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Gracie

Gracie
10 y.o. female
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OK with Kids
OK with Kids
 
OK with Other Dogs
OK with Dogs
 
OK with Cats
OK with Cats
 
Fenced Yard Required
Fenced Yard
Required
 
Special Needs
Special Needs
     

Border Collies Available for Adoption

NEBCR, Inc. has dogs in foster care for at least a two week evaluation period, before they are made available for adoption.

Dogs are listed in alphabetical order.

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Creme ~ SPECIAL NEEDS

Yes

Basic

REQUIRED

Good day, folks, My name is Creme and I am a black dog. I have no idea what the humans were thinking when they named me Creme, but I answer to my name very well and come running to the one calling me. I just love humans, and although I will probably bark when I first meet you, I will also come to you and greet you with tons of affection. I just love humans even with all their imperfections, and will nudge you all with gusto to get you into a petting and loving mood. Yes, I have met some humans who have not been very nice to me but I have left that all in the past and have come to the conclusion that most folks who love and adopt dogs are the best folks on the planet.

I appreciate my toys, and if they squeak or crinkle, I will enjoy lugging and tossing them around and even play by myself if my human is busy. Outside, since I have a mixture of lab and husky stirred into my border collie heritage, I do need a fence to keep me from going off on missions to chase squirrels. Did I mention that I just love chasing squirrels? It is a passion of mine.

I am great around other dogs - the more the merrier. I might not interact with them all the time but they can be all around me without any issues. Right now, I am in a foster home with 10 other dogs and have no problem with this whatsoever. At mealtimes, we all each have our own bowls and I have absolutely no desire to steal anyone else's food. I stick to my own dish and enjoy every bite. Yum!

I have sort of a sad story to tell you that makes me a tough dog to adopt. You see, a long time ago some human with a gun shot me, and I still carry a bullet from that awful event. My foster family and my vet were made aware of this during a routine X-ray I had. I have seen all sorts of specialists and it is clear that the incident caused nerve damage in my hind end. I can still run and play just fine but I drip. I would never ever go to the bathroom in the house but I have to wear a tummy band because I drip. I wish all those nerves down there were working right, but I am embarrassed to say they don't, so the bands I wear keep my home clean. I have a huge stack of them and my foster parents just throw them in the laundry.

It is the same with my bowels, but my foster dad has trained me to relieve myself outside for a treat. It is funny when we are getting ready to take a ride in the doggy van because my foster mom will always ask my foster dad if he has put "pants on the boy". I am the boy, and they have wonderful pants for me to wear. Often times, they aren't needed but sometimes a tiny bit of my bowels will sneak out and the pants keep our surroundings very clean. I am ever so thankful that my foster family does not look unfavorably on my "problem" and just keeps me clean, loved, and respected. I never want to go to a home or family where I would get blamed for my special needs. I try really hard and my foster family knows how hard I try to deal with something a mean human did to me. If I could talk, I would tell everyone my whole story but it is what it is. I need to be around a human who "gets this" and loves me just the way I am.

I eat a special kibble and take a daily homeopathic remedy but other than this, my demands are minimal. I truly enjoy just being with my humans and can give the best snuggles and love imaginable. If you have a chance, look at my photos and my movie so you can see what a friendly, caring dog I am. Yes, I am special needs in a physical way, but emotionally and behaviorally, I am top of the line and so joyous about life. Life is beautiful and I spread this joy to others every single chance I get. If you are having a rough day and just need a reassuring, uplifting buddy at your side, I am the dog for you. Together, we can have years of laughter, hugs, and joy because we have each other. What's a little extra laundry between lifelong friends?

Wishing everyone a day full of toys, good healthy food, tons of exercise, and plenty of laughter mixed in with warm caring hugs!

Love,
Creme

Creme is being fostered in Maine.

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Gracie ~ NEW VIDEO

Yes

REQUIRED

REQUIRED

 

UPDATE: Gracie loves water!

Gracie is a super friendly dog. She LOVES people and always wants to be around them. She thinks she is lap dog and always wants her tummy rubbed. She enjoys playing fetch, tugging, and learning new tricks. She has easily adjusted to life in her foster home and is a pleasure to be around.

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If you're looking for an active dog then Gracie could be the dog for you!

Don't let her age or some gray hair on her face fool you, Gracie is an active, high energy border collie. She needs an experienced home who understands border collies. Gracie is a typical border collie. She is toy obsessed (frisbees are her favorite) constantly busy, and quirky. She learns quickly and needs a lot of exercise and stimulation, both physical and mental.

Gracie has some basic training and walks perfectly on leash without pulling. She can be reactive on leash when she sees other dogs or small animals so she needs a rural or suburban environment. She runs fast and jumps high so a solid fence is required. A 5-foot or higher privacy fence (fence you cannot see through) is strongly preferred, but not required depending on the home. Gracie can jump/climb a 6-foot chainlink fence and can dig under fences so constant supervision is necessary for Gracie whenever she is outside.

Gracie has a history of fly snapping, an obsessive compulsive behavior that has led her to fixate on, snap at, and jump at lights and imaginary things above her. This is, unfortunately, a common behavior found in border collies. Gracie has been on two tablets of Prozac for a year now and is doing well. Her fly snapping is well managed with it. Prozac is an inexpensive medication and Gracie loves taking it every morning with peanut butter.

Gracie tends to ignore other dogs when not on leash. She is too busy with her toys to interact with them. She will guard her toys and space from other dogs.

Gracie would make an excellent agility, frisbee, or flyball dog. She needs a lot of training and activities to keep her stimulated. She would also make a great hiking or running dog. She is a super friendly dog who loves everyone she meets.

If you're up for the challenge (and fun) of living with Gracie, please submit an adoption application!

Gracie is being fostered on Long Island, NY.

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Nim

Yes

REQUIRED

Preferred

Meet Nim! This adorable and sweet 1 year old girl is not for the faint of heart. If you have the time and patience for a challenge that will reward you with unconditional love, snuggles and laughs, then please keep reading.

Nim is in rescue after being bounced around a number of homes and a stint at a shelter. She had a host of issues that her foster home has been slowly working on, but she will require a patient, experienced and probably slightly crazy-in-a-good-way forever home to continue managing and working on them. With time and patience Nim has come a long way while in her foster home and shown that she is capable of amazing things under the right direction.

On one hand Nim is everything you would want or expect in a young Border Collie- sweet, cuddly, caring. She loves her person with every ounce of her being. For Nim everything is a toy, and while she is learning the concept of fetch her favorite thing by far is to run around the backyard shaking and growling at whatever toy or random object is around.  At times she is a one dog comedy act, and acts like a puppy much younger than her age.


Nim has also proven that she has brains and not just beauty.  She is VERY food motivated.  She has been introduced to agility and shows great promise, as well as herding- but decided that was just not for her. She also completed a basic companion dog class. Nim is a dog that needs a home with a job (tricks, agility, scent work, etc) and time to train.  Her forever home will be looking for more than just a cute and cuddly companion.  

On the other hand, Nim has shown that she will need a patient home that will take things slow with her but still give her the mental stimulation that she needs. There are scary things out there in the world, and she needs her person to keep teaching her that they aren’t really that bad.

One thing that Nim previously struggled with was resource guarding her meal. Nim is very worried about her next meal being stolen. Luckily, this is quite easy to manage and her foster mom has found that common sense and a routine go a long way with this. In her foster home Nim hasn’t shown any resource guarding of treats, chew toys or other toys, from either humans or other dogs.

Other unknown dogs can also be scary at times. Nim currently lives with another border collie and has been fabulous with him and any other dog she was allowed to meet slowly at her own pace. When out and about it is scary for Nim to run into another dog she doesn’t know, and she can be reactive if not reminded of the rules (i.e. her foster mom giving her treats for looking at other dogs and not barking). Her foster mom doesn’t think Nim had a lot of exposure to other dogs in her past homes, and so it is important that each new experience with them be positive and not overwhelming to her.

In one of Nim’s previous homes she reportedly did not get along with the young children, and so she will not be placed in a home with children. Otherwise Nim generally loves everyone she meets, when allowed to meet them at her own pace. New people showing too much interest in her can be scary and might get a bark or two, so her foster home just tells others to ignore her until they can’t (meaning they can’t because Nim is literally climbing all over them wanting to be pet).

Nim also has a variety of sounds that she is sensitive to, and is currently on a low dose of Melatonin to help with that. In the past she also would chase sun spots when stressed, but this is not an issue in her foster home with the right exercise level and keeping her stress level down.

A fence is preferred for Nim given all the things she still finds scary in the world, but this need will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Nim’s recall is great, and she has no desire to let her human out of her sight.

Aside from that Nim has a few quirks that you might find either amusing or annoying, but we want to let you know about some of them to give you a glimpse into life with Nim:

  • Do you want to talk on the phone? Yeah, Nim would like to talk to that person as well. Fair warning, loud dog talking will occur if you don’t keep her busy.
  • Did you want to sit down? That’s great. It’s also apparently really exciting, at least to Nim. Don’t be surprised if you see some insane sprinting around the house as she finds a toy to grab at this exciting development.
  • Are you going to take a shower? See above. Add some barking when you first get in. Or close the door.
  • Do you want someone to keep you warm at night? Nim would like that job. Her cuddling skills are top notch. If you are looking for a dog that doesn’t sleep on the bed or go on the couch, Nim is probably not the dog for you. These are prime snuggling locations.
  • The car is hers. Strangers beware. You have a four-legged alarm system.

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Nim is being fostered in Maine.

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Parker

Yes

N/A

N/A

Parker has been with his foster home for about 4 months. He was originally an owner surrender. (Peter) Parker is crate trained, house broken, AND LOVES TO PLAY!

He gets along FANTASTICALLY with female dogs but is selective with male dogs living in the same house. He is fascinated with cats and so I would suggest a home without cats.

He likes toys of all kinds, thinking puzzle games, and TUGGING! I think he could potentially be a good sport dog candidate.

Parker is a little cautious around new people. He will bark a little until he gets to know you. He warms up fast! Once he knows you, he loves to get pet and snuggle on the sofa.

Having a female dog that loves to play would be a big bonus for this big boy!

Overall, Parker is a great dog! He is smart, VERY handsome, and friendly. He knows some basic obedience and will settle very nicely. If you are looking for an athletic, funny, and playful dog, Parker is it!

Parker is being fostered in eastern upstate NY.

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Piper

Yes

N/A

REQUIRED

Piper is one of the sweetest, reserved, and, often times, surprisingly loving border collies with the deepest, most soulful eyes that you'll ever meet. She doesn't solicit attention or affection often, but when she does she will scoot quietly up next to you and gently put her paw on your arm and look at you pleadingly if you stop petting her.

Even at a petite 28 pounds, she can also be quite a sassy lass. She found her voice awhile back and she isn't afraid to use it repeatedly to get your attention when she is excited about going outside.

While she's comfortable on her own, crated or not, she will return barks to other dogs or noises heard outside, so she would probably benefit best from living with someone who is home during the day.

She absolutely loves running around outside with the resident male border collies in her foster home, she exhibits a classic crouch and outrun to get ready to chase after a thrown frisbee, she is quite possibly the cutest border collie-shaped fish when she is in water, and she gets excited about trips in the car.

She originally came from a place with many other border collies and that former life gave her excellent dog skills. Her focus now is following the lead of one of the resident male border collies in her foster home and annoying him by playing frisbee by her own rules. Frisbees currently appear to be the only toys she'll play with, she's not interested in stuffed toys, and she's nervous of bigger toys, squeaky toys, and balls.

 

Although she's experienced many places and people while in foster care (she's been to her foster mom's work office and met coworkers and friends, she's been on boat rides and camping trips and hikes, and she loves going for a trail walk to the local swimming hole), she still gets nervous in new places and around new people especially without another dog around.

On the surface she now has many normal, well-adjusted border collie-type behaviors and continues to relax a little more into that each day, but she still has an extensive and questionable background that shaped the other aspects of her personality that cause her to withdraw and want to find a safe place.

Piper came into rescue with seemingly no understanding of how to live joyfully, she did not have any need for people or playing or toys, and she didn't even understand what a leash was. She was very scared of everything and afraid of interactions with people, would struggle against a leash, and did not react well to being touched. Today she blissfully appreciates a good neck scratch, keeps tabs on her foster mom, comes when called inside and outside, greedily takes treats handed to her, and wags her tail happily more often than not.

She's clearly come a long way in foster care in the year she's been in rescue, but she will continue to require infinite patience and understanding in her forever home while she's still figuring how who to trust and, more importantly, how to trust. She has learned much from the other dogs in her foster home and follows their lead often especially when it comes to interactions with people. Piper would prefer to be the one to approach people on her terms for attention, and she's not a dog that appreciates forced interactions with people. For this reason, she will only be placed in an adult only home where there is at least one confident, friendly dog. However, she's not necessarily going to be another dog's playmate.

 

Piper has a non-negotiable fence requirement due to how quickly she can go from being ok to very nervous. She currently knows her environment and where to go to feel safe, but especially while transitioning to a new environment, constant supervision, and leash or long-line usage will be mandatory even in fenced areas. If something triggers her fears or makes her feel pressured, she will run away. She reacts this way to loud voices or noises, objects being touched with feet or toys being kicked, too much handling or pressure, and sometimes if she's just in a place she's not familiar with and she doesn't know where to go. When her fears take over, she will not come when called and will run until she is in a place she feels safe.

 

Piper has a few health concerns that will need continued care. She has severe hip dysplasia that's currently managed very well with fairly inexpensive pain medications. She had a consult with a orthopedic veterinary surgeon who determined this was the best treatment considering how well Piper gets around and her current quality of life. Piper will need her teeth (the ones she still has) and gums monitored for infections and growths due to prior issues. Piper is currently on a raw diet and is able to eat raw meat and bones without issue. This diet also helped her lose some weight and build up some muscle in her hind end. While a raw diet is not a requirement of her adoption, a high-quality diet and joint supplements are recommended given her current health issues.

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Piper is being fostered in southern New Hampshire.

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Sara (aka Serra) ~

Yes

REQUIRED

REQUIRED

Sara (aka Sierra) is a gorgeous two year old female merle border collie who needs a home that can provide her with enough activity for her “typical border collie energy”. She would do best in an environment with active adults where she is either an only dog or with one other low energy confident dog. She seems to prefer male dogs.

Sara loves people and longs to be at the center of all activity and will voice her displeasure when left out by barking. While the jolly ball is her absolute favorite toy, she enjoys playing fetch with a ball or a flying squirrel. She has a strong herding instinct and has had multiple herding lessons where she showed considerable progress although she still needs work on her impulse control.

Sara is crate trained and is generally good when left alone in the house for periods of time. Since she loves to be around her humans, priority will be given to a placement where her human is home more often than not.

Sara has had some issues with multiple food sensitivities. NEBCR has had a sensitivity panel performed and based on the results Sara has been placed on a limited ingredient fish based diet. She has done really well after these changes were implemented.

Sara is a very smart dog and learns very quickly. She is bright and eager to learn but really needs a job. Her high food and toy motivation make her relatively easy to train. Sara has been through basic obedience training and knows quite a few commands. Her strong herding instincts as well as her strong prey drive require that her recall will need consistent and continued training to get it solid.

Sara’s new home must have a well organized plan to meet both her exercise (mental and physical) and training needs. Consequently, a fenced yard is required in order to meet her needs.


Sara has made great strides in her foster home and needs the right home with experienced adults where she has enough attention, focused activity, exercise and continued training in order to continue to thrive.

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Serra is being fostered in Connecticut.

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Snowden

Yes

N/A

N/A

Snowden is the most perfect dog I have ever had the opportunity to foster. She is 7yrs young, spayed and up to date on all her shots. Not only is she beautiful but also super sweet.

She is a little shy when she first meets new people but give her a few minutes and some treats and she is your best friend.

Snowden is currently living with 10 other dogs and has made friends with them all. When she first meets dogs she is also a little shy. She doesn’t like dogs in her face when she first meets them. Once she has warmed up to them it is all about play.

She loves to play catch and most of the time she will bring the ball back to you. She also loves to just chase other dogs who are chasing the ball.

Snowden has an amazing recall, knows sit, down, and walks beautifully on leash. She settles nicely in the house. She lived with children and she has met our cats and they love her.

 

 

Her only issue is she does not like to be left alone. She sleeps in a crate in my room, will eat her dinner in a crate and take treats in a crate with no problem. When she is left alone she will drool and bark while in the crate. We are working on trying to relieve her stress when her human(s) have to leave her. She will do best with a family who won’t have to leave her alone very often.

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Snowden is being fostered in Connecticut.

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