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PUPDATE 25 March 2020: Updating Rocky's description to include the fact that our cat friendly information was sourced from his previous owners - we disagree with that assessment, and feel that Rocky should not be placed with small animals unless the home is extremely dog savvy and has the appropriate training experience. Children in the home should be older teenagers, and very dog savvy. PUPDATE 26 February 2020: Rocky continues to show us exactly how connected he is to people - when he is outside, he will locate me inside the house, and will literally follow me as I move from room to room. We've had some interest in Rocky, though he needs more exercise and good handling than the average home can give. Rocky needs an experienced human who will be able to challenge his brain and his body. PUPDATE 25 September 2019: Rocky is super connected to people, though is most definitely in need of a partner. He received little training until he arrived here and while he is doing really well, he really needs a committed person of his very own. Rocky does really well with other dogs once they are properly introduced (he can be a little too forward on initial greeting). Rocky is great with people, dogs, and in the past, has been good with cats. He is a good sized dog, so may be too much for children or older folks. Otherwise, Rocky is incredibly sweet, outgoing, happy, and go-lucky. Rocky is incredibly food motivated and loves to please. He would probably make a great agility or sports companion once he gets back to a good weight and builds some better muscle tone. *********** MABCR recently pulled this handsome boy from a local shelter partner. He's a young adult (3-4 years old) who came to them as a stray in pretty rough shape. He needs to gain weight and his coat needs a chance to grow back but don't let that put you off! Rocky is incredibly sweet, outgoing, happy, and go-lucky. He's great with dogs of all sizes and reportedly showed little interest in cats/small animals. Rocky is incredibly food motivated and loves to please. He would probably make a great agility or sports companion once he gets back to a good weight and builds some better muscle tone. Please consider sharing to find him a forever home or donating a few dollars to help cover his care. PLEASE READ our procedures prior to making inquiry regarding this dog. . Please see 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 . Thank you for your interest in Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue.


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