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:
Bettis and Chief
Bettis: (he is the one with the white main on his neck and white on his tail) Spunky and cheerful, Bettis loves to race around and play. He is a lover, always wanting to jump up toward your face for attention and kisses. He is energetic, fun to play with and likes kids/adults alike. He also loves to steal bones from his brother and then race to a secret place to hide them. He sleeps through the night and we are working on housebreaking. So far, no accidents. Bettis weighs 15 lbs and we believe he is 10 weeks old.
Chief: Chief is calm and deliberate. He approaches everything with curiousity and caution. He is more dominant and will let his brother know when he is displeased. Chief loves to be held and have belly rubs, and he will become jealous if he feels Bettis is getting more attention. He wants to sit on your lap, kiss your face and generally be right by your side. Chief weighs 17 lbs and we believe he is approximately 10 weeks old. He sleeps through the night and we are working on housebreaking. So far, no accidents.
If you are interested in adopting:
Big Ben (Adoption Pending!!!!)
Big and Beautiful - That is what my foster mom calls me. 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 62 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 has impeccable house manners and love to go on car rides. I usually walk well on lead but when I get excited I can pull a little. I love to be near my people and, fortunately for them, am not a lap dog. I am getting along fine with three foster-sisters and one foster-brother, plus two cats that are no relation. I am not ready to be adopted yet as I still must undergo heartworm treatment but thought that I would introduce myself so you will know what is coming soon to Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue.
If you are interested in adopting Big Ben:
Eddie (Not Available at this time)
Eddie is an approximate 1 year+ border collie with a sweet disposition who is still learning how to be a dog. Eddie started the first year of his life in an outside kennel with very little training, human interaction, or affection. He must have had a lot of interaction with other dogs though because he's very well socialized with them and gets along great with all dogs that he meets – exhibiting pack manners and learning his place very quickly when he came into a foster home with three other dogs. He plays well and has never met a dog at the park that he didn't love right away. He's also very smart. He learned to sit by watching our other dogs follow the command. As I started to work with him on learning the command he just looked at our youngest border collie (who had just done it for a treat), looked at the treat in my hand, and then sat down…..and he's done it ever since.
With humans he's still trying to figure it all out. When Eddie came to us in early June we're not sure he had ever had a name or been inside a house before. He was fearful of his foster parents and hid in his crate for weeks. Slowly but surely he's learned that humans are affectionate, and they have all the good treats. He also eventually learned to be house trained and trusts his foster parents enough to wake them up in the mornings by jumping on the bed and licking their ears. He seems to really love these morning wake up calls because he'll lounge in bed allowing snuggles. Just a few months ago he wouldn't even stay in the same room with a human.
In the middle of July Eddie became very sick and spent a week at the emergency vet clinic with internists. He lost a lot of weight, and we weren't sure if he was going to make it. After multiple tests and rounds of antibiotics and fluids, Eddie has bounced back better than ever. He's trying to put weight back on, his appetite is back, and he's back to jogging 12 miles a week with additional walks and play time thrown in. Eddie would do best in a house with other dogs and with someone who is patient and understanding of dogs who are still working through their fearfulness of the world. He's completing training classes and is learning about life, each day being less timid and braver out in the world. And while he might be fearful of something and bark there is no aggression in Eddie. He's the type to bark once then run and hide.
Finally, even though Eddie appears to be a pure bred border collie, he doesn't have the high drive many of them have. He likes to exercise and play, but he doesn't require these or become destructive if we miss a day or two of working out. He just seems so grateful to have a comfortable house and plenty of food that he's content laying at your feet.
Click on the red button to send your donation.Donations are tax deductible and 100% of the donation will go towards paying his medical bills.
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.
Happy (3 to 4 yo 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.
If you are interested in Happy please contact his foster dad
Jasper (Coming Soon!!!!!)
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.
Ollie (Adoption Pending!!!!!)
Oliver (Ollie) is a 10 m old BC mix who is full of love and affection. He was a stray that has adapted exceptionally well to indoor life. He is absolutely marvelous with our three female dogs and they all love him. He is somewhat of a celebrity in our house! He absolutely LOVES cuddling, being petted and sitting on your lap. He will generally follow you anywhere you go and ask for attention. He also loves to "lean" on you as you pet him!
He will play wrestle with our dogs and seems to like that best of all the games. When he first arrived it seemed like he didn't understand dog toys as he wouldn't pick them up or keep them in his mouth at all. After a week of watching the other dogs play tug and chase and catch he has learned how to play! He will play short games of tug and will often just pick up toys and prance around with them! He's learning catch, and manages to get it about half the time so he is an exceptionally fast learner. Ollie has learned so much in the past week or two we've had him! He's learned "sit" and "go outside" and "come" (most of the time). He is now crate-trained and house-trained! He sleeps through the night in his crate, only crying once or twice when he first goes in. He seems exceptionally eager to please and has picked up all the routines we have at our house with ease.
His energy level is pretty low for a BC, so he would most likely do best in a low-key home -- definitely not as a working dog. He doesn't seem to have much herding or prey drive, and just jogs along with the pack when they are chasing squirrels or deer in the yard. He doesn't seem to have too much interest. He is highly food motivated with a very gentle mouth and he seems to enjoy learning new commands and tricks! If you have a cuddle-centric home and would like a beautiful, fun, lower-key BC, Ollie is your guy!!!If you are interested in me please contact my foster family.
Sadie --- Coming Soon!!!!!
More information is coming soon.
Snowflake (Adoption Pending!!!!)
Snowflake is a very loving and loyal dog. She is completely house and crate trained. She loves to run and play. And while she enjoys a walk on a leash, she's much happier running and playing in the backyard chasing a ball, Frisbee, or running with the perfect stick she picked out.
Snowflake is tolerant of other dogs, but she does like to be in charge. She is great with adults that she knows. She needs to be in house without small children. She's the perfect guard dog and is very loyal. She does not like a lot of unexpected activity in the house or loud noises.
She needs a calm, loving home where she can roam in the back yard, but enjoy time sitting by her family. She's timid around strangers outside of the home, but very assertive when she's on her home turf.
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.
Click on the red button to send your donation now. Donations are tax deductible and 100% of the donation will go towards paying Yogi's vet bill.
For more wonderful dogs be sure to check out our Courtesy Listings Page:
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.