Available Border Collies looking for loving homes

Last Update July 10, 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)

 

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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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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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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. He is currently cuddling watching a movie with an 8 year old as I type this. 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 tbe boys say or do he wants to be involved in a friendly happy manner.

Duncan also LOVES water and will literally put his snout under water and blow bubbles if he can't just dunk his whole head in. Then of course he'll look up to find if you're watching his entertainment. "Hey Mom, LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT THESE BUBBLES. THIS WATER IS SO COOL!" (He's a very happy boy!)

When you come home he gets overly excited, but its hard to stay too mad when he finally sits and always tilts his head to the right side and offers his left paw to you. He's very left handeded and always seems to prefer this side. He won't do it on a "shake" command, yet, but offers it as a peace offering when you've ignored his jumping and going crazy. After he finally calms down he offers his left handin peace reliably, so you'll give him love.

At first glance, he seems to be a dopey dog that just doesn't know what you're asking of him. He jumps all over the place and is very excitable. Getting to know him more, you learn that it is clear he's had a rough start and nobody took the time with him to teach him words and how to live in a human world in a positive manner. If you happily and calmly get his attention then you can get him to start learning.

He can now be free in the house at night without accidents or getting in to stuff. He is slowly learning manners in a positive environment. Yelling at him will get him to turn over and urinate on himself. It also makes him anxious and he has a hard time learning when he's anxious (dont we all?). He's a very sensitive boy and will respond better to positive reinforcement. It seems kids have the right touch with him.

He does not do well with cats. He's not aggressive, but 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!
For his hip dysplasia, it is currently doing very well being medically managed. As a rescue, we opted to do what we would do for our own pets, which is not rush into a surgery just to get him adopted. We will support doing a bilateral surgery when he clinically needs it during his life. We cannot do a total hip replacement on both sides (Estimated at $6K a side!), but will support doing an FHO surgery on each hip when medical management is no longer working as long as it is with one of the veterinarians we work with. It is so difficult to estimate when these things will happen, but it likely will be needed within the next couple of years. 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.

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Conway (Adoption Pending!!!)

Conway's ideal home is one that has: 1. No small children 2. Either no other dogs, or submissive/non-pushy dogs 3. Border Collie experience - he is a true high-energy high-drive BC! 4. Active family members 5. A fenced in yard 6. Someone who will continue to monitor and care for his condition by exercising him properly and carefully

Conway is an adorably sweet 3-4 yr Border Collie who truly has all of the classic Border Collie traits that they are well-known and well-loved for. He is incredibly smart (both in problem solving and in learning capacity and speed), very focused, very intense, and really lives to be with his person (and his ball/Frisbee). He loves working and having a job - his favourites are catching his Frisbee and fetching his ball. If his foster parents aren't playing with him he will either hang out or herd his foster siblings. Occasionally, he will do big "zoomies" and race around the yard and let them chase him. He has this goofy side more typically when people aren't around because when people are there, being with them is his number one priority.

Conway is remarkably well behaved and is crate trained, but can be trusted completely in the house. He has (at least to his foster parents' knowledge) never torn up or gotten into anything in the house. He has excellent recall - because what's more important than making his person happy (?!?) - and he knows a variety of commands including but not limited to sit, down, stay, come, get your ball/frisbee, touch, look, wait, leave it etc... He is highly trainable and very focused. For example, when his foster mom puts him on his mat and tells him to stay she can walk in the other room, open the fridge, go outside, bring other dogs into the room, feed other dogs and he stays on his mat.

Conway's relationship with other dogs is on a "case by case" basis. He gets along well with his 3 foster sisters (especially the Aussie) and his foster brother (he has had two different ones). He is fairly dominant, so other dogs, especially males who like to "challenge" him, tend not to be his friends. He does fine with most females and non-pushy males. However, he is not a "dog's dog" as he does not live to please them and playing with them always comes second to being with people so he would not be a good dog for someone wanting a 2nd dog to play with their dog. He would also do best in a home where he is the only intense fetcher. While he can get used to fetching his ball with other dogs also chasing it, it takes a good bit of work to train this with each new dog.

Conway is super athletic and frequently goes for runs with his foster mom. He is a very good running partner and very attentive to her when she wants to cross the street or turn. He is also trained to run along side a bike. He loves hiking and swimming as well. Basically, he's a triathlete! He is currently enrolled and doing well in an intro agility class and is taking his first dock diving lesson soon!

Despite all this exercise and the need for it, Conway has a condition called Border Collie Collapse. It is similar to Exercise Induced Collapse commonly seen in Labs and other breeds. When it gets warm out, and he is exercising in a very intense way (fetch/Frisbee), he can have a seizure like episode where his brain doesn't regulate his body temperature well enough and he becomes hyperthermic. These episodes seem to have no lasting affect and last approximately 10 minutes. While there is no cure for this, Conway has only had 2 episodes so far - both of which involved fetch when it was warmer out. To that end, he prefers to play fetch either early in the morning or later at night when it is warm or near a body of cooler water. He seems to do fine with runs in the late afternoon evening and can hike/walk all the time.

Conway is UTD on all his vaccines and neutered. He is currently training his foster parents in Durham, NC

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Priscilla (5 yr old - Female)

Five year old Priscilla is a sweet girl who loves to be active. She adores to go for runs or walks, but is an inside door otherwise. Her ideal home would be in a quiet neighborhood or out in the country. Priscilla is noise sensitive so needs a quiet place in the home where she can feel safe. She loves a bathroom with no windows and really loves her crate where she as free rein. Her next favorite thing to going for walks is going for car rides, in fact this is what I use to break her of solitude time. When she is scared just leave her alone till the noise is gone so being around small children might not be a good idea. Although she as been good with older children I am not sure how she will be around young ones. She loves to chase squirrels and anything that moves. I also believe agility training could be good for her as I already showed her jumps and she likes those. Priscilla is a loving and loyal girl, ready for a forever home that is understanding to her fears.

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Layla (7 mo old_Female)

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

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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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