Available Border Collies looking for loving homes

Last Update March 24, 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:

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Carolina Border Collie Rescue (CBCR)

 

bingo

Kieran (Adoption Pending!!!)

Zephan and Kieran need to go to the same home

Formerly known as Bingo on the PRBCR site, Kieran is the smaller brother, and the submissive one of the pair. He's very attached to his big brother Zephan, and is rarely far from his side. Kieran has an adorable habit of smiling, although at first you might think he's growling at you - he pulls his lips back to show his teeth, but he's wagging his tail the whole time, and you realize he's grinning at you! Kieran loves to have his belly rubbed, and will roll over and expose his belly with no encouragement at all. Like his brother, he bonded very quickly with me as a foster mom, and was very protective of me when anyone entered the house. Like his brother, he bonded very quickly with me as a foster mom, and is very protective of me when anyone entered the house. He is especially protective when a man comes around - he was not at all interested in interacting with a male friend who came over to help me move a fish tank, but was quite afraid of him. I'm not sure Kieran would thrive in a home with many adult males, but he’s been around small children and doesn’t seem bothered by them at all. In fact, he’s shown great patience with little ones. As we've mentioned before, these boys are litter mates, 8 years old, and they've been together forever. Until they came to me in late-March, they'd been outside dogs, but they adapted very quickly to indoor living. They sleep within a few feet of each other, whether it's naptime, or time for bed at night. We really want to keep them together, so it's very important that whichever lucky person decides to adopt Kieran gets the double pleasure of getting his big brother Zephan too- they really 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 who is also a rescue that I have had for three years, and she's had her issues with resource guarding. I am very pleased with the way she has incorporated them into our pack.

Kieran recently learned to eat from his own bowl - apparently he and Zephan were accustomed to eating from a community bowl in the past. Despite his small size, he loves to eat! He will finish his brother's food if you don't watch him! Both he and his brother have learned the basic command "sit," and we are working on "stay," etc. Kieran is housebroken, and does well in the house for several hours at a time, although sometimes he just likes to hang around outside, under the porch.

Because they were outside dogs for so long, they need a lot of space to explore, so a good size back yard, 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!! The boys love to take walks, but they will aggressively chase squirrels and cats, so I recommend using a harness for each dog. I discovered that they don't like cats (or, they really like cats, to the extent they love to chase them; this was very unfortunate for my 15 year old cat in Virginia when we took a trip there a couple of weekends ago, she doesn't like to be bothered by dogs!).They were very aggressive with her, chasing and biting at her. I'm not sure they would do well in a home with cats, although maybe it would just take some getting used to.

He likes to pick up random things to chew - books, balls of yarn, pads of paper, so you'll want to keep plenty of chew toys around. Kieran is just the sweetest little guy, shy and quiet, but will show you a ton of affection once he gets to know you.. I really think he will be happiest if he can stay with his brother. Kieran travels in a car very well, loads well and is a calm traveler he is also excellent on long car trips, he will just curl up on the seat or on the floor behind the seat and enjoy the ride.

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boo

Zephan (Adoption Pending!!!!)

Formerly known as Boo on the PRBCR site, Zephan is the dominant one of the pair. He's very protective of his little brother, Kieran, and is rarely far from his side. Zephan loves to be brushed, and willingly submits to getting his nails clipped, although he's skittish about getting them ground. Like his brother, he bonded very quickly with me as a foster mom, and is very protective of me when anyone entered the house. He is especially protective when a man comes around - he was not at all interested in interacting with a male friend who came over to help me move a fish tank, but was quite afraid of him. I'm not sure Zephan would thrive in a home with many adult males, but he’s been around small children and doesn’t seem bothered by them at all. In fact, he’s shown great patience with little ones. As we've mentioned before, these boys are litter mates, 8 years old, and they've been together forever. Until they came to me in late-March, they'd been outside dogs, but they adapted very quickly to indoor living. They sleep within a few feet of each other, whether it's naptime, or time for bed at night. We really want to keep them together, so it's very important that whichever lucky person decides to adopt Zephan gets the double pleasure of getting his little brother Kieran too- they really 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 who is also a rescue that I have had for three years, and she's had her issues with resource guarding. I am very pleased with the way she has incorporated them into our pack.

Zephan recently learned to eat from his own bowl - apparently he and Kieran were accustomed to eating from a community bowl in the past - but he doesn't always finish his food. Both he and his brother have learned the basic command "sit," and we are working on "stay," etc. Zephan is housebroken, and does well in the house for several hours at a time, although sometimes he just likes to hang around outside, under the porch.

Because they were outside dogs for so long, they need a lot of space to explore, so a good size back yard, 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!! The boys love to take walks, but they will aggressively chase squirrels and cats, so I recommend using a harness for each dog. I discovered that they don't like cats (or, they really like cats, to the extent they love to chase them; this was very unfortunate for my 15 year old cat in Virginia when we took a trip there a couple of weekends ago, she doesn't like to be bothered by dogs!).They were very aggressive with her, chasing and biting at her. I'm not sure they would do well in a home with cats, although maybe it would just take some getting used to.

He likes to pick up random things to chew on - books, balls of yarn, pads of paper, so you'll want to keep plenty of chew toys around. Zephan is just the sweetest little guy, more adventurous and brave than his brother. I really think he will be happiest if he can stay with his brother. Zephan is incredibly sweet, very lovable, travels in a car very well, loads well and is a calm traveler. He is excellent on long car trips, he will just curl up on the seat or on the floor behind the seat and enjoy the ride.

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conway

Conway (3 yr old _ male)

Hello friends! I am Conway, a 3-yr old tri Border Collie. My foster parents adore me – they say I’m the absolute best and I’d like to tell you a little bit about me to see if you would love me as much as they do!

Firstly, I’m super duper smart. Most of us Border Collies are, but I’m especially good at being intuitive with what my foster parents want me to do. I read their body language a lot and I’m always checking in with them to see what they might ask me about. I REALLLLLY want to make them happy, so I learn things very quickly and always do what they ask on the first try. As far as commands go, I know sit, down, come, go to mat, “where’s your Frisbee” (my favorite!), out, wait, leave it and bunch of other ones!

Secondly, I’m very athletic! My favorite sport is Frisbee – I absolutely love catching that thing in mid-air. Now, my foster mom is not the best at consistently throwing it (her words, not mine!), but I will always get it, no matter where she throws it and bring it back to her. She also takes me for runs, which I love. She says I’m one of the best running dogs she’s had because I don’t get distracted by anything and my focus is on her and running!

Thirdly, I’m awesome with people and 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 or stop so they can!

Finally, I get very attached to my human(s). I LOVE being hugged and I really enjoy sitting on their laps and generally being close to them.

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 don’t like kids very much, so I would prefer not to go to a home with younger children. Mostly, I just want someone to hang out with forever!

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duncan

Duncan (2 yrs _ male)

Duncan is a sweet playful 2 yr old. He loves belly rubs and car rides. He is utd on shots. Duncan is weak hw positive. We are doing a slow kill method to treat his hw. He will have his hw preventives and checked periodically to see when he tests negative. We're working on walking on leash, jumping up and house training. Duncan does not like a crate. I now keep him confined in a certain area of the house and he's much happier. He weights 39 lbs and is more long than tall. Duncan gets so excited when meeting other dogs and he looks aggressive. He barks and jumps because he's so excited. Duncan is not aggressive at all. He is a counter surfer looking for food. He is getting better about not getting in the trash. He gets along with my 2 female bc and my 9 yr old grandson. He wouldn't do well in an apartment because he likes to bark at dogs that walk by. I don't know how he'd do with cats. He may chase them. Duncan will make loving, loyal companion. He loves being inside snoozing on the couch.

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joleen

Joleen (2 yr old _ Female)

We let Jolene write her last biography and she got lots of inquiries and visits but none were the perfect forever home for her; close, but no cigar. Now we will try our hand at describing our friend and companion, Miss Jolene. Jolene is a two-year old female blue-Merle full blooded Border Collie with all the bells and whistles. She has the biggest blue eyes, is smart, completely house trained, spayed, heartworm negative, micro-chipped, UTD on all vaccines, walks well on lead, rides well in car, swims like a fish and cuddles like a Teddy Bear. She is a bit underweight at 31 pounds but eats well so her high energy level just keeps the weight off. Jolene plays well with inside or outside toys, great with Frisbee, quick as a whip and plays and plays and plays. We go for long walks in the woods and she loves to run free but never out of sight and her recall is excellent. Jolene is just a lot of fun to be with

Jolene tolerates our other dogs but doesn't really want to play with them. Many potential homes had to pass on Jolene because there just was no dynamics with the home dog. Jolene will not make a good pet for a pet. She will chase after the dogs when they are fetching a ball and attempt to keep the ball from being returned which at least provides exercise. Jolene is a dog who would rather be with people and sticks like glue once she accepts you as her friend. Jolene is also a dog that requires lots of physical and mental exercise. She is happiest when she is working with her favorite human whether walking, playing or doing tricks. She is currently living with a dog-savvy cat with no problems

Jolene does not like loud sounds or loud humans as the noise seems to offend her sensitive nature. Children under the age of ten are loud, look and sound a lot like sheep, and don't like to be herded so create a problem with Jolene and should be avoided. A fenced yard would be nice for her safety but no invisible fences. Jolene has a little anxiety when she is separated from her human but is not destructive, she just goes to her "safe" spot and waits for your return.

Jolene is a princess so has been spoiled and treated like royalty all her life. That must not change. She will nap on the couch or sleep in the bed when she gets the notion but gets down when she is told or if she feels uncomfortable and retreats to her own bed. She is very respectful of others in bed but what a way to wake up for as you stir she is sitting there looking at you with those gorgeous eyes waiting for the new adventures to come

If you would like to learn more about Jolene please contact us as we love to brag on her. Jolene is being fostered near Burlington, NC

If you are interested in adopting Jolene, please click on the links below to contact her foster home and fill out an application

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layla
 

Layla (7 mo old_Female)

Layla - PRBCR's Deaf Pup “ This list is for our little Miss Layla, PRBCR's deaf 7 month old BC/Aussie mix. She is sweet as pie with a bit of Canine Compulsive Disorder, but her training and medications are helping quite a bit! ” This is the link for Layla's Wish List- http://a.co/9OHvAWO

She will need a home with a fenced yard, and would do well in a home with another friendly dog.

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lily

Lily (Adoption Pending!!!!)

When you work in rescue you get called out to meet lots of dogs. I recently was called out to meet Lily.

When I arrived, it was quickly evident that Lily was not a typical dog. Probably as close as she comes to a Border Collie is her classic black and white paint job. I spent some time with Lily and I quickly realized she is a special dog, and I couldn't leave her at the shelter.

Lily is estimated to be 7 years old and is about 65 pounds, she is as is sweet as she is large. She loves other dogs, is completely house trained, vetted, and heart worm negative. Lily is on heart worm preventative. She is content to spend time in your company, go for a walk or watch some TV. Lily loves to ride in the car and she has a soft mouth, and I'm sure that she would be great with children. She needs to be in a cat free environment as cats are a challenge for Lily. Lily is also not fond of thunderstorms but she does have a thunder-shirt and that seems to help.

Lilly is a low maintenance girl that does well in a crate and is happy to have a pet or two, maybe a soft bed and some of your extra time.

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midge
 

Midge (Adopted!!!)

Miss Midge appears to be about anywhere from 2-4 years old but she is a high energy puppy at heart! She's got very short legs and a stocky body and an overly puppy appearance, despite being an adult. She'll be a forever puppy! Those ears and her adorable nature makes her a joy and brings us so many laughs! If we had to guess at her breeds, she appears to be a border collie/rat terrier mix. She came in underweight, but about 25 lbs. It appears that 30 lbs will be a little healthier for her.

Midge showed up in a shelter as a stray and did not appear to have lived in a home ever. She didn't know "sit" and cowered whenever we'd call her for a "here" or "come". Even though she has shown some initial fear if people come walking up to her too fast, she has never once growled or shown any form of aggression. After realizing she won't be hurt, she LOVES to be as close as possible to her people. If we had to guess what her life was like, it appears she lived closely with other dogs, so either outside in a kennel or running around outside. She is quickly learning though as she has a strong desire to stay close to her person and LOVES treats!

She is great with other dogs and enjoys play bowing to ask other dogs to play and has very appropriate dog language. She goes to doggie daycare every day and plays with her friends. Her ability to ready other dogs is tip top and she just backs down away from those that either don't like her or aren't her preference. She has ignored the cats so far.

She needs to stay with her foster Mom a little longer as she does have heartworms. Applications can be sent in, but she should be ready to go to her forever home by mid to late November. She currently is being fostered just north of Greensboro, NC in Madison, NC.

Midge would be a great companion for a
1) A family with or without children (so far she's been great with them!) that was very active on a daily basis
2) A family with at least one other dog to play with her
3) A family that wanted to do agility or other sports with her (know that she needs more obedience)

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Sally
 

Sally (Adoption Pending!!!)

Sally is a calm, smart border collie that was sentenced to live in a kennel outside her whole life. After her owner decided that she was no longer wanted, she was taken to a shelter and dumped to an unknown future. Het owner never got her medical care and she was heartworm positive and full of parasites.

She is getting her heartworms treated, has been dewormed, and getting spayed. She is also getting a dental done for her to get her all fixed up and be ready for someone to pick her to be loved forever. She's asking to find a family that will love her and not just leave her somewhere to die or keep her outside in a jail.

She is now potty trained and about 8 years old. She is ok cohabitating with other dogs and ok with dog savvy cats but doesnt party much attention to either for long. She can be a little bossy with other dogs if they challenge her. She prefers to be near her people and loves being petted and getting treats.

Her loves -Resting on the porch with her people -Walking out to do chores and circling the sheep. She won't have an ability to compete in sports but she would have potential to dabble with sheep if someone's wants to learn with her. -Resting outside in the sun -Knowing there is a family out there that is looking for a smart, calm Senior girl that will love her. She's been waiting her whole life for you.

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tess
 

Tess (female)

Formerly known as Angel on the PRBCR site, Tess, a pure white, 36 pound BC mix, has lived with us for 6 years. She is used to an adult home, and is well trained in basic commands and house manners…no getting on furniture or eating from the table. She heels well on a short leash, enjoys snooping on a long leash, and loves to fetch balls off leash in a secure area.

She is very protective of us, and doesn't do well when another dog comes to visit, or if dogs she meets on her walks approach us. For this reason, we recommend Tess joining an “only dog” household. She is partially deaf due to ear infections this winter, although the vet says her hearing may return, but she does respond to hand signals. She has had very little exposure to children, without any incidents, so we can’t say how Tess would be living with children at this time.

Tess enjoys sitting on our covered front and back porches in all kinds of weather, watching the birds and squirrels. She doesn’t chase animals unless they come into her yard and taunt her. The UPS man always carries treats, so she is much more excited to chase him!

When she rides in our car, it is usually to a fun place to run, her FAVORITE THING, so she gets excited and wants to stand between us on the back seat so she can see out the front windshield. She is smart enough to know her way around our town, and whimpers until we arrive at the walk. If you are not able to walk/run her, then a fenced in yard is a must, so she can play fetch and run her BC energy off.

Although Tess was crate trained as a puppy, she is perfectly house trained and has the run of the house, with some room restrictions. She sleeps in her own bed by the hearth, and waits for you to get up each morning. She is not a chewer, and doesn’t bother with things left on the floor, like slippers and books. We are sure that in a loving home, with a patient owner, she will be a devoted dog for years to come.

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tiki

Tiki (Adoption Pending!!!!)

Hi Friends! My name is Tiki and I was found wandering the streets so not much is known about my past. I had a lot of mats to shave and it's why I look a little scraggly. My hair will grow back in and I'll look like the rough coated black and white border collie that I am.

Since I was found wandering, there isn't a lot known about my past. I love being with my people, although if there is lots going on or if anyone raises their voice at me, I run to my safe place (in my crate) and stay there until I am coaxed out. I love treats and chasing cats. Therefore, I'd prefer a home with lots of both of these, but my foster mom says its better if I only pick a home with lots of treats and no cats. Hmph. Oh well. Mostly I want a home that will love me forever. I wouldn't' mind a playful brother or sister. I go to doggie daycare and love almost everyone. I'm even good at playing with smaller dogs! You can see in my pictures of me playing with them. I handle bigger dogs too, as long as they like to play!

I do like to chase cars, though can be called off. Therefore, a backyard fence is preferred. Though I really don't like to be in the backyard unless another dog or human is playing with me. I'm happy relaxing in the house as long as my family is around. I ride in the car well and like to play with a ball. I'm not really interested in the sheep or cows on the farm and I'm a little shy to have a lot of potential in agility or flyball, but I will make a GREAT family member.

I just got spayed and am up to date on vaccines. I have very clean but very worn teeth so they do look to be very young. I am guessed to be about 2-3 years old. I am heartworm negative.

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zoe

Zoe (Adoption Pending !!!!)

Hi my name is Zoe. Zoe is a yearling Border Collie mix and full of energy and spunk. She was abandoned after her treatment for parvovirus. Zoe is fun and very smart- that's the Border Collie in a nutshell! She is a very sweet and loving girl who is already spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and ready for her forever home.
Zoe is active and fearless. She gets along with the other dogs. She is completely house trained and we are working on crate training.
Feel free to contact us with any further questions or to set up a meet and greet.

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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.

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