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:
Puppies - Cricket and June-Bug
One female, one male. Available as of June 1 for adoption, but fell free to fill out an application now.
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.
Finnegan is a smallish guy, 2 to 3 yrs old, He has an adorable split face and a unique quirky personality. An adorable tri-color with a panda eye patch. All dressed up in his tuxedo style blue-black & white rough coat. Cute as a button. He looks like a kid's dog, but we think not for a child under 12 or so. Finn likes herding too much to put him with young children. He gets along well with other dogs. Plays (herds) the other border collie, but rather ignores the other dogs, and they ignore him, so I believe he would be fine as an only child or with other mild mannered dogs.
He plays well with toys of his choosing, usually one of our rubber shoes. He wants to chase anything that moves which includes cars so he will need a fenced yard. His chase/herding instinct would probably carry over toward small children and cats so they should not be members of his new home.
Right now Finn would be considered for a person or family with a large fenced yard away from a heavily trafficked road. He likes to play with other dogs so a play mate would be handy. He walks well on a leash and loves to play ball. He has the most adorable quirky non-dog-like personality and will make some lucky family a wonderful companion.
If you are interested in adopting Finn.
This 3 year old papered pure bred Border Collie is spectacular. Jill is medium to high drive and is quick learner which is a good thing. Her manners are a bit rough but we are working on them. She likes her crate but would rather lay on the sofa and love you. She gets along well with other dogs, loves people and especially children.
Jill came to us heart worm positive and was a stage one infection (which is the lowest level). She had completed treatment and will have no long term damage or other issues. Jill is spayed, microchipped and completely up to date on her vaccinations.
Jill has shown moderate herding drive, and is young enough to be taught the finer points of herding, agility or frisbee. She is food motivated and learns very quickly. Jill's blue meryl tri markings are striking. Why not fill out an application for this deserving beautiful girl.
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. Lance is one of the three dogs that PRBCR featured in the December 2012 fundraiser. He came to our group severely underweight - so much so he was too weak to even get up on the couch with his family. He had several health issues which he had to struggle through, but he is a fighter and has started putting on weight and gaining strength and if finally ready to look for a home to call his own. He will require a grain free diet as he has some food allergies to grain, but he has recovered and ready to move forward with his life with a very special family. He sure is a happy loving boy and someone will be very lucky to have him!
If you are interested in adopting Lance
Macey's dream home is a quiet place full of open spaces. She shares it with a gal pal or pals (men are allowed, but only if supervised). Rules are fine and learning is fun, when done with calm confidence and kindness. It's all about the trust with Macey. Earn it, and you will be rewarded with her bright, joyful smile.
Adventure is not Macey's middle name, but hikes in the woods and play time in a private yard are right up her alley. She has just learned to retrieve toys, and loves being told what a genius she is! She stays close on a walk and comes to a whistle.
Macey firmly believes that kitties are for chasing, and dogs do not belong in her personal space. While she absolutely adores her foster siblings, getting to that place was a slow road and one that only an experienced doggie parent should travel. And speaking of travel, Macey is still learning that cars and crates are not dungeons of doom. They may always present a special challenge for her.
The first couple years of Macey's life have not been her best. Her foster mom has taught her that life is not so scary, and it is okay to make mistakes and learn new things. Now, she is looking to complete her journey with someone devoted to giving her the best years yet! If you are an experienced dog mom with a calm, quiet demeanor and stable home to offer Macey, please contact her foster mom. Adopter must be in the Atlanta area, as multiple "get acquainted" visits will be best to transition this girl to her perfect home..
If you are interested in adopting Macey
Marty is a 5 year old male that is a very nice guy. A big guy at 62 pounds Marty is apparently a Border Collie mix. Marty is a female oriented dog, he seems to prefer female over male people. He is house trained, is learning about crates and is doing well with that. He gets along with other dogs of all sizes, he has not been tested on cats but I would think he would do well with them as well. If you are interested feel free to fill out an application or contact his foster family for further information.
Polly weighs about 30 lbs and will be 3 yrs old in June. She could stand to gain a couple of pounds. She's sweet and playful. She was returned to the shelter after being adopted because of kids and fear of noises. She does have a fear of noises as when we are outside, she runs to the door to be let in if she hears a motorcycle, lawn mower, chainsaw, vehicle backing up with the beeep beeep noises, kids yelling, etc. She will need a patient and quiet type of home. I haven't gotten her out yet to socialize her and see how she reacts to things, so will update later on that. Wouldn't put pressure on her to do alot of dog sports, although with the right person and time, she might can do it. She did try to be bossy with my other foster female dog, but was fine with my submissive type male dog I own. She sleeps good in the exercise pen and has not pottied in it since she's been here.
If you are interested in adopting Polly.
Rembrandt --- Adoption Pending!!!
Rembrandt is a four year old male. He is truly one amazing dog! He came to us from an AL shelter after being abandoned. With his loving and gentle ways, he instantly became the favorite among the shelter volunteers and PRBCR volunteers. It is suspected that Rembrandt had been hit by a car that broke his pelvis and injured his muzzle. Throughout his stay at the shelter, getting neutered and vaccinated, and the transport all the way to his foster family in NC, this gentle soul never uttered a sound or alerted us to his discomfort. We only learned of his injuries once he came to his foster home in NC. His pelvis and muzzle injuries have stabilized and will require no further medical treatment. He has done so well that the vet has released him to find his forever home. He is looking forward to a long, happy, normal life with his new family. Will that be with you? His greatest desire is to be loved and showered with affection. That is all he has asked of me. If you are looking for a companion with a mildly active lifestyle, you will not want to miss out on him. I cannot say enough about this truly exceptional dog. Rembrandt will be happiest with no young children. He is fine with cats and other dogs and is very loving and affectionate with people.
If you are interested in adopting Rembrandt.
Ringo is the most amazing dog. He was a working dog but when he lost his eyesight, his owner dumped him at a shelter and left him to die. This dog is so full of love and affection he will just steal your heart. He is just a sweet gentle soul and takes everything in sride. He never meets a stranger and is very happy to be around other dogs. He is looking for a very special home who will appreciate his personality and love.
Sheila is a sweet ball driven girl. It is all about when you will throw the ball for her next. She is working on learning to drop it - she is not just yet sure if you will throw it again if she gives it up, but she only keeps it a few minutes before giving it back to you. She weighs about 30 pounds and is 2 yrs old. She is working on house training. She is already crate trained and will go to bed when told. She gets along with her foster sisters and is curious about the cat. She walks good on a leash. She LOVES a car ride and gets excited when she gets to 'go'. She does not seem to have the typical thunder-phobia most border collies have - during the recent storms she was content to go to her crate. She may be a great candidate for flyball or agility.
If you are interested in adopting Sheila
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
Una --- Adoption Pending!!!!
Meet Una. She is a beautiful girl who is about 7 months old. She is spayed, UTD on all shots and HW negative.
Una is very affectionate and full of life. She is a medium energy girl who likes to chase a ball but is not so sure about bringing back. Instead she prances around showing off her prize and then finds a close spot, lays down and waits for you to come get it. We are working on playing a true game of fetch. Una is social, very good with kids and has done very well with not jumping, there is still a bit more work in that department but 80% of the time she just sits nicely and gives some licks.
Una has good recall. She may wander a bit but makes sure to check that she is not to far away. She walks nicely on a leash and off. With a lot of distraction I would keep her leashed just until I have established a real bond. In a quiet area, or open "off leash" dog area, like the beach, I would be comfortable with letting her go free.
Una has no food aggression and I can take anything out of her mouth without fear. She may protest a bit if it is something like a bully stick but she will give it up. On our walks she picks up some random things but drops them as soon as I say her name. She knows what she should leave alone, she just tries anyway.
I do not have cats so I am unsure of how she would react to them, however I have 2 small dogs that do not want to play with her and she respects the boundaries they have set . Once in while she will try to get a game of chase going but as soon as they let her know they aren't interested she gives them their space and walks away. Una is good at the dog park she will run with the pack but is more interested in taking a break and going for a swim. She loves water! We have encounter a few dogs that tried to dominate her and she will let them know that it is not OK. She will hold her own but overall she is a runner not a wrestler.
Overall if you are looking for an active sweetie who will follow you around Una is your girl. She is smart and would do well with any type of "dog sport'. I could even see dock diving in her future. She jumps in and out of shallow water with complete abandonment, that could be built up to actual diving. She will even put her entire face underwater. Very cute! She would do well in a home with another dog of similar temperament. If you are looking for that fun loving pup who wants to cuddle and sleep with you, this is your girl.
If you are interested in adopting Callie.
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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.