Adoptables Girls

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. 




Lily has an application pending

Meet this loveable girl Lily! This beautiful classic black and white border collie girl loves to retrieve whatever you want to throw, and is learning to catch frisbees. If you are looking for a dog that will go anywhere, do anything, be a little shadow, she is your girl. She seems happiest being with her person, being worked and being loved on.
She has medium energy, is smart and highly treat motivated. She is a total love bug, who wants to be with you wherever and snuggle up with you when you are relaxing. She is great meeting new people, loves car rides. You could take her anywhere. She is a perfect fit for someone who is looking for a companion and pal.
Lily is not really interested in being a playmate for other dogs but is good with other dogs, male and female. She just prefers people company. She seems indifferent to cats.
She is obsessed with food, perhaps because of neglect in her background. We are working on deterring her counter surfing ability but she will need continued training.
Lily will do best with an semi-active home. If there are children, they need to be 8 over because small children might find themselves herded into corners. She does love older kids and her previous home had kids. Preference will be given to border collie savvy adopters.
Lily is spayed, up to date on vaccines , on heartworm prevention and microchipped. She is house trained, crate trained, knows sit and come and walks nicely on a leash, Her adoption fee is $275 .Please complete an application at www.bordercollierescuewesttn.org or email us at contact@bordercollierescuewesttn.org. We will require afenced yard for Lily