Available Border Collies looking for loving homes

Last Update Nov 5 , 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:

Courtesy Listings

Carolina Border Collie Rescue (CBCR)

 

duncan

Duncan (Applications Closed!)

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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rap
 

Rap (Adoption Pending!!!)

Rap is a handsome 3 year old boy who has so much love to give. He will take being brushed over a treat any day and loves to be hugged. He is looking for a patient and loving home where he can be the number one dog. He would prefer to be in a quiet home with fenced yard, no invisible fencing. He is looking for someone can spend a lot of time with him.

He was bottle fed as a puppy and was very bonded with his human mother. Rap prefers women for this reason but loves the males of the house too. He will just gravitate to whoever his “mom” is.

He gets stressed out with change but with patient reassurance he will come out of his shell. He is very talkative and playful when happy and then when he is tired he is very reserved and quiet. He studies all situations and is an extremely smart boy. He has been introduced to sheep recently and was excited at first but no real drive to work them. He was trained to herd when he was young but has not been working in over a year. He just wants to be a companion dog at this point. He prefers to sleep on the floor at your feet vs a dog bed or on the furniture. He seems indifferent to any kind of toy that we have offered to him. He does really well on a leash with the occasional cross over to herd you where he wants to go. His leash is something that makes him feel safe and attached so it’s a great tool to bond with him.

Rap would do best as an only dog in an experienced Border Collie home and would not do well in an apartment. He is not cat aggressive but is fixated on them and wants to play chase. For this reason we recommend no indoor cats. He likes other dogs but does not like to share the attention on a day to day basis. When meeting new dogs he can show signs of dominance with other male dogs and try to mount females. Once he is comfortable he loved to play chase. He has done really well with kids (3 and 5 year old) when they are calm and quiet. He gets excited and wants to herd them when they are moving fast and loud but is calm and loving to them. We think he would do great in a home with older children.

Rap has a very laid back demeanor when he feels safe but does get nervous with new situations he cannot control and thunderstorms. He does well in the car and loves to be where his person is. He has been left alone, and not kenneled, for the past three months and done really well with that. No damage to the home, no separation anxiety, and he will just sleep until you return.

If it’s six o’clock, and he hasn’t eaten, he will talk to you to remind you what time it is! He makes sure not to miss meal time and it’s probably his favorite part of the day. Once he is done he will come over to you and thank you with a burp. Rap has such a wonderful personality and sweet temperament.

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snoopy

Snoopy (5 yr old male)

I'm Snoopy, every bit as charming and lovable as the real guy, but some might say I'm more of a character! I'm a 5-year-old BC mix who is obviously very handsome, but I'm also tall, strong, and adorably lanky. I'm playful and silly all by myself, but I love roughhousing with other dogs as long as they're nice to me. I'm a gentle giant who is kind to cats, and I'm light on my feet when I jump on the couch or bed to snuggle in your lap! A boy could have worse habits, right? Occasionally, I do get a little curious about kitchen counters or table tops, and I love to show off toys just before I destroy them. Otherwise, you'll find my manners are pretty impeccable, unless you happen to be a squirrel. I sure love chasing them away from the bird feeders and back up into the trees. I love playing "squirrel patrol"! I'm house trained and adore everyone, although it takes me just an extra minute or two to warm up to men, and I'll let you know the minute someone comes to the door or into the yard. Given my size and strength, I'm going to be best in a home without small kids because I could easily knock them over and make them feel afraid. Unlike most BCs, I have practically no herding instincts, which may be surprising since I've been living these last couple of months with another BC and an Australian Shepherd--those kids are exhausting just to watch! I do not like to be in a crate, so I need to join a family that lets me have free or somewhat limited reign of the house. I'm going to want to sleep in the room with you, and if I'm being totally honest, I love stretching out on the bed with people or curling up like a donut just to have a soft spot at your side for the night. To feel happy and safe, I need some type of company all the time and do great in the fenced backyard with my foster siblings, and would not do well in apartments. You'll probably be happy to know that I don't seem to mind thunderstorms, but just in case, keep me inside and away from those big noises like thunder and fireworks. I'm pretty good on a leash and love riding in the car with my big ol' noggin in the breeze, but my favorite thing ever is treat time! I'm super duper food-motivated and know a couple of basic tricks like sit, shake, and down. I'm neutered and heart worm negative but could stand to gain a few pounds. I got pretty skinny living in the animal shelter this summer, but I've proven myself to be a confident, well-adjusted, comical, cute-as-can-be bottomless pit, so keep those treats coming, and I'll be your best friend!

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misty

Misty (Adopted!!!)

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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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.

[Please Fill Out Online Application]

Contact Zephan & Kieran's foster parent


For more wonderful dogs be sure to check out our Courtesy Listings Page:

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.


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