All of the doggies listed below are in PRBCR volunteer's foster homes. Feel free to contact their foster parent for more information and fill out our online application. PRBCR foster dogs are fully vetted prior to adoption and our adoption fee is 225.00. If you do not see your new family member listed with PRBCR, then check out the courtesy listings and our sister rescue in NC:
Sweet Belle is a 7 year old purebred Border Collie who has lots of love to give!!
Belle has WONDERFUL house-manners, loves to play with the ball & her toys. Her foster mom says Belle loves to go over to the toy basket and search for just the right toy- then lay in the floor and play with it or bring it to her to toss around in the house.
Belle is very obedient and knows lots of manners & commands. She is crate trained but does not need one in the house. In her former home, Belle used a doggy-door but she is also good at holding it all day while her humans are at work if she has to. Belle is very good with children, loves to be loved and petted which she gives lots of BC kisses for.
Belle's previous foster mom took her to herding class and Belle did REALLY well but like all Border Collies she does like to be "in charge" & can be a little bossy at times. But like all good Border Collies, Belle wants to please her human and listens well when reminded to not be so bossy; however, because Belle has a strong herding drive, she cannot go to a house with cats or small dogs.
Belle loves to play with the tennis ball, soccer ball & frisbee in the back yard but will glady stop when you ask her to.
Belle was over 70 lbs when she came into rescue and on a lot of medications (which were all related to her being morbidly obese). At this point, Belle has lost over 15 lbs and she is working hard to loose the remaining 15 lbs to be to her ideal weight (35-40 lbs) and no longer needs ALL of those medications!!! Belle does have Hypothyroidism (which was undiagnosed & led to her weight problems); Her Thyroid medication is very inexpensive, around $20-$30 a month. She will need to remain on Thyroid medication for the rest of her life and closely monitor her food & weight- but who doesn't these days?
Belle is not one of those working- obessed Border Collies who needs a job, every day, all day. She would enjoy taking a walk around the block, the beach ,or maybe the mountains. Belle also enjoys going on a car-ride, or hanging in the backyard while her humans work in the yard or sit on their back deck & have a glass of wine.
Belle has a lot of love to give to her new "furever" family and says that 'even though I just turned 7 (my birthday is 3/27/06), I am only at the half-way point in my life; who wants a young inexperienced pup who needs a lot of training and work when I am already "broken-in" like your favorite pair of jeans!!'
If you are interested in adopting Belle.
Meet Buddy! He is a sweet, lovable little guy. He is 8 yrs old and gets along well with other dogs. I have two foster dogs right now and they run around teh back and have a good time. He is crate trained and likes his toys. When I got him from the shelter he was a little over weight, so I have had him on a diet and have been giving him lots of walks. Buddy walks well on a leash and he comes when he is called. He is always ready to go for a walk or a ride. He rides well. He has been trained not to put his feet up on people, but you can tell he sure wants to (that is how we show love says Buddy). He will make someone a devoted pet.
If you are interested in adopting Buddy, please contact Don
Hi, my name is Chester. I am a happy boy, about 1 year old. I was rescued by my foster mom a couple of weeks ago from Chesterfield Animal Control. I was a little timid when she picked me up but not inside her home now. I love being with everyone and living inside the house. I am a playful puppy and have a heart of gold. I am kind to all people, yet a bit skittish around cars and men... yet I warm up quickly. My mom says I am healing from a fracture to my left hip, which was likely caused by a car hitting me. Makes sense that I would be slightly afraid of those moving things. I like dogs and children. I love to talk- I try to get people's attention with my voice by yowling when I want to get out of my crate or want my foster dogs to play with me. I do not bark much. My foster mom has a pool and I am interested in the water. So far, I have ventured onto the top step and like to sit there.
I am learning to be relax in a crate- I sleep there at night and when my mom is not home. I pull on a leash but do not mind the leash. I walk nicely with a choke collar on and love to prance through the neighborhood and meet the neighbors and the other dogs nearby. I love soccer balls! I can race around all day with that toy.
I am a kisser. I love to kiss my new foster family, and I try to sit on everyone's lap. I am still not sure I will be fed every meal so I tend to gobble my food to fast... although I am getting better. And, I have put on weight! I am now 39 lbs, up 3 lbs from two weeks ago. My mom took me to the vet last week and she thought I was so sweet and handsome that she even wanted to adopt me! I am living in Atlanta, GA.
If you are interested in adopting Chester.
Coney --- Adoption Pending!!!!!
Coney is a 9 month old very happy boy. Only 27 pounds. He is house trained and crate trained. He is very obedient, does not jump on people, stops barking when you say no. He is very smart - you never have to tell him anything twice. At bedtime he goes right into his crate wihtout me having to say a word. He is a little shy at first, but loves all people and dogs. He has a lot of love to give. He loves stuffed toys and loves to stand up on his hind legs and dance
If you are interested in adopting Coney.
> Declan (an Irish name meaning "full of goodness") is a purebred smoothcoat male, approximately 2 yr old. This happy boy has never met a stranger, adoring men and women, young and old alike, coming to sit politely at the new person's feet to be petted. Declan apparently had a rough past, with an unset broken front leg and dislocated back toe that have healed with small deformities that cause him no trouble. Declan is almost certainly from strong working lines. Although he would like to work all day, due to his old injuries, he should not run continuously or work stock more than an hour at a time. 1-2 mile walks or short herding sessions are just fine! Declan has also been introduced to sheep, where he shows a LOT of interest, and could easily be trained to assist on a small farm. It appears Declan was also kenneled most of his former life, so he has had to learn many skills that most loved doggies take for granted, like living inside, playing with toys, interacting with other dogs, and most important, that love and food will ALWAYS be available. He is extremely submissive to other dogs, which can make him a target in pack dynamics, so a family with only one other dog would probably be best for him. Declan is being fostered with cats, but he is constantly trying to herd them, so a home without cats would be best. If you would like to be the person who will always love and feed Declan, please contact his foster mom and fill out an application.
If you are interested in adopting Declan
Fly --- Adopted!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fly is a little 2 year old female border collie who was owner surrendered into a Western NC shelter. She feels a little on the thin side and her coat isn't quite filled out yet. Fly will crawl in your lap when you're sitting and if you're standing, will stand on her hind legs and wrap her paws tightly around your waist. She also loves to give kisses. She gets along well with other dogs and blended right into her foster home with 3 neutered male border collies. Fly loves belly rubs and will lie upside down on the bed waiting for this. Fly has been spayed and caught up on all her immunizations and heartworm medications. If you're interested in adopting Fly to be a member of your home, please contact her foster mom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harley is such a sweet little dog! He may look chubby i these pictures but do not be fooled. that is all soft fluffy fur. he weighs about 44 pounds and is in excellent shape. At 9 yrs old, he is mature enough to enjoy relaxation and naps but he is still very active and playful when it is time to go to the dog park or on a jog. He loves playing with his toys and wrestling with my dog. He is a social butterfly with adults and children. Everyone who meets him loves him. His signature move when he wants petting is to 'back in' and sit down right in front of your legs. At home , he stays off of the furniture and prefers to sleep on the carpet next to my bed. He never jumps when people come to the door and he is not a barker. He love it when I sit on the floor and he will find a way to crawl into my lap. He walks and jobs nicely on the leash. He knows how to sit and takes treats very gently from your hand. He is learning 'wait'. he is the ideal dog for someone looking for a friendly, laid back companion.
Hunter --- Adopted!!!
Hello, I am Hunter! I am about 1 yr old and 36 pounds though I need to put on a few more pounds. I LOVE to run - if you are a jogger I sure would love to be your running partner. I stick close to your leg and look up watching you constantly.
They shaved my body - so I look a little 'skinny' in the pictures, but when my coat grows back out I am going to be a show stopper for sure. I am SO SWEET, so smart and eager to please. You only have to tell me something once and I try very hard to always remember.
I am beginning to play with balls, and I am a very graceful jumper. So probably dancing or agility will be a good sport for me. OH - did I say I would love to have a jogging / hiking partner? I love to run but only want to do it if my human does it with me. I never mark, never mess up in the house, and I am very quiet inside the house. I am the perfect gentleman. I LOVE other dogs - I don't pay cats any attention - I would probably love kids as I just love being next to a human and love to be petted and I am very gentle. If you want a super friendly, gentle, loving family member - I am your guy!
Jase --- Adoption Pending!!!
Jase is very laid back and gets along with all dogs even the small ones. He is a digger if he gets bored so would need a secure area. Very loving and is small. Loves to be around his humans. Would make a great companion for anyone. He is not a hyper/high energy dog so if you are looking for a perfect snuggle-bug, Jase is your guy!
If you are interested in adopting Jase
Lance --- Adopted!!!
Lance is the most amazing dog you would ever hope to meet. He is so loving and friendly. He loves his foster brother and sister. He LOVES LOVES LOVES to ride in the car. He loves his frisbee and toys. He sure is a happy loving boy and someone will be very lucky to have him! Lance had a hard start in life from abuse and neglect, but this loving wonderful boy seems to have forgiven and forgotten and is just loves people- he never meets a stranger. He is a remarkable dog - loves people - loves kids - loves other dogs - loves to play - gets along with cats. He loves his frisbee and balls. But his favorite thing to do is to go ride with his human. He will make some lucky family a wonderful companion and active playmate.
If you are interested in adopting Lance
Lacey is a sweet little girl. She will make a loyal loving companion. Lacey wants to be with her person and follows me everywhere I go. She is thin adn would eat and drink all day if I let her. She weighs 26 pounds and is between 5 & 7 yrs old. She has been spayed and is heart worm negative. She is house trained and walks very good on a leash. She gets along well with my 2 female border collies. Has not been cat tested. She does well with kids.If you are interested in giving Lacey a loving new home, feel free to fill out an application or contact her foster family for further information.
Max is approximately 28 pounds and 1 year old, house trained, and energetic. He is friendly and extremely loving and cute. He loves to play with our 3 other dogs and will wrestle until they are tired then they all lay in the same bed for a reset. He loves running around the yard and is very good at the doggie park. We take him on daily jogs, visits to the park and play sessions in the back yard. After playtime he is content to lay next to you or in his doggie bed for a nap. He has one of the best temperaments of any foster dog I've ever had and came into the rescue with a few obedience commands already learned. He sits, comes when called, and understands 'wait'. His favorite things to do are 'hog the toys' and 'cuddle in your lap'.
He will make and excellent addition to some lucky family - he is very affectionate, wants to be loved and wants to please his humans
If you are interested in adopting Max.
Polly is more than just a pretty face! She loves toys – the bigger the toy the better! Sometimes, she loves them to death, so nice hardy toys like jolly balls are a good choice. She isn’t all play - she bonds strongly with her favorite people and is quite the cuddler. She enjoys the company of other dogs once she gets to know them. Polly is a sensitive girl and is bothered by loud noises and active children. When she hears a noise that scares her, she will try to find a 'safe' spot to hide, preferably inside the house in her exercise pen or on the couch. When she feels safe again, she is fine. Polly will only be placed in a home with a physical fence and without young children or cats. She is 3 years old.
If you are interested in adopting Polly.
Scarlett --- Adopted!!!
Look at those legs!! Scarlett is a beauty with her tall stature and graceful walk. She is the sweetest, most gentle dog I have ever seen. You can't help but fall in love with her! She is, by far, the easiest foster I have had. She loves people and does great with other dogs, no matter the size. She is a very polite dog, never shoving her way in, waiting for you to give her cues. At nine months old, she shows interest and curiosity in everything around her. She is crate trained, house trained and does pretty well on leash. She does excellent in the car, not a peep from her. She does enjoy being with her person, so she will need a home where she will get her daily quota of people contact. She suffered a broken front leg, but the x-rays showed the leg has (and is) healing very well and did not damage the growth plates, so full recovery is expected. She uses the leg just fine when running and playing. Everyone at the vet just loved her!! She would make a great dog to take with you wherever you go - a true companion.
Do you like your pups inquisitive, intelligent, and ready to learn? How 'bout a little doggie conversationalist (thanks to some possible Husky in the mix)? Then you need to meet Stella! Stella is a bright and curious nearly one year old girl, who really loves people. Stella would be an excellent agility competitor, and has completed an introductory class in dog sports foundations. She has an excellent recall, and targets to a hand, and knows basic obedience commands (well... "Stay" is a work in progress!). She also enjoys retrieving tennis balls and floppy frisbees, bringing them back to you every time! Not to mention that she's got some great hops- I could see her as a disc or trick perfomer, too. Bold and bossy, Stella will require a firm leader who will take the time to guide her in making appropriate choices. While Stella might enjoy playdates with select doggie friends, she would prefer not to share the love at home with other dogs. Young children or cats are not the best mix with the sassy Stella.
If you are interested in adopting Stella
Tripp --- Adoption Pending !!!!!
Meet Tripp. He is an 8 month old male border collie. He was owner surrender for being too active - but so far he has been calm with us. He will be available after he is vetted and we get to know him better. For now we are only considering border collie experienced homes.
Cameron is a real sweetie but she was afriad of the camera. She loves to be petted and held - a real people dog.
WOW Savannah LOVES a ball! She will sit and wait and bounce bark and dance. She will drop it/leave it on command. She loves the camera. She will make a great active companion who loves to play fetch or who loves to run. She will do the cutest play-bow begging you to not stop throwing the ball.
Mismatch is a lover - he just loves people and will make a great snuggle-bug for someone wanting a laid back dog.
For more wonderful dogs be sure to check out our Courtesy Listings Page:
Border Collies are being turned into shelters and rescue groups daily. The breed's unique desires to work and please their owners are often the very reasons they are relinquished. Please be sure a Border Collie is the right dog for you and your family.
For more available Border Collies, we recommend your looking at www.Petfinder.com. Other rescue groups, shelters and independent rescuers post Border Collies at that location. Also, check our links section for other BC-specific rescue groups.