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.


Blue is a handsome boy between 8-9 months of age. He is a sweetheart and loves to give kisses, get hugs, and get belly rubs. He is playful and eager to please. He is easy to train and an exceptional agility or working dog prospect. He is neutered and up to date on shots, already housetrained, crate-trained, and knows basic obedience commands. He readily comes off-leash when called and enjoys playing with his foster dog brothers and sister. He would enjoy a home with all day activity and a job for him to do. A farm would be an ideal home or with a family that enjoys agility training. He is overly interested in cats and would likely chase them. His foster home does not have children and it is unknown how he would be around them (due to his energy level a home with older children may be better). He shows no food or toy aggression.

He is a sweet gentleman and will be a blessing to his forever home!

Blue is located in Lebanon, VA. Contact Charlene at or (267)294-7727.


Judo is a 1.5 year old heeler/aussie/?? Mix. I rescued him in April but have found that he is not the right fit for my 10 year old border collie. He is high energy and needs a very active family - he would thrive on a ranch/farm with horses/cattle and other younger dogs. He loves to swim, ride in the car and play with horses. He loves to cuddle at night with his head on your shoulder.

He is sweet, playful, loving and a great dog. He is sassy when talking to him which is really funny to watch. He could benefit from more training, he knows the basics, and needs someone that will utilize his intelligence. He needs someone experienced with herding dogs and that has authority. He is a great dog and I hate to let him go but know this is best for him. He is in Sevierville TN, UTD on shots, neutered and microchipped. For more info email


Spooky is a spayed female Border Collie/mix. She is a special needs dog, she is deaf. She is up to date on all shots and heartworm neg, and has been treated for fleas and ticks. She is approx 1 year old. Super sweet and affectionate. The prettiest ice blue eyes with white eye lashes. Her coat is flat and medium length.

Spooky tolerates bathtime but loves the dryer. She thinks the broom is the best thing ever and will try and catch it. She is crate trained and house trained. She loves to snuggle on the couch or bed if allowed. She has been around large and small breed dogs and a cat. (The cat she showed no interest in.) Very playful and energetic and will walk on a leash. She knows a few obedience commands (Sit and Down). She will travel in a vehicle but must be crated and or restrained due to her being excitable about going.

I have started her on hand signals for come and stay which she understands somewhat. She is very smart and a quick study.

However, she must be kept in a fenced yard or with you in a safe environment. Because she is deaf she cannot hear you call her if she takes off, nor hear cars or other dangers. New adopters must be aware of her disability and be ready for some challenges. But her love and affection in return is all worth it.

I feel she would make someone a wonderful companion especially for a single man/woman living alone and willing to take her into their lives. Also a young family with children age 8 or older.

I live in Bristol TN and would be willing to drive half way for the adoption. I am asking a $50.00 rehoming fee to cover her recent spay.

Please consider this wonderful girl. She has many years to give love and affection. If you are interested in Spooky, please contact Pamelia Sparks at or 423-573-8989.

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.