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:
Bailey (4 yr old female)
Bailey is 4 years old. She is a very friendly dog. She loves attention from people and gets along very well with other dogs. She loves children too. Bailey is a runner. She needs to be kept in a fenced in area because she loves to chase cars. Bailey knows the commands "sit", "laydown" and "roll over". She will also respond to "shake". Bailey is a barker. She will let you know if someone is in the yard or has pulled in the driveway. Bailey also loves to ride in the car. She is a real sweetheart! Whoever gets her will fall in love with her.
Friends, let me introduce you to Cassidy! The story on this pup goes a little like this: she was an owner surrender to the animal shelter because she allegedly went thru a neighbor's cat door and proceeded to chew on their sofa (totally ignoring their cat). Now, Cassidy is a Big Girl, weighing in at a trim 54# and standing about 22" at her shoulder- I really can't see her squeezing thru a cat door, can you? At any rate, poor Cassidy was covered in a hundred ticks and STARVED for affection. Turned in without even a proper name, I named her Cassidy ("clever" in Gaelic).
Folks, if you are looking for a Big, Beautiful Goofball, then Cassidy is your girl! She loves to be involved with anything that you are doing, helping out with laundry, supervising dinner prep, playing tug with your socks, stealing kisses as you bend over to tie your shoes… This girl is F-U-N! Cassidy gets along well with other dogs, and seems to do well with dog savvy cats (although she might try to half-heartedly chase a running cat). She has been introduced to sheep, and doesn't require a herding home, but she DOES require a home that will help her stay busy and involved (and no more cat doors, LOL). Cassidy is being fostered in Athens, Georgia.
Jasper (Adoption Pending!!!!!!)
Hi my name is Jasper, and I am a border collie mix. I am estimated to be between 3-5 years old, and weigh 48lbs. I am housetrained, crate-trained and walk really well on a leash. I was a little unsure of riding in a car at first, but now that I have taken several road trips (one to the beach), I ride like a champ. I was a big hit on the beach! I loved meeting everyone that approached me, and their furry friends-if they had any. I currently live with other dogs, and do quite well with them all. I am NOT a high energy dog (pretty much a cuddle bug/companion), but I will play ball and chase. I have been told that I would make an excellent therapy dog. I have NOT shown any signs of having noise issues (such as thunder, fireworks, etc). I do have a dry eye condition, which requires eye drops 2x's a day. I sit very patiently while they are being applied, so I can be told what a "good boy" I am. I have a "slight" vision impairment, but have 90% of my vision. My foster parents would prefer a fenced yard for me for this reason. I am not an escape artist, but for my safety. I am being fostered in Greenville. South Carolina.
My name is Jazz and I will soon be the centerfold for Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue. I have to defeat some pesky heartworms and put on a little weight before I am ready to go but thought I would show you what is coming so you can get ready. My foster humans tell me that I am a real sweet girl and that I have Bette Davis eyes. I really like to de-squeak and de-fluff squeaky toys and am crazy about an outside "giggle ball" that I chase. I'm good looking now but after a month of good groceries and I have regained my health will be gorgeous. Stay tuned to watch my progress.
Jess (4 yr old - Male PB)
What can say about Jess… he was born on 04/14/2011, that's right he is a rare case in rescue. Jess is a pure bred ABCA registered border collie (with papers) that was an owner turn in. There was no reported reason why he was turned in. He is neutered, has a microchip and is HW-. He has been completely vetted and vaccinated. He does well in a crate, but he would rather that you sit on the floor with him.
Jess is very shy. He warms up and enjoys being petted. Jess will need a special home with owners that realize that border collies can be skittish. He walks well on a lead, and is starved for affection. Jess seems to be more receptive to women than to men. He gets along well with other dogs. His perfect home might have another confident dog that could help this handsome guy come out of his shell. If you have some extra love, Jess would be a great place to invest it.
Oliver (approx 8 - Male)
Oliver is a sweet vocal larger border collie. His head comes to my upper thigh but is still a bit underweight. He loves his food and will sometime be vocal when others come to close, but has no problem if I come up to him while he is eating. Oliver is a little bit older, will be 8 in October, but this doesn't slow him down. Every day we go for a 3 to 5 mile walk/jog and then he comes home to play rough and tumble with my smallest dog. Oliver is wonderful on the leash except does pull a little if he sees a cat or a duck. If you are looking for a dog that can still play and go walking/jogging but also lay and be chill inside Oliver is for you. He is completely house broken and learned the doggie door pretty quickly. Oliver is vocal and when playing or barking can be loud so he needs a house with a Fenced yard. Oliver takes a little time to get used to males in the house as he is an alpha. He likes to tell them that he is here but once he gets settles down will go up to them. Loves attention and is looking for a forever home that will see what a sweet boy he is.
Roscoe (8 month old male)
Roscoe the Rascal we call him lovingly, as he has spunk and personality yet... he is a very easy going pup. Roscoe loves to run and play, he is well behaved inside the house. He is crate trained and housebroken. He gets along well with other dogs and children. He has an independent streak, so will come to snuggle and kiss on his humans, and then will walk away to go play with a toy or chew on a bone. He is loving without being "needy".
Rosco is a wonderful growing boy, tall and lanky, and needs lots of exercise. We walk/run him 3 miles almost daily. Additionally, we walk him up and down the block 3x a day.. On the days we can grab a 3-4 mile walk, he is even happier. He loves to prance, and chase the other dogs, but is respectful of the pack and the hierarchy. He likes to steal and hide and chew on socks if he can find them laying around the house, but he has not ruined any shoes...Roscoe is a protector and will bark and strangers and noises to alert us, but then will come to stand my our side for his own reassurance. He likes squirrels and birds, and will run to find and chase them. In our family, we call Roscoe the perfect puppy. Sweet, loving, affectionate, obedient, willing to please, a total lovebug, and likely a good dog for agility training. He is a sweetie pie... overall, he will grow into a wonderful dog.
Ryder (2 yo male)
Ryder is an approximately a 2 year old male. He is neuter, completely vetted and microchipped. He is heart worm negative. Pictures are hard to get of Ryder, because when he hears the camera he come right to it.
Ryder is a special need guy. You see, Ryder is completely blind. He will follow you though the house, and will venture out on his own. Ryder learns his environment quickly, and in a short time you wouldn't even know that he is blind. The longer he is with you the more he can get around on his own. He is fine to lay next to you and wait for a pet or two. Ryder has lots of love to give, and loves to be in your lap.
For more information please contact Ryder's Foster dad.
Hi! My name is Zeus and I came into my foster home weighing 97 lbs! I couldn't even walk upstairs and had a lot of trouble getting up and down. I didn't do any running or playing with my foster parents or my foster sisters. That was 3.5 months ago. Now I am down to 75 lbs (as of 8/15/15) and I am SO happy! I run around all time now! I love playing fetch and catch with my tennis ball. It's my favourite thing!
I am a very velcro dog and I love being around my people so very much. I must always either lay at their feet or within several feet of them. They say I'm a very good foot-warmer. I will do anything they do and go wherever they go! They say I am exceptionally sweet-natured and gentle and that everyone who meets me, loves me. They brag about me all the time and I don't mind.
I get along very well with my foster sisters and I run around in the backyard with them every day. I let all of them boss me around because they are in charge of course. I wrestle and run with them and I even let them get my tennis ball sometimes.
I'm not very good with cats, so I'm told. The problem is I think I like them TOO much and I get very obsessed with them, so I can't go to a home with cats.
My ideal home is one where my human is home a lot or can take me with them to work. I really like being around people. I walk nicely on my leash. I am house-trained, crate-trained and know basic commands. I do well with dogs, strangers, and children. Seriously, everyone loves me and I love them!
I will be available soon because my foster parents say I need to lose another 10-15 lbs to get to my ideal weight. At this point I can still only walk a couple miles, and sometimes I get a bit sore if I walk too much. Please consider giving me a home and I will make you smile every day!
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.