Recent Success Stories

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  • Josie

    Adopted 06/22/2017

    We were Josie's 3rd foster home w/ AZBCR...and she also did a stint in boarding prior to coming to live with us. We knew she was going to be a tough foster, but were prepared to help her. We spent over 6 months with her as a foster...loving her, training her, and helping her get over her fears. We were very careful with looking for a forever home for her and transitioned her over a period of months. We wanted her to have her best chance for success. Present day-We got the phone call that no one wants to get....that our former foster dog was coming back to rescue. The foster team wanted to know if we had a spot for her again. We did have a spot for her...but only under one condition: That she would be a forever dog for us. Josie is so special to us and it was heartbreaking to let her go the first time. We're thrilled to have our family member home with us....and so is her Boxer brother. Floyd has advanced Valley Fever, but is doing amazingly well since Josie came home to live with us

  • Kirby

    Adopted 06/22/2017

    Kirby has been a welcome addition to the household and has had little to no issues adjusting to his new furever home. He was already potty trained and made new friends with my other two dogs right away. Curiosity runs in his blood, but he never licks, jumps, and rarely barks. He also is really smart and already has learned many commands such as NO, SIT, LAY DOWN, STAY, and working on many more. This whole experience has been nothing but pleasant from meeting with the foster parents, to using the website.

  • Jessie

    Adopted 06/17/2017

    Our new JessJess has quite the personality. She and her big sister, Shiloh, are getting along better and better each day sometimes even playing chase. We love the way JessJess prances when she's excited about something, like eating! She's not toy motivated, only food, but is beginning to take a small interest in the ball, chasing it from time to time. JessJess gives the sweetest kisses and loves to cuddle. She is absolutely the best traveller in the car and is excellent on the leash loving her walks. Because she is mostly deaf, she's teaching us a few things. When someone leaves the house, we wave bye-bye to her as she watches us leave. Otherwise, JessJess wanders the house looking for whomever left. Motioning your hand to your mouth puts her in a frenzy because that means DINNER!! We finally found her off switch! Thanks, AZBCR, for the opportunity to give this special little girl a furever new home.

  • Charlie

    Adopted 06/09/2017

    Our family started the "buddy" search about 6 months after our beloved Amigo died and we found our surviving Cattle Dog, Murry, missing his big brother. I scanned rescue sights and we went to shelters but never found a fit. Then, I contacted Kelly at AZBCR, after seeing her adorable Christmas card with all her Border Collies. I gave her our wish list, spent hours reading dog bios and even called a couple foster families but nothing panned out. One day Kelly emailed, "I think I may have found you a dog." Kelly is passionate about getting her pups placed and had been watching for just the right scenario for our family. And boy was she right. Charlie and Murry hit it off from the first sight and smell and are best buddies now. Murry has found his new forever friend and he is really rising to his new big brother role. We couldn't imagine our home without Charlie. Thank you to Kelly and everyone at AZBCR who work tirelessly on behalf of Border Collies and all dogs in Az!!

  • Roper

    Adopted 06/09/2017

    We first became introduced to AZBCR at the Holiday Pet Festival in December. After talking with the volunteers we knew we needed to get involved, most likely as a foster. Unfortunately, our 10 y.o. Aussie had to have an emergency splenectomy that same weekend, putting our plans on temporary hold. We received news that our Aussie had Hemangiosarcoma, a very aggressive form of cancer and our time with her was limited. We knew we needed another dog before she was gone. When we first saw the pictures of Roper, we fell in love with her immediately and knew she was the puppy for us! Our name went on the waiting list and we crossed our fingers. We brought Roper home on June 9th and June 13th we had to say goodbye to our amazing Aussie. We believe that all things happen for a reason. Roper is very smart and a star pupil at puppy class and has such a goofy personality. She makes us smile every day! Foster Chrissy gave her and her siblings a great 8 week start! Thanks so much to AZBCR.

  • Myrtle

    Adopted 06/09/2017

    Myrtle came to us on a foster "swap" she was pretty broken down and very shy, but oh so sweet! Within 24 hrs she was fitting in to our family perfectly and getting comfy on the couch! Within 5 days of fostering her, I had a couple different people reach out to me for meet and was at that time that I just knew I could not let her go!!! I sent the news to Traci that I was going to adopt Myrtle (I didn't even run it by my husband first??). And yes, we became FOSTER FAILURES! She remains shy at times and is very fearful of thunderstorms??????? She is a totally different dog in the mornings, crawling on to the bed and being wild, playing like crazy! Myrtle has stolen our hearts for sure, we just love her to pieces! AZBCR is an amazing organization and I'm thankful for all they do!

  • Willow Spring

    New Name: Ruby
    Adopted 06/09/2017

    All is going very well with Ruby! She is 15 weeks old as of yesterday, and she has very quickly become a cherished member of the family. Her official name is Ruby Jr. because just 3 days before we brought Ruby home our 17 year old dog, Junior, died. She'd lived a good long life and was ready to go, but of course, we were heart broken. My son came up with the idea of calling our new pup Ruby Jr., and she has definitely honored the memory of her namesake and has eased the pain of our loss. Ruby has also become fast friends with our other dogs, Charlie and Pookie. She is a star at puppy class and is just as smart and energetic as I had hoped she would be. Overall, success! I appreciate your checking in with us, and all that you and AZBCR do for these amazing dogs. Ruby is the second dog I have adopted from you all I had my good boy Logan for 9 years and still miss him terribly every day.

  • Riggs

    Adopted 06/08/2017

    Riggs is doing great! We absolutely adore him. We are so pleased to have been involved with AZBCR, first fostering and now adopting. I honestly didn't think I could fall so hard and so fast for a dog as our two previous Border Collies lived to the ripe old age of 13 and we literally thought they broke the mold with those two dogs. They set the bar pretty high. We are happy to say that Riggs has filled the void that was missing in our home. We love his energy and disposition. We are so in love with him! We will always continue to support AZBCR in any way we can. Although we currently aren't fostering with the addition of the new pup we will volunteer and help in way we can. Everyone within the organization is so passionate about rescuing Border Collies and put so much effort into matching the right dog with the right family. We love AZBCR and can't imagine our lives without Riggs. Our lives were also enriched by fostering dogs until the right family came around for them. Thank you AZ

  • Tippy

    Adopted 06/08/2017

    Tippy has an amazing new home. She gets to hike, swim, and hang out with her big brother, Duke, who is so calm compared to the wild and energetic Tippy. It's been a great home for her and you'll see her on Facebook alot, sharing s.

  • Russell

    Adopted 06/08/2017

    Russell came from a litter of 8 puppies and may be the most laid back one in the bunch. But he's still a BC probably mixed with Aussie so he's never going to lead the couch potato life. We didn't get an from his new family but sometimes when you don't hear back, you know people are just busy playing with their new furry BFF.

  • Becker

    New Name: Maddie
    Adopted 06/07/2017

    I'm Maddie now and I'm too busy being a puppy to give you an .

  • Louise

    Adopted 06/06/2017

    We no longer have the shy little puppy we met just last week. She is now super bold and has no problem arguing with us when she feels things are unfair...literally. This week she learned to go up the stairs! Our apartment is on the second floor, so for the past week we have been carrying her up and down them. After some coaxing though she overcame her fear/confusion and has conquered them. At first she had to take them one step at a time, but now she has progressed to running up and down them. She is also doing great on the leash when we take her outside. She still pulls a bit and has her feisty moments but we'll be able to go farther soon.We have been working on "sit" and "down" commands with her so when we can enroll in puppy class, she will be a star pupil. She has gotten really good with "sit". I'm also working on "wait" and "come" with her. She is such a smart little pup. We feel so lucky to have her.

  • J.D.

    New Name: Zion
    Adopted 06/06/2017

    Our experience with AZBCR could not have been better. We decided to adopt from them even though we live in Colorado, and they were able to work with us long distance to fill out all the necessary paperwork and complete the home visit. We waited for the litter to be born, and got to watch excitedly as 7 little pups grew up. His foster helped us pick the perfect match, and was more than willing to send photos and videos to help us decide. We flew out to pick Zion up, the foster mom provided everything we needed for our road trip, and (other than the 3 dozen or so potty breaks!) he slept most of the way home. Zion is an exceptionally good dog. T While we have worked hard on training, both for ourselves and Zion, it has all built upon the foundation set in those first 8 weeks of life. He is confident, obedient, happy, and full of energy. There isn't a day that we don't laugh day at his hilarious personality. We love our new family member and think all of your volunteers are amazing.

  • Jakal (Jak)

    Adopted 05/31/2017

    Jak came from a shelter in Utah where he was not having many good days. AZBCR was able to arrange transport and a foster for him. Jak is now in a new home and I know life is good for him. It's the love and life he deserves.

  • Ekko

    Adopted 05/31/2017

    Here is a photo of Ekko sporting her new doggles! This girl is so smart and cooperative that we're still having trouble believing it. We are so lucky to have her.

  • Snoopy (orange)

    New Name: Mirk
    Adopted 05/29/2017

    Mirk (previously known as Snoopy) is a busy little boy! Well, not so little anymore. He's grown into his long floppy ears quite nicely, but now at six months of age, has those long floppy legs! He travels well (good thing, as we're on the road a lot!), he sleeps well through the night (sometimes on the bed, sometimes in the crate beside the bed), and he LOVES to play. We took a fun road trip this summer to Yellowstone Dog Sports near Red Lodge, MT where he got to swim in the dock diving pond (no diving for him) and go on a couple of lovely hikes in the mountains - one 6 miles and lots of elevation gain! He was a Good Tired Puppy that night. He is learning things slowly but surely - mostly he's just enjoying being a P U P P Y!! He chews on my other ABCR girl, Teasel, relentlessly, and she enjoys chewing back. He and my other boy, Bracken, get along, but Mirk does seem to respect his elder. I hope to start some agility foundation work with him soon. He does love everybody.

  • Odie

    Adopted 05/29/2017

    Odie is listed as the sweetest and cuddliest dog that his foster family ever had. No wonder he didn't last long at their house. He's pretty cute too. We wish Odie the very best in his new life and trust that he will never wander the streets alone again. Happy life Odie!

  • Beretta "Retta"

    New Name: Scout
    Adopted 05/27/2017

    Mike and I were just married this past January and purchased a house in May. Yet, with all the exciting new changes in our lives, we still felt incomplete. Both of us were raised with a dog in the home and were greatly missing the love of a furry family member. As soon as I knew we had the green light on our new home, I immediately contacted AZBCR. And I am sure glad I did! Within just a few weeks we meet Scout (previously Beretta), and she has been a perfect fit. Her spunky attitude and cuddly disposition make her the perfect pup for us! She has adjusted to her new home and is already living like the princess that she is.

  • Miss Jilly

    Adopted 05/27/2017

    I adopted both Jill and her brother, Jax. I am so very happy with them. I didn't think anything would help me get over the death of my darling border collie, but Jill with her incredibly sweet nature and Jax who is the smartest dog in the world, give me all the diversion I need. Jax must have been an amazing dog in his youth. He is still pretty amazing. His hair has grown back in and he is as soft and fuzzy as a puppy. Jill will go out with Sadie and investigate. Lizards, rabbits and other wild creatures. They seem to get along well. Jax and Jill seem very bonded to me and follow me from room to room. Pretty crowded in the bathroom. Haha! Thanks again to the wonderful border collie rescue.

  • Mr. Jax

    Adopted 05/27/2017

    I adopted Jax and his sister, Jill. I am so very happy with them. I didn't think anything would help me get over the death of my darling border collie, but Jill with her incredibly sweet nature and Jax who is the smartest dog in the world, give me all the diversion I need. Jax must have been an amazing dog in his youth. He is still pretty amazing. His hair has grown back in and he is as soft and fuzzy as a puppy. Jill will go out with Sadie and investigate. Lizards, rabbits and other wild creatures. They seem to get along well. Jax and Jill seem very bonded to me and follow me from room to room. Pretty crowded in the bathroom. Haha! Thanks again to the wonderful border collie rescue.

  • Derringer

    New Name: Tucker
    Adopted 05/26/2017

    Today, Tucker(man) Feldman weighed in at 20.8 pounds! He was born on March 12th. His mom is a BC and his dad seems to have been a doberman. Fine with us! He fits in well with his family(ies). His best friend is our neighbor dog, Daisy - a 90 pound female yellow lab. Bromley has been deemed his mom, rather than his sister, since he tends to look at/to her for guidance and safety.

  • Opie

    Adopted 05/26/2017

    Opie stayed in the family, so to speak, because our friend Ashley was his foster mom and she will still get to see him. This shy boy is going to learn confidence with us and likely learn alot from our cat about how to be brave in the world. We look forward to seeing him come out of his shell and really be a confident dog.

  • Flo

    New Name: Noodles
    Adopted 05/18/2017

    Checking in with Noodles (formerly Flo)! We're still working on her anxiety but she's come a long way and she is such a happy zoomy girl. She's been doing really well with her sign commands (she's deaf), and she loves us and we love her very much. She enjoys wading in the pool with her dachshund bro Banjo and hanging out in the yard with her kitty sister Matzo Ball who also has a nub for a tail.

  • Jersey

    Adopted 05/13/2017

    Foster Jersey has gotten a great furever home. She will have a sister from AZBCR - Stella! I predict those two are going to love life together chasing balls and having so much fun.

  • Happy

    Adopted 05/08/2017

    Happy needed a new family when his owner died. We are 'happy' to give him a fresh dog and totally appreciate all that he learned in his first home about manners. He's such an easy boy who loves to walk and ride. He listens well and is always smiling. Happy is indeed the perfect name for him.

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