Available Border Collies looking for loving homes

Last Update August 28, 2016


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)

 

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Kieran (Formally known as Bingo)

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. He was especially protective when a man came 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 males, and he hasn't been child-tested yet, although I hope to do that soon. 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 need work on basic commands like "sit," and "stay," etc..but I've been working on that. Kieran is housebroken, and does well in the house for several hours at a time, although 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. 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!!

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, at least on short trips - I haven't tested him on a long trip yet.

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Zephan (Formallly know as Boo)

Zephan and Kieran need to go to the same home

Formerly known as Boo on the PRBCR site, Zephan is the larger brother, and 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 was very protective of me when anyone entered the house. He was especially protective when a man came 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 males, and he hasn't been child-tested yet, although I hope to do that soon. 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. He likes to eat lying down. Both he and his brother need work on basic commands like "sit," and "stay," etc..but I've been working on that. Zephan is housebroken, and does well in the house for several hours at a time, although 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. 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!!

Zephan 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. Zephan is incredibly sweet, very lovable, travels in a car very well, loads well and is a calm traveler, at least on short trips - I haven't tested him on a long trip yet.

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Bandit (4 yr old)

My foster humans are letting me redo my bio because I haven't gotten much interest and am such a cute guy. I want you to know I was named Bandit because of my mask, not because I steal stuff if that is what you are thinking. My humans have taught me how to behave in a house and my foster sisters have taught me doggie manners. I have come a long way in just a few weeks so know I can learn. When I first arrived I was scared and had no social skills. I had a lot of nervous energy so never stayed still for long. All of that is in my past now that I can run and get plenty of walks to burn off that excess energy. I am an approximately 4-year old very handsome tricolor rough-coat Border Collie mix. I possibly have some Australian Shepherd or Husky in my DNA but my looks and personality are definitely Border Collie thank you very much. I weigh 45-pounds, am crate trained, potty trained, walk well on a leash, have good recall and know a few basic commands like sit, down, no and stay. There is a cat here that I like to annoy, but the cat flips it’s tail in my face to annoy me as well so if you have a cat who is not afraid of dogs, the cat and I will get along just fine.

I love, love, love toys but fluffy toys I love to death. If left alone with a squeaky-fluffy toy, the room looks like a cotton field and I have the plastic squeaky thingie in my mouth. I also have a few hard rubber toys and balls that I cannot kill and really like to play with them as well. My foster mom says I play with my toys like a cat, throwing them in the air and pouncing on them. She also loves the way I cross my paws when I lie down and cock my head when I hear a strange noise. I smile a lot and am very charming when being scolded…which is not as often lately. I am very affectionate, hugging and laying my head on you Border Collie style. I do get a bit anxious when left alone in the house, but am ok alone in the fenced yard.

My dream forever home will have a large fenced yard since I am a rough and tumble sort of guy and have that “anxious inside the house alone thing". I don’t try to get out of my fence, but I do have a strong herding instinct which makes me pretty durn interested in speeding cars, so a fence is best for my safety. I think I should be an only dog since that herding instinct of mine wants to boss other dogs around a little. I am not jealous or mean, just like to show them where they can and cannot go. My foster humans say I need someone who understands dogs and won't be a pushover for my strong and smart personality. I am not a beginner’s dog, but a great guy for fun people who want an active and cute (ahem) companion. I have a big ol’ bark and am curious and alert so will make a good watch dog because I see and hear everything.

Oh yeah, I am fully vetted, neutered, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventative and micro-chipped. If you are interested, I reside near Burlington, NC. You can either email or call my foster humans and they will yak about me all day cuz I am such a lovable ol’ fur-ball and all.

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Buttons (Adoption Pending!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Looking for a perfect girl? Buttons is a great companion, loves other dogs, cats, children, and not shy with strangers. She is estimated to be 5-7 years old, very sweet, gentle, does not pull on the leash, and would probably pass a therapy dog test now! She is a very happy girl that was rescued from a shelter after her owners left her behind when they moved. She is perfect in the house, and not high energy. Buttons is looking for her forever home, and would make a great family member. She is lovely, and her foster mom thinks she is perfect! If you are interested please email prbcr@prbcr.org

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Gryff (2-3 yr old - male)

Gryff is around 35 pounds, about 19 inches tall, estimated 2-3 yrs old. Knows basic commands, he is walking well on a leash, and ha pretty good recall. I would prefer no cats (or dog savvy cats) and a fenced yard. His personality is coming out more every day --- high energy, loves to play ball. Possible sport prospect, but if not a sport home he will require an active home. The foster mom prefers a home in the Greenville SC area.

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Jake (5 - 6 yr old male)

Jake may have spent most of the last few years on a farm, but these days you wouldn't know it. If you are looking for a low maintenance dog who likes to snuggle on the couch and go on leisurely walks, Jake is for you. Now that he has conquered heart worm, he is getting more endurance. He is happy with a trip around the block and a romp in the yard. Jake adjusted very quickly to a house with other border collies, a small dog and a child. He doesn't know traditional commands but is a quick study and would surely pick them up easily if someone worked with him. He is an expert in finding the softest place to take a nap and getting everyone in sight to scratch his ears.

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Jasper (6 to 7 yo - male)

Hello, my name is Jasper! I have been told that I am a very handsome border collie mix. I am estimated to be 6-7 years old, and weigh 48lbs. I am a devoted & loving companion, who is quite the charmer, and steals the hearts of everyone I meet. I am fully vetted and heartworm negative. I am not a running partner, fly ball dog, or a high energy dog. I do play once I am use to my surroundings, but I am not overly active. I know a few commands such as "sit", "down", and "shake". I do not jump up on people or furniture, and I am not an escape artist. I have not shown any signs of being fearful of noises, such as fireworks or thunder. I am house trained, crate trained, walk well on a leash, and enjoy car rides. My foster parents think that there are a couple of things that I need for my forever home. I need a home that does not have any steep staircases (a few is fine), a physical fence for my safety, and a home with some carpet or area rugs (for when I play inside). I do enjoy resting in my crate, and I need to be leash walked (as I get into my own world of investigation & for my safety). I need an experienced adopter who will be devoted to my eye care needs, as I have a dry eye condition. My eye condition does require eye drops, which are very easy to apply, because I sit very patiently. The cost of my eye drops are around $65.00 a month. The vet says that I will maintain the vision that I currently have (which is around 90%), as long as I continue the medications that are currently prescribed for me. It has also recently been discovered, that I have hip dysplasia (but don't let that fool you). I "love" going for walks & have been told that it is good for me to get light exercise (such as walking). I do take joint supplements every day, and pain medication when needed.

If you think that you could be that really special person with my forever home, contact my foster family so we can meet! I have a lot of love, hugs, and kisses to give. I am being fostered in the Greenville, SC area.

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Lily (approx 7 yr old female)

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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Sugar (12 yo female)

Meet Sugar she is an older 12 year old Australian Shepard. She will make a great companion as she is laid back although loves short walks. You can tell she was well loved by her previous owner who unfortunately lost her home and couldn't take care of Sugar anymore. Although she is a very happy girl who will greet you with excited barks once she sees its you. Sugar obviously had a doggie door in her old home since she knew how to use it without being shown. While she could stand to lose a little weight she has been chasing her foster dog family around the yard so should start slimming down. Her nickname is princess since she lays down to eat and likes to have her sweet potato treats broken up into small pieces. Sugar is looking for a home where she is either the only dog or the only female dog. She doesn't need that much activity but does still like to room around a bit. She likes to lay right next to you and have you love on her. Don't let her age stop you from getting this lovable girl.

It might be best for Sugar to go to a home with male dogs and with a fence - no invisible fencing and no appartments

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Wesker (Adopted!!!!)

Wesker is a beautiful 2.5 year old, male Border Collie with a dynamic personality. His original owner, a soldier at Ft. Gordon in Georgia, had to give him up due to deployment. Up until his recent foster family, he had little experience around other dogs. Wesker is a high energy dog who loves to run and play. He also loves to swim and play in the water. He is good with children and is friendly with everybody. Although he gets along with most non-aggressive dogs, it would be best to avoid another dominant male dog in the household. It is unknown how he behaves around cats.

Wesker is very smart. He learned to use a doggie door in minutes. He knows some basic commands, such as sit, down, and come. Because he gets excited when greeting people, he may jump up to say hello, but he is working on correcting that behavior. He walks well on a leash and would be a great jogging companion. He is house-broken and crate trained.

A fenced yard where he can play safely is required. No electric fences, please. He will do best with at least one other K-9 companion to play with and an active family.



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Wyatt (Adopted!!!!)

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Zach (Adopted!!!!)

Zach is a beautiful tri-colored Border Collie. He has the looks and the smarts. If you are looking for an active dog that would excel in agility, fly ball, and coursing, Zach is your dog! He loves to play in the water.

Zach is a sweet boy. He is very energetic and will need some activity to expend all that energy. He will make someone a great performance dog. He is definitely not a couch potato, but settles well when he has been exercised. He is not for the beginner dog owner. He will flourish with obedience. He is going to make an awesome dog with training and love.

Zach would love to be a part of an active family that would include him in family activities, with no cats or chickens. Prefer a home with a physical fenced in yard, no apartment buildings, and experienced Border Collie adopter.

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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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