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Roy - adopted! Border Collie Minneapolis, MN

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


Smart, Gentle, Loving
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Roy - adopted!

Roy is a year old, approximately 45 lb border collie who lives for his people. He is a soft soul who loves to snuggle on your lap and be adored. Smart and gentle, he wants a family that will make him an integral part of their daily lives, keeping him happily occupied with a balance of exercise and training/mental stimulation.

We don’t think Roy got much of a chance to be a puppy. He is learning to play with toys and be the silly young pup he should be. His canine foster siblings model great behavior, and he is loving his new life with their leadership. His foster mom has started taking him out to explore the world on safe excursions, where he is friendly and happy when greeting new people and dogs.

The most important thing to Roy right now is that his people are patient. He needs a family that will move at his speed, surrounding him with love and safety. They will get to watch him blossom into an amazing adult dog. Loud voices and new sounds and sights (planes going overhead) can startle Roy, but he is learning to affiliate new sights and sounds with good things like praise, love and even treats when he looks to his people for guidance on how to react.

We are requiring a friendly canine sibling for Roy, and looking for a family who is dedicated to continuing his socialization and building his confidence. He is not a candidate for socialization at dog parks; one bad experience with a group of dogs could set him back significantly.

Roy is great with kids and would enjoy their company. We prefer a fenced yard for Roy, but will consider families with a history of keeping dogs safe on leash. (Invisible fencing will not be considered for Roy.) He is doing well in learning how to walk nicely with his family. Roy is kennel trained and very good in the car. We do not know how he would be with cats.

Roy is located in Minneapolis/St. Paul. If you think you're a good fit for Roy, please fill out an application at

As a foster-based rescue, we do not have a central facility to visit. Meet and greets with specific dogs are arranged once your adoption application (not an inquiry email through Petfinder) has been received, processed, and approved. We are located in Minnesota and adopt to an area 400 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Roy's adoption fee is $350 + MN sales tax. He is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations.

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Roy - adopted!

Roy - adopted!

  • Border Collie
  • Young
  • Male