Available Border Collies looking for loving homes

Last Update May 20, 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:

Courtesy Listings

Carolina Border Collie Rescue (CBCR)



Cocoa (Adoption Pending!!!!!)

Hi, my name is Cocoa! I'm a 13-week-old, mixed-breed female. (My mom was mixed but mostly tricolor Border collie.) I am very easy-going, friendly, happy, social and confident. All the neighbors who've met me immediately fell in love, because my personality is so cute and winsome. I don't have much herding/working instinct, or the high-octane energy that BC's are known for—so I would be perfect for a family who just wants a good companion or family pet, or a second dog to play with your current dog. My favorite things to do are: Chase my brother — a 5-month-old Aussie — around the yard, get my brother to chase me or wrestle, learn new tricks (I know "sit" and "come"), chew on my toys, and cuddle with my owner. I'm well-behaved in the house and never bark at people who come to the door or in the yard. I'm still a puppy so I'm still working on my house-training. I wouldn't be good in a family with small children, as I'm still learning that humans, for some reason, don't think my jumping and chewing/biting on their hands is a fun way to play. I live in Greensboro, NC.



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Cooper (10 week old male)

Border Collie Boxer Pups

Hi – My name is Cooper (I'm the brown and white one) and the black and white one listed below is my brother Ollie (Yes he is the one that looks like a Border Collie). Our mom is a Border Collie and our Dad was a boxer. We are two active and playful 10 week olds (as of 3/23). We are healthy, have had 2 rounds of vaccinations and are micro-chipped. Now all we need is a loving furever home. Please contact our foster family because as cute as we are we won't be here for long.

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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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Lily (2 to 3 yr, 20 lbs, female)

Lily (formerly Sweet Pea) is a small 2-3 year old border collie mix (only 20 lbs). She loves her foster brother and sister, and really needs a home with other dogs to play with and to steal their toys. Although she was brought up to be an outside dog it took her only a couple of days to really like it inside. She is house broken and is learning to use the doggie door. She rides well in the car and is learning to be better on the leash, she still likes going for walks. Not sure how she is with cats but she is very docile and doesn't pay any attention to the ducks at the pond we walk around. She is very scared of men but if the person is patient she does start to trust strangers. Even though she gets scared she never becomes aggressive. She as become a great snuggler. Lily would do better in a quiet home with other dogs and a nice yard to play in.

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Mistletoe (Adoption Pending!!!!)

Meet Mistletoe a 13ishweek old Border Collie Mix:

Despite her "ruff" start, Mistletoe has a zest for life that only a BC puppy can have. She is a Smooth-Coat girl who loves almost every dog and person she comes into contact with. She is being crate trained and is working on her house training, walking on a leash, and her basic obedience skills. Mistletoe is being clicker trained by her foster mom and has picked it up quite quickly. She has also been working on mat training and playing with mental stimulation games. She goes to work with her foster mom & one of her foster siblings every morning and loves to ride in the car. She has been on several road-trips (long & short) and is an excellent travel companion. She says "this is how I roll".

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Oilver (Adoption Pending!!!)

Border Collie Boxer Pups

Hi – My name is Oliver (I'm the black and white one) and the brown and white one listed above is my brother Cooper (yes he is the one that looks like the boxer daddy). Our mom is a Border Collie and our Dad was a boxer. We are two active and playful 10 week olds (as of 3/23). We are healthy, have had 2 rounds of vaccinations and are micro-chipped. Now all we need is a loving furever home. Please contact our foster family because as cute as we are we won't be here for long.

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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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Raine (female)

My name is Raine and I was pulled from a rural shelter. My owners were located and they decided they didn't want me. They did tell the shelter workers that I was good with kids and other dogs. I do like to be a little bossy with other dogs at times, but who else is going to keep them in line. My foster mom says that is her job to keep us all happy and to get along with one another.

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 and scratches my ears. It is almost as good as a BC hug.

I am shy at first and I have to slowly take time to get to know you. It doesn't take long  Maybe 5 minute…. I like to run and play. I am not really toy driven. I certainly don't like to catch the ball. I think I would like to do agility or something that involves a lot of running. I am working on crate training and house training, but I really don't like the crate. I don't know what cats are, but I am a Border Collie, if it moves, I'm on it.

 Raine would require an experienced Border Collie home. She is a beautiful 3 year old tri-color Border Collie - Aussie mix. She is very quick and needs lots of exercise and mental stimulation. She would make a great companion and family member for an active family. Fenced in yard a must! Would be great with older kids. She is located in Statesboro, GA. You will be required to come to Statesboro to meet her.

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River (experienced BC home only!!)

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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Yogi (4 yr male)

Yogi is a sweet loving 4 yr old bc mix. It took a while for him to get adjusted to my 2 laid back female bc. Probably because he was in the shelter for awhile. I'm not sure about cats. He gets along very well with my 7 yr old grandson. not sure about young children. He has been treated for HW and is a happy healthy boy. Storms and fireworks do not bother him. He rides well in the car and walks good on leash. He's crate trained (with encouragement) and is house trained and needs to be taken out often. He'll make a good guard dog not in an aggressive way but he will let you know when people are outside. He's very vocal. So far he hasn't shown interest in balls but he likes to have chew toys.

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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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