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  • Romeo

    New Name: Chance
    Adopted 05/08/2017

    I am so happy to have Chance in our lives this goof boy puts a smile on our faces every day. I know that my other dog is still trying to adjust with her brother but they play really well most of time. His daily activities includes walking, playing fetch at the park, training, playing with his sis, and - the recently discovered favorite activity- swimming. I feel blessed to have him around and I hope he loves his new family as much as we love him ??.

  • Bo

    Adopted 05/03/2017

    Bo is such a happy and good-natured dog. He still has tons of charming puppy-ness about him, and he fills our house with laughter. His new big sister (Rylee the lab) loves to wrestle with him, and we love how they interact. Bo's added a spring to everyone's step since his arrival. Coming from an outside-only environment, we are thrilled with how he's learned house rules so quickly. He loves positive feedback (and treats, of course!), so he responds well to direction. He is a very sensitive little guy, so we have to be gentle with corrections. Best of all, Bo immediately became an amazing partner in all of our outdoor activities. Bo (or BoBo, Beauregard, BoJangles, Bozer...so many nicknames!) loves to run, and he hits the trial with vigor. He runs nearly daily and has conquered some all day hikes. Soon we are headed to Colorado for 19 days of camping and hiking. He's going to be a great addition to this annual outing.

  • Scotch

    Adopted 04/30/2017

    I adopted two dogs from AZBCR in the spring of 2013. Sadly, one of them passed away last year and Saxon, my remaining border collie became very lonely and depressed with the loss of his friend. I had fostered a couple of other dogs during that time and although they were terrific dogs, there was no spark between them and Saxon. Several months had gone by, when a plea was put out asking for a foster for a red and white, male border collie from Portales, NM. I didn’t immediately respond to the plea, but something about it kept nagging at me. The following day I offered to foster him. At that point, I really had no intention of adopting him. But sometimes fate intervenes and when I was finally able to pick him up, I knew within a few hours that he was never going to leave. He and Saxon hit it off immediately. The next day they just played and played and played. Scotch is truly very special. He is loving and gentle and has made our family complete again! I just adore him!!!

  • Arrow

    Adopted 04/15/2017

    Hi I'm Arrow. I love being loved and I will love you in return. I wiggle my butt when I'm excited to see my people. I might be 8 but sometimes I act like I'm only 2 and run around like a nut. It's the best.

  • Nina

    New Name: Nina
    Adopted 04/04/2017

    Nina is a wonderful addition to our family! In january of this year, we lost a rescue Queensland healer, who passed away due to complications from Valley Fever. This left Hercules, our very timid Shepherd mix, with no canine companion. Almost immediately after we brought Nina into the family, Hercules became more outgoing and has even learned how to play "tug of war". We couldn't be happier with Nina.

  • Sadie

    Adopted 04/02/2017

    Sadie is my first ever dog and I hit the absolute jackpot! I've had many difficult life changes this past year but Sadie's unconditional love and constantly wagging tail always makes me smile. I'm an endurance runner and horseback rider and love bringing Sadie into my active lifestyle. I take her everywhere I possibly can and look forward to many wonderful years with her. Thank you AZBCR for bringing this precious being into my life!

  • Guernsey

    Adopted 03/30/2017

    Guernsey came to us as a foster that I picked up out of my desire to help more with the reacue and before the night was over she melted out hearts and my husband didn't not want to see her go. We adopted Guernsey from AZBC as or second dog from the organization, Manny, ou Big giant black and white BC is out senior goof. We love them both so much. Guernsey gets to go for runs with me every day at the park (early pre-dawn mornings now). When she isn't running she's at home chilling on her bed with out 17 yr old chihuahua (another rescue) and SEVEN cats. Yes, I said 7 indoor cats. Guernsey and Manny have learned to control their curiosity and both get along wonderfully with out cats. Guernseys favorite cat is our black kitten, they play all day, and Guernsey is VERY protective of both our one eyed FIV cat and our senior chihuahua. Guernsey favorite human is my husband, but that doesn't stop her from following me around all day with a goofy smile and lots of licks.

  • Bailey

    New Name: Gilly
    Adopted 03/26/2017

    Gilly (formerly Bailey) is such a sweet girl. She is smart and loves to play. She's learning new things everyday. She's super special and just couldn't be more loving and grateful to have been saved by the rescue.

  • Drake

    Adopted 03/21/2017

    The day I saw Drake, now Dennis on the AZBC Rescue side, my heart went out to him ??????. That photo of Pilots and Paws who flew him and another dog from Utah to Phoenix. His sweet face, those eyes .... I knew that I wanted to make this little boy happy and give him a loving home. My husband and I are proud owners of 3 Border Collies. 14,9 and 2 years old. They all welcomed him and love him very much. His personality shines, his confidence grows with every day. Dennis is very playful and smart. Enjoys his daily walks, Frisbee and Kong Ball play. We feel so lucky to have this little boy in our family. He brings life and joy. Thank you AZBC Rescue for all you do. This is our story, happy life for a little puppy named Dennis

  • Skye

    Adopted 03/21/2017

    Skye came to us a few months ago from Utah after a 5 hour car ride and two airplane rides from the great people at Pilots and Paws. She had obviously been neglected and lived on the run. All we were told was that she was about 1.5 years old, been in the pound at least 6 times, was hit by a car, could jump a 6ft fence and liked her eyes kissed (weird but true). This girl just needed some love (and to gain some lbs). After a slow introduction with our AZBCR boy Gunnar, regular meals, and vet care, she was settling in with us. We started working on her reactiveness with other dogs, leash training and basic commands. It was not an easy task as she could care less about food or treats of any kind but it is wonders what a ball can do! A wonderful family came along to adopt her and we did what fosters are suppose to do. We let her go. But her new family soon realized that her issues might be too much for them. So we were asked to foster again.We said "of course but she's staying"

  • Aloha

    New Name: Lo’ihi Aloha
    Adopted 03/14/2017

    New name Lo’ihi Aloha. We adopted her from a very nice foster family that took very good care of her. She comes from a rather larger family, Nina is her Mother and she is one of nine siblings. We went specifically to meet her and as soon as we meet we knew we had to have her. It’s fun watching her grow because we’re not sure how she will look once she reaches adult hood. She has very long legs, very short hair and a somewhat long nose. Regardless of her features we absolutely love her. She is playful and loving and a smart attentive young puppy. She already enjoys going for walks and has adapted really well with our other two dogs. My neighbors absolutely adore her and she greats them with energetic enthusiasm. Thank you AZBCR for the hard work you do to find homes for such wonderful dogs and thanks to the fosters that house, feed, and care for them till they find a new home.

  • Cooper

    Adopted 03/14/2017

    Cooper is the brother that we have always wanted for our other Border Collie Miiko- He’s come into our lives and has really completed our family. We were originally drawn to Cooper because of his personality- when we first met with him and his foster family, our personalities immediately clicked, and him and Miiko began playing together immediately. That’s when we knew that we needed to adopt him, and we couldn’t be happier with our decision! Cooper is fitting in great to the household and loves playing with his two adopted cat brothers as well. Cooper is a little love-bug and has made a huge difference in our lives and we couldn’t that the AZBCR enough! Thank you for completing our family!

  • Tia

    New Name: Arya
    Adopted 03/13/2017

    We adopted Arya (Darsy) about a month ago and she has been a wonderful addition to our little family! Ryan I waited a while to make sure we found the right dog and Arya is the perfect puppy for us! From the first time we met her she was so sweet and friendly. She loves to make friends with strangers and always wants to play with her older sister, Miley-Cat. She's loves to run in the backyard, play with her toys and go for evening walks. She's so smart, loves puppy treats, tummy rubs, and playing in the sprinklers. Our family and friends love her and we have nothing but gratitude appreciation for the Arizona Border Collie Rescue for what they've given to us!

  • Fitzgerald

    New Name: Fitzgerald
    Adopted 03/11/2017

    Sam and Fitz were in a shelter in Utah and running out of time. There was no way these gorgeous guys were going to be lost on my watch, so I offered to foster. They were flown from Utah to near Vegas by the awesome Pilots for Paws team and driven to meet me outside of Phoenix. I think I knew right away that I might be my first foster failure. Not sure how two awesome dogs like this end up in a shelter but I was thrilled to foster them, and these two “brothers from another mother” were clearly pals already and needed to stay together. They have gotten along great with my teenage kids and our three smaller dogs and quickly became true family members. They were potty trained and just wanted to be loved. I’ve had a void in my heart since I lost by beloved Border Collie mix Shadow 4 years ago, and these two guys have warmed my soul with their affection and sincerity. The only downside is that my house is really too full now to foster anyone else (for now). Thank you AZBCR!

  • Sam

    New Name: Sam
    Adopted 03/11/2017

    Sam and Fitz were in a shelter in Utah and running out of time. There was no way these gorgeous guys were going to be lost on my watch, so I offered to foster. They were flown from Utah to near Vegas by the awesome Pilots for Paws team and driven to meet me outside of Phoenix. I think I knew right away that I might be my first foster failure. Not sure how two awesome dogs like this end up in a shelter but I was thrilled to foster them, and these two “brothers from another mother” were clearly pals already and needed to stay together. They have gotten along great with my teenage kids and our three smaller dogs and quickly became true family members. They were potty trained and just wanted to be loved. I’ve had a void in my heart since I lost by beloved Border Collie mix Shadow 4 years ago, and these two guys have warmed my soul with their affection and sincerity. The only downside is that my house is really too full now to foster anyone else (for now). Thank you AZBCR!

  • Suki

    New Name: Wrigley
    Adopted 03/08/2017

    We currently have 4 fur children, 3 being rescues from AZBCR. Our most recent addition is Wrigley (formerly Suki) joining AZBCR alums Kyra and Elvis and big sister Haley from the Sedona Humane Society. Wrigley is one of Nina’s 9 pups that came from the reservation. He was the largest of the litter and we were told that he often would quietly go off on his own to sleep – boy has that changed! He brings laughs and new adventures to our home Daily. Wrigley and his big brother Elvis are like two peas in a pod, playing non-stop. Wrigley has been watching Elvis jump in the pool after his tennis balls and is now beginning to get quite comfortable in the water. He is starting to learn the ins and outs of flyball so hopefully he can join his big brother on the Blazin’ K9’s team. Thank you AZBCR for allowing us to add these special dogs to our family.

  • Dakota

    New Name: Storm
    Adopted 03/05/2017

    My name is Storm and I was a pup rescued with my mom from the Rez. I might be one of the smaller pups but I'm always busy and I'm full of energy. I love all of the other dogs and cats. I'm a fan of every adventure that I've had so far and I'm gratefully for all of the ones yet to come.

  • Yuma

    New Name: Yuma
    Adopted 03/05/2017

    Yuma is a super happy and healthy puppy who came from the reservation near Black Hat. He is a little shy but he's very playful and loves to run, and roll, and play tug. He's gonna be an awesome dog for us.

  • Emmie

    Adopted 03/05/2017

    Hi I'm Emmie and I was stuck at the pound until AZBCR got me out. I am so thankful that I had a foster who treated me like his own and now a family that is mine again. I'm good with the other dogs but my best quality is being snuggly with my new humans.

  • Carmie

    New Name: Carmie
    Adopted 03/04/2017

    Meet Carmie! I'm a happy and healthy pup who came with my mom and 8 other pups. I'm pretty special because my family picked me out of the bunch. I'm love to snuggle and I'm super playful. Did I mention that I'm also super cute? Look out world, here comes Carmie!

  • Nita

    New Name: Ellie Mae
    Adopted 03/04/2017

    We adopted Ellie Mae who was one of 9 pups who came in with her mom. She is such a happy and healthy girl. We are so excited to have her in our house and watch her grow. There will be so many adventures in our future with our loving new baby girl.

  • Izzy

    Adopted 02/06/2017

    Izzy is such a sweet and good girl. She loves everybody all people, dogs, even cats. She loves to walk and has slimmed down quite a bit. Everybody at her house now walks more and this is good for all of us. We love Izzy!

  • Misty

    Adopted 02/05/2017

    Misty is so lovable. She's about 1 year old and she was a stray from NM. She loves to walk and she's also a great cuddler. She is just a super dog and we feel lucky to have her.

  • Prim (AAWL girl)

    New Name: Prim-Spirit
    Adopted 01/29/2017

    rim Spirit is known as the "miracle girl" after traveling solo 30+ miles from Mount Lemmon to a ranch in San Manuel withstanding rough terrain, rugged weather and likely predators. She was lost during a hike with her new family on October 2 and finally captured on January 27th, 2017. I had fostered her in the Spring/Summer 2016, and I thought I had found the right family for her. During the search on Mount Lemmon in October, I realized I had released her from my care too early and she wasn't ready for a difficult transition. I told the new owner that "when we find her, I want to take her back" and she was in agreement. On return to my home, Prim happily ran laps around the house, and was greeted warmly by the entire pack who all welcomed her return. I knew she had chosen this to be her forever home and we were all happily in agreement with her choice! We love this little girl who has come from one frightened youngster to a more confident, loving companion!

  • Bernice

    New Name: Olivia
    Adopted 01/24/2017

    Olivia lived with her first family for 4 years until they had health issues and needed help caring for her. This girl is still such a loving dog. She dances, she prances, and she is so excited to see us when we come into a room. She is snuggly and sweet. She likes her walks and is just so lovely to have around.

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