Last week, we picked up a litter of five Border Collie mix puppies that were abandoned at a local shelter.
We split the litter and kept two while the other three went to another foster homo. We decided to keep the blue merle and named her Gertrude — Gertie for short.
And the runt of the litter, a little black and white girl, named Oreo.
They were pretty healthy when they came, with the exception that they had fleas and worms — but we’ve since taken care of that. We had to keep them away from other dogs and kind of quarantined for a week to ensure that they were healthy and didn’t catch anything while in the shelter. They have continued to be healthy and are now available for adoption. So far, they have their first set of shots, have been wormed, and will be getting their second set soon.
We don’t know anything about the puppies’ background, but our best guesses that they are Border Collie mixed with Australian Cattle Dog. They may also have a little lab in them. The Border Collie Rescue does not usually take mixes, but they opted to in this situation as they are obviously mixed with another herding breed.
The puppies are about 3 months old and require a $100 spaying deposit along with their $200 adoption fee. They are available with an approved application through the Border Collie Rescue of Northern California.