Border Collie
Picture of Nelly, a female Border Collie

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Home:Redwood City, CA  
Age: 18 Years   Sex: Female

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   Leave a bone for Nelly

Nelly-Belly, Belly, Nay-Nay

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Attention, being petted, chasing the tennis ball (yes, she's a Border Collie!) sleeping in my bed with me, JumBone bone-treats.

Strangers, people wearing hats.

Favorite Toy:
Tennis balls, the stuffed squeaky hedgehog.

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
The trails behind my mom's house in Woodside, CA.

Arrival Story:
I saw Nelly's pic on and fell in love. I called her foster mom to make an appointment to meet her, then cancelled because I knew I'd be moving soon and didn't want to put a new dog through all of that. So I moved, a month later, into a pet-friendly apartment, and saw Nelly still listed on PetFinder. I talked to her foster mom again and she said that I was the only application so far that matched with Nelly's personality. When I met her and her foster mom, I knew she was the right dog, even though it was obvious she'd been mistreated previously. I had told myself on the way to meet them that I would NOT take the dog home that day, that I would sleep on it and make sure I didn't do anything compulsive. On the way home, Nelly was sitting on the bench seat of my truck with me.

Nelly is still VERY weary of strangers, but, to me, is a total attention hog. She is like my shadow. She learned how to play fetch about 6 weeks ago, and now loves it.

The Groups I'm In:
Adorable Adoptees

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 22nd 2004 More than 13 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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