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Male60 lbs
Status Available to Adopt
  • Breed Border Collie Mix
  • Age 5yrs 1mos
  • Location At Shelter
  • Color Black and White
  • Foster Eligible Yes

Interested in adopting Nelson?

Please review our Adoption Policies and complete a Pet Adoption Application

Meet Nelson

Nelson here!

My new adoptive family will need to be ready to provide a lot of training which my friends at FOHA will help to coordinate at time of adoption. I can be unpredictable so I am looking for a family with no kids.

Look deep into my different colored eyes – then get me a ball! I LOVE to play fetch! The second I see a ball or hear you say the word, I’m ready to play. I know how to fetch and I’ll bring the ball right back to you and drop it at your feet. I also love water and getting playfully sprayed with a hose!

I’ve been lucky to join doggy social here at FOHA and I have enjoyed playing with other dogs. I’m cool with some doggy friends, but I like my space, especially around my stuff. I’ve got my treasures, you know? So, if you’re cool with that, we’ll get along just fine!

I love going for walks as I get to know the volunteers and they get to know me. As much as I like new dogs I am not comfortable around a lot of new people. So I would not do well in a dog park or doggie daycare.

I do have a touch-sensitive side. Respecting my space is the key to our perfect harmony. While I’m a friendly companion, a gentle approach ensures we’ll have the best time together. Let’s keep it easy-going, and we’ll make the perfect team!

I’ll go ahead and say it, I’m extremely smart. I’m looking for an active family that will put my intelligence to good use. I would love to have a huge fenced in backyard to chase my ball until my heart is content. Apartments and condos will not be a good fit for me.

If you would like to come meet me, submit an application and we can set up a time to get to know each other.  See you soon!!

I am looking for a home with no kids, no cats, house with a large fenced backyard, and an experienced owner willing to work on training.