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February 14, 2011

My friend and pro writing colleague Allie Johnson, who is a world-class dog foster mom and animal welfare advocate not to mention the author of the awesome Pet Tips and Tails blog, asked me to help find this dog-friendly, kid-friendly border collie mix puppy a home.

Help us won’t you … by emailing your friends, using social media to spread the word?

Everything I know about her is below. Because Allie and her friend (whose granddad found the sweetie pup) are both resourceful dog rescuers … transportation to just about any U.S. location is probably possible, so don’t let her current location deter you.

Breed: Probably border collie mix of some sort

Age: Estimated 7-9 months old

Found: On the side of a highway near Kansas City, Missouri, during a terrible winter storm

Location: St. Joseph, Missouri (although she is currently vacationing with the family that found her in Florida)

Temperament: Mellow when she needs to be, playful when invited

Training: 110% housetrained, capable of being home alone/loose without any chewing problems

Bonus! Both dog friendly (dogs of all sizes) and kid friendly

Latest News from Allie’s friend (whose granddad found the pup):

“She is in St. Joe, about 5 minutes from my house. I can get any sort of transport I set my mind to:) As of right now, though, she went on vacation with my grandparents since they did not want to board her or leave her alone with someone they didn’t trust. She is living it up in Florida as of yesterday for the next 2 weeks or so with all the other family poodles and Weimaraner. LOL! They have a second beach house in Florida that they go back and forth from, so she joined them on the trip this time for a couple weeks to get away from the winter weather for a bit:) But I have met her several times, and she an absolute sweetheart, totally obedient, completely housetrained 110% and free-roams the house every day while they are at work with not one single accident or problem of chewing or destruction at all…which is surprising since she is (from my examination) only about 7-9 months old. She doesn’t seem to have ever been through a heat cycle yet and her back molars haven’t even broke through yet! She is very calm and collected and is not hyper like a border collie but has the markings and build of one. So, she is definitely a BC mix of some sort for sure! She really just lays around and is quite docile and collected for the most part, but will definitely join in with you if you try to play with her…she is too funny!! And she just COMPLETELY lights up if she sees children!!”

If you are interested in this girl, email me Rachel @ …

About the Author Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related.

I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

  1. My previous pit bull had issues with the cat but they learned to just stay away from each other. Java and the cat get along well but sometimes Java wants to play and there is a bit of a size difference. The cat would probably get hurt if she wasn’t a smart old barn cat and she knows how to hide. She also knows not to run around dogs, because that seems to get that whole “chase instinct” thing going.

  2. She’s adorable – definitely looks like my kind of dog, but we are so not in the market. Plus I think I can only deal with one girl dog at a time. I hope she finds an awesome home, though!

  3. So far we have named her “Sweetie”, but it can be changed, of course. There are MANY cats that live in the house with her and she basically ignores them, but there was one incident where their ornery min pin went for one of the cats and caused a big commotion, so Sweetie jumped up and joined the pack when they went for the cat, and the cat did get injured as a result, unfortunately. We completely blame the min pin, since he is a complete undisciplined jerk, and she was only following his lead though. She free roams the house every day with the cats unsupervised and has never harmed one, but after that day, they wont leave her alone with a cat because they worry that it may have triggered a prey drive….so we recommend a home without a cats, as a precaution, although at her young age, I’m sure she could still be trained to live harmoniously around cats again.

    1. Thanks, Rachel, for that additional info regarding kitties. I suspect she could learn to be nice to cats as well, but that’s a training challenge I’ve never faced … since we’re a dog-only house.

    1. OOOOhhh!!! Maery, I would love for this sweet girl to live with someone in our blog community. You could name her Chai or some other hot beverage … then you’d have Java and Chai. :o)

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