You have a decent career job, friends who are good enough to throw back a few beers with on the weekends, and a nice home in a state you love. You may or may not be single, but it’s fine either way because there’s always Tinder. Yet, despite your apparent success, something’s missing. Ah! Yes, a dog. We’ve done our due diligence and found the perfect rescue dog for residents of all 50 states. And if you’re from Connecticut, we’ve found the ideal dog for you.

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…Border Collie
Connecticut is the Jennifer Lawrence of states, in that it has a lot of nicknames—some of them cool and some of them very stupid. The Constitution State (makes sense), The Nutmeg State (huh?), The Provisions State (we’re back on track), The Land of Steady Habits (ok, that’s weird…). Connecticut may have many names, BUT there’s only one word for loneliness (womp womp). Being lonely in Connecticut is 1) a great chat room name, and 2) curable! Connecticut is on the border of the Northeast region, so it’s only fitting to get your sweet self a Border Collie.

Border Collies are very affectionate, so if you’re in the market for a cuddle buddy, look no further. They don’t like being alone and are true beasts of companionship. Originally a herding breed, Collies are sure to embrace the beautiful landscapes of Connecticut—also known for its outdoor activities, particularly in the many rivers that run through the state. Which is totally perfect since Collies are outdoorsy and love water. They may not be helpful on a sailing trip in terms of “reducing the angle of a heel” or “working the boat windward,” but what they lack in opposable thumbs, they make up for in positivity. All those lovely, woodsy Connecticut fields are great for Collies to show off their agility, obedience, and propensity for catching things (seriously, very impressive catchers).

Connecticut style is very particular, known for crisp collars and fancy sweaters. Border Collies—with their majestic markings and long, lovely hair—are sure to be a perfect addition to your highly-stylized Christmas cards each year. Are you sold on the Border Collie? Here are some places in Connecticut where you can adopt.

Connecticut Border Collie Rescue Resources:
New England Border Collie Rescue, Inc.
Adopt a Pet: Connecticut Border Collies
Rescue Me: Connecticut Border Collie Rescue


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