Available Border Collies looking for loving homes

Last Update Sept. 21, 2017


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 250.00. If you do not see your new family member listed with PRBCR, then check out the courtesy listings and our sister rescue in NC:

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Carolina Border Collie Rescue (CBCR)

 

dixie

Dixie (Female)

Dixie is a nine year old border collie mix, who has the sweetest temperament. She loves to be where the people are but generally is just content to lay on the floor and sleep or be petted. She is fairly low key and would make a great companion dog. She is house trained, crate trained and knows several commands like "sit, shake" and is learning others. She is clearly a smart dog and is eager to please, particularly if a treat or cheese are involved. She enjoys going on walks and is learning to not pull on her leash. She has encountered other dogs and geese on her walks and enjoys watching them and is friendly to and wants to say "hi" but does not bark or act aggressively. She has not had a chance to interact with cats or children yet but would likely do well with them too. Dixie will need a home that does not have electric fencing.

Dixie knows how to play fetch and will occasionally play but she gets bored with it quickly and prefers to go back to having you pet her. She does love her Kong though and will spend hours trying to get a treat or cheese out of it. She is very quiet and I have only heard her bark once to announce that someone was at our door. She does sometimes bark quietly when she is sleeping and dreaming.

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duncan

Duncan (2 yr old - male)

Duncan has had a rough start to to life and deserves so much more than he's been given. He came to PRBCR a 2 year old Heartworm positive, unneutered and non clinical Hip dysplasia lovable dog. Updated medical progress below.

Duncan would love to have a family with kids to play with. His foster family doesn't have children, but when kids come to visit he LOVES to cuddle watching tv or to play ball with them. While teaching 3 rowdy boys to play tennis, Duncan would retrieve the balls and bring them back, dropping them at their feet without any commands. He didn't try to steal them back or anything until one got away. Anything the boys say or do he wants to be involved in a friendly happy manner.

Duncan loves nothing more than to please his person and is sensitive to just telling him "No". He quickly responds and wants to find a way to please you and make you happy.

He is now housebroken and has been free in the house at night without accidents or getting in to stuff. He does not do well with cats or small mammals. He's not aggressive but gets overly excited and wants to pounce on/has a prey drive that would have to be constantly monitored with these. We're working on them, but it would be best to not put him in the light of temptation around cats.

MEDICAL PROGRESS He is also heartworm free and has been neutered! He's also off of all medications to manage his mild hip dysplasia. He has NO activity restrictions. He may develop clinical arthritis during his life. Due to knowing he has mild hip dysplasia, the rescue will pay for an FHO hip procedure if he becomes clinical even after being adopted out. It would have to be done with one of the veterinarians we work with. It is so difficult to estimate when/if this may/ever be needed. Obviously as the adopter, you are more than welcome to use a veterinarian that you'd like, or even choose to pursue a total hip replacement if you find yourself in a financial position to do either.

Otherwise, he's a happy healthy boy looking for a family to love him!

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fitz

Fitz (Adoption Pending!!!!)

It's not an exaggeration to say everyone who meets Fitz is immediately smitten. This border collie/cattle dog mix is an incredible sweetheart and snuggler. He just wants to be by your side and lives to be petted. He gently puts his speckled paw on you if you stop stroking him, politely asking you to continue. Fitz is a young adult, likely around 3 years old. He quickly learned to sit and loves to shake. He is working on "down," but "stay" will be tougher because he really doesn't want to be separated from his people. He is learning to walk nicely on the leash, is crate trained, and hasn't had any accidents in the house. Fitz met the kids next door (ages 6 and up) and was gentle with them. We don't have cats, so not sure how he would do with them, but he has been interested in bunnies and squirrels he's seen from a distance. The only thing that irks him a little is his in-your-face foster border-collie brother who constantly wants to play. At this point, Fitz isn't interested in playing. We have offered him balls and squeakies, but the only thing that will sometimes pull him away from us is a peanut butter-filled Kong. He's likely still decompressing from stray/shelter life. He doesn't seem the least bit bothered by storms or loud noises -- all things that worry his foster brother.

Fitz would do OK with a low-key canine sibling, but would do best being the only dog where he wouldn't have to share his people's attention. He should go to a home where people want a "Velcro dog" who likes to be glued to their sides. He would do best in a household with women and soft-spoken men. He is very sensitive to even the slightest voice correction, so a quiet home would probably help him thrive and be happy. He may change, but I don't think he'll be interested in agility or other active sports. He seems like he'll be more of a dog to take to the park or on walks. Because he likes to run around a yard and is so sensitive, we won't consider apartments or invisible fences. Again, because he is so responsive, please don't consider Fitz if you plan on using shock or prong collars.

FItz is up to date on all his vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm negative and neutered. When our vet met Fitz for the first time, she called him a "sweet soul." He is incredibly gentle and just so happy to be with people. Plus, he is gorgeous and very expressive with his distinctive speckles and soulful eyes.

Our family (and friends and neighbors) have all fallen in love with this wonderful boy. If he sounds like he might be right for your family, please complete an application. If you meet him, we know you'll love him too. (Fitz is being fostered outside of Atlanta.)

See Fitz in action - click here for his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb5N2DSyJEg

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king

King (Adoption Pending!!!!)

Meet King!

I am 55 lb. border collie with an athletic build, and I get told often that I'm a very handsome dog. I love to go on several long walks each day and play fetch. One of my favorite things to fetch and play with is a soccer ball- they are so much fun! I love chewing on chew toys and bones. Sometimes I will look up on the countertops to see if there is anything interesting, and if there is, well sometimes a pup just can't help himself! One of my favorite things to do is to ride in the car. Sometimes my foster family takes me to the bank and they give me free dog COOKIES! Can you believe it???

I'm a good boy with other dogs, I especially like puppies because they are soooo much fun to play with. My foster sister is a 35 lb. runt who flips me over when we wrestle, and because I am a nice boy I let her win. I have learned how to sit, lay down, target touch a hand and I'm learning how to stay. My foster family says that I am very smart and I learn quickly. I think I learn especially fast when they give me MEATBALLS as a reward! I am housetrained and my foster family lets me have free range of the house while they're gone. I think cats are too much fun and I like to chase them so I need to go to a cat free home.

A funny fact about me is that I have no tail! I get called “Wiggle Butt” when I get excited because my nub and my whole rear end wags! I don't mind that nickname because it’s true. My foster family doesn’t really mind that I don't have a tail because that means that I don't knock things off the table like my foster siblings do. I am looking for someone to be the center of their universe, and me, theirs. I am happiest when I am with my HUMAN as much as possible. I'm basically a really dedicated shadow. I like going with you to the laundry room, watching you fold clothes, going with you to the bathroom, waiting outside of the shower for you, watching you cook dinner, watching Netflix with you, sleeping beside you while you do your taxes (borrrriinnnggg...), sleeping beside your bed until you wake up... you get the picture. I get sad and bark when I'm not with you.

Ok, I'm going to let my foster mom have a turn now and let her tell you about how wonderful I am! King is a five-year-old border collie who was found at a shelter in Atlanta after his owners turned him in. Once comfortable with his humans he is a very devoted border collie who loves being with his foster family and is wonderfully playful with other dogs. He loves to eat, and is a constant shadow to his humans. He loves being around them, and you will never find him lying by himself. He needs someone that can spend the majority of their day with him. He would not do well in a home where he was an afterthought.

He also needs an experienced dog home because he can be reactive at times. In a few circumstances he has growled, barked and bit at a new person when they try to be too familiar with him too soon – like coming at him directly to pet him, or coming up behind him to scratch his back when first meeting him. With new people in the house, King will ignore them and doesn’t show any aggression, but he needs to be eased into knowing anyone that wants to initiate contact with him. In his foster family, he quickly chose his foster dad as his favorite and was standoffish and wary with his foster mom. She started training with him and became the only person in the house to give him treats. That changed his mind about her very quickly, and he now seeks her out for affection. King will need everyone in the house to respect his space early on, so that he can develop a bond with them. He does best when he can slowly get to meet new people and they give him space so that he doesn't feel threatened. Treats really help him develop trust with you. Once comfortable he is loving and playful.

King will do best with an adopter that wants a companion border collie and who will play with him some each day. He also needs an adopter that can work with him to be more comfortable around new people. He’s definitely worth the investment, because he is such a good boy once he feels safe. An environment with a fenced-in yard, other dogs in the house, a little bit of exercise, and patience will make King an excellent addition to any family.

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layla
 

Layla (Adoption Pending!!!!)

Hi there! My name is Layla, I’m a 15-month old BC/Aussie mix, and my foster mom signs to me that everyone thinks I am beautiful! You may be asking why she signs? That’s because, even though I have these big, beautiful, straight-up ears, I am deaf. My foster mom and trainer have taught me so many signs! It’s such fun learning new ones! Will you be the next one to teach me so more? I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself; First, I’m a very smart girl. Most of us Border Collies are, I read body language a lot, not just human but my canine foster siblings too. I learn things very quickly and always try to do what she asks on the first try. As far as commands go, I know sit, down, come, high-five, go look, bring it, drop and more! All in sign of course! It’s funny, I can’t hear the doorbell or a car pulling into the driveway, but as soon as my foster siblings react I know exactly what’s going on. Second, I’m very athletic! My favorites are Frisbee and luring. I absolutely love catching that thing in mid-air. Now, my foster mom (FM) is pretty good at throwing it and I almost always get it mid-air, no matter where she throws it and bring it back to her. We also play with a luring toy that I love! She keeps it on the pantry closest, I know this, so I stand at the door and bark for it! When I’m done with playing I will start to circle, that just means I’m bored with that one. She says I’d be a good running partner too, I think I’d love that as long as we run where there aren’t many cars, I used to really go nuts when I see them pass, but my FM taught me to sit when one is coming and wait. She says I’m getting so much better about cars. Funny thing is I love car rides, maybe that’s why I whirl in circles when I see one coming? I just want to ride!

Third, I’m awesome with people and most dogs. Other dogs have to be like me or bigger, no small dogs. I love playing “chase” with my foster siblings. My favorite thing to do is all out zoomies around the yard with one or more of them chasing me – it’s the best! I’m very, very fast and they usually can’t catch me, so sometimes I slow down so Oliver catch me and then we can play tag! Oliver and me run the race track (FM’s yard) so fast it’s fun! I can also run all out by myself too, I love to run that much. Please don’t leave me unattended too long in the yard, I will try and find an escape after a while. You should always be where you can see me if you go back inside.

Finally, I get very attached to my human(s). I LOVE being petted and I really enjoy sitting on their laps and generally being close to them. When I am not running, playing, chasing my shadow, I love laying at FM’s feet or by her side. I also love hanging close to my foster siblings. As long as I know where everyone is I feel better. Being deaf can be ruff sometimes. I love to learn, please keep teaching me, it will also help my Canine Compulsiveness, whatever that means. I would love a home with a good Frisbee thrower, or runner, and a fenced in yard. I get along with other dogs, but I’d also be fine with just a human as long as they spent a lot of time with me! I love kids very much, but being deaf I am also afraid of them when they approach to quickly and they do not understand how to be with a deaf pup, so I would prefer not to go to a home with younger children. Unless they are deaf too? They would understand me then. Only older responsible kids that won’t leave the door open, I’d hate to get lost out there. Mostly, I just want someone to hang out with and play forever!

My FM loves me and only wants the best for me, she says I need more time than she can give me. That’s why a home with the below would be best. An Ideal Home for Layla:
• Energetic, yet calm active home with lots of play time and exercise. Preferably a couple who work from home or part-time.
• Fenced in backyard with a 5 foot fence or higher
• Experience with Border Collies and can monitor and care for her condition (Layla has a form of Canine Compulsive Disorder, where she chases shadows obsessively. She is currently on Prozac to try to give her mind a bit of a break, combined with ample exercise and training.). Her future home must be able to continue to provide that positive training and support for her.
• No young children or cats
• Infinite love and guidance
• Must never be off leash outside of a fenced yard
• No very pushy or dominant dogs

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lex

Lex (female)

Lex is special needs girl, but I’ll get to that in a moment. Lex is petite approx. 27 pounds and is a classic black and white. She is full of energy and gets along well with other dogs. Lex is completely vetted, is heart worm negative, microchipped and spayed. Lex is crate and house trained.

Like I said Lex is a special needs girl. She is completely wary of people. She will need a special place that is willing to work with her to build her confidence. She will not walk on a lead, but is very happy to go and do her business. She plays well with other dogs and on her own. She will need a fenced yard as she will not walk on a lead.

In the time that we have had her she has come quite very long way, but I feel that she needs to be placed in a home where she can continue to build her trust and continue to thrive.

The last picture is Lex when she first arrived - you can see how much progress she has already made and with a good loving home she will continue to become confident and happy

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misty

Misty (female)

Misty is a beautiful sweet girl estimated to be 6-7 years old. Hi, My name is Misty and I was picked up as a stray in TN. I am very happy that a lot of nice people worked together to get me safe, and now I am enjoying a cozy loving foster home. I love feeling safe now and my foster family is fabulous, but I am looking forward to my forever loving home. My life was rough prior to these nice people helping me, and love having my own bed, crate, food, and water bowl. My perfect home would be a calm, peaceful home (no young children), home with fenced yard (no apartment buildings), and people that are home the majority of the time. I enjoy other dogs although do not get involved in playtime, and not sure about cats. I have had a few seizures and on daily medications that will be need to be continued, and doing much better. If you are looking for a very loving companion that has lots of love to give please consider giving me a forever home. I am heart worm negative, micro chipped, spayed, up to date with all vetting, and will need my daily medications. My foster family thinks that I am wonderful, and think that you will too!

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roxi

Roxi (Adoption Pending!!!)

Do you have an active life style? Maybe you walk, run, hike or bike? Do I have a friend for you.

Roxi is approx 2 year old Kelpie Mix that is ready for a forever home. This active girl is all about hugs and loving and at the same time is ready to go. She is a beautiful dark mahogany color with white and tan accents. Roxi is petite about 27 pounds. She is a smart girl that learns quick. She is food motivated and loves a good game. Roxi is not for the faint of heart, she was returned twice for being too active before she was taken in by PRCBR. She has proven to be a sweet girl.

Roxi is completely vetted, heart worm negative, microchipped and spayed. She is house and crate trained, she does pull when on leash and we are working on that.

Roxi is ready for an active family and will give you years of loyalty and love.

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rusty

Rusty (Adoption Pending !!!!)

Meet Rusty!!! He's my sweet foster boy and he's ready to begin looking for his fur-ever family.

Rusty was an "owner surrender" and as you know, those dogs aren't given much time to live. His previous owner didn't have time for him and turned him over to animal control. Fortunately, Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue was able to save him and provide an opportunity for him to find a home where he can give love and be loved.

Rusty is about 7 years old, is very affectionate, extremely calm, loves going for car rides, is very loyal to his human (right now that's me), is very responsive when I speak to him, is house trained, knows sit, stay, come and lie down, gets along great with my two dogs and charms every human he comes in contact with. He prefers being inside to outside, seems attached to his blanket and doesn't venture far from it except when I call for him. He's usually happy to accommodate me for a quick cuddle.

He weighs 42lbs, is neutered, up to date on shots, is microchipped and has no known health issues.

This sweet boy continues to teach me more and more about his loving ways and what I'm finding out is that he is one of the sweetest natured dogs I've ever met. I hope you will share his story and help him find the home he truly deserves.

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sadie

Sadie (Adoption Pending!!!)

Sadie is a 3 year old purebred female BC. She was too much for her original family, so was surrendered to rescue in hopes of finding a more suitable home for her.

A classic black and white, Sadie is small and fast. She is submissive with people, but can be a bit more alpha with other dogs. Small dogs and cats will need to be savvy to her, as she has a strong herding drive and will give chase when anything runs past her. Her foster home has 5 cats, all of whom have explained (sometimes more than once) that cats are very sharp and pointy, and this has dissuaded her from chasing them under all but the most irresistible of circumstances. Of course, she is not aggressive, just trying to play with them, not yet understanding their utter disdain for her busybody tendencies.

Sadie will need to be an active companion, and perhaps even suitable as a sport dog. She shows a lot of athleticism in ball chasing, and could be taught frisbee. Sadie is a quick learner and very much wants to please. Quiet in the house, mannerly on a leash, and loves car rides.

Sadie is being fostered in Charleston, SC. For more information, please contact her foster mom, Sarah, at mclesters@gmail.com.

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winnie

Winnie (Adoption Pending!!!!)

If you're looking for your own pint sized Border Collie mix, look no further than this cutie. Winnie has the smart, loyal characteristics of a Border Collie, but with a less intense energy/drive that makes her so much fun to be around. She picks up new tricks very quickly using either food and toys. While she has a lot of energy, she is also happy to just hang out with her person. She can be content with long hike or just a few play sessions at home. That being said, her very trainable nature would make her a good candidate for agility or another dog sport.

Winnie is SUPER adorable. She has a tendency to try to sneak into your lap for a cuddle session. She loves playing and hanging out with other dogs. She is submissive but really opens to other dogs once she gets a feel for them. She will chase cats but is easy to redirect. She behaves wonderfully around house guests, too, including kids. Absolutely no noise phobias and she rides well in the car.

Winnie is not a fan of crate training and will protest very loudly in her crate. She has been getting a lot better with time, but this is something a potential family will need to be aware of and ready for. Winnie is up to date on all her vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm negative and spayed. She is being fostered out of Raleigh, NC. For more information, please reach out to her foster mom Liz

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ziggy

Ziggy (Adoption Pending!!!!)

Meet Ziggy Stardust, a healthy 6 year old male Border Collie who is looking for his perfect new forever home! Ziggy is a very sweet and happy boy who loves nothing more than to please his people. He loves to play fetch but is also perfectly content to quietly chew one of his favorite toys. Ziggy is laid back, and when not engaged in play time he can be found lying at your feet or snuggled up next to you - this boy loves attention! He is very obedient and knows his basic commands and gestures with one quirky detail - Ziggy’s previous owners also had him trained in German! He is crate trained, house-broken, rides well in the car, and is very attentive.

Ziggy, like many herding dogs, is sensitive to noise. He may bark to alert you if he hears something outside but will promptly stop when instructed to do so, especially when he is given an alternative task (“come”, for example). It would be best for Ziggy not to live in an apartment where he may disturb adjacent neighbors. Ziggy is very afraid of storms and other loud noises and responds well to human comfort, but he may feel more secure in his crate during storms.

He gets along well with other dogs but is much more interested in people. He would be fine in a home with another dog but would likely prefer a laid back dog who wouldn’t expect too much direct interaction from him - ideally he would want to be the center of his people’s attention, but he also made fast friends with his foster sister and doesn’t even mind when she chases him around. He has not exhibited a strong herding drive, and his previous owners indicated that he would likely ignore cats. Ziggy cannot go to a home with children or where children will frequently visit. He would love a home with a yard and room for playing, but his foster parents prefer that electric fencing not be used.

Ziggy will make a wonderful companion dog for a family that is looking for a very affectionate people-pleaser with a moderate activity level. Above all else, Ziggy just wants somebody to love who will show him endless love and attention in return.

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bingo

Zephan & Kieran (Bonded Pair - must adopt together)

Zephan and his brother Kieran are litter mates, 8 years old, and always been together. Zephan and Kieran have adapted well to indoor living, and sleep within a... few feet of each other. We really want to keep them together, so it’s very important that whichever lucky person decided to adopt Zephan gets the double pleasure of adopting his big brother Kieran too. They are a matched set, very attached to each other, and I think they’d be lost without each other. They have gotten along very well with my own dog, Ellie, a 6-year old Border collie mix. Zephan loves to be brushed, housebroken, does well in the house, and enjoys chew toys. He is incredibly sweet, very loving, and adventurous, travels in a car very well, loads well, and is a calm traveler. He is excellent on long car trips, and curls up to enjoy the ride. He will need plenty of chew toys around. . I really think he will be happiest if he can stay with his brother.

Because they were outside dogs for so long, they need a lot of space to explore, so a good size back yard, and with a big fence is a necessity-just don’t leave them out too long, or they will dig their way to more exciting things to explore. Kieran and Zephan love to take walks, and recommend using a harness. They did not do well with my personal cat, and not sure if they would do well in a home with cats.

Please consider giving these wonderful boys a forever home. They have so much love to give. Please complete an application if you are interested in adopting Kieran and Zephan.

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boo

Zephan & Kieran (Bonded Pair - must adopt together)

Zephan and his brother Kieran are litter mates, 8 years old, and always been together. Zephan and Kieran have adapted well to indoor living, and sleep within a... few feet of each other. We really want to keep them together, so it’s very important that whichever lucky person decided to adopt Zephan gets the double pleasure of adopting his big brother Kieran too. They are a matched set, very attached to each other, and I think they’d be lost without each other. They have gotten along very well with my own dog, Ellie, a 6-year old Border collie mix. Zephan loves to be brushed, housebroken, does well in the house, and enjoys chew toys. He is incredibly sweet, very loving, and adventurous, travels in a car very well, loads well, and is a calm traveler. He is excellent on long car trips, and curls up to enjoy the ride. He will need plenty of chew toys around. . I really think he will be happiest if he can stay with his brother.

Because they were outside dogs for so long, they need a lot of space to explore, so a good size back yard, and with a big fence is a necessity-just don’t leave them out too long, or they will dig their way to more exciting things to explore. Kieran and Zephan love to take walks, and recommend using a harness. They did not do well with my personal cat, and not sure if they would do well in a home with cats.

Please consider giving these wonderful boys a forever home. They have so much love to give. Please complete an application if you are interested in adopting Kieran and Zephan.

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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.


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