Our Adoptable Boys

but first....

 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 $300.

Meet "Rusty". This 2 1/2 yr old purebred bc boy is brand new to us. . Rusty , like most border collies, loves people but is shy when he first meets them.   He is a play ball all day kind of boy.  If he can find a tennis ball, he'll put it in your hands or in your lap to encourage you to throw it so he can bring it right back to you.

He is gentle but unnerved by small kids so a home with older children or no children is important.

Rusty is good with other dogs but unknown how he is with cats.

Rusty is neutered, up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention. He is housebroken and well behaved inside but is hesitant to enter a room where a ceiling fan is running.  We expect he'll outgrow this in time.

 If you are interested in Rusty, please complete an online application at www.bordercollierescuewesttn.org or email us with questions at contact@bordercollierescuewesttn.org.

As with all of our dogs, we will require a fully fenced yard and excellent vet references.

Rusty's adoption fee is $300.  He is located in the Memphis area.

RUSTY