Nina is a beautiful 3 year-old Border Collie/Retriever mix female who was surrendered to a rural county dog shelter by her family after they became homeless and could no longer care for their dogs. Nina was absolutely terrified at the shelter but after lots of TLC from the staff and volunteers, she began to relax a little bit. Her chances for adoption there were limited given her extreme shyness so she went into a foster home from the shelter and eventually to Canine Lifeline to find her new home. There’s not a mean bone in this dog’s body—she just lacks confidence and needs a quiet, calm home where she can feel secure. Nina gets along well with other dogs so we do want to place her in a home with a calm, confident canine pal whose lead she can follow. Nina loves stuffed toys and likes to collect them in a pile. She has excellent crate manners so should pick up the housetraining routine quickly in her new home. Given her skittishness, Nina will need a home with a secure aboveground fenced yard. We’re certain she’s going to make a great companion for the person or family who has the time and patience to allow her to adjust to her new surroundings at her own pace. Nina weighs about 31 pounds and her adoption fee is $250. She’s spayed, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Nina. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. We have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 7 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 48 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.