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Sailor Border Collie & Australian Shepherd Mix Alexandria, VA

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


Friendly, Gentle, Good with Dogs, Housetrained, Smart
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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Meet Sailor

Handsome Sailor boy will be your new best friend!! He is a sweet Border Collie/Aussie mix (best guess) and is very friendly to all he meets. He will gladly say hello and ask for a pet.

This sweet and energetic pup is about 2 years old, medium sized at 35 pounds (though could stand to gain a few more), and both house trained and crate trained. Sailor does very well on walks, which he enjoys, and listens well to wait and leave it. He is a very smart dog who loves to please and would thrive with more training - both for obedience and for fun! He enjoys being around his foster sister and having a built in buddy because boy, this guy loves to play! He hasn't quite figured out how to engage in play with other dogs but seems to very much appreciate their company. His eyes light up when he can run to play fetch and chase balls. It's the highlight of his day! Sailor likes to chew soft toys, kongs, and crinkle toys. Puzzles are another favorite past-time - like any herding breed, he hates to be bored.

Sailor is really good on a leash, but a fenced yard is still a plus for him. He's a sweetheart and loves pets and scratches, especially before bedtime. He is a medium velcro guy who will sometimes embrace his independence and curl up in a quiet corner for a break. Sailor does well with children and hasn't shown any issues with cats on his walks, though he's not been in a home with a cat.

He can be a curious pup and can be a counter/table surfer but does listen when told to leave it and lay down. It's just hard not to have a look when something smells delicious! He would do well with an active family or perhaps with dog sports to get his energy out. Sailor is great on car rides and ready to be your next furry friend!

If you think you can provide Sailor the wonderful home he deserves, please apply today! He really is a special guy. If you are an approved adopter and interested in Sailor, please contact the volunteer who conducted your home visit.

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