Available Border Collies looking for loving homes

Last Update June 19, 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:

Courtesy Listings

Carolina Border Collie Rescue (CBCR)

 

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Zephan & Kieran (Bonded Pair - must adopt together)

Zephan and his brother Kieran are litter mates, 8 years old, and always been together. Zephan and Kieran have adapted well to indoor living, and sleep within a... few feet of each other. We really want to keep them together, so it’s very important that whichever lucky person decided to adopt Zephan gets the double pleasure of adopting his big brother Kieran too. They 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. Zephan loves to be brushed, housebroken, does well in the house, and enjoys chew toys. He is incredibly sweet, very loving, and adventurous, travels in a car very well, loads well, and is a calm traveler. He is excellent on long car trips, and curls up to enjoy the ride. He will need plenty of chew toys around. . I really think he will be happiest if he can stay with his brother.

Because they were outside dogs for so long, they need a lot of space to explore, so a good size back yard, and 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 and Zephan love to take walks, and recommend using a harness. They did not do well with my personal cat, and not sure if they would do well in a home with cats.

Please consider giving these wonderful boys a forever home. They have so much love to give. Please complete an application if you are interested in adopting Kieran and Zephan.

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Zephan & Kieran (Bonded Pair - must adopt together)

Zephan and his brother Kieran are litter mates, 8 years old, and always been together. Zephan and Kieran have adapted well to indoor living, and sleep within a... few feet of each other. We really want to keep them together, so it’s very important that whichever lucky person decided to adopt Zephan gets the double pleasure of adopting his big brother Kieran too. They 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. Zephan loves to be brushed, housebroken, does well in the house, and enjoys chew toys. He is incredibly sweet, very loving, and adventurous, travels in a car very well, loads well, and is a calm traveler. He is excellent on long car trips, and curls up to enjoy the ride. He will need plenty of chew toys around. . I really think he will be happiest if he can stay with his brother.

Because they were outside dogs for so long, they need a lot of space to explore, so a good size back yard, and 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 and Zephan love to take walks, and recommend using a harness. They did not do well with my personal cat, and not sure if they would do well in a home with cats.

Please consider giving these wonderful boys a forever home. They have so much love to give. Please complete an application if you are interested in adopting Kieran and Zephan.

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Beau (Adoption Pending!!!)

Beau is an approximately a 2-year-old male. He is a classic black and white color with a full collar and is about 60 pounds, yes, Beau is a good-sized boy. He measures about 26 inches at the shoulders. He is neutered and completely vetted. Long walks, hikes, or runs are just what Beau needs or maybe a family interested in agility or herding. Beau is house and crate trained and walks well on a leash. He gets along well with other dogs, he has not been tested with cats.

When Beau was found wandering the street he was skittish, but with some direction and love, he has come around nicely.

Beau is looking for an active family and would enjoy walks, or runs. He will need a fenced yard.

If you are interested in this southern gentleman please feel free to contact his foster family.

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Conway (3 yr old _ male)

Conway's ideal home is one that has: 1. No small children 2. Either no other dogs, or submissive/non-pushy dogs 3. Border Collie experience - he is a true high-energy high-drive BC! 4. Active family members 5. A fenced in yard 6. Someone who will continue to monitor and care for his condition by exercising him properly and carefully

Conway is an adorably sweet 3-4 yr Border Collie who truly has all of the classic Border Collie traits that they are well-known and well-loved for. He is incredibly smart (both in problem solving and in learning capacity and speed), very focused, very intense, and really lives to be with his person (and his ball/Frisbee). He loves working and having a job - his favourites are catching his Frisbee and fetching his ball. If his foster parents aren't playing with him he will either hang out or herd his foster siblings. Occasionally, he will do big "zoomies" and race around the yard and let them chase him. He has this goofy side more typically when people aren't around because when people are there, being with them is his number one priority.

Conway is remarkably well behaved and is crate trained, but can be trusted completely in the house. He has (at least to his foster parents' knowledge) never torn up or gotten into anything in the house. He has excellent recall - because what's more important than making his person happy (?!?) - and he knows a variety of commands including but not limited to sit, down, stay, come, get your ball/frisbee, touch, look, wait, leave it etc... He is highly trainable and very focused. For example, when his foster mom puts him on his mat and tells him to stay she can walk in the other room, open the fridge, go outside, bring other dogs into the room, feed other dogs and he stays on his mat.

Conway's relationship with other dogs is on a "case by case" basis. He gets along well with his 3 foster sisters (especially the Aussie) and his foster brother (he has had two different ones). He is fairly dominant, so other dogs, especially males who like to "challenge" him, tend not to be his friends. He does fine with most females and non-pushy males. However, he is not a "dog's dog" as he does not live to please them and playing with them always comes second to being with people so he would not be a good dog for someone wanting a 2nd dog to play with their dog. He would also do best in a home where he is the only intense fetcher. While he can get used to fetching his ball with other dogs also chasing it, it takes a good bit of work to train this with each new dog.

Conway is super athletic and frequently goes for runs with his foster mom. He is a very good running partner and very attentive to her when she wants to cross the street or turn. He is also trained to run along side a bike. He loves hiking and swimming as well. Basically, he's a triathlete! He is currently enrolled and doing well in an intro agility class and is taking his first dock diving lesson soon!

Despite all this exercise and the need for it, Conway has a condition called Border Collie Collapse. It is similar to Exercise Induced Collapse commonly seen in Labs and other breeds. When it gets warm out, and he is exercising in a very intense way (fetch/Frisbee), he can have a seizure like episode where his brain doesn't regulate his body temperature well enough and he becomes hyperthermic. These episodes seem to have no lasting affect and last approximately 10 minutes. While there is no cure for this, Conway has only had 2 episodes so far - both of which involved fetch when it was warmer out. To that end, he prefers to play fetch either early in the morning or later at night when it is warm or near a body of cooler water. He seems to do fine with runs in the late afternoon evening and can hike/walk all the time.

Conway is UTD on all his vaccines and neutered. He is currently training his foster parents in Durham, NC

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Rap

Rap (Adopted!!!!)

Hello, my name is Rap.

I am a beautiful pure-bred border collie and I am 5 yrs old.

My owner has some unfortunate circumstances and is looking for a wonderful new home for me. I was a bottle baby – so I am very attached to my humans. I favor women, though men are ok too. I do prefer a home where a female human can devote lots of love and attention to me.

I am seeking an active companion for my new human. A hobby farm is ok since I am trained on sheep; however, I am looking for less pressure and wish for any herding activities to only be a hobby --- no stress of going to work every day for long hours. I am looking for semi-retirement life of pampered luxery!

I am friendly and gentle, but since I do have a strong herding behavior – I require a home with no young children since they just do not understand my breeding. Probably would be best if there are no cats – especially if they are “scaredy-cats” who would run from me, I don’t know for sure but I might just like to give chase.

I am a loving beautiful boy looking for a loving semi-retirement home. I promise to give you more love and devotion than you can believe if you open your home to me.

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laddie
 

Laddie (7 mo old_male)

Hi! I’m Laddie, a 7.5 month old, Border Collie boy looking for my forever home. Somehow I ended up in a rural North Carolina shelter with my brother. Lucky for us some nice people came and got us out of there!

When I first got out of the shelter I was 20 pounds underweight! My foster mama has been working hard to fatten me up and I love to eat. I’ve gained nearly 10 lbs but still have a few more to go. My ideal weight is about 35 lbs, we’re almost there!

At first I really missed my brother but I made fast friends with my foster siblings. I love to snuggle and play with them. I didn’t know what toys and bones were when I arrived at my foster home. I never had any before I came here. I’m learning that it’s fun to play with toys and balls and chew on bones.

I’m doing well with my house training. My foster mom gives me lots of potty breaks. At night I sleep in my crate without fussing and never have accidents in my crate. I don’t like to be in the crate when my foster family leaves the house though. I bark and pant and bite at the crate. My foster mom was worried I’d hurt myself so she decided to try baby gating the door to our room instead. Guess what? I jumped over it and made myself comfy on the sofa. I’d like to have a home where my family doesn’t need to leave me in a crate for very long.

I LOVE other dogs. There are 5 other dogs in my foster home, big and small, and I love them all! I love to play and chase and wrestle with them. After a good romp I’m happy to chew on a bone or take a good nap. I haven’t met any cats so I’m not sure what I’d think of them.

I’m a happy-go-lucky fella but sometimes I’m a little shy with strangers. I warm up if you give me a little time, and a treat. Some of my favorites are raw carrots and watermelon, yum! I have lots to say and am very talkative when something is interesting or fun. I love to snuggle. Have a seat on the couch and I’ll show you!

My ideal home:
• Lots of play time, love and exercise
• Continued training using positive reinforcement
• No apartments
• Fenced yard
• A canine buddy to romp and play with
• No young children
• Owners home more often than not
• A lifetime of love and snuggles

I will be ready for my forever home in a few weeks when I have all of my vetting complete. I am fostered in Lincolnton, NC and my adoption fee is $250.00.

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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 at least 5 feet tall, would do well in a home with another friendly dog (no small dogs), no CATS, preferably someone home the majority of the time, no apartment buildings, and someone that will continue to work with her training.

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Misty (female)

Misty is a beautiful sweet girl estimated to be 6-7 years old, who’s had a rough life and enjoying her foster home. She is a little unsure of herself, but warms up as time goes along, and looking for a very special loving forever home that will spend a lot of time with her. The perfect home for Misty would be a calm peaceful home (no young children), home with fenced yard (no apartment buildings), and people home with her the majority of the time. She gets along fine with other dogs although doesn’t get involved in playtime. She’s had a few seizures and is on daily medication that will need to be continued, and is doing much better. Misty is house trained, very loving, spayed, up to date with vetting, micro-chipped, and heartworm negative.

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tess
 

Tess (Applications Closed)

Tess is a sweet border collie mix that has come back to rescue. Six years ago, PRBCR took in a pregnant border collie. Tess was one of the puppies and adopted to an older couple where she was an only dog with a good life. Then, a change of circumstance for them with a grand baby and a little grand dog to visit often, they no longer wanted Tess, the dog they had raised for six years. She was returned with a severe ear infection, so she is at a vet office getting the treatment she needs and recovering.

Tess has hearing issues and is partially to mostly deaf. She knows hand signals and is not bothered by noise, thunderstorms or fireworks like most herders. She loves to ride in the car and travel. She is house trained and good inside, but will need a fenced yard or someone willing to take her out on leash only. Tess does well with children, but would be best with older kids. She needs to be an only dog or a calm dog like herself without cats. She will need a home that is not in an apartment building.

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For more wonderful dogs be sure to check out our Courtesy Listings Page:

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.


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