Available Border Collies looking for loving homes

Last Update Jan. 11, 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:

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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. Like his brother, he bonded very quickly with me as a foster mom, and is very protective of me when anyone entered the house. He is especially protective when a man comes 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 many adult males, but he’s been around small children and doesn’t seem bothered by them at all. In fact, he’s shown great patience with little ones. 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 have learned the basic command "sit," and we are working on "stay," etc. Kieran is housebroken, and does well in the house for several hours at a time, although sometimes he just likes to hang around outside, under the porch.

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!! The boys love to take walks, but they will aggressively chase squirrels and cats, so I recommend using a harness for each dog. I discovered that they don't like cats (or, they really like cats, to the extent they love to chase them; this was very unfortunate for my 15 year old cat in Virginia when we took a trip there a couple of weekends ago, she doesn't like to be bothered by dogs!).They were very aggressive with her, chasing and biting at her. I'm not sure they would do well in a home with cats, although maybe it would just take some getting used to.

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. 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 he is also excellent on long car trips, he will just curl up on the seat or on the floor behind the seat and enjoy the ride.

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Zephan (Formallly know as Boo)

Formerly known as Boo on the PRBCR site, Zephan is 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 is very protective of me when anyone entered the house. He is especially protective when a man comes 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 many adult males, but he’s been around small children and doesn’t seem bothered by them at all. In fact, he’s shown great patience with little ones. 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. Both he and his brother have learned the basic command "sit," and we are working on "stay," etc. Zephan is housebroken, and does well in the house for several hours at a time, although sometimes he just likes to hang around outside, under the porch.

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!! The boys love to take walks, but they will aggressively chase squirrels and cats, so I recommend using a harness for each dog. I discovered that they don't like cats (or, they really like cats, to the extent they love to chase them; this was very unfortunate for my 15 year old cat in Virginia when we took a trip there a couple of weekends ago, she doesn't like to be bothered by dogs!).They were very aggressive with her, chasing and biting at her. I'm not sure they would do well in a home with cats, although maybe it would just take some getting used to.

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. Zephan is just the sweetest little guy, more adventurous and brave than his brother. 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. He is excellent on long car trips, he will just curl up on the seat or on the floor behind the seat and enjoy the ride.

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Duncan (2 yrs _ male)

Duncan is a sweet playful 2 yr old. He loves belly rubs and car rides. He is utd on shots. Duncan is weak hw positive. We are doing a slow kill method to treat his hw. He will have his hw preventives and checked periodically to see when he tests negative. We're working on walking on leash, jumping up and house training. Duncan does not like a crate. I now keep him confined in a certain area of the house and he's much happier. He weights 39 lbs and is more long than tall. Duncan gets so excited when meeting other dogs and he looks aggressive. He barks and jumps because he's so excited. Duncan is not aggressive at all. He is a counter surfer looking for food. He is getting better about not getting in the trash. He gets along with my 2 female bc and my 9 yr old grandson. He wouldn't do well in an apartment because he likes to bark at dogs that walk by. I don't know how he'd do with cats. He may chase them. Duncan will make loving, loyal companion. He loves being inside snoozing on the couch.

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Conway (3 yr old _ male)

Hello friends! I am Conway, a 3-yr old tri Border Collie. My foster parents adore me – they say I’m the absolute best and I’d like to tell you a little bit about me to see if you would love me as much as they do!

Firstly, I’m super duper smart. Most of us Border Collies are, but I’m especially good at being intuitive with what my foster parents want me to do. I read their body language a lot and I’m always checking in with them to see what they might ask me about. I REALLLLLY want to make them happy, so I learn things very quickly and always do what they ask on the first try. As far as commands go, I know sit, down, come, go to mat, “where’s your Frisbee” (my favorite!), out, wait, leave it and bunch of other ones!

Secondly, I’m very athletic! My favorite sport is Frisbee – I absolutely love catching that thing in mid-air. Now, my foster mom is not the best at consistently throwing it (her words, not mine!), but I will always get it, no matter where she throws it and bring it back to her. She also takes me for runs, which I love. She says I’m one of the best running dogs she’s had because I don’t get distracted by anything and my focus is on her and running!

Thirdly, I’m awesome with people and dogs. I love playing “chase” with my foster siblings. My favorite thing to do is all out zoomies around the yard with one or more of them chasing me – it’s the best! I’m very very fast and they usually can’t catch me, so sometimes I slow down or stop so they can!

Finally, I get very attached to my human(s). I LOVE being hugged and I really enjoy sitting on their laps and generally being close to them.

I would love a home with a good Frisbee thrower, or runner, and a fenced in yard. I get along with other dogs, but I’d also be fine with just a human as long as they spent a lot of time with me! I don’t like kids very much, so I would prefer not to go to a home with younger children. Mostly, I just want someone to hang out with forever!

An Ideal Home for Conway:

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Gryff (Adopted !!!!)

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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Logan (Adoption Pending!!!!)

Logan was found wandering the streets and was picked up by a local animal control facility.

Logan is about 1 year old male that has a striking dark red color with white accents. Logan was previously neutered, he is heart worm negative and is on preventative. Logan has been updated on his vaccinations, is house trained and is quickly learning about the crate.

Logan gets along very well with other dogs, but has not been tested with cats, I have not seen anything that would make me think that cats would be a problem. He walks well on a leash, and loves to ride in the car. Logan has an outgoing personality, and responds well to his name. He seems very trainable, and learns quickly. Logan seems to be a low to medium activity border collie.

Logan is available immediately and is being fostered in the Atlanta area.

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joleen

Joleen (Experienced Border Collie home only!!!)

Ain't I pretty with my big blue eyes and nice slender, athletic build? Everyone thinks so. I'm young too; 2-years old on January 11th. I am full blooded and have lots of that Border Collie quickness and energy. I could play all day and all night if permitted. Everyone also says I am charmingly affectionate but not overly pushy.

I ride well in a car, am crate trained, housebroken, up to date on shots, heart worm negative, have a micro chip and my foster parents say they have not seen any bad habits like counter cruising or trash-can diving. I am of a very sensitive nature and don't care for loud noises and voices so a quiet family would be best. Enough about me - let me talk about what my new family should be like:

It is hard to be humble when you are as perfect as I am but I don't think my family should have a lot of other dogs. My foster K-9 brother and sisters are very jealous of my beauty and adorableness and since I am so shy and humble I want to hide when the other dogs get green-eyed. Maybe one small or older dog would be quite enough. Cats interest me a little, but I respect them so my new family can have those snooty things.

Even though I have good recall, that shyness of mine might make me hide if I get outside the comfort of my yard. I would also like to try my paw at car herding, so a nice secure fence around a large yard is a must. Although I am young, I am too old to learn about invisible fences and much too sensitive. One zap and I will either run right though the boundary and end up miles away or never leave the porch again.

Like most Border Collies, it would be best not to be in a family with children under the age of 10. A good romp and Frisbee play now and then with a visiting grandchild or neighbor is OK but I tend to herd younger children and too much of that is not a good thing as it gets annoying quickly. I am a gentle soul, but if it moves and makes noises like a sheep I must herd it and if there is more than one of the little buggers, I want them to stay together and I may get a bit pushy if they stray.

I love to sleep beside my people on sofas in the evening and in the bed at night. Yup, you read that right and I know what you are thinking. Yes indeedie, IN THE BED. I have quite a bit of hair, but really it is not so bad since I have no undercoat to speak of. I sleep late and am not pushy at all. I am a pretty good bed partner actually. I sleep quietly and will help keep the bed warm. Sometimes I get off the bed or sofa and go to my own dog bed in the evenings and at night, but I want to keep the people bed and sofa options open. If you don't want a dog in your bed or on your sofa there are other dogs needing homes, maybe not as pretty as me, but I AM a princess after all and demand to sleep most nights in the bed.

I am a hard working woman so I must have a couple of jobs. My work is my joy. My expertise is in people walking/exercising and toy/Frisbee retrieval. Any other jobs you can think of would be appreciated. I have many other job skills as well; such as sit, lie down, shake paws, cookie disposal, playing dead (a job of incredible discipline for us Border Collies) and making smiles and laughter. I just love it when people cock their cute little heads and smile at me when I do my bunny hop dance for them. So you see, a steady job with health benefits is a must. No weekends or holidays off required. In fact I insist on working every day, rain or shine. Frequent cookie breaks are appreciated and negotiable.

I am now residing near Burlington, NC, and you are welcome to submit an application or come and meet pretty, adorable me.
Big sloppy dog kisses,
Jolene

If you are interested in adopting Jolene, please click on the links below to contact her foster home and fill out an application

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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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Midge (Adoption Pending!!!)

Miss Midge appears to be about anywhere from 2-4 years old but she is a high energy puppy at heart! She's got very short legs and a stocky body and an overly puppy appearance, despite being an adult. She'll be a forever puppy! Those ears and her adorable nature makes her a joy and brings us so many laughs! If we had to guess at her breeds, she appears to be a border collie/rat terrier mix. She came in underweight, but about 25 lbs. It appears that 30 lbs will be a little healthier for her.

Midge showed up in a shelter as a stray and did not appear to have lived in a home ever. She didn't know "sit" and cowered whenever we'd call her for a "here" or "come". Even though she has shown some initial fear if people come walking up to her too fast, she has never once growled or shown any form of aggression. After realizing she won't be hurt, she LOVES to be as close as possible to her people. If we had to guess what her life was like, it appears she lived closely with other dogs, so either outside in a kennel or running around outside. She is quickly learning though as she has a strong desire to stay close to her person and LOVES treats!

She is great with other dogs and enjoys play bowing to ask other dogs to play and has very appropriate dog language. She goes to doggie daycare every day and plays with her friends. Her ability to ready other dogs is tip top and she just backs down away from those that either don't like her or aren't her preference. She has ignored the cats so far.

She needs to stay with her foster Mom a little longer as she does have heartworms. Applications can be sent in, but she should be ready to go to her forever home by mid to late November. She currently is being fostered just north of Greensboro, NC in Madison, NC.

Midge would be a great companion for a
1) A family with or without children (so far she's been great with them!) that was very active on a daily basis
2) A family with at least one other dog to play with her
3) A family that wanted to do agility or other sports with her (know that she needs more obedience)

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Morgan (Adopted!!!!!)

Meet Morgan a full blooded Border Collie born on April 3, 2016. He is a cute energetic healthy Border Collie puppy that is learning the ropes. Like most puppies he has a lot of energy to play with other dogs, (even if a dachshund scared him at first), play fetch (he loves this), run, and get into mischief. Morgan is smart and loving. He sleeps through the night in his crate, can sit on command, pulls a little on the leash but not bad, and knows the doggie door. As a young guy he is looking for a forever home that will be patient with him learning and sometimes forgetting. He gets along with other dogs, timid at first but warms up quickly, and wants to play a lot. Morgan is a happy guy and waiting for the right home.

He will need a home with a fenced yard, and no apartment complexes.

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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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Sully (Adoption Pending!!!)

Sully has been a gem of a foster. He has a blue spot on the bottom of his left eye that I call his "twinkle" for his handler/owner. He's so driven to please his person and his constant attention is on you. To play with him or ask him to help. He's always willing to do whatever you say! He's 3 years old, UTD on vaccines, house broken, knows "sit", "lie down", "here" and "kennel". He's sleeping outside of his kennel at night and appropriately uses the doggie door. He doesn't seem to have any fears or anxieties about everyday things and gets along well with anything you ask of him. He is going to make a very good family member for a very lucky family.

He's very active, so it is necessary a family with an active lifestyle involves him. He currently goes to daycare, but doesn't really spent time playing with any other dogs. He prefers to play ball or watch the people in charge in case they ask him to do anything. Preference will be given to those looking to pursue flyball or agility with this boy. He told me that he would prefer flyball because chasing toys and bringing them back is his absolute favorite activity. He rarely tires out, but will relax if you're relaxing in the house. His recall is fantastic, so he does great at his foster Mom's place off leash, but her yard is very large and fenced, so he does like to go explore. Preference will be for those with a fenced yard just for him to play. Because he is so good off leash, his foster mom admits he needs work on the leash. He tends to pull, so he would benefit from further obedience training or a Gentle Leader.

He is currently being fostered in Madison, NC. This is just North of Greensboro, NC.

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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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