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Organization Name: Hope Animal Rescue of Iowa
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Breed: Border Collie Mix
Gender: Male Male
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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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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
Other
  • Not Good With Large Dogs
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
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 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: 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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      Breed: Siberian Husky
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Siberian Husky (long coat). Saber is a 2 year old active pup. He LOVES to play with other dogs and people. He gets along with both cats and dogs, adults and kids. He will require an active home familiar with this breed. He would make an awesome family member. He enjoys car rides and being outdoors. Looking for a friend to take on adventures? Saber is your guy!!!!
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      Breed: Bull-Boxer
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bulldog / Boxer / Mixed (short coat). Blonde 'Mama' is approximately 5 years old weighing about 61 lbs. She is very sweet and gentle. It appears she has been abused as she does cower when you go and bet her, but she loves to be near humans and belly rubs. She does well with other dogs with proper introduction, but does not do so well with cats. If you would like to meet Mama...please fill out an only application at http://hopeanimalrescueofiowa.org/forms/196/dog-application .
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Des Moines, IA, USA

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). B onded pair with Babe. They must stay together they are sisters approx. 5 years old. Babe is the white one and heavier one. She also has hypothyroid and must be given medication twice daily. Ginger is very petite with long legs looks like a baby fawn. Again they must stay together. I do not recommend small kids as Ginger is very petite and twigs for legs LOL. They sleep together or on top of each other, love to tunnel under a pillow case and lay on pillow and peak out of the pillow case just enough for them to see anything that might be going on. Ginger will tremble and wiggle when you hold her but she and Babe love attention and love a pillow with a pillow case on it. Both house trained and were crate trained years ago. However, when I go to work I put down a potty pad just in case they need it. They love nylabones, the smaller ones, and hooves. They are fun to watch as they thnk they have to protect each other and I am not sure who or what they are protecting from LOL.
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      Babe (Bonded...

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Bonded pair with Ginger. They must stay together they are sisters approx. 5 years old. Babe is the white one and heavier one. She also has hypothyroid and must be given medication twice daily. Ginger is very petite with long legs looks like a baby fawn. Again they must stay together. I do not recommend small kids as Ginger is very petite and twigs for legs LOL. They sleep together or on top of each other, love to tunnel under a pillow case and lay on pillow and peak out of the pillow case just enough for them to see anything that might be going on. Ginger will tremble and wiggle when you hold her but she and Babe love attention and love a pillow with a pillow case on it. Both house trained and were crate trained years ago. However, when I go to work I put down a potty pad just in case they need it. They love nylabones, the smaller ones, and hooves. They are fun to watch as they thnk they have to protect each other and I am not sure who or what they are protecting from LOL.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Des Moines, IA, USA

      Ranger

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Breed: Husky-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
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      Benedict

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      Breed: Jack Russell Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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