prefers to spend his days lounging on the couch. Skip has been in rescue since 3/2012. Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc

Border Collie

A.K.A. : Scottish Sheep Dog, Welsh sheep dog
Overview: The Border Collie enjoys working; if not actually herding sheep, he needs to be in the company of an athletic owner who will allow him to work out often. He's intelligent and eager to please, so makes a fine companion for active and attentive owners.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): 30-45
Height (in): male: 20-23, female: 18-21
Colors: Black, blue merle, and sable, marked with varying amounts of white and/or tan.
Coat: Can be either smooth or rough. The smooth coat is short; the rough coat is medium to long and flat to Slightly waby.
Character: Border Collies are intelligent, determined, and brave. They form a very close attachment to their family and are always eager to please.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with other pets and children, as long as there is sufficient activity to keep everyone occupied.
Care: The Border Collie requires at least weekly brushing.
Training: This breed is very intelligent and eager to please, thus making training a very pleasurable and rewarding experience for both dog and owner.
Activity: The Border Collie needs to stay active to keep from being bored (and, therefore, behaving badly). He needs plenty of exercise or specific tasks on a regular basis.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed is hardy, but some are prone to hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and eye disease. Some are allergic to fleas or prone to epilepsy and deafness.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

More About Border Collie Breed
If you’re looking to adopt a dog and don’t know where to start, puppyfinder.com is an excellent source for information about adopting a dog and will connect you with hundreds of shelters across the US that have adoptable puppies and older dogs waiting for forever homes.
  1. Do your research – find out what types of dogs would be a good fit for your lifestyle and the activity level of your family. Also keep in mind the grooming needs of certain breeds that might require frequent maintenance.
  2. Decide what you can handle – before you get sucked in by all the adorable puppy eyes you’re about to see, think long and hard about the appropriate age dog for your family or if you are capable of caring for a special needs dog. Puppies are a lot of work, if you don’t have time for potty training and obedience classes you’ll want to consider an older dog. There are plenty of middle aged, vibrant dogs up for adoption as well as many senior dogs that would be a great fit for a family looking for a more subdued dog with lots of love to give.
  3. Learn about the shelters and their adoption policies – It might be easier to start looking at shelters within a certain radius of home but don’t be afraid to venture out to other states as well. Many states have larger populations of adoptable dogs and their shelters are willing to transport pets to suitable adopting families. Some shelters might have requirements for a home visit, a fenced yard or require you to visit the pet multiple times before you commit to adopting. Understand that the shelters are doing their best to place the pets in suitable homes and these requirements are in the best interest of both you and the pet.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA

      Harley

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Milpitas, CA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (short coat). Harley is best described as a teddy-bear both in temperament and size. This 4-yo, 110lb GSD-BlackBear is about as sweet a dog as you could ask for and is not made of any tough stuff at all. Harley's ideal day is following around his people and taking advantage of any opportunity to cuddle and give lots of kisses. Even though he's an adult, Harley has just started learning about the world and would love someone he trusts to gently show it to him. He's very smart, loves toys and treats and is eager to learn new things to please his people. With some time, he does well living with larger dogs, teenagers, and men, but really loves the ladies! In foster care he has been learning to walk on leash, sit for treats, eat more slowly (and what a diet is!), ride in the car, as well as working on his housebreaking and crate training. Harley would do best with a work from home parent or to hang out in a quiet office. He gets quickly overwhelmed by small children but is currently learning about quiet teenagers. He has not been cat-tested. All this huge, fluffy, goofy, shy bear needs is a forever home and some quiet adventures with you! Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA

      General - ur...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Milpitas, CA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). *Courtesy Listing* (TPD has not met and cannot guarantee the health and temperament of this dog) General is a 3-4yr old male neutered pit mix current on all vaccines, and he has had a full vet check with a clean bill of health. He does have some skin allergies, but with a good diet and proper housing, he is doing great. He is currently in a foster home with two small dogs and one medium size dog. Also a 3yr old boy. He has recently completed a 6 week course in basic obedience. He was very fearful of people, but is doing much better now that he has been with his foster. Loves other dogs and just wants to find someone who can show him how to be loved and cared for. General needs to find a new home before the new year. Email Ruth at finelinemobilegrooming@gmail.com for more info on General. Or you can fill out TPD adoption application to adopt him. Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc
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    • American Rat Pinscher Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA

      Chichi

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      Breed: American Rat Pinscher
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Milpitas, CA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Chichi is a chihuahua/minpin/terrier mix who weighs 12lbs and ~8 years old. She was found in a neighborhood in October of 2015. She is spayed, chipped, and vaccinated. She is house trained and crate trained. She loves to run in fields, walks well on a leash, and gets along well with other dogs. Chichi comes when called and sits on command. She has not been around young children. She is an indoor dog and does alert barking as a watchdog. She does well with both men and women. She loves to sleep with people. Chichi is looking for her forever home. Chichi has been in rescue since 10/2015. Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Milpitas, CA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Murray is a 2yo one-eyed Terrier mix. He is very good with kids and adults that he knows, but it takes him longer to warm up to men. A few treats helps speed up the process. He likes to chase cats and bark at them, but he’s used to being around them. He is crate-trained. He would greatly benefit from some training classes. Murray is bonded to another little dog (Tina on our website), but they can go to separate homes. He is a sweet little guy who craves lots of attention and could use more activity each day than he is currently getting. Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc
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    • Chiranian Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA

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      Breed: Chiranian
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Milpitas, CA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Pomeranian / Mixed (medium coat). **Phillip is in need of a foster home (or adopter!)** Phillip is an extra handsome little 6 pound longhaired chi mix, about 1 year old. He has the sweetest personality and LOVES everyone he meets! Phillip is a very playful little guy, and enjoys playing with the other dogs in his foster home. He's also quite content playing by himself with his favorite plush toys and chew bones. But most of all, he loves to cuddle with his person. Phillip needs to go to a home with a yard (even if it's small) and where someone is home most of the day. Philip was born with a slight rear-end deformity, so he runs a little sideways and has to wear a diaper indoors. Phillip is looking for an extra loving, understanding, and patient person/family who will love and accept him as he is (born with a . He needs someone willing to make a commitment to him and his special needs. In return he will love you forever! Phillip has been in rescue since 8/2015. Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc
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    • Border Collie-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA

      Achilles

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      Breed: Border Collie-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Milpitas, CA
      Posted Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Border Collie / Mixed (medium coat). Achilles is a 9yo cattledog mix who came into the shelter as an owner-surrender in early 2015. He has the gentle, kind soul of a medium-sized dog who has unfortunately been through many homes recently through no fault of his own. Because of this, Achilles is a little slow to warm up to new people but is interested and does bond with you after just a few days. He will reward you with a little happy dance and some "stump-waggin'" whenever he sees you! All this guy really needs is a comfy corner spot in a stable quiet home environment again! Achilles is fully housebroken, crate-trained, treat motivated, good on leash, tolerant of other dogs, and a quiet companion. He just wants to be near his people again so would be happiest in a home with a full-time caretaker. Achilles is being fostered with a number of large dogs and a 14yo child. He can get a bit overwhelmed by a lot of noisy living so would blossom best in a home with a retired couple to dote on him again. Achilles has been in rescue since 2/18/2015 and would really like to find his forever home to live out the rest of his golden years! Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA

      Oscar

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Milpitas, CA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Oscar is a 5yo small breed mix. He gets along with people and other smaller dogs well. He's crate trained and uses a doggie door. He is very food motivated and will even dance for treats! Oscar has been in rescue since 3/30/2013, so his Adoption fee is only $100! (regular $250) Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc
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    • Miniature Pinscher Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA

      Tina

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Milpitas, CA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher (short coat). Tina is a super cute 5 year old miniature pinscher, weighing in at just under 7 pounds. This sweet little girl loves to be held, cuddled, and seems to melt right into you! She's very loyal and focused on her people. Tina gets along well with the dogs in her foster home. She enjoys playing tug of war with toys, wrestling, and chewing on nylabones or antlers. She has a nice medium energy level. She is quickly learning to respect cats. Tina is housebroken, crate trained, and has excellent house manners. She enjoys her walks, and rides nicely in the car. If you are looking for a great little dog, one that will be a loyal and loving companion, Tina is the girl for you! Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc
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    • Australian Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA

      Roger

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      Breed: Australian Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Milpitas, CA
      Posted Breed: Australian Terrier / Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier) / Mixed. ** PLEASE READ HIS DESCRIPTION BEFORE CALLING/APPLYING! ** His super cute looks are deceiving! Roger is a "project dog"! Which means he will need on-going training and is ONLY available to an SF Bay Area experienced, sport dog home. Roger is a 6 year old, 10lb Australian Terrier/Jack Russell mix, and this guy is ALL terrier!! (His personality is probably closest to that of a Jack Russell) He loves to play with other small dogs, is good with cats (although sometimes he wants to play with them if they run). He LOVES to play (can’t say this enough), and he is very high energy. He has learned a handful of tricks (is a titled Advanced Trick Dog), and he competes in USDAA Agility (with two titles already- SPS and PD)!, so he must go to a home that can continue dog sports with him, and keep him very active, both mentally and physically. He’s like the energizer bunny, and he is one of the smartest dogs we have ever met, scary smart! He does also love to snuggle with his person and give kisses. He’s crate-trained and housebroken. His only issue (besides his energy and intelligence level) is *fear aggression toward strangers* (will bite if a stranger approaches, reaches their hand for/toward him, or spooks him), but with lots of patience, management, training (counter conditioning), and carefully monitored socialization, his fear has decreased, but it may never go completely away, so you can never let your guard down with him. He has gotten a LOT better in his foster home over the last several years, but will need someone to continue the right kind of training with him. He does seem to warm up much faster to young women than to older people or men. This is why he’d do best in a home with NO children and with someone experienced with terrier or high energy breeds (like herding dogs) and near-professional dog behavior experience. Once you give this dog a chance, you will fall in love! He’s really such an absolutely brilliant dog, the life of the party! Roger has been in rescue since 3/2011. Roger is neutered, up to date on his shots, microchipped, and will come with a collar, harness, leash, and bag of food! Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA

      Pepito

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Milpitas, CA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). *courtesy listing* Pepito's age is unknown but I'm guessing about five years old, neuter chihuahua male, about 5 pounds. He is very skittish of people but does very well with other friendly dogs. He is looking for a home with someone with a lot of patience as he has to learn to trust his human. He lived in abandon lot for and unknown time which might have help become feral. He likes to bolt out the door if he has the opportunity. At my home with my dogs, he has made a lot progress, he follows their lead and it's begin to play with my female Yorkie, I think he might be in love with her :) which is actually very cute to watch...He loves meal time and waits patently while bowls are being prepared. He now wags with his tail when good things happen. He is crate trained, for a chihuahua he is very quite barks only when needed to communicate. Pepito needs some to show him love and to assure him the world isn't such a bad place. Contact: 408-807-2220 kenya@dirtypawspetsitting.com Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com or fill out the adoption application: http://www.theperfectdog.org/TPDadoptapp.doc
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