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Penny came to us as a special case from a shelter partner. She had been trapped in a humane trap as she was evading human contact. For this reason, we are labeling her feral, though she does seek human contact when she is comfortable, and is now moving in and out of our kennel building comfortably, a and crates or kennels nicely when asked. It is very possible that she was an owned dog at one time. On intake, Penny was frightened and unable to process much, but within a few days, Skylar was seeing a very positive response and has continued to see forward growth. We do feel Penny could now be placed into the right home - a home with patience and the desire to both push Penny's envelope and allow her to come along at her own pace. Penny will do best in a quiet home with other friendly, confident dogs, a willingness to manage and crate when needed, and a securely fenced yard. Children and cats are unknowns, so we will not be placing into a home where children are present, and anyone with cats must be willing to work with Penny to desensitize if needed. I (Sarah) can say from experience, that feral dogs are my favourite dogs to work with due to the huge rewards and payback that come from passive training methods and patience. Anyone who would adopt Penny would have ongoing support from MABCR with training and socialisation. Please read our procedures prior to making inquiry regarding this dog. Please go to our main website at for more information regarding the adoption of this or any dog from our rescue. Please note that while this dog is currently available, any dog on our site may have an adoption pending and may not be available to you at this time. The same dog may later become available if the adoption falls through. Our website will give you details on our adoption procedures as well as an application for adoption. An application must be submitted prior to 'matching' an adopter with a dog as all dogs do not fit into all homes. We pride ourselves in our adoption process, we take the time to get to know our adopters so that we can place a dog with them that they can enjoy for years to come. Please understand that we will not discuss dogs with individual adopters until after the application process is completed. Our rescue does not have a public facility, therefore there are no visiting hours. Appointments to visit with the available dogs are made after the application process has been completed by our staff. To assist any dog within the MABCR organization, please consider making a donation to the general fund or to the medical fund. All dogs coming into our rescue are fully vetted (s/n and innoculations) prior to adoption. Rescuing animals is quite expensive. If you are unable to adopt, but would like to help this, or any other animal in our system, please consider a sponsorship donation. For information on our sponsorship program, please contact Sarah at DONATE ONLINE USING PAYPAL Thank you for your interest in Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue.


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