Special (aka Amara) ~ in foster - Border Collie / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Border Collie Mix Dog For Adoption in Lake Jackson, TX

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Date Listed: 07/16/2016
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Organization Name: SPCA of Brazoria County
Location: Lake Jackson, TX 77566


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Breed: Border Collie Mix
Gender: Female Female
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Special (aka Amara) ~ in foster

Age: Adult
Availability Date: 07/16/2016
Location: Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Tags: Border Collie Mix Dog For Adoption in Lake Jackson, TX
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Posted Breed: Border Collie / Mixed. Special likes toys and is very well-mannered. She is a little slow to warm up to people, especially to men/boys (her foster family is working with her on this), but she is very loyal. She would make a perfect companion for a single lady. She is great with other dogs and is doing well with house training in her foster home. She has been with the SPCA in the shelter/in foster since 6/20/2015.

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      Addie

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Jackson, TX
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). This sweet girl is Addie. She has been at the shelter for 6 months and could really use a foster or adopter. Come meet her today at the Lake Jackson SPCA. Poor Addie has been at the shelter for almost 200 days. We took her out for her Longtimer's Lunch Club adventure to Petco and to the Wayside Pub for lunch on the patio. She was the life of the party at Petco rolling on the floor for belly rubs, was sweet and patient laying by the bench on the patio while we ate, and loved riding in the car. Addie would make the perfect pup in any home. She loves children and has the sweetest disposition. Please come adopt Addie! ~Jessi & Julie # LongtimersLunchClub
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      Chaia~In Fos...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Jackson, TX
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      Grandpa Walt...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Lake Jackson, TX
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      Crook ~ in f...

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      Breed: Dachshund-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Lake Jackson, TX
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      Shy Girl ~ L...

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Jackson, TX
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      Kiefer-- fos...

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Jackson, TX
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      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Lake Jackson, TX
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      Patch

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Jackson, TX
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      Baby~Longtim...

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Jackson, TX
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      Boudreaux ~ ...

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      Breed: Rottweiler-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Lake Jackson, TX
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