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Checkers Border Collie Mclean, VA

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange, White / Cream


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without

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Meet Checkers

Meet Checkers!

Checkers is a beautiful young Border Collie (could be a mix). He is mostly white, with a deep auburn face and auburn spots. Checkers was picked up as a stray in DC and ended up in the shelter. His owners were contacted but they elected not to keep him. He was highly stressed in the kennel at the shelter and stayed laying in a corner so a nice lady at the shelter contacted us. Checkers is 10 months old, born 9/20/2014.

When I brought him home a week ago, he was stressed at first, but has settled in nicely. Checkers is easy to live with, he is sweet, smart and good looking! He wants to be at your side. He bonded quickly and wants to be close to his person.

Checkers is relaxed in the house. No reaction to normal household items (vacuum, dishwasher, etc.). He has a high environmental confidence and will step on or nose novel objects without hesitation. He has barked a couple times when he heard noises outside, but recovered within seconds. Outside, at night, he has barked at strange noises and neighbors talking. At first, he was unsure of crates and since he had just been neutered and was on crate rest, I’ve been working on feeding him in the crate and now he will go into the crate when asked. Checkers likes toys, but leave other things alone. When I leave he whines a bit, but settles down nicely. He has been wonderful with my dogs and ignores cats.

Checkers is a high energy young dog who needs a home where he will get lots of exercise. While he is a sweet dog, he would probably not be the right dog with small children. He would make a great agility dog.

To start the adoption process, please fill out an application on our website at and then contact Sue at All potential adopters are required to have a home inspection prior to placement of one of our rescues. Checkers' adoption fee is $250.

Thank you for considering a rescue!

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