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.


Kota is a 2 1/2 year-old female border collie. I found her on the back roads of New Market when she was about 6 months old. I advertised her, but no one claimed her. She is spayed, is up-to-date on all vaccinations, and is on heartworm-preventative.

She is absolutely sweet. She is GREAT with kids, people, cats, and for the most part other dogs. I have only seen her not get along with one dog who was very aggressive and attacked her. She is a high-energy dog, which is, of course, common for the working nature of border collies. She is very anxious to please and loves one-on-one attention. She sits, lays, will give paws and will stay. She loves to interact and be busy. She needs to be taught to come better. She is not the best at leash-walking as I keep her either in the house or on a lead outside. If someone had the time to train her, she would be a great dog.

I have a place down at the farm where I take her to run, and she loves to run! I was making progress with her coming when called, and she soon learned to get back in the truck when I asked her to. She has the border collie herding instinct, though, and if given the chance, will chase cows, horses, and cars. While I feel I could train her to not chase cows, our neighbor is adamant that he will shoot her if he sees her with his cows, and she now knows where his cows are. As well, I live on the grounds of a horse show facility and more than once she has chased a horse with a rider on it, and that just can't happen for liability reasons. I just don't have the time in my life to devote to her and it's not fair to her to keep her.

For someone who loves and knows border collies, Kota will make a wonderful, loyal dog. I'm sure someone with the time to train her and love her would be successful. I love her and it breaks my heart to let her go, but I know in the right setting she will be better off.

Kota needs someone who knows and understands border collies and has the time to spend with her. Kota needs a fenced yard.

Kota is located in New Market, TN. If you would like more information about Kota, please call (865-898-7102) or email Kathy. If you are interested in adopting Kota, please fill out and submit the application form on the ETBCR website (be sure to write "KOTA" where it asks if there is a particular dog you are interested in).


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Please read these beautiful thoughts from Grace about gratitude, on her experience with four Rescue Border Collies, and her touching true story, The Old Dog.