More Adoptable Dogs

These dogs have not actually come into our rescue program, but they need homes nonetheless. We have posted their pictures and information as a courtesy to the individuals, shelters, and rescue groups who are trying to find homes for them.

If you have a Border Collie or BC mix that needs posting, ETBCR will be glad to post referral listings for individuals looking to find a home for Border Collies and obvious Border Collie mixes within a 400-mile radius of Knoxville, TN. Referral dogs must be spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations, have had a negative heartworm test, and be on regular heartworm preventive. This will be verified by ETBCR representatives. For more information, please see our ETBCR FAQ.

* East Tennessee Border Collie Rescue has not evaluated the dogs below. *
This is a referral page only - ETBCR is not responsible for the placement of these dogs.

 
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Francis
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Francis
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Francis

Francis is a 4 year old tri-color Border Collie mix weighing about 55 pounds. She is up to date on all of her vaccines and takes a monthly heart worm and flea/tick preventative.

She is gentle and sweet with a mild temperament. She loves attention but is content to snooze and have alone time as well. She is a loyal pup who loves to follow you around the house and provide quiet companionship. Hunting is her sport of choice, we think she has some beagle in her. She is a top notch hunter and is great if you want to keep pesky animals away from your property :-) She is not high energy, but is used to getting a daily walk/run, playing fetch in the yard at least once a day and LOVES to wander around outside. She is a great watch dog and will alert you if she hears or sees anything. She loved her crate as a puppy and would love to have a house outside as well as a little shelter inside (she sleeps under the vanity in the bathroom) and likes to have a cozy space to rest.

She was rescued from the humane society when she was 3 months old and has grown up in a very loving & calm household. She is house-trained and trustworthy in the house. She is very smart, knows lots of tricks and could be trained to do many more. She is a little stubborn and has a mind of her own for sure, so patience is key with training.

She is gentle with children, although I would not recommend her around very small ones as she gets nervous around loud voices/yelling. She is a dominant dog, although she loves her brother and does play well with several of her canine friends. She would do best as an only dog or in a home with submissive dogs only. She would not do well in a home with another dominant dog. She would be fine with a more submissive companion, but may not do well in a group.

She has a beautiful, dense coat and a long, thick tail. She is in great health however she does have an allergy that requires occasional medication (a pill) when flare ups occur. We give her a natural anti-inflammatory every few days and she does fine.

Francis has been a well-loved companion that we are letting go of out of necessity. Our goal is to find a family who will love her as much as we have, who has space for her to run and explore & will enjoy her gentle, loving nature. She has grown up with her brother Hank and they could go as a pair to someone interested in both of them! Hank & Francis reside in Nashville, we are willing to bring one or both to you for an "interview" if interested.

If you are interested in giving Francis a loving home please email Emily.

 
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Hank
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Hank

Hank is a 4 year old tri-color Border Collie mix weighing about 55 pounds. He is up to date on all of his vaccines and takes a monthly heart worm and flea/tick preventative.

He has lots of energy and enjoys going for walks, learning new tricks & fetching his tennis ball! He is very smart and easy to train and loves to please his people. Even though he is always up for playing, he is a sweet boy who loves to cuddle, get brushed, and be lavished with attention in general. He is a beautiful dog with a big personality. Hank is very friendly and would be great for a family with no small children, as he gets nervous around the high energy and quick movements of little ones.

He was rescued from the humane society when he was 3 months old and has grown up in a very loving & calm household. He is housebroken and trustworthy in the house (although he is a sock thief!). He loves to snuggle in his people's clothes and has been known to raid the laundry.

He is a bit anxious when being handled in certain ways - I always have him muzzled at the vet and would do the same in a grooming situation (though I prefer to bathe him at home to avoid a stressful situation for him). He gets nervous when it comes to applying medications, giving pills, cutting nails, or being touched when he is in pain. He is a sensitive boy and needs an owner who is a respectful pack leader that he can trust. Hank does not get along with all dogs, but he loves his sister and has several canine friends that he plays well with. I think he would be ok with a companion but may not do well in a group.

He is a very special dog and has brought years of happiness to our family. Unfortunately, he is not comfortable around our toddler and we want him to have the life he deserves with a family that he can happily coexist with. He is high energy, so he needs a family who has time to play ball, go for walks and has space for him to run. He is smart as a whip and would be a great candidate for agility and could be trained to work. He has a gorgeous, smooth coat with an impressive long, thick tail. His eyes are bright and expressive. He really is a treasure and we know he will bring a lot of enrichment & happiness to someone else's life in his next adventure! He has grown up with his sister Francis and they could go as a pair to someone interested in both of them!

Hank & Francis reside in Nashville, we are willing to bring one or both to you for an "interview" if interested.

If you are interested in giving Hank (or both Hank and Francis) a loving home please email Emily.

Click here to see dogs available for adoption through Border Collie Rescue in East TN