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Goku Border Collie Mix Minneapolis, MN

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Adoption fee

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Meet Goku

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Hi! My name is Goku and I'm a 2-year-old, brown-eyed, big-smile boy who is looking for my furever home. Much like those Sarah McLachlan commercials, my history is one big sad story that would probably make you tear up, but fortunately my past doesn't define my future... and my future is looking pretty darn cool!

I am an incredibly energetic and spirited dog and I love to run, run, run. Running is my most favorite thing in the world, and I can't seem to get enough of it. I'm also really really good at it; I have been able to out-run all of my playmates thus far... although I haven't challenged a greyhound to a race yet, so there's still an opportunity for someone to out-run me.

My foster mom says I am also really smart! I know tons of obedience cues - sit, lay down, shake, stay, leave it - and I know how to "place" (go on my bed), walk nicely on leash, I'm kennel trained, and potty trained. I love to play with toys but I'm not super destructive; I make sure any new toy you bring home to me - which I welcome you to do as frequently as possible - will last for a while.

I know what you're thinking: "Man, this guy is perfect! Handsome and smart?! What's the catch?!" Well, I have strong herding instincts and when I get really ramped up I want to herd every living thing in sight... including humans (which the tiny humans tend not to appreciate). Additionally, because of the trauma I experienced in my past I am super duper nervous around new people and new animals and I show this by barking and growling like a big tough guy (even though my foster mom says I'm a wimp). Fortunately, I warm up quickly to new people if they just follow the rules (ignore me).

My foster mom and the rescue I am with have been helping me learn that new people and dogs aren't so scary. I have been attending agility lessons where there are tons of new people and dogs, and I have been doing great! I am also really really good at agility and a star student in class.

If you are looking to add an incredibly handsome, intelligent, and athletic man to your life, send in an application so you can talk to my foster mom. She's real awesome and I love her dearly, but no man wants to live with his mom forever... and I'd love to meet you!


Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, heartworm/Lyme test, all age-appropriate vaccinations (distemper, rabies, & Bordetella), HW and flea/tick preventative, and microchip implant and registration. Adoption fees INCLUDE a mandatory sales tax of 7.525%.

There is no guarantee of age and breed as a rescue animal's history is unknown. All ages and breeds are best guess.

Due to post-adoption services provided, we prefer to adopt within a 90-mile radius of Minneapolis; however, we will consider up to 250 miles if the adopter is willing to drive to cities as needed.

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