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.


Leo (Leonidas) is a border Collie (sleek coated)/Mix. He is 30lbs at 7 months old and was neutered on December 22, 2014. Leo is micro chipped and up to date on all shots, he takes Trifexis monthly for his heart worm and parasite preventive.

Leo is house broken and can also use a doggie door with no issue. Leo loves other dogs and demands all the attention in a group, he shows absolutely no aggression but will step on submissive dogs for your affection. He is super affectionate and loves to cuddle. He loves children, small or older. Leo is playful and loves to run with people. He retrieves toys and follows simple commands with no training.

Leo does not like to be left alone for long periods and should be crated, he likes his crate and voluntarily enters it. We cannot keep this little lover because we have to work long shifts and cannot crate him. Please consider adding this sweet boy to your family!

Leo is located in Chattanooga, TN. Contact Emily at or (423)667-7151.


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.