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NAME: Shade
BREED: Border Collie mix
GENDER: Neutered Male
DOB: January 2017
WEIGHT: 50 lbs
COAT: Soft, mid-length
COLOR: Black with some white on stomach
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active Companion
LOCATION: Richmond, VA

Meet Shade!

Shade loves to play! He likes to follow his person and enjoys playing with his foster brother and sister, and especially loves getting the "zoomies" with them and running in the backyard! He knows how to sit and lay down, and is comfortable in his crate. He is very treat motivated and will be a very easily trainable dog. He is almost 100% house trained, but may have an accident if he is not being watched. He likes to drink lots of water because he loves to play!

Though Shade is the size of an adult dog, he is definitely still a puppy and will need a forever home that understands that he is still a bit mouthy and playful, and will grab a shoe to chew if he is not being watched. His foster mom is working on correcting any negative behavior, and Shade listens very well. He is very smart and understands when he is doing something that is not acceptable. He loves to explore and observe everything in his surrounding, so while he is not in his crate, he needs to be watched!

Shade would make a wonderful hiking and adventure companion, and would do best with children over the age of 10 because he is over the top playful and sometimes doesn't realize his own strength! He would be ok as an only dog in his home, but would benefit from having another dog in the house to play with.

Shade came to Blue Ridge Border Collie Rescue from a veterinarian in the Richmond area who pulled him from the Goochland County shelter before a "free adoption" event. He had been picked up by the shelter as a stray dog. She wanted to make sure that Shade wasn't adopted by just anyone and that his forever home understood his activity level! She was able to work on crate training, house training and other basic commands, but has seven other dogs of her own and wanted to place him in foster with BRBCR so he could get more of the attention that he needs.

Before he came to BRBCR, he was observed to have chased cats for fun, and play bowed with goats on the veterinarian's farm. He is very playful and loves to watch what humans and other animals are doing!

Shade is up to date on vaccinations, has been dewormed, and tested negative for heartworms. He is also on a monthly preventative for heartworms and fleas/ticks. He is also microchipped.

To start the adoption process or learn more about Shade, please fill out an application and then contact Lindsey at All potential adopters are required to have a home visit prior to placement of one of our rescues. Shade's adoption fee is $300, and we offer a two-week trial period when you adopt one of our dogs.

Thank you for considering a rescue!

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