This ‘Pit Bull’/’Border Collie’ Mix Needs a Good Home

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All dogs arriving at the Shelter before or during the month of June 2018 are adoptable for $35.00.

I am a neutered male, black and white Pit Bull Terrier and Border Collie.

The shelter thinks I am about 1 year and 6 months old.

I have been at the shelter since Jun 25, 2018.

Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal:


This guy has very crisp black and white markings, and a very distinctive crook in the end of his tail- presumably how he got his name! He is a good leash walker with great manners, and is a nice small/medium size. He’s not much into treats but is quite curious, friendly, and active, without being overly excitable. He enjoys playing in the playpen. He’s be a great family dog!

For more information about this animal, call:

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Animal Shelter at (707) 840-9132

Ask for information about animal ID number A086287

There are several other dogs that need to be adopted that are listed on If you’d like to check them out, follow this link:



  • There are two breeds on this earth that are the most prone to bite: Pit bulls and border collies. I think it’s irresponsible to offer such an animal for adoption. It would be safer to offer an alligator for adoption. The border collie in this animal will drive it to bite. The pit bull in it will drive it to stay with the victim until supper’s been eaten.

    • I agree in some regard. I had one. She took three times the effort to watch over than my labs, including the building of a new fence because of her drive to chase added to her drive to hold on. And she was a very loving to people and a clever dog. They are not for people who just let their animals “run free.” They may be good dogs but only for the owner willing to work with them. And be responsible.

    • I’ve never had a pure border collie but my border collie mixes have both been the most loving, obedient, and smart dogs I’ve ever known. Nor have I ever know anyone who has been bit by one.

      Yes, that is just antidotal but, this study doesn’t show them in the top 10.

      • did you mean “anecdotal”? and you are a professional journalist?

        • Come on we all get bit by autocorrect once in awhile.

        • So you thought it was a good idea to come here and write that about somebody who helps the community every single day for years? [edit]

        • You are, of course, absolutely right that somehow, I’m not sure how, I misspelled a word. You are absolutely wrong that spelling has anything to do with being a professional journalist. Editor, yes. Journalist, no.

          I am, however, forced to do my own editing and make mistakes. I apologize and would normally fix it but I feel a perverse satisfaction in annoying you.

          It isn’t particularly grownup of me. But, nonetheless, it tickles my funnybone.

          • “I apologize and would normally fix it but I feel a perverse satisfaction in annoying you. ”

            Good on you Kym. That’s the spirit!

          • it wasn’t a spelling arrow, you got the spelling write, but you got the word wrung. end the wart wasn’t ever a homonym.

            putt down the weed, and pay detention to retail.

            ffs. you so stupify all that i detest about Dumboldt. people driving, working, thinking with the shovel of awareness with witch you write. you can do batter Kym. except more of yourself, woman.

      • Dora the explorer


    • I think the two breeds most likely to bite people are chihuahuas and chow chows.

      What is my source? I have none. I just made it up based on my own opinion. I suspect Zookeeper did the same.

      • I am declaring the two most likely to bite breeds to be the Chihuahua and the dachshund, with miniature pinscher a very close number 3.

    • I have 2 border collies and they’ve never bit anyone. They’ll bark at strangers but not close enough for them to touch em. They’re in the top tier for doggy intelligence, easy to train, naturally herd (no bite) and great at agility. I’ve never seen a border collie lock-jaw. They’re very loyal and sweet. I can walk anywhere off-leash voice command. I’d suspect if a border collie bit a person, it was probably abused. The only dogs I’ve witnessed seeing bite someone was a chihuahua and german shepherd.

    • It’s not the bread, it’s their stupid owners who does not take care of them right. I adopted a Border collie pit mix and she is smart and lovable. Our fur babies are like kids , it’s how you teach and raise them.

  • Needs good Gome? Didn’t you forget the “n”?

  • GOME????

  • Is it part BC because it’s black and white? I have BC’s and it doesn’t look at all like it has Border Collie in it.
    And I don’t know where you get that a BC should even be equated at all with a pit!

  • This dog has as much Border Collie in it as it does Yorkshire Terrier. Seriously, someone at the shelter should’ve tried to BS a little better. Stop trying to pawn off these maulers as having sweet, intelligent Border Collie blood in them.

  • There are so many good dogs that need homes. Why is the animal shelter putting these pit bull mixes back out in society? Pit bulls kill! Put them fown!

  • For weeks pretty much nobody comments on the dog section but today there is a bunch of people offering their opinions based on nothing but a photo and bad mouthing Kym and the dog people who both help help help all the live long day while the bad mouthers just bitch and whine about stupid stuff. What is it? Too much smoke in the air or something? Go to the fair or something.

  • Random thought… would a mini pinscher/mini poodle mix be called a Mini Poopin? Or, just a Poopin? Sorry, LMAO

  • We adopted a pit-border mix from a shelter recently and she is the most loving, playful and affectionate dog you could ask for. She’s smart, loyal, and loves children. She gives hugs! And she’s learning quickly in training sessions. In just two months she’s become so much a part of our family I can’t imagine not having her around.

    Like a lot of people I was very leery of getting a pit mix, but I did some research and found out that these dogs don’t deserve their reputations. I wouldn’t keep one around small children, but that’s true of any large dog.

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