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We are proud of the fact
that we do not turn dogs away because of age
or health concerns. Therefore, in addition to
the young and healthy dogs on our site, you
will see senior dogs and dogs that have special
needs. We hope you will give them as much consideration
as you do all of our dogs.
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NEBCR, Inc. has dogs in foster care for at least
a two week evaluation period, before they are made
available for adoption.
Dex is an extremely handsome 6 year old black and white rough coat border collie. He came into rescue after his owner passed away unexpectedly. Dex is a little on the heavy side weighing in at 55 lbs. and he is on low fat dog food. The vet thinks his weight should be around 47 lbs.
Dex is used to having someone around all of the time and doesn't like to be left alone. He is not destructive, but he will bark and paw at the door when you leave him. Dex is very protective of his place and people and will bark at anyone who comes into his space or around his people. He also does not like UPS men or trucks.
He loves to ride in the boat as well as swim. He loves to ride in the car. He likes to hike and go for walks although he pulls a bit on leash. His foster home is working on that with him. He loves to play tug, and given his size, it can be a pretty strenuous game. He is housetrained and knows many commands. He is up to date on shots, microchipped and on preventatives.
Dex has definite herding instincts which makes him not great around older people or young children. He has handed out a few herding nips as well when there is a lot of activity in the household so he has to be watched for that. He gets along well with other dogs although he gets along better with female dogs. He has not been tested around cats, but he will chase small animals (squirrels, chipmunks, etc.) He settles well in the house. He has decent recall, but it needs work. If he is engaged in a game of tug or playing frisbie, he will not wander off. However, if he is just outside and something catches his attention (a bird, a squirrel, etc.) he is slow about returning to you.
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.
CHECK OUT GRACIE IN ACTION!
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!
Serra, a purebred border collie, will be 2 in April, and is as active and intense as she is pretty! Purchased as what surely was an adorable little pup, she quickly grew into a real border collie, and found herself in need of a new home as she was simply too much for her originally family to handle.
Don't let her beautiful looks fool you, she is definitely not for the faint of heart. This girl needs a job, and she needs a lot of structure. She doesn't seem to have had much in the way of rules with her first home, but she is a bright girl and catches on quickly. She thrives being an integral part of the family, and is eager to learn new things. She does not like being left out of activities and will make her displeasure known by way of barking.
Serra loves playing with dogs who will play with her, but she did not enter rescue with good dog skills, and while she's had some excellent teachers in her foster home, she can be extremely pushy in her playstyle which is not tolerated by all dogs, and she doesn't appreciate them letting her know that. She will play for hours with dogs that will put up with her pushy play style, but does not do well with other active dogs that don't want to play - this kicks her "Order Collie" control gene into high gear and she goes into overdrive trying to control the energy - and then no one is happy.
She is crate trained but is very vocal about spending time in her crate if she thinks there is fun going on in the house without her. She can be quiet and calm when the house is peaceful and also when her foster mom is out of the house, but will bark when she hears the car pull in. She is housetrained and is happy to hang out chewing on a bone and playing bitey face with her friends after a good day's exercise. She will bark at cats when she is in her crate but when loose does ok with them. She would surely chase a cat that ran but she is good with dog savvy cats.
Serra has been introduced to herding and has great interest in working, however, she needs a lot of work on her impulse control. She also needs work on being comfortable with handling around her hind end, which can make grooming her pretty fur a challenge. She currently needs to be muzzled for this but we are continuing to work on desensitizing her.
She loves being with her people, is very bright and is food and toy motivated. She enjoys playing tug and fetching toys. She enjoys playing with the jolly ball as well! When she came into rescue she wasn't convinced people were of that much use to her but she has been learning it can be rewarding to work with humans as partners.
Serra's new home must have a solid plan to meet her exercise needs - both mentally and physically. A fenced yard, while preferred, is not necessarily required - each applicant is looked at on a case-by-case basis, and we are truly looking for the best fit for Serra, where she is going to be able to thrive. That said, she is not currently a candidate to be loose in an unfenced yard, however, so if you don't have a fence you do need a solid plan on how to meet her exercise needs safely.
A home with other *compatible* dog(s) and an experienced dog owner with a desire to be actively involved in training of some sort is preferred. Serra is being placed with a positive reinforcement based training class requirement as a condition of her adoption. She will likely do best with easy going playful males dogs who enjoy a rough-and-tumble play style.
Check out Sierra in action!
Serra is being fostered in Connecticut and can be seen in NY state near the MA border.
Zac is a handsome, 10 year old, curly coated boy. He came from a shelter and little is known about his past. He is a healthy and active dog. His favorite game is tug, and he also likes to go for walks and catching balls or frisbees. He'd rather you fetched them for him, at this point, as he hasn't figured out that if he brings them back to you you'll throw them again!
If you want a dog who really loves people, Zac would love to live with you. He loves to shadow his foster mom everywhere. He loves meeting new people, especially when they give him attention and tummy rubs! And treats! He will pretty much do anything for a treat! He is a very smart guy and knows several tricks including Sit, stay, down, roll over, shake, and spin, and he is currently working on going out and around a post, unwind and come.
Zac, being a border collie, needs an adopter prepared to keep him active and mentally exercised. He needs a child free home and is a one without cats and small animals - they are just much too exciting for him! He does fine with other dogs but those with high energy really put him into an extremely overstimulated state, and therefore he'd do best with quiet, low key dogs, or as an only dog. He's fine out and about with other dogs and isn't aggressive - he just gets really wound up and frantic when living with other high energy dogs.
He's really looking for a fresh start where he can be your best friend? Do you need a new best friend? Zac is ready and waiting to meet you!!