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Border Collie (medium coat)  : :  Female  : :  Adult  : :  Medium


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About Millie

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black with White
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Ear Type: Erect
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 41 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 40 Pounds
  • Current Age: 2 Years 2 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

 Millie is typical of her breed.  She is extremely complex and needy.  I had my favorite trainer (Ed Russell  719-778-1302) come today and spend some time helping me to understand what Millie will need to be successful.  Ed's new mantra is "TEA", the important things to remember to be the most successful dog/human team.  "Technique, Equipment and Attitude."  Ed will be describing exactly what he means by that shortly.

Please understand that each dog is precious to us and we will not place a dog where we don't believe she will get what she needs to be happy.  

Millie is a purebred black and white spayed female Border Collie.  When asked about the differences between a Border Collie and a rough (or Scotch) Collie, it is difficult to know where to begin.  Although their heritage is similar (originally from England, Ireland and Scotland), that is where the similarity ends.  This is not a dog for a novice owner.  If you have never lived with a Border Collie before, this wonderful dog is not for you.

Millie is extremely smart.  Collies and Shelties are also intelligent and easy to train.  But a Border Collie will train their humans instead of the other way around.  They are capable of complex thought.  'If I do this, then that will happen.'  So a successful Border Collie owner must be at least as smart as the dog.  It sounds funny but it is very true.

Millie is between 2-3 years, updated on all vaccines and microchipped with a Home Again chip.  Even her lifetime database registration is included with her adoption.  She is heartworm negative which is a very big deal because I saw my first mosquito of the year earlier today.  She will need to be kept on Interceptor as her heartworm preventative because of the mutated gene issue with the herding breeds.  There is a comprehensive explanation of this issue on our Facebook page.

PLEASE don't e-mail about Millie before reading about our adoption process on our website at www.colliesheltierescue.org and completing the online adoption application.  Millie will be screening applications with us.  She is just that smart!

More about Millie

Good with Dogs, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Timid, Affectionate, Eager To Please


Please begin the process for adoption by reading our Adoption Policies and, if we sound like the right group for you, fill out our online Adoption Application. From there, our receipt of your completed application will be confirmed by email. You then will receive a follow-up phone call if we feel you are a good potential applicant for the dog. Lots of good conversation with the foster family, a reference from your veterinarian, and a home visit round out the screening process. We take dog adoption very seriously.  Please put a lot of thought into why you want to adopt a dog, and help us make a good match for your family. We appreciate your taking the time to visit with us. We will look forward to hearing from you as well.

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