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:
Hi I'm Solo. I was born to Gracie, a border collie that was found on the pourch by a family that turned me over to rescue. (Thanks Nancy!) I was born on Jan 15, 2014. I was the only puppy in the litter, hence my name Solo. I'm an active friendly guy. I would be considered a blonde. I have white markings (feet and a blaze on my chest) and I am a cute guy. Friendly and fun what more can you expect from a puppy. I'll be ready to go soon, so if you are interested in adopting me you should start the paperwork because I'm the only one.
Sweet Belle is a 7 year old purebred Border Collie who has lots of love to give!!
Belle has WONDERFUL house-manners, loves to play with the ball & her toys. Her foster mom says Belle loves to go over to the toy basket and search for just the right toy- then lay in the floor and play with it or bring it to her to toss around in the house.
Belle is very obedient and knows lots of manners & commands. She is crate trained but does not need one in the house. In her former home, Belle used a doggy-door but she is also good at holding it all day while her humans are at work if she has to. Belle is very good with children, loves to be loved and petted which she gives lots of BC kisses for.
Belle's previous foster mom took her to herding class and Belle did REALLY well but like all Border Collies she does like to be "in charge" & can be a little bossy at times. But like all good Border Collies, Belle wants to please her human and listens well when reminded to not be so bossy; however, because Belle has a strong herding drive, she cannot go to a house with cats or small dogs.
Belle loves to play with the tennis ball, soccer ball & frisbee in the back yard but will glady stop when you ask her to.
Belle was over 70 lbs when she came into rescue and on a lot of medications (which were all related to her being morbidly obese). At this point, Belle has lost over 15 lbs and she is working hard to loose the remaining 15 lbs to be to her ideal weight (35-40 lbs) and no longer needs ALL of those medications!!! Belle does have Hypothyroidism (which was undiagnosed & led to her weight problems); Her Thyroid medication is very inexpensive, around $20-$30 a month. She will need to remain on Thyroid medication for the rest of her life and closely monitor her food & weight- but who doesn't these days?
Belle is not one of those working- obessed Border Collies who needs a job, every day, all day. She would enjoy taking a walk around the block, the beach ,or maybe the mountains. Belle also enjoys going on a car-ride, or hanging in the backyard while her humans work in the yard or sit on their back deck & have a glass of wine.
Belle has a lot of love to give to her new "furever" family and says that 'even though I just turned 7 (my birthday is 3/27/06), I am only at the half-way point in my life; who wants a young inexperienced pup who needs a lot of training and work when I am already "broken-in" like your favorite pair of jeans!!'
If you are interested in adopting Belle.
Meet Blast! He came to PRBCR during the snow and ice storm that "blasted" the south during early February. Blast is a low energy 2 year old Border Collie and although he is 50 lbs he is very gentle and such an affectionate boy. He loves to be loved and petted. He is energetic but not insistent, and while he loves to play with toys, he is just as happy snuggled in by your feet, watching TV. As long as Blast is with his human he is content. Blast loves to please and is very obedient. He knows his basic commands, such as "sit", "down", and "stay". He LOVES to go for car rides and walks. Blast likes children and gets along well with other dogs but has not been exposed to cats in the foster home. This big boy walks well on a leash, is house and crate-trained, and even settles down on a blanket when asked! Blast gives his heart instantly and just wants a human to love him and rub his flippy floppy ears. Blast will make a perfect addition to any home.
If you are interested in giving Blast a wonderful loving home, contact his foster parents
Meet Brodie, a 6 month old Border Collie puppy. Brodie suffered from horrendous neglect for the first few months of his life, but he emerged with absolutely zero emotional or behavioral issues. He has quickly adapted to living inside and is now searching for his perfect home. Brodie is determined, and fearless, and extremely energetic. Learning to relax and how to have self-control are a work in progress for this happy puppy who is constantly moving. He loves every single person and dog he meets, and absolutely loves to play with other dogs. After learning how to both lay down and properly play fetch after one repetition, it is safe to say that he is an extremely fast learner. Brodie will make an amazing dog for the right person.
Brodie must be adopted into a home with a fenced in backyard, no cats, and previous experience with high energy Border Collies.
Preference will be given to homes that have participated in agility or similar activities and intend to participate in them with Brodie.
Meet Buddy! He is a sweet, lovable little guy. He is 8 yrs old and gets along well with other dogs. I have two foster dogs right now and they run around the back and have a good time. He is crate trained, house trained and likes his toys. Buddy walks well on a leash and he comes when he is called. He is always ready to go for a walk or a ride. He rides well. He has been trained not to put his feet up on people, but you can tell he sure wants to (that is how we show love says Buddy). Buddy may prefer a home without small children or cats. He will make someone a devoted pet.
If you are interested in adopting Buddy, please contact Don
Caden --- Adoption Pending!!!
Meet Caden, a 5-month-old Border Collie mix puppy. He is up to date on shots, microchipped, and will be neutered prior to being adopted. In three words, Caden could be described as calm, loving, and petite. Along with his siblings, he was dropped at the shelter at an early age. His siblings were quickly adopted, but this sweet puppy was overlooked because of his black coat.
Caden weighs approximately 20 lbs, and has a beautiful, shiny rough coat. He is very petite, and likely won't become too much taller. Since being pulled from the shelter, Caden has enjoyed having a warm, comfy place to sleep. He loves to burrow and dig in a pile of blankets until they are just right for sleeping. He thrives on love and attention, and he would pick someone loving on him over treats and toys. Simply looking at him will make his tail wag. He loves to snuggle and sit as close to his human as possible.
Unlike most young BCs, Caden is extremely calm and low-energy. He doesn't entirely know how to play with toys yet, so he prefers spend his free time keeping a close eye on his human. Daily walks would be a sufficient amount of exercise for this sweet puppy. He walks decently well on the leash. He doesn't seem to mind loud noises and sirens.
Along with his calm demeanor, Caden is very quiet. He has yet to bark and is content being in his crate at night and when he is home alone. In the car, Caden is well behaved and will quietly sit until you reach your destination. Potty training, and basic obedience are a work in progress.
Growing up in a shelter, Caden never had an opportunity to develop proper doggie social skills. He doesn't enjoy spending time with doggie friends over the fear that they may take the items from him that were sparse in the past, such as toys and food. As a result, he should be adopted into a home where he will be the only dog. He has not been tested with cats or children.
If you are interested in adopting Caden, please contact his foster mom and fill out an application.
Meet Chaco! He's a 7 year old chocolate and white border collie. Chaco had suffered some hair loss to his lower back and tail due to some flea allergies but this is now growing back nicely. He has been neutered, microchipped and is up to date on all his immunizations and heart worm medication. He is a sweet dog with a wonderful disposition and gets along well with other dogs but has not been tested on cats or kids. Chaco is housetrained and will dance around by the door when he needs to go out to potty. Chaco is very affectionate and loves to climb into your lap to give hugs and kisses. Chaco is being fostered in Chesnee, SC. If you are interested in adopting this sweet boy, please contact his foster mom at email@example.com.
If you are interested in adopting Chaco.
Chloe is a sweet energetic girl. She is starved for love and attention. She is working on basic obedience, she walks well on a leash but needs a little more improvement. She is house trained. She gets along well with the other dogs and really wants to play with them but they are both laid back and do not play much. She is more interested in playing with other dogs than toys at this time. She weighs about 41 pounds and is about 3 yrs old.
> Declan (an Irish name meaning "full of goodness") is a purebred smoothcoat male, approximately 2 yr old. This happy boy has never met a stranger, adoring men and women, young and old alike, coming to sit politely at the new person's feet to be petted. Declan apparently had a rough past, with an unset broken front leg and dislocated back toe that have healed with small deformities that cause him no trouble. Declan is almost certainly from strong working lines. Although he would like to work all day, due to his old injuries, he should not run continuously or work stock more than an hour at a time. 1-2 mile walks or short herding sessions are just fine! Declan has also been introduced to sheep, where he shows a LOT of interest, and could easily be trained to assist on a small farm. It appears Declan was also kenneled most of his former life, so he has had to learn many skills that most loved doggies take for granted, like living inside, playing with toys, interacting with other dogs, and most important, that love and food will ALWAYS be available. He is extremely submissive to other dogs, which can make him a target in pack dynamics, so a family with only one other dog would probably be best for him. Declan is being fostered with cats, but he is constantly trying to herd them, so a home without cats would be best. If you would like to be the person who will always love and feed Declan, please contact his foster mom and fill out an application.
If you are interested in adopting Declan
Harley --- Adoption Pending!!!
Harley is such a sweet little dog! He may look chubby i these pictures but do not be fooled. that is all soft fluffy fur. he weighs about 44 pounds and is in excellent shape. At 9 yrs old, he is mature enough to enjoy relaxation and naps but he is still very active and playful when it is time to go to the dog park or on a jog. He loves playing with his toys and wrestling with my dog. He is a social butterfly with adults and children. Everyone who meets him loves him. His signature move when he wants petting is to 'back in' and sit down right in front of your legs. At home , he stays off of the furniture and prefers to sleep on the carpet next to my bed. He never jumps when people come to the door and he is not a barker. He love it when I sit on the floor and he will find a way to crawl into my lap. He walks and jobs nicely on the leash. He knows how to sit and takes treats very gently from your hand. He is learning 'wait'. he is the ideal dog for someone looking for a friendly, laid back companion.
Hello, my name is Hurley and I am looking forward to moving to my 'fur-ever' home making some lucky family my own. I am short, stocky, and strong weighing in at 33 pounds while standing 18 inches at the shoulder. My age is estimated between 3 & 4 yrs but I look and act like a puppy. I am full of energy, love to play with my foster sisters, and make a good lap blanket when I cuddle with my 2 legged friends. My best trick is standing up on my hind legs like a big old cuddley bear. My foster family thinks that I might obess over cats. I do not try to hurt them but they make me real excited. I walk well on the leash unless I get overly excited with distractions. I am working on that and making progress. I am house trained and sleep in my crate at night. I love to get up on the couch and cuddle with my human and I will make some lucky family a wonderful new companion.
Jet is about 4 yrs old, 37 pounds and very active. She is ball obsessed in the classic border collie style and I bet she would love fly ball. She knows several obedience commands and gets along well with her foster sisters, though she is sometimes still learning about pack etiquette. She is a happy and eager learner. She loves all toys and sleeps quietly in her crate at night. She has a few issues stemming from her past experiences and has some small noise sensitivities (clickers) though she doesn't seem to mind fireworks and thunder. She will need a little time to trust the humans in her life and should probably be in an active home with no kids. She adores men especially. I can't know but I feel she may have been abused as there are ares of her body she would only let me approach after I proved I was not out to hurt or restrain her. She improves with this every day. She is extremely cuddly and desperately wants attention and love. She also loves someone with a throwing arm that does not get tired and a human who will help her rebuild her self esteem.
Katie (not available at this time)
Look at those legs!! Katie is a beauty with her tall stature and graceful walk. It is believed she is mixed with Great Dane and stands about 26" at the shoulder. But, don't let her size intimidate you, she is the sweetest, most gentle dog I have ever seen. You can't help but fall in love with her! She is, by far, the easiest foster I have had. She loves people and does great with other dogs, no matter the size. There is not a dominate bone in her body. She is a very polite dog, never shoving her way in, waiting for you to give her cues. Her manners are impeccable.
At not quite a year old, she shows interest and curiosity in everything around her. She is crate trained, house trained and does well on leash. She loves playing frisbee and ball. She does enjoy being with her person, so she will need a home where she will get her daily quota of loving and snuggling. She suffered a broken front leg when she came to the rescue, but x-rays showed the leg has healed very well and did not damage the growth plates, so full recovery is expected. Everyone at the vet's office just loved her! Katie is just one of those special dogs who come into rescue that just touches everyone she meets. She would make a great dog to take with you wherever you go - a true companion.If you are interested in giving Katie a loving new home, feel free to fill out an application or contact her foster family for further information.
Marty --- Adoption Pending!!!!
Marty is a 5 year old male that is a very nice guy. He is most likely an Aussie / Border Collie mix. Marty is house and crate trained. He gets along with other dogs of all sizes, he has not been tested on cats. Using positive reinforcement, Marty has quickly learned to sit and shake. He has shown some interest in the tennis ball, and we are working with him on that game. Marty is as comfortable laying on the sofa as he is playing in the back yard. Over all he is a moderately active guy and would make a great walking / hiking partner.
Matt --- Adopted!!!!!
Matt and Zack are 8 month old brothers who were owner surrendered for herding cows.
Matt is the more dominant of the two brothers. He is very sweet and active. He likes other dogs. He has not been tested with cats or kids. More information is coming as we get to know him.
Oreo --- Adoption Pending!!!
Oreo will be available for adoption after he has his surgery and will require about 5 to 8 wks of recovery and therapy. Then he will be good as new and raring to go. He is 11 months old pure bred border collie. He is very sweet and gets along great with all the other dogs in the foster home. He loves to get his belly rubbed and does well on a leash. He is learning to heal, he is not a puller. He does not seem to mind the cats at the vet's office and he likes the children next door who named him Oreo. he is house broken and crate trained.
If you are interested in adopting Oreo.
Hi I'm new to PRBCR and they call me Riff. I'm a one year old male HW neg. I absolutely love all people & I am great with children (especially those that give me some good belly rubs). I know some basic commands and,I'm house trained. I do good on my walks. While I like other dogs, I need to be fed alone for now. This could be because I am 35 lbs and extremely under weight.I take food very gently from my humans. I can escaped my create but, I didn't mess any thing up. I don't chew anything but my toys. I wasn't always taken very good care of in my previous life but with the help of some caring people, I've got it pretty good now. I've got a warm bed out of the elements and enough food to keep my belly full. The people who are helping me out right now tell me that although I'm a handsome fella and very loving I can't stay here forever so I'm looking for a forever home. I still need to go visit the doctor get neutered Monday 3-3-14- if all of that goes well I'll be ready to move to a permanent home soon.
If you are interested in adopting Riff:
Sadie is a sweet pure bred border collie female. She was born blind but don't tell her she has a disability. She mapped out the yard and house in no time. She gets along with other dogs. I don't know about cats as I don't have any, but I feel sure she will be fine. A fenced yard is a MUST. She likes the outside, but loves to come inside with her humans. She loves to cuddle. Sadie is an active dog and not a couch potato. She will need exercise. It is thought that she can see some shadows. She doesn't run into things so she must see some. She needs a home that will help her reach her potential and a family who will devote time to her training. She is a great dog and is looking for a very special family who will give her the love she deserves.
If you are interested in adopting Sadie
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.