Poor Smokey was left behind by his former owner when he moved. This sweet guy didn't deserve any of the bad things that happened to him. Since being fostered by AZBCR, he has learned that people can be loving, walks can be a joy, and that home is a wonderful place to be.
Our daughter Grace decided she wanted a Border Collie after seeing them on the dog show on tv. She liked that they were both soft and smart. When we got a chance to meet Lucy, we found that she had a sister, Sky. Both had been feral dogs rescued from Colorado at the same time. They had been through a lot together, and were clearly very attached to each other. Grace’s favorite was Lucy. Naturally, Mom liked Sky the best. While we were not looking for two dogs, we did not have the heart to separate them. We took them both and feel very blessed to have them. They have lots of energy and love to herd each other in the back yard. They know how to sit and shake. Our next goal is to teach them to jump thru a hula hoop. Considering they are currently afraid of the hoop, it should be quite a challenge.
On December 26, 2016, I had the pleasure of adopting little “Merlin” (renamed "Scout") who was one of 9 puppies in the famous Witches Wizards litter fostered by Donna.
In January 2016 I adopted Frankie from AZBCR and have enjoyed him so much that I knew I would adopt a sibling for him. Along came Scout and our family has never been the same! Scout is full of energy, curious, loves his owners, his brother, loves to play fetch, wrestle with Frankie, digs up backyard irrigation, and most of all he's a joy to have in our family.
It's hard now to imagine my and Frankie's lives without Scout. The fun is just beginning because Scout has just had his last set of shots so we will go on our first walk in the neighborhood this weekend. Can't wait!
Thank you, AZBCR for another wonderful companion!
Maggie (was Medea) is an awesome puppy from the Fia's litter who now adopted an awesome family who she will cast her magic spell over so that they love her forever.
Moxie is a super smart girl who is learning fast about living the good life with her new forever famiy.
Layla, formerly Circe, is part of the Witches and Wizards litter. They were born October 26, 2016. On Halloween, foster Donna Kelly introduced the 9 puppies on the AZBCR Facebook group. I was immediately drawn to her. She was the only tri-colored puppy in the litter, besides her one sister who looked more BC than Layla. I instantly fell in love with her and put in the adoption paperwork. I ended up #10 on the waiting list for 9 puppies. Amazingly, we ended up #6 and Circe became part of our family. She is a great pup, full of spunk, high energy and a bit precocious. We are learning how to train her and get her to follow house rules. We keep in touch with foster mom who continues to provide support in good times and rough spots with raising Layla. It's a lot of hard work, but I know it is worth it. The important work, support, rehab, foster and placement AZBCR provides for Border Collies young and old is truly remarkable and I am so proud to be a part of this Border Collie Nation.
Baxter started off as a foster in September, 2016. He was the sweetest boy from day 1 of him coming from New Mexico. I lost my heart dog Meg on Halloween and he was so in tune to my pain. Baxter did not leave my side for days and was constantly cuddling with me. I did not realize for another couple of months that Baxter had already picked his home and who was I to argue with him. Baxter and Talley (another AZBCR alum) get along great. They love to hang out and just enjoy their surroundings together. I finally adopted him in January and could not be happier about it. There are times I think he is Meg when I look at him, but he is my shadow and goes everywhere with me. We go on walks, car rides, and adventures. Baxter is always up for the next adventure. Even though I will always miss Meg, Baxter sure has eased that pain and I could not be happier with my new addition.
Lily is doing extremely well with us. She is just a doll and loves all the hugs and petting. Lily is as loving a dog as we have ever had. She reminds us so much of their former Border Collie - it seems like she came back in Lily's body. Thank you again for letting us enjoy Lily.
Willie Nelson here! Just wanted to let everyone know that LIFE IS GOOD! About a year ago, my now FUREVER Mom saw me at Pima Animal Care Center. Things were not looking good for me there since I was scared and I didn’t want anyone coming near me. My Mom volunteered for AZBCR and got them to agree to get me out and give me a chance. I went to Board and Train for a little while where my Mom came to see me a couple times a week. After that I went to a foster home. I wasn’t so sure about the foster people, but after a couple weeks decided they were good people and we became good friends! My Mom came to visit me at my foster home several times and she decided that since I could be a bit difficult with new people that maybe I just needed to come live with her. I now have a new dog sister, Jorja who my Mom also adopted from AZBCR (who is GREAT!), a new dog brother, Toby (who is OK) and 2 cat sisters too! My Mom says I am the perfect example of a dog that truly got a second chance.