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

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Date Listed: 10/07/2016
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Organization Name: Hope Animal Rescue of Iowa
Location: Grimes, IA 50111
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Breed: Border Collie Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Bear Bear (VL)

Age: Senior
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 10/07/2016
Location: Grimes, IA 50111
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • 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 needs to be the only pet as he does not get along with other dogs. 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: www.hopeanimalrescueofiowa.org. 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: www.hopeanimalrescueofiowa.org/donate.html 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: www.hopeanimalrescueofiowa.org.

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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA

      Ripley #119A...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Grimes, IA
      Posted Breed: Hound (short coat). Ripley is very quiet laid back dog that likes other dogs/puppies and cats/kittens. Ripley was put in a foster home with a litter of puppies and kittens and could care less. He also does well with children. One orphan kitten that weighs about 1 lb. would walk around on the floor in front of Ripley and he just basically ignored him. He likes to hang out in your bed during the day and take long naps. Once he is comfortable, he also likes to follow you around as your shadow to be close. You could pet him for hours and he wouldn't get tired. At night he will sleep in bed with you if there is room. In foster care he is sleeping in an open crate or on the couch as the bed is full with other dogs and he found another soft spot to sleep. He does well walking on a leash too and did fine in the car. Foster was told that Ripley has separation anxiety but she has not experienced it and she leaves him inside the home, uncrated and he has been fine when she has been gone, although there are other animals home with him. Also he is currently in a fenced yard, however the gate must be secure as he knows how to open them. We would recommend his new forever home have a fenced yard and another dog as a companion. After about a week in foster care he has started to play with the other dogs, so it takes him about a week to get comfortable. Ripley is really chilled and will be a loyal and loving companion for a family willing to give him a chance. If you would like to meet Ripley, please fill out an application at www.hopeanimalrescueofiowa.org.
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    • Beagle-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA

      Fusion

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      Breed: Beagle-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: Grimes, IA
      Posted Breed: Beagle / Mixed. Fusion is one Sienna's puppies born into foster care on Wednesday, 10/26/16. Sienna is a sweet girl and is beagle mix. The puppies currently look like they could be mixed with German Sheppard or husky, but as they grow it will hopefully become more apparent. The puppies will be ready for adoption around December 22 pending there are no issues/concerns with spaying/neutering. Puppies: Rio (f); Lexus (f); Tundra (f); Fusion (f); and Ranger (m) If you would like to meet the puppies, please fill out an application at www.hopeanimalrescueofiowa.org.
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    • Border Collie-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA

      Stella

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      Breed: Border Collie-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Grimes, IA
      Posted Breed: Border Collie / Mixed.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA

      Rosie

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Grimes, IA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed.
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    • Mac - Terrier / Mixed Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 10/29/2016

      Mutt Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA

      Mac

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: Grimes, IA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed.
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    • Mac - Terrier / Mixed Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 10/29/2016

      Mutt Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA

      Mac

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: Grimes, IA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed.
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    • Chip - Terrier / Mixed Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 10/22/2016

      Mutt Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA

      Chip

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: Grimes, IA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA

      Sydney (AAD)...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Grimes, IA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed.
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    • Fancy - Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 06/04/2016

      Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA

      Fancy

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      Breed: Shih Tzu
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Grimes, IA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu. Born 3/23/2001. This sweet senior is looking for a retirement home to rest her head.. She is bonded with Gypsy.
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    • Gypsy - Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 06/04/2016

      Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Grimes, IA

      Gypsy

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      Breed: Shih Tzu
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Grimes, IA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu. Born 3/23/2001- this sweet senior girl is looking for a retirement home to rest her head.. She is bonded with Fancy.
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