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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Summer

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Summer

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Summer
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Summer

We adopted Summer a little more than a year and a half ago. Based on our experience and knowing where she came from she seems to be better suited for a home with possibly a couple or maybe a single woman. She's never been aggressive towards anyone but again she can be shy around strange people, men or children. Our home is teeming with kids all the time and this makes her nervous.

Summer weighs approximately 70 lbs. She has been spayed and is up to date on her shots. She is a very warm and gentle dog with a great temperament. She likes to be loved on whenever possible. She does not have an aggressive bone in her body. We have two other dogs that like to rough house but Summer tries to stay out of it. She is generally shy in nature and tries to avoid crowds or a noisy atmosphere. She spends much of her time in our bedroom where it's quiet. She likes to be with the family provided there's not a lot of hustle and bustle.

Summer is basically house trained. We take her out on a regular basis and she can hold it for quite some time. Being as submissive as she is she can become nervous and may not want to go out when you call. Treats usually do the trick. Though she has improved she will occasionally pee a small amount when approached by a strange person. You have to gradually approach her so she can get used to you. She seems to connect better with women than with men. I can go up to her without a problem but it took some time. I don't know if Summer was mistreated by a man earlier in her life.

She likes to go outside but for short periods which makes her a great indoor dog. She does like to talk walks provided it's not a congested area with a lot of noise and activity. Her previous foster parent was a single woman that had no problems with Summer being left inside while she was out. Summer had a sister that she was very close to. I think initially the separation was traumatic but she soon got through it.

Summer doesn't seem to have any problems with other dogs. She doesn't show any signs of submissiveness when in the company of strange dogs. She has no trouble with cats. She's a very loving pet with a gentle side.

If you want more information I would be glad to talk with you about Summer. Please contact Doug by email or by phone at 865-201-9855 for more information and with any questions.

Finding a new home for Summer has not been an easy decision. We've become very fond of her but I don't think she's truly comfortable being here. Hopefully we can find someone that can provide the right type of environment.

 
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Samson

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Samson

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Samson

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!

 

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.