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Organization Name: The Perfect Dog
Location: Milpitas, CA
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Breed: Border Collie
Gender: Male Male
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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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Border Collie Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA, USA

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
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  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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    • Doberman Pinscher Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA, USA

      Dino

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      Breed: Doberman Pinscher
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Doberman Pinscher (short coat). Dino is a young (~10 month old) charming and active 50lb Doberman pup. He’s a very sweet, shy boy who is so gentle and loving with everyone he meets! With some confidence boosting, he'd even make a great therapy dog. He is great with other dogs and, in fact, needs to go to a home with another dog. He could potentially live with cats although he has not been tested. We would not recommend him with small children or in a noisy, active household, even though he’s such a sweet baby. He really needs attention to be focused on him to help him become the amazing companion he’s meant to be. Dino is housebroken, neutered, and up to date on shots. Dino graduated from a training program through Unchained at San Jose Juvenile Hall. In this awesome program, he learned basic obedience (sit, down, stay, come, loose leash walking, leave it)! Watch Dino’s movie! https://youtu.be/vAt1h1OmBAE 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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    • German Shepherd Dog-Husky Mix Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA, USA

      Lars - NEEDS...

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Husky Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Husky / Mixed (medium coat). Lars is a very gorgeous 1yo 65lb German Shepherd who is a rare, solid blonde color! Lars gets along great with other dogs and cats! He is crate trained, mostly housebroken, and rides great in the car (never gets car sick). He is great with people he knows and trusts, but doesn't care for strangers, and can also be protective. Due to this, he should go to an adult only home. He has a lot of personality, but he's also a total goober, "derp" is his middle name. He likes toys and will tug a little, but doesn't fetch. He is a total velcro dog to his person and will follow his person everywhere and needs to be touching them at all times. He would do best in a home with a yard and another dog. Lars graduated from a training program through Unchained at San Jose Juvenile Hall. In this awesome program, he learned basic obedience (sit, down, stay, come, leave it) as well as fun tricks and other skills! Check out Lars’ video! https://youtu.be/pS-9U1UXg4Y Lars' adoption fee is only $250! 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 Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA, USA

      Lenny - NEED...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Are you a single lady lookin for a loyal man in your life? Look no further! Lenny is a 1.5yo 6-7lb Chihuahua. He may be small, but he's got the biggest personality! He's very driven and wants to please. He's super smart, very food motivated, and a rockstar in training. You could teach this guy anything. He gets along with other dogs and cats, but he would be happiest in a home as an only dog. He is awesome with women and people he knows and trusts, but doesn't like men, but he can learn to trust a gentle treat-giving man after time. He is cratetrained and housebroken. This guy walks great on leash. If you're looking for a rockstar portable pup to go on many adventures with, Lenny is your man! Lenny graduated from a training program through Unchained at San Jose Juvenile Hall. In this awesome program, he learned basic obedience (sit, down, stay, come, loose leash walking, leave it) as well as fun tricks and other skills! Check out Lenny’s video! https://youtu.be/XY9FLS7U7Uc 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, USA

      Oliver

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Hi! I'm Oliver! Do you have some cheese? Oliver is as smart as they come!! Maybe as smart as his foster mom's ever seen. This is a 7 month old small mixed breed pup who just wants to please you. The sky is the limit for him. He has eyes that simply smolder and will win you over in a matter of minutes. He’s currently in an active foster care home with 4 other dogs and 4 cats. Oliver learned quickly to respect cats and it only took 1 chase to know that the cats are in charge!! He plays well with the other dogs, respects their space, and loves chasing tennis balls. He brings all his toys to bed, but will make space for a cat or dog who wants to snuggle. He has springs in his legs and loves to fetch. He will sit and wait for you to throw his toy and eagerly bring it back to you over and over again! Oliver is crate trained, potty trained and knows when it's meal time (he will bring his bowl to you if you forget to feed him!) He does need to go to an adult only (teenagers ok) home, please no young children! Oliver does have stranger fear issues he still needs to work through. He’s great on a leash and is learning to enjoy car rides! He LOVES to cuddle up in a blanket at night and watch a movie with you. This is a puppy that will be a best friend for life. 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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    • Chiweenie Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA, USA

      Pippy

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      Breed: Chiweenie
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat). Does your dog need a friend? Look no further! Pippy is a 8 month old little puppy with a tender, shy personality. He came from a backyard hoarding situation, and has been learning quickly how to enjoy life and trust people in his foster home! Pippy is the perfect little companion for a gentle, loving home who will continue to teach this little guy about the great, positive things in life. Pippy LOVES going for walks and sunbathing outside. He gets a huge smile on his little face that will brighten your entire day! He is crate trained, food motivated, and cat-friendly (gives them kisses). He also absolutely adores his foster brother and sister dogs, and prefers having other dogs around for support and confidence. He would make a great little companion for your own companion(s)! If you'd like to meet Pippy, please don't hesitate to contact us! 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-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA, USA

      Shelby - cou...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Senior Special Needs Dog Looking for a Special Someone Shelby is a 10-year old Pitbull who wants nothing but to lay down with someone and have her belly rubbed. This very sweet girl will give special someone great companionship. She loves to eat and loves to go for an easy walk. When first rescued 3 years ago she was nothing but skin and bones, her previous owner brought her back from a brink of death. But unfortunately, she recently lost a house and was no longer able to care for Shelby. I am fostering her but she does not get along with my 2 dogs and is having to stay alone in a room during the day while I am at work. She is diabetic and because of it cannot see very well. Her diabetes is now well under control by twice daily insulin shots. She is a strong and happy dog who shows no sign of slowing down, but because of her age and condition we are not sure how long she has left. We would like her to be in a loving home where she can be with someone all the time. Please contact Yuki at yukikawahara@hotmail.com for more info on Shelby! 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-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA, USA

      Ivy

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Ivy is a 2-3yo pit mix who only weighs 40lbs. She's a very sweet, timid, and docile girl who is a poet at heart and needs the countryside quiet to keep her soul at peace and comfort. The busy city life can scare and overwhelm her, so please no apartments or crazy children running around. She does well with big and little dogs (proper intros, of course!) and has paid no mind to kitty cats. She will snuggle up to mellow dogs that just want to hang out. For someone with a patient heart and lots of love to give, Ivy more than repays that kindness once she feels safe and accepted. She's crate trained and housebroken. This girl is available for adoption through The Perfect Dog rescue - which makes sense, because though quite the introvert, this little navy bean is, indeed, the perfect dog ❤️ 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, USA

      Achilles

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      Breed: Border Collie-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      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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    • Australian Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Milpitas, CA, USA

      Roger

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      Breed: Australian Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      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, USA

      Pepito

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      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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