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Gracie D211289

Border Collie (long coat) / Female / Adult

Details about Gracie D211289

  • ID D211289
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Black with White
  • Coatlength: Long
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Gracie D211289

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Gracie
Age: 5 years
Gender: Female
Breed: Border Collie
Weight: 40 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: TBD
Crate Trained: TBD
Energy level: Moderate
History: Local owner surrender
Adoption Fee: $400


From the Foster: 

Gracie is overflowing with sweetness and joy, and she impresses everyone she meets by making them feel loved. Once she really bonds with a person, she insists upon greeting them with enthusiastic kisses! Gracie is dreaming of a family that will appreciate her boundless affection.

Gracie has the intelligence and energy of a border collie. She learns new things very quickly, and she loves to be active. She finds car rides and cuddles irresistible. She’s recently discovered the wonders of squeaky toys—both for squeaky play and unstuffing! She also has a deep passion for butter, which made it easy for her foster family to deliver her medications as she recovered from surgeries!

Gracie will do best with an active family and a fenced in backyard, and preferably one with experience with herding dogs. She has been polite with our cats and chickens, but she does have a strong herding instinct. She gets along with most of our resident dogs; however, there is one the causes Gracie much frustration as she doesn’t go where she is told. (See, the herding instinct!) We think that Gracie will do best either as an only dog or with a confident male companion. She’s a truly phenomenal dog, and we can’t wait to find her a forever family!

**From the vet staff:  Hello! I arrived to Secondhand Hounds with a broken leg and a CCL (canine cruciate ligament)  tear. The veterinarians at SHH and an orthopedic veterinary surgeon quickly repaired the fractures in my leg, and I have been healing well so far! I am still awaiting some medical care to repair my CCL tear. For this I will need an orthopedic surgery called a "TPLO"  (tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy) completed by a specialist at the SHH Vet Center. The recovery requires some restricted activity and at-home physical therapy for 12 weeks so I'm going to need an adopter aware of this who is able to help me through my rest period so I can get settled in my forever home sooner! I will be adopted with an FTA (foster to adopt) contract so my adoption can take place, while SHH still manages the financial responsibility of my orthopedic surgery. Any other medical care needed outside of this surgery and recovery covered by the FTA contract would be the responsibility of my new family.