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Matty - Sanctuary dog Border Collie Mix Chestertown, MD

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Black, White / Cream


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

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Meet Matty - Sanctuary dog

PUPDATE 16 April 2020: The decision has been made that it is in the best interest for Matty to live out his life here. He will be considered a sanctuary dog and will be cared for as we care for our personal dogs.
29 October: What more can I say about Matty. He is super sweet, and devoted, and is loving, funny, and affectionate. He does occasionally display his feral beginnings, but is easily managed. Matty will do best in a home with other dogs, and where the humans are patient and understanding.
22 September: Matty is currently one of the farm favorites. He is so sweet and gentle, he loves everyone and is a super cuddler. He has learned that people really like to pet and rub, and that that feels so very good. Matty will make such a wonderful companion for the right home.
UPDATE: 4 July -- Matty is a super sweet little guy who is just looking for love. A southern boy with an angel on his shoulder, Matty came to us from one of our partner organisations in Louisiana. Picked up as stray, Matty has obviously not had a lot of handling in his young life, and does take a day or two to trust, but he loves hanging out with his humans, and dogs, too!! Matty can be a little tough on cats, so a home without cats would be better for him (and the cats!).

Matty is crate trained, appears to be housebroken, and is learning how to walk on leash. He will do best in a quiet home without young children (we don't really know how he is with little ones, though he was fine with a toddler outside here.), and , and would be happy with lots of walks and good play time.

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Matty - Sanctuary dog

Matty - Sanctuary dog

  • Border Collie
  • Adult
  • Male