I've grown up with a few family dogs, but I've never owned my own dog. I finally took the jump and adopted my own border collie today. Her name is Mia Sophia and she is a very well behaved dog so far. Approximate age is 2 years, and she knows a couple commands such as sit. Still learning new tricks the dog already knows! Loves the tennis ball and according to the shelter she can catch frisbees too. First thing I found when I got her home was that she scratched a lot. I took a close look and I found a flea. I know from experience fleas are NO fun, so I ran right out and got some flea shampoo and collar. I gave her a bath and have not seen a single flea for the rest of the night. I also found out that the shampoo and collar I bought (Hartz brand) has a TERRIBLE reputation for poisoning dogs!! Especially the flea drops that you apply to the dogs back have been known to kill dogs. Anyway, I'm hoping it was a couple rogue fleas she picked up from the shelter and they are gone now. This is a picture I took from the humane society website, which I think the previous owner took, but this is her.