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Bear Bear (VL) - Border Collie / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Border Collie Mix Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA, USA


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Date Listed: 01/13/2017
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Organization Name: Hope Animal Rescue of Iowa
Location: Des Moines, IA

Breed: Border Collie Mix
Gender: Male Male

Bear Bear (VL)

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Black with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 01/13/2017
Location: Grimes, IA, 50111
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Tags: Border Collie Mix Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA, USA

Border Collie Mix Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
  • Not Good With Large Dogs
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Border Collie / Mixed (short coat). AGE: 9 years Prior to his rescue by Hope, Bear Bear spent the prior 1000 plus days in a shelter in a cage! He is so happy to be free! He loves people and loves to play! He is learning what it means to be loved and a member of the family. He geys along with cats and smaller dogs with proper introduction. Bear Bear deserves a happy tail, so please spread his story far and wide! If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out an application on our website:   All of our animals are located in foster homes around the Des Moines metro area. We are 100% volunteer run. Our volunteers' time is very valuable to us, so we ask for serious inquiries only. The adoption fee for our adult dogs is $175. Purebred breeds & designer dogs are determined on a case by case basis depending on acquisition fees, etc. Senior dogs (7+ years) are $100. This fee covers spay/neuter surgery, current vaccinations, fecal/dewormer if needed, flea/tick treatment if needed, microchip & registration, and a free post-adoption wellness exam from Prairie View Animal Hospital in Grimes, Iowa. This is a veterinary service package valued at over $400. As we are run entirely on donations, the adoption fee merely covers a portion of the medical costs to prepare the dog for adoption. The remainder, as well as any special medical care need, & the daily care (food, treats, toys, beds) of the pooch are covered by donations. Please consider an additional donation to your adoption fee to help sponsor another animal who needs hope. If you haven’t found your new friend yet, but would like to help give hope to furry kids in need, you can donate direct here: Hope Animal Rescue is a no-kill rescue whose mission is to rescue, protect, and provide hope as we search for loving homes for stray and neglected animals. We provide hope when they have given up hope, we speak when they cannot speak, and we love without boundaries. We are always looking for event volunteers & foster families. If you are interested in joining our Hope team, please apply here:

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      Sex: Female Female
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      Location: USA
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