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.




Samson was rescued from an animal hoarding situation in Mississippi. He made his way into Middle Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescue at the end of January 2014. He was found to be heartworm negative, was neutered, and fully vetted in early February. He is estimated to be 1.5 years old and weighs 44 pounds.

Although his coloring is "golden", his look and behavior suggest that he is a Border Collie mix. Coming from an unhappy situation, he is quite shy around humans but bonds quickly and easily with other dogs. He gradually accepts and seeks human contact, but is still quite tentative.

He is leashed trained, house-trained, and medium energy level. For his own comfort, he needs to join a family that already has a dog (any breed) and understands the physical and mental needs of a BC.

Samson is currently being fostered in Middle Tennessee - just outside of Nashville. Please see our website to find out how to consider adopting sweet Samson!



Molly is an 11 month old border collie mix. She is spayed and up to date on shots. She is a bundle of love and friendly to all but, unfortunately, is too rough with the neighbor's chickens that are left to roam the neighborhood. Molly is really all about play and doesn't realize her own size. She likes to pick up the family cat but then puts her back down without hurting her. Here is what her owner says, "She really is a perfect dog. She has always been outside and just loves attention. If you're sitting she will just come up right next to you and lay down or sit with you".

Molly is a courtesy posting through West Tennessee Border Collie Rescue. If you're interested in Molly, please contact her owner Heather. Molly's re-homing fee is $50.00.

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

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.