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.
Panda is a 2 year old, female border collie mix. We rescued her from Memphis Animal Shelter where she found herself after being picked up as a stray. Panda was terrified in the shelter and has taken a bit of time to learn to trust that people will be good to her. She LOVES other dogs and will only be adopted to a home with another dog. It gives her confidence and security to have another dog companion. If your dog needs a companion and you would love a quiet, sweet girl, Panda might be the girl for you.
She likes to be petted and loved but is very cautious of new people so a new owner would need to understand that Panda comes around in her own time . She is very gentle and sweet but will probably always be afraid of new people and new places until she can get comfortable.
Panda is spayed, microchipped, housebroken, up to date on vaccines and on heartworm prevention.
Her adoption fee is $230. Applications are available at www.bordercollierescuewesttn.org. For more information about Panda, contact her foster,
Jewel is an 8 mth old purebred australian shepherd. She is a people dog...very affectionate, alert, energetic and sweet. Like many aussies, she takes a minute to get comfortable around new people but warms up and settles into a routine well. She is very attached to her foster mom, and wants to be right by her side at all times. She will bond closely with a new owner/family.
Snuggling is one of her favorite e past-times as is chewing toys and shoes if you forget and leave one where she can pick it up(she is a puppy after all). Jewel gets along well with the two cats in her foster home but, being a herding dog, she does get excited and tries to herd the cats if they are playing in the house.
Jewel is very intelligent as most Aussies are, and is learning some basic commands. She is housebroken and very easy to live with.
Jewel is spayed, up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention. Her adoption fee is $275. We will require excellent vet references and a fully fenced yard for her (as we do all of our dogs).
For more information, email us at or complete an online application at