A Border Collie named Donner is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Border Collie (medium coat)
Primary Breed: Border Collie
Age: Adult
Size: Large
Color: Black
Sex: Female

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary visit required

Donner is dashing with her long, gorgeous coat. In general, she is a very happy dog. She can be silly and playful, but also sweet and engaging. Donner loves being brushed by her caregivers at the Sanctuary. She also enjoys going for long walks where she can sniff and explore everything. She really likes being around the people who care for her, but she also has an independent streak.

Born in 2009, Donner had some struggles in her previous home. She is very scared of cars and will not get in them, though she is working on this in Dogtown. She was also very shy and fearful of strangers. Donner does not get along with other dogs (or any other kinds of animals), so she must be the only pet in a home.

Since coming to the Sanctuary, Donner has been working with her caregivers and can meet new people much easier now. She loves the people she knows here at the Sanctuary. Her ideal home would be with a person who is home a lot and has a stable environment without a lot of hustle, bustle or change. Daily walks (away from other dogs) and frequent brushing will also be important for her. She'll need to go slowly and build her confidence in a new environment, but she bonds quickly with people once she learns to trust them. Donner has a generous sponsor who will cover her adoption fee.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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