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Border Terrier

11 years, 11 months
Large  |  Female

Cary, NC


Matilda is a well-balanced, playful, loving mother that loves people and the outdoors!

Hello!!! Matilda here… As you can see on this page’s pics, I am playful and well socialized. I do not bark much at all and am generally very calm. My children are now getting older and I am looking for my new home. Could you and your family be the one for me?? You can adopt one of my children or even 2 of us – how about that for a packaged deal!!
Yes, I’m spayed & micro-chipped.
Matilda is a McNabb Border-Collie. We rescued her 2 days after giving birth to 6 pups. She was malnourished, depressed and in generally terrible condition. Loving care, healthy food and a supportive home turned her quickly around. We had to bottle feed all six puppies until she could produce enough milk to feed them.
At the NC Sanctuary, Matilda has learned to be well socialized with all dogs - old, young, large & small. She is a calm but disciplined mother. Indeed, she helped mother 5 other pups that we rescued.
ADOPTION NOTES:The Hemingway Group provides a special environment for our companions. To insure successful adoption -- there are several things we look for. The first is that most of our companions are on a diet consisting mainly of raw meat, vegetables and fruits (raw diet). Next, the companions at the Hemingway Group are well socialized and used to playing and being with other dogs on a constant basis. Therefore, adoption in most cases should be to a home that already has 1 or more playful & active companions, or adoption of 2 companions from the Group is recommended. This is not an absolute requirement, several of our adoptable companions would do well as an “only pet” but most of our companions would not do was well. Next, our companions are indoor/outdoor dogs and used to running free in large -- very large -- fenced areas for most of the day. Your yard need not be acres large, but clearly a good sized fenced yard or very close dog park and your time to take them regularly is needed. We believe in the Ceasar Millan approach to human and animal behavior, click here for more information. Lastly, we are a small organization -- it is difficult to support any adoption out of state as we require your pre-visit with the companion, our home visit to your location and finally your pickup of your new companion. While not every item mentioned above is mandatory - please consider the environment you can provide a Hemingway Group companion before completing an application. We try very hard to insure a life-time home for our companions. The Hemingway Group reserves the right to deny an application. The Hemingway Group reserves the right to deny an application.
ADOPTION PROCESS: The process is involved -- because when we respect and cherish our companions and want to ensure that they are adopted they find the best home for themselves and their new family.
Review the adoption of its and the write up on the companion you are interested in. Click here to complete an online application. Your application will be reviewed and we will make initial contact. If interest continues -- we will have a telephone call where we can review in more detail your desires and requirements and discuss in detail the personality and behaviors of the companion you are requesting. Then we will schedule a visit for you to come by and see your selected companion and/or companions that you are interested in. Next, we will conduct a home visit to see the entire that the companion would be moving it to. Finally, we make arrangements for the companion to join your family. The $200 adoption fee will be due at that time. Visit our main website

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