Our Adoptable Boys

but first....

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 A word about our adoption process...

We are often asked about our adoption process, how long it takes and "will I get the dog I want".  Please understand that our mission is to place the right dog in the right home.  Not all border collies are the same and we work hard to match the needs of the dog to the home that can best meet those needs.  We have criteria that we generally live by in adopting.  There is some flexibility depending on the dog but generally:

1.  We require fencing.    If we say "fence required" please do not apply until you have a solid fence (no invisible fence) in place.  

2.  We generally will not adopt to families with children under the age of 6.  Border collies are herding dogs and that intense drive that makes them so appealing to us, also can make them unsuitable as companions for small children .  

3.  If we indicate "border collie experience preferred" it is because we have a dog that we know will be a challenge for someone that is not acquainted with the characteristics of the breed.  Many border collies are intense, intelligent and energetic dogs and sometimes they can be too much for someone that is new to the breed. 

AT THE TIME OF ADOPTION, ALL OF OUR DOGS ARE SPAYED/NEUTERED, UP TO DATE ON SHOTS & HEARTWORM NEGATIVE.  Adoption fees generally range from $250 to $400.

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Meet "Phoenix". This very happy boy is a young border collie . Phoenix was taken from his home after he was found to have an imbedded collar which had grown too tight for his neck. Despite the pain of that injury, he is a happy, friendly boy.
Phoenix is with a foster in the Memphis area and that foster reports that this boy loves other dogs and loves people. We haven't tested him with cats.
Phoenix is neutered, up to date on vaccines and on heartworm prevention.
Applications can be found at www.bordercollierescueweststn.org. His adoption fee is $350.

PHOENIX

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STORM

SPOT

Spot is an 11 month old border collie mix who was originally adopted from a local shelter, but now needs a new home due to no fault of his own. He is 35 lbs of happiness and just wants to be with his people.  He is crate trained & mostly house trained.  Spot is picking up some basic life skills like sit, down, kennel, waiting at the door to go out, but is looking for his own people, and maybe a doggie sibling.  Spot loves to play, loves to run (& he is fast!), loves to hang out & chew on a bone. He can be a bit exuberant when excited so he would probably do best in an active home with older children, and larger dogs. He would be a great jogging or hiking  partner, and has tons of potential for any type of dog sport.   

Spot is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and on heartworm prevention.  He is being fostered in Olive Branch, MS.   

His adoption fee is $225 and we will require a fenced yard.

Applications can be found at www.bordercollierescuewesttn.org

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