Rescued border collie looking for new home

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RENO, NV (KOLO) Boxers and Buddies is looking to place Courtney into a loving home.

"She's not your typical hyperactive border collie," said Jodi Horner, the Boxers and Buddies foster coordinator. "She is pretty low-key. She's quiet, she's not a big barker. She's very sweet, very loving. Just gentle."

And the nearly two-year old female has come a long way since being rescued from a hoarding situation in Winnemuca. Boxers and Buddies, along with Res-Que, Winnemucca Animal Rescue, Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, Aussie Rescue So Cal, Aussie Rescue San Diego, Idaho Humane Society, Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary, Arizona Border Collie Rescue and Border Collies in Need all stepped up to save these dogs.

"They were living in their own filth. Most of them were mostly feral," added Horner.

She was one of 57 dogs rescued in August, and like many of them, was pregnant. Those dogs had a total of 43 puppies; meaning one hundred dogs were saved from the home. And the ordeal has left her with some special needs.

"She is diabetic. She does need daily insulin shots."

But otherwise she's a perfectly healthy dog, and starting to come out of her shell. She loves other dogs, and actually feels most comfortable when placed with them, so joining a family with a dog would be beneficial. And she's a people-pleaser, who gets along great with kids.

"There's extra things that a potential adopter will have to make sure of. A super secure fence," added Horner. "If she gets spooked, she'll run. When they're out on a walk you have to make sure the collar is secure."

Courtney is one of many dogs looking to be adopted. You can find out more information and fill out an application by going to Boxers and Buddies, a 2019 KOLOCares Pillar Partner.

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