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:
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.
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.
Amos is an 10 month old Australian Shepherd. He will need a home without children under 8 years old. He is a well behaved puppy that loves to play with other dogs. He especially likes to retrieve tennis balls and tear stuffing out of his squeaker toys. But he is smart enough to know which are his toys to destroy and what "my" things are to leave alone. He is house trained and also will sleep quietly all night in his crate. He plays very well with my dog and is not a rough playmate. Because of his love of balls he could excel at frisbee or flyball. He would also like to learn agility or barn hunt as he is a smart puppy and is eager to learn.He is neutered, micro chipped and is on heartworm preventative.
Cassie (7 yr old female)
Hi Friends! My name is Cassie and I'm a 7 year old female spayed BC. I was initially with PRBCR 2 years ago as a stray. Since I was a stray, was very anxious and my adoptive family worked with me a great deal. I can "come", "sit", and I love to "shake". Although I do fully expect you to give me a arm massage if you ask me to shake. It's only fair for asking me to do a trick for you!
I was returned to PRBCR due to changes in life and my home life wasn't working well for me. When I met my new foster Mom I was very nervous and had no recall command. I didn't know if she was going to be nice or mean to me, as I was a stray at one point, so it takes a couple of days before I will warm up to you. Now I'm doing great with her. I like my "safe" place in the house (my kennel) and I'm on fish oil (omega s) and glucosamine/chondroitin to keep my joints and coat health and strong. I have a very thick and healthy coat and as long as I stay on my fish oil, I really don't shed too much!
For being a border collie, I am fairly low key. I am not obsessed with toys or playing with a ball and don't have a drive to work sheep or cows. I do appreciate a walk in the morning and night. In fact, I LOVE going for walks.
The border collie, and former stray, in me does get nervous with changes in my life. I have thunderstorm anxieties, so I like to have either medications on hand or my person near to help calm me and let me know that the big thunder isn't going to get me.
My foster Mom is a crazy person with cats, dogs, cows, sheep and birds. I manage to coexist with all of them. I ignore the other dogs and when they pick on me, I am submissive. I ignore the cats. If someone tries to take my food, I let them. I'm a little bit of a pushover. I mostly like to spend time with my person or relaxing in my safe place. Oh and walks, did I mention I love to put on my harness and go for a walk?
What I am looking for: A forever family that will love me and remember that I like to pick where my safe place is and I love to be able to sleep in my safe place. Even though my exercise needs are not great, I love to spend as much time as possible with my person. I go to work with my foster Mom every day and even though I'm shy, there is not a mean bone in my body and I warm up to every person I meet.
Thank you for looking at rescuing one of us. Please help share my information to help me find my hero. I know my hero is out there!
Gracie (5 yr old - Female)
Gracie is a 5 year old Aussie/Border Collie mix. Sadly, she was surrendered to a shelter in North Carolina after her owner died. She had a tough time in the shelter although she always behaved well. The shelter staff loved her sweet disposition, but they could tell that she was frustrated and unhappy. Thankfully, they contacted PRBCR for help with Gracie.
Gracie needs a home with a physical fenced yard.
Gracie is housebroken and recently learned how to use a pet door. She is a friendly dog and loves attention! She gets along with most other dogs and even seems to tolerate cats. In addition, she has had the opportunity to interact with a few children and has done fine. While many dogs enjoy crates and dog beds, Gracie seems to prefer being on a chair or on the couch with her human companions. Spending time with her owner seems to be high on her list of priorities! If given the choice, Gracie will also climb into bed with her family members. We suspect that the original owner of this sweet girl thoroughly pampered her!
Gracie actually enjoys being on a leash, and in fact, comes running when a leash is taken out to go for a walk. She plays with toys and also enjoys running around a fenced yard. She claims ownership of items quickly, like toys, and at times she is willing to share. At other times, she is a little bit more possessive.
Traveling in cars is one of her favorite activities, and surprisingly, Gracie curls up nicely on the seat and lays down or sits quietly throughout the trip. And if someone sits next to her and pets her along the way, that is even better!
Gracie will need an active home, but she does not need constant activity. She will probably follow her owners around the house throughout the day, but she will do it in her own sweet way! Gracie is like a constantly smiling person--perpetually happy and easy to hang with. Gracie is the type of dog who will blend nicely with lots of families!
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.
Jake (Coming Soon)
Jake was an owner surrender because he wouldn't "work". Jake is estimated to be between 5- 6 years old. He is very friendly with people and other dogs. Jake unfortunately has heartworms, and will have heartworm treatment soon. He will need time to recover from heartworm treatment. Please keep Jake in your thoughts. We will have updates and let you know when he is available for adoption.
Jasper (6 to 7 yo - male)
Hello, my name is Jasper! I have been told that I am a very handsome border collie mix, who estimated to be 6-7 years old. I am a devoted & loving companion, who is quite the charmer, and steals the hearts of everyone I meet. I am not a running partner, fly ball dog, or a high energy dog. I do play, 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 love going for car rides. I am also fully vetted. My foster parents think that there are a couple of things that I need for my forever home. I need a home without 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 2x's a day, which are very easy to apply. 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 90%), as long as I continue the medications that are currently prescribed for me. I currently live with other dogs, and I am fine with all of them. I do enjoy playing/chasing with my 2 smaller foster siblings the best. I would probably enjoy the company of another laid back companion, who is the same size or smaller than me, but would also be fine to be an only dog.
If you think that you could be that special someone 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 currently being fostered in Greenville, SC area.
When you work in rescue you get called out to meet lots of dogs. I recently was called to meet Lily. When I arrived, it was quickly evident that Lilly 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 Lilly and I quickly realized she is a special dog, and I couldn't leave her at the shelter. She is about 65 pounds, and is sweet as she is large. She loves other dogs, is completely house trained, vetted heart, worm negative, on HW preventative. She is content to spend time in your company, go for a walk or watch some TV. She has a soft mouth, and I'm sure that she would be great with children. 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.
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
Wesker (2.5 yr old male )
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.
Zach (male -- BC experienced home only!)
Hi my name is Zach. I am a Border Collie! Yea those kind of crazy dogs that like to run play ball, Frisbee, herd, run, chase things, and jump and did I say run. Yea I live for playing. My foster mom says I am a handsome boy, and someone will be lucky to get me for dog. She also said I needed some manners and training whatever that is. We do something where she will give me a treat if I do what she says, like sit or down. I really do like playing those games…I love treats.
My previous owners took me to this place with a bunch of barking dogs. I didn't like that place. They didn't want me anymore they said because I killed some of their chickens. I just wanted to play and they were loud and looked like a lot fun…. Let's just say I didn't mean for any to get hurt. The cats don't like me either cause, I want to run and play. So my foster mom says I need to go to a home with no chickens or cats.
I would love to play some kind of sport. I am fast and very agile!!! I jumped over the couch the other night. It was fun!!! Foster mom said I would do well in agility! Did I tell you how fast I am?
Note from Foster Mom: 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 BC owner. He will need obedience training with a consistent firm and patient handler. He has done well with housetraining, but I do crate him with I am gone and at night. He is going to make an awesome dog with training and love. No Apartments - No Invisible fencine - Border Collie Experienced home only.
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