Pup Found on Highway Now Winning Rally Honors

Pup Found on Highway Now Winning Rally Honors

Waltzing Matilda RAE CGCA CGCU owned by Jill Lindsay of Bismarck, ND

Tillie is a Border Collie mix who was found in a cardboard box along a North Dakota highway in 2009 and was rescued with the other members of her litter. After finishing an obedience class at a pet supply store with her other rescue dog, Nana, Jill was leaving the store and saw the puppies up for adoption.

She decided one should be a part of their lives. Nana was the one that picked out Tillie.

When Tillie kept disappearing behind one of the foster caregivers, Nana seeked her out. They got along great until Nana's passing in 2012.

Tillie is Jill's first puppy to train and first dog to compete in events, such as Rally, and earned her RN in 2013.

Tillie completed the top AKC honor in Rally – the Rally Advanced Excellent - at the Fargo Moorhead Kennel Club trial on Nov. 16, 2016.

“We are excited and honored in achieving this title and will be training in other performance events as well as continuing with Rally. With Tillie’s eagerness to learn, and enthusiasm, she’s capable of learning so much.”