Lassie - Collie (long coat) Dog For Adoption
Collie Dog For Adoption in Chantilly, VA

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Organization Name: Collie Rescue, Inc
Location: Chantilly, VA 20153


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Breed: Collie
Gender: Female Female
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Lassie

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 04/22/2017
Location: Chantilly, VA 20153
Tags: Collie Dog For Adoption in Chantilly, VA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Long
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Collie (long coat). Lassie is a sweet, happy and affectionate 4.5 year old collie girl. She is quite curious and generally well-behaved, and is also smart and a quick learner. She hasn't had any formal training, but wants to please everyone and is also food-motivated. She is ok with riding in the car (she is a little nervous at first, but then settles right down). She is housebroken and gets along well with other dogs. Lassie is a nice, sweet girl who would be a great addition for the right family! If you are interested in rescuing a collie, please complete this short adoption questionnaire. Our standard adoption fee is $350. This fee helps us to cover the expense of providing each dog with a Health Exam, Rabies/DHPP vaccines, Heartworm Test, Heartworm Preventative, Flea & Tick Protection, Microchip, Neuter/Spay, and a Bath. Thank you for your consideration in adopting a collie in need!!!

Collie

A.K.A. : Scottish Collie
Overview: Collies are very intelligent and make excellent watch dogs. They like to work and take readily to any training program. A brave and faithful companion, this dog can adjust to living in the country or the city.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): male: 60-75, female 50-65
Height (in): male: 24-26, female 22-24
Colors: Sable and white; tricolor, blue merle; white (predominantly white, preferably with markings).
Coat: Coat can be either rough or smooth. Both variety with a soft, abundant undercoat. Smooth variety is short, hard and flat; Rough variety is straight, harsh, abundant and long, particularly on the mane and ruff.
Character: Collies are mild-mannered and gentle. Eager to work, these dogs are often a little stubborn.
Temperament: This breed is good with children and gets along well with other household pets ' assuming proper socialization has occurred.
Care: The Collie requires different grooming depending on the variety. The smooth coated variety needs only periodic brushing, but the rough variety needs a brush or comb every other day.
Training: This breed needs positive reinforcement and lots of praise during training. They are smart and eager to please, responding well to the trainer's voice.
Activity: The Collie needs to have a long walk or jog on leash every day - or given the opportunity to run around in a yard.
Country of Origin: Scotland
Health Issue: This breed is generally healthy, but some are prone to progressive retinal atrophy, eye defects, and hip problems.
Life Expectancy: 8-12

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    • Collie Dog For Adoption in Chantilly, VA

      Bailey

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      Breed: Collie
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: Chantilly, VA
      Posted Breed: Collie (long coat). Meet sweet Bailey! She is a young puppy who will turn one-year-old in May. Can she spend her first birthday party with you? She is a bit shy, but is quite a sweetheart! She really opens up with other dogs though, so we’re hoping to find Bailey a home where she can live with another confident dog. She also does well with cats! We think she would do best in a home without children. Bailey is still getting used to new situations and environments, especially neighborhoods where there is a lot of activity and loud noises. Her foster family is helping expose her to new people. They say Bailey has shown herself to be a typical smart collie – easy to train and quick to learn! Yummy treats are a favorite thing to keep her focused, but toys are what really brings out her playfulness. If you are interested in rescuing a collie, please complete this short adoption questionnaire. Our standard adoption fee is $350. This fee helps us to cover the expense of providing each dog with a Health Exam, Rabies/DHPP vaccines, Heartworm Test, Heartworm Preventative, Flea & Tick Protection, Microchip, Neuter/Spay, and a Bath. Thank you for your consideration in adopting a collie in need!!!
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    • Collie Dog For Adoption in Chantilly, VA

      Prince

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      Breed: Collie
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Chantilly, VA
      Posted Breed: Collie (long coat). Prince is currently undergoing heartworm treatment and will not be available for adoption until he completes it as he must not go through any stress while he is being treated. We will post updates once he complete his treatment. Meet sweet Prince! He is a sable collie boy who is 4 ½ years old. He came to Collie Rescue, Inc. after his owner passed away, and now he is looking for a new place to call home. Prince is a very sweet, alert, and friendly boy who will bring joy to a lucky family! He rides very well in the car, and also loves run around and play. Prince is being treated for heartworm for the next few months, and will need to be tested again in June to make sure everything has been resolved. Until then, he will not be available for adoption, so that we don't put him under any stress during his treatment. We’re still learning about Prince, so check back soon for more info! If you are interested in rescuing a collie, please complete this short adoption questionnaire. Our standard adoption fee is $350. This fee helps us to cover the expense of providing each dog with a Health Exam, Rabies/DHPP vaccines, Heartworm Test, Heartworm Preventative, Flea & Tick Protection, Microchip, Neuter/Spay, and a Bath. Thank you for your consideration in adopting a collie in need!!!
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