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Russell is an (approx.) 3 yr. old male Border Collie.  He weighs 49 pounds and has a short easy keeper coat.

He is a happy, friendly boy – straight off the ranch with not much training but learns quickly.  He aims to please if you just show him what you want.  He comes from a huge acreage cattle ranch where the dogs moved 800 head of cattle from range to range.

He will be an excellent hiking/mountain biking partner and has a good sense of where his person is, and is going.  He has tons of energy and a great recall to his name.  He may also be a good truffle hunting dog (he has a good nose).  He is well used to horses as all the ranch work was done on horseback.  


He is still getting accustomed to house living, being previously an outdoor dog, so he needs a patient teacher who understands the power of clear direction, praise and reward.  


He is a happy dog who wants a happy person.  He is very sweet and loves to be petted and will be a good couch cuddler for movie time.

Russ has a very solid temperament and even though he is transitioning to a different kind of environment, he takes everything in good stride. He is that kind of dog who wants to adore his person and should be in the same stead from his person.  


He has not been a barker or chewer.  He loves to go for walks and hikes and is pretty good about not pulling on a leash, but a nice free range harness would be good  for him.  

Russ will NOT be adopted out to either a cattle herding home or to an outdoor home.  Nor should he live next door to cattle that he can get to.

Russ is neutered, vaccinated DHPP (still needs rabies), microchipped, and on Revolution.  He is crate trained.

If you are interested in adopting Russell, please fill out the application on this site and then contact Ravensgate Border Collie Rescue at:

 360-387-5811 (no voice mail so just keep trying) 

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I work several jobs, so it can take a few days to return phone calls.  Reference the word stardust in any communication to show me that you have read the complete bio.

Russell is located in Stanwood, WA


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