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 "Abby" This pretty and petite girl is about 90% border collie and 10 % heeler. She is 100% sweet, smart,curious and eager to please. Abby came to us after she was purchased from a breeder and then, while living at her new home, she was nicked by a moving car. It broke her pelvis. She was then given to our rescue. She is so young (6 mths) and so small that the vet said she would fully heal with crate rest. She has now completed that healing. She is able to romp and play all day with the other dogs in her foster home. She loves other dogs. We haven't tested her with cats. Abby is crate trained, housebroken, up to date on shots, spayed and microchipped. If you are interested in this sweetheart of a puppy, please email us at or complete an online application at www.bordercollierescuewesttn.org. Her adoption fee is $275 and we will require a fenced yard.
Meet "Willow". This girl is a blue merle, border collie pup. We believe her to be about 7 mths old. She was purchased from a breeder but turned out to be too much puppy for her family's living situation. Willow is a beautiful, athletic, energetic and sweet girl. She will grow to about 45 lbs we believe but would be an excellent agility competitor or companion dog for a VERY active home. Willow hasn't met another dog she doesn't like, She loves them all but is respectful if she meets one that doesn't want to play. She loves people and, like most border collies, is a little shy at first meeting but warms up quickly.
Willow is housebroken, up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention. She will be adopted with a spay contract. For more information, email us at contact@bordercollierescuewesttnorg or complete an online application at