Available Border Collies looking for loving homes

Last Update June 29, 2015

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:

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Carolina Border Collie Rescue (CBCR)



Bailey (4 yr old female)

Bailey is 4 years old. She is a very friendly dog. She loves attention from people and gets along very well with other dogs. She loves children too. Bailey is a runner. She needs to be kept in a fenced in area because she loves to chase cars. Bailey knows the commands "sit", "laydown" and "roll over". She will also respond to "shake". Bailey is a barker. She will let you know if someone is in the yard or has pulled in the driveway. Bailey also loves to ride in the car. She is a real sweetheart! Whoever gets her will fall in love with her.

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Buck (Adoption Pending!!!)

Meet our newest foster Buck a 5-year-old male border collie who is happy, inquisitive, people-focused, and smart. He weighs about 45 lbs. and has a good appetite. He also walks well on the leash and rides calmly in the car. He's not a high energy dog, but does enjoy walks and playing with toys. Currently he lives with 3 other dogs and gets along with all of them well. He doesn't have any cats in his current home, but he tends to ignore them on walks. He also seems to like children. Buck really enjoys being with his people, so daily walks, play time, and attention is a must for this guy. He has a decent recall, but does need some additional work on simple commands. He's very trainable and learned to sit in an hour.

Buck is learning to be house trained and has almost accomplished it, with no accidents in the past week. His only major issue is that he has anxiety during thunderstorms. We're working on desensitizing him to the sound, but he's taking calming medicine right now. Once he takes it he settles nicely in his crate and sleeps.

Buck is being fostered in Columbia, SC.




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Fritz (4 yr old male)

Meet Fitz, he is looking for his very special fur-ever home. He is a super loveable guy, about 4 years old. He loves to be with his people at all times. He would play fetch 24/7 if his humans could keep up! He knows basic obedience, is house broken, and loves to ride in the car. He would prefer a home without kids, and he prefers female dogs as playmates, he likes being the only boy. He is fine with small female dogs and cats.




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Happy (male)

Happy is a very sweet laid back dog and loves people and is friendly with other dogs and cats. Happy loves the water and has the markings of a Border Collie and the traits of both a Lab and Border Collie. As you can see from the photos Happy is a beautiful dog and is one of easiest dogs we've taken care of and quickly becomes your best friend. He loves hugs, belly rubs and likes being your best buddy. He may be a little shy at first and that is just for the first few minutes and then he quickly warms up to you. Happy is a delight and easy to be with as he causes no trouble and just loves doing things with you and can just lounge around too. He'll likes to ride in the car if you want to take him somewhere with you he'll enjoy the ride and if you like to go a lake, river or if you have a pool Happy will be right at home! He loves toys and playing with you and especially likes chewing on a big doggy bone. When I've had friends over they always say the same thing, "what a nice friendly dog"! He has been neutered and is up to date on all shots, negative on heartworm and up to date on heartworm medicine.

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Jasper (3-5 yr old, male)

Hi my name is Jasper!  I am estimated to be between 3-5 years old & weigh 48 pounds. I am housetrained, crate-trained, and walk really well on a leash. I have been neutered and I am up to date on my vaccinations. I currently live with 5 other dogs, and do quite well with all of them. They are all ages, breeds, sizes, males and females. I do have a dry eye condition and will always need eye drops 2x's a day, which are very easy to apply.  My dry eye condition is easy to keep under control, but when not treated turns into a condition known as Pannus. The vet says that I will maintain the vision that I currently have (which is 90%), provided I receive my eye meds as prescribed. Don't let my eye condition fool you, I am playful & outgoing, but can also be laid back. My foster mom says that I am the perfect mix of play, sweet & calm. I have appeared to be interested in a good game of fetch (provided you will let me keep it), but I am working on it. I also enjoy playing chase with one of my foster brothers, he's really fast.

I enjoy doing everything that other dogs like to do. My foster mom prefers a fenced yard for me, since I do have a slight vision issue. I am currently being fostered in the Greenville, SC area.

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Juniper (Adoption Pending!!!)

My name is Juniper and I was pulled from a rural shelter. My owners were located and they decided they didn't want me back. They did tell the shelter workers that I was good both with kids and other dogs.

My foster mom says I am a sweet and pretty girl. I love to hug her but she says not everybody likes to be hugged so she has been telling me to sit and then she pets me.

I am shy at first and I have to slowly take time to get to know you. But I will quickly learn your routine. I like being in a crate and sleep there quietly all night. I am not toy driven even though I do enjoy a few bites on my toys. I certainly don't like to catch a ball.

I try to play with my dog friends at my foster home but some of them are too rough. I would love a mellow, yet playful dog friend and would be submissive around him or her.

Juniper would require the adopter to be an experienced dog person. She needs time and patience to build confidence and be the happy girl that wants to come out in her. She just needs to know there are good people and good homes in this world and that someone can love her and give her the positive attention she needs.

She is a 3 year old Border Collie/ Aussie mix, spayed and on heartworm preventative.

A tall fence is a must! Would be good with older kids.

If you are interested in Raine please contact her foster mom

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Lola (Senior female)

Lola is an approximately 10 year old purebred Border Collie. She is a special needs BC, because she is deaf and has back problems due to an old injury. She was turned to the shelter because her elderly owner died. Lola had skin problems and was arthritic due to an old injury to her back. They weren't sure she was going to make it, but with some TLC and good food that she could eat, she has made a miraculous recovery. Her hair has grown back and she has gained weight and looks and feels so much better.

Her disability doesn't stop Lola from getting around. She can go on walks and be a quiet inside companion. Lola needs a loving and understanding home where she can live out the rest of her life which should be a long time. She is heart worm negative and other than a little arthritis she is fine. She is deaf, but with a responsible owner who helps keep her safe, dogs adapt to being deaf very well and lead normal happy lives. She would require a fenced in yard for her own safety. She doesn't know hand signals, but she is easy to handle on the leash and in the house. Not sure how she is around cats because I don't have any.

Are you the one Lola is looking for to be her forever home? She needs a patient and loving home, preferably with only one other dog or none. She would love being Queen of the castle! Can you open your heart and home to a senior deaf girl? You won't regret it.

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Pansy (5 to 6 month old female)

Pansy is a sweet, thoughtful girl about 5-6 months of age. Pansy loves to play (what puppy doesn't :)), but also has a "off" switch and will lay quietly near her person. She is very food motivated and would do well with any type of sport, such as agility or obedience. She has been to see sheep, but doesn't show any early herding instinct- preferring instead to bark at those big woolies! Pansy is catching on quickly to housetraining, and is crate trained as well. Like most puppies, she does enjoy chewing on things, including hands, so we are working on this, but very young children would not appreciate this fun activity ;) . Pansy is being fostered in Athens, Georgia.

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River (Adopted!!!!)

River is very shy so I will tell his story. He was pulled from a rural shelter. He was terrified in the shelter, he was pulling a chain when they found him, so it is safe to say he was probably chained to a tree with no human connection. That may explain why he is so skittish around people. He loves people, but it takes a while to build his trust. He doesn't like loud noises or sudden movement toward him.

River loves other dogs that like to play. He and his foster brother loved to play and River seemed happiest when playing with him. Another buddy in the home would be great. He is ok with older kids; the little loud ones scare him.

A fenced in yard is REQUIRED. A secure 4-6' fence would be best. River is a very sweet and kind dog. He seems to have been thru some rough times in his short life. They estimate him to be between 2-3 years old.

Obedience Training will be a must as he does not know many commands and it will be a good way to bond with River. He is active and could possibly do agility with patience and training. He is very smart and loving. He likes to sit in your lap when he can. Just a cute little snuggle bug. River I located in Statesboro, GA. You must come to Statesboro to meet him. If you would like more information about River, please contact his foster mom. These are the minimum requirements for River.

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Roscoe (4 month old male)

Roscoe the Rascal we call him lovingly, as he has spunk and personality yet... he is a very easy going pup. We believe he is 4 months old or so. He has been with us since the week before Christmas. Roscoe loves to run and play, he is well behaved inside the house. He is crate trained and housebroken. He gets along well with other dogs and children. He has an independent streak, so will come to snuggle and kiss on his humans, and then will walk away to go play with a toy or chew on a bone. He is loving without being "needy". He loves his daily walks down the block- we go 2 or 3 times a day. On the days we can grab a 3-4 mile walk, he is even happier. He loves to prance, and chase the other dogs, but is respectful of the pack and the hierarchy. He likes to steal and hide and chew on socks if he can find them laying around the house, but he has not ruined any shoes...Roscoe is a protector and will bark and strangers and noises to alert us, but then will come to stand my our side for his own reassurance. He likes squirrels and birds, and will run to find and chase them. In our family, we call Roscoe the perfect puppy. Sweet, loving, affectionate, obedient, willing to please, a total lovebug, and likely a good dog for agility training. He is a sweetie pie... overall, he will grow into a wonderful dog.

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Grande Dame Roxie - Roxie is a large 75 pound BC mix with soft jet-black fur accented by some white on her chest, nose and toes. She has had some life experiences which are reflected in her intelligence and demeanor. Excellent house manners, crate trained, walks well on leash, rides well and is UTD on shots, . She is a great dog to take for a walk or just to sit and talk with. Roxie is slow to accept other furry critters so will do best as an only furry child. She can coexist with other dogs but needs time to accept them.

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Ryder is an approximately a 2 year old male. He is neuter, completely vetted and microchipped. He is heart worm negative. Pictures are hard to get of Ryder, because when he hears the camera he come right to it.

Ryder is a special need guy. You see, Ryder is completely blind. He will follow you though the house, and will venture out on his own. Ryder learns his environment quickly, and in a short time you wouldn't even know that he is blind. The longer he is with you the more he can get around on his own. He is fine to lay next to you and wait for a pet or two. Ryder has lots of love to give, and loves to be in your lap.

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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. She is fully vetted and heartworm negative. Savannah is a sweet girl but does have resource guarding with her crate, toys, and food. She will need a home with no children, fenced yard, and preferably be the only dog

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Yogi (4 yr male)

Yogi is a sweet and affectionate BC mix who'll make a great companion.

He loves belly rubs and will follow you around the house. He walks well on leash and loves car rides. Long car rides can upset his tummy. He's house trained and will go in a crate with encouragement. Yogi needs a little time to adjust to other dogs. It took several days to get use to his 2 female BC sisters. Now they get along very well. He has been treated for heartworms and he's now a healthy happy boy. Yogi is a vocal boy and will need to be in a house instead of an apartment. He'll let you know if anyone or anything is around the house. Yogi is very food motivated and he'll be easy to train. He loves to play tug but he hasn't shown much interest in fetch. Yogi gets along well with my 7 yr old grandson. Thunder and fireworks do not bother him.

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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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