Border Collie Rescue

Nampa, ID

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Rescue Group: IDAWG
Date: 06-17-2018
DogId: DIXIE (ID#4438)
Gender: F
Age: 1 yr - 2 yrs
Location: Nampa, ID
Special Needs: none

You’ve heard that good things come in small packages? Well that describes Dixie to a T! Dixie is an approximately 1 year old border collie mix who came off a ranch in southeastern Oregon where she wasn’t working out as a cow dog. She’s been doing really well adapting to her new indoor lifestyle and really enjoys spending time with her people. 

She’s small for a border collie at just under 30 pounds—a really nice size for a house dog. Dixie is crate trained, seems to be housetrained, has done very well with dogs of both sexes and is okay with cats. We’re also told she’s been good with children. 

Dixie is incredibly athletic and has a great off-leash recall when calling her in from the yard, flying up 5 steps to the landing without even touching the stairs. She’s food motivated and takes treats very gently. She so far hasn’t shown much interest in toys, although she’s discovered that she does enjoy stuffed bones and antlers. We think she could be a great agility prospect with her athleticism, and she also is an enthusiastic sniffer so might do well in canine nose work. 

Dixie was an absolute star for her bath, she’s crate trained, and she rides well in the car. She’s been good when loose in the house, just lying down on the carpet with the other dogs while her foster mom works. And when it’s time to put her in the bathroom behind the dog gate, she goes right in without any fuss. This little charmer is just waiting for the right partner to discover her potential. Could you be her special someone?

If you are interested in possibly adopting Dixie, please complete an adoption application. If the one on this website doesn't work for you, use the one located here:

Or you can email Joan at

You must be willing to come to southwestern Idaho to meet Dixie if you are interested in adopting her.

Dixie's adoption fee is $225 and includes spay, vaccinations, microchip, collar and ID tag.

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