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:
Big Ben (3 to 4 yr old Male)
I'm back and still big and beautiful - My name is Big Ben and I am a neutered 3-to-4 year old male Border Collie mix standing 23 inches at the shoulder and weighing 65 pounds. I have a unique tri-color coat with typical BC tuxedo looks but have a brown undercoat that peeks through in lots of places. I am a mild mannered fellow who loves to go on walks or car rides. I usually walk well on lead but when I get excited I can pull a little. I love to be near my humans and, fortunately for them since I am rather large, am not a lap dog. I get along fine with two foster-dog-sisters and one foster-dog-brother, plus two cats that are no relation. I was adopted by a family with 2 small children and an old indoor cat and got along fine with all of them. I loved my new dad and was good when he was home but he had to work a lot and I was not so good when he was gone. My new humans said that they thought I needed more attention than they could provide. I went back to my foster family and have been good ever since. I think I need a fenced yard and maybe another dog companion to keep me company when my humans are away. I would also like for a human companion that would be near me most of the time but love me all of the time. I am quiet so would do well going to work with you, laying by your side when you work at home, or curling up on my bed when you do housework.
If you would like a big handsome companion to show off on your walks please contact my foster mom. I'm not bragging either as everybody who meets me tells me what a handsome boy I am.
If you are interested in adopting Big Ben:
Blossom (Available to experienced BC home only! 1 yr old female)
A spectacular and fascinating dog, Blossom is a tiny 22 pound one year old Border Collie girl who is as affectionate, loving and playful as she is beautiful. She's house trained, crate trained, calm for her age and breed, well mannered in the house even when left for an extended time, travels well in the car, loves toys and treats, gets along beautifully with the two resident dogs (she'd love to play but they aren't interested) and learns commands at lightning speed.
Blossom has had a rough start in her young life. She was purchased for breeding by an individual hoping to make some quick money. He thought she'd never had a heat cycle, so abandoned her at a county shelter before Christmas. She was skinny, filthy and matted. The shelter staff fell in love with the little dog and called the border collie rescue. She was spayed, vaccinated, wormed, heartworm tested (negative) microchipped and placed in a foster home the day before Christmas Eve. We are fairly certain she'd been kept outdoors full time - likely chained - and was neglected and unsocialized. In the right home, one with border collie experience, Blossom will be able to learn that humans are not all bad and 'blossom' into the wonderful dog she wants to be.
Blossom is highly intelligent, even for a border collie. She instantly learns every command her foster mom can think to teach her, including sit, stay, lie down, come, turn, go pee, go to bed and watch me. Experienced agility competitors get stars in their eyes when they see her. The combination of her intelligence/eagerness, physical agility, and small size would make her a winner if we can just improve her social skills. As it stands now, Blossom is the perfect dog at home and does fine on a leash unless meeting another dog. She is fearful of newcomers, both human and canine. Off leash (as in a fenced yard) when she meets a new dog, she barks, tucks her tail, and runs, but driven by curiosity, she will immediately circle back and then run again. After a few cycles of this, if the new dog is unthreatening, she will eagerly engage in play behavior and seems to thoroughly enjoy herself. She has been very comfortable with the two dogs in her foster home, though they are not playful girls. Blossom is respectful and if her puppy exuberance occasionally overwhelms her, she takes a growly scolding without offense.
When meeting new people she will bark and move away, but can usually be won over quickly with treats.
On leash, when she sees another dog, she barks and lunges, hackles and tail up in a fierce display. We are working on this behavior and have scheduled sessions with an experienced trainer. Hopefully at her young age, she can be 'reprogrammed' quickly. If this happens, she can go anywhere (except possibly to a home with young children as a fearful dog/young unpredictable child make a poor match). No idea about cats, but probably not. For now, she could certainly go to an experienced owner, willing to continue working on her social skills. Alternatively, she'd be a sweet, loving companion for a calm household with a canine playmate and a fenced yard and not too many people coming and going. Ideally she will find an adopter who can give her both!
Bo (5 yr old male)
5 year old BC/Aussie Mix - docked tail – Neutered - UTD on vaccines and HW-
Hi my name is Bo but my foster mom calls me "Wiggle-Butt". I guess that is because I am so happy and can't stop wiggling. I don't have a long tail to swish around. That thing might be a weapon if I had one.
I have several other foster brothers and we play all day long. I like to play with the ball and mostly just run and jump and wrestle with my foster brothers River and Sam.
I do like to jump so small kids would need to be comfortable with active dogs. I would never knock a kid down on purpose, but I just love life and I jump and play and might knock a small kid down by accident.
I do know commands like sit, stay, down, and come. My foster mom says I am very smart and that I am a sweet boy. She says I have a beautiful fur coat. I have seen cats before, but I have never played with them so I don't know if they would like me or not. If you are looking for an active friend that likes to be with his person(s), then I am your guy.
If you are interested in Bo please contact his foster dad
Cash (Prev. Eddie; 1 to 2 yr old male))
Eddie/Cash has had a rough start and we are hoping he will find the perfect spot for him. He spent the first year of his life in an outdoor pen with little human socialization. What little he had wasn't nice. He has been in foster care for 6 months and is learning that humans and the indoors can be good. Here is what he will need to continue to grow and trust.
He needs a quiet home with few visitors and a large fenced yard to run and play. Another friendly dog mate is a must as he loves dogs. He is also good with cats. Right now, he doesn't really want to leave the house and yard, so he is not the dog if you are looking to travel and go lots of places with your dog. I am hopeful one day he might enjoy these things, but no one should take him with those expectations.
He has fear issues and some health issues. His adopter would need to be prepared for this. He cannot handle any sort of correction. Even a loud voice sets his progress back. He will need someone either that knows about positive force free training or someone willing to make the commitment to learn.
Eddie/Cash does love to get on the bed in the morning and before going to sleep. He loves to cuddle and doesn't want you to stop petting him. He loves to play with my other dog and run with him in the back yard. He is a sweet dog and when he makes progress it just sends you over the moon.
I know I am looking for a needle in a haystack, but the right spot for him is out there.
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Flora MacDonald (6 - 8 yr old female)
Flora MacDonald is named for the famous Scottish heroine who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from the English after the failed Jacobite rebellion of 1746.
She's a very sweet senior girl (6 – 8 years old) who is very well behaved. She loves to ride in the car and walks well on the leash. She knows her basic commands; sit, stay, come and seems to have been taught to heel when on leash. She gets along well with other dogs. Flora would be perfect for someone who is wanting a calm low key companion. She could be a bit of a couch potato if you let her.
Jasper (4-6 yr old, male)
Hi my name is Jasper! I am estimated to be between 4-6 years old, and weigh 49lbs. I am vision impaired (see update below), and only see shadows. I will need a home with a fenced yard. I have an eye condition known as Pannus. I will always need eye drops 2 times a day. My foster mom thinks that I am pretty patient while she puts them in my eyes all by herself. Although my sight is limited, I walk really well on a leash, I am playful, and LOVE to be spoiled. I currently live with 5 foster siblings and a couple of cats (one of which is blind), and I do very well with them. I also sleep in my crate at night, without making a sound and I am housetrained. I am neutered and up to date on all vaccinations. I am located in the Greenville, SC area.
UPDATE!!!!!! On Friday January 9, 2015 Jasper had a follow-up visit to have his eyes re-checked by his foster mom's personal vet. On that visit, his foster mom learned that his vision is NOT as impaired as first thought. On this visit, it was determined that he 'could' possibly have as much as 90% of his vision. Even with this new information, he will always need eye drops twice a day to maintain the vision that he has. Also on this visit his age was determined to be 4-6 yrs old. The drops are very easy to apply and I am very good and gentle allowing the treatment.
Joey (aka JoJo) (8 month old male)
Meet Joey aka JoJo. 8 month old sable border collie. Joey will need a home (no apartment buildings) with a fenced yard and no invisible fencing. he is super sweet, loves to cuddle and very low energy. he gets along well with dogs, cats and loves little kids! He would be a great family dog! He loves to sing and yodel, and will do so when he is happy! He is fully vetted, heartworm negative, and house broken. If you are interested in Joey, please contact his foster mom
If you are interested in adopting:
Kyanne (9 month old female)
KyAnne (pronounced Cayenne) This striking split face red and white 9 month old female is one hot pepper. KyAnne is a full tilt girl with endless possibilities. This young lady apparently had little socialization or guidance in behavior prior to arriving in rescue, but is doing better with a little direction and structure. She would do well in a home with an experienced dog person. I believe that she would excel in herding, agility or Frisbee.
KyAnne is spayed, micro-chipped, heart worm negative and completely vetted. She is house and crate trained, and gets along well with other dogs. She has not been tested with cats.
Sam (1 to 2 yr old male)
Sam is a beautiful tri-color male Border Collie who has been neutered and is UTD on all vaccines and HW negative. My name is Sam and I am a Border Collie. I love being around people and other animals. I don't know what a cat is, but I think I might like it.
The people who owned me before took me to this horrible place with a lot of dogs who kept barking at everyone and everything. It was not a good place. This nice man came and picked me up and took me to his house. They had lots of dogs there, but they were nice and they took very good care of me until I could go to my foster mom. She picked me up one weekend and took me to her house. She had some other dogs there too. I got to play with two of them outside in this place she called the play yard. Out there we could run and play within that thing that kept us from going wherever we wanted to. I became good friends with Bo and River. Bo is a big boy who likes to play rough. We wrestle and chase each other all around the play yard. It is so much fun. River was a little shy at first and I think he might have been afraid, but we let him know we were his friends. After supper we get in our comfy crates. Mine had a nice bed in it, but I got bored during the night one night and chewed some of the stuffing out, so Mom took it out. She gives me a bone with peanut butter in it and it is so good. She also gives us a treat because she has to give Gizmo one. He is the resident alpha dog, although he isn't much bigger than my head. She seems to like him so I guess he is important.
I would love to have my own home where I can have my own person(s). I am an active dog and my mom says I would need a lot of exercise. I would like to have a dog buddy to play with. I love petting and being loved on. I know a few commands and would love to do agility or Frisbee if someone would take the time to teach me. I love running so if you need a running buddy, I'm your guy.
Contact my mom if you have the right home for me. I would love to meet you!
Sadie (2 to 2.5 yo pb female)
Sadie is a 2 to 2 1/2 what appears to be pure bred female. She is as sweet as they come. She is fully vetted, spayed and micro-chipped and is looking for a new furever home. She loves people all sizes and shapes. She has not been tested on cats since we have had her so I cant really speak to that. She is house and crate trained. She love to play ball.
Sadie is a low to medium active girl. She is less than 40 pounds, but actually she needs to add a pound or 2.
Sadie is a great dog with people, but really needs to be an only pet as she is not socialized with other dogs at thist time.
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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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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