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.
We know Alatar is now called Obi. I'm guessing that he's keeping his new family too busy and under a spell so we have no to share. But we trust that all is good.
Well, Luke Watkins and I would like to announce that our family has grown by four paws. ???? After Mr. Mace left our family after 16 years we found a wonderful rescue Arizona Border Collie Rescue who brought SAGE (formally "Morgan" from the witches and wizards litter) into our lives. She has been nothing but loved and spoiled since the day we picked her up. She has had so much fun with her sister Skye (Belgian mix) and her three new bff's Loki (BC) Solstice (BC mix) and Cannon (GSD).
She sure is a smart firecracker already. She has mastered sit and down, comes almost always on command with a treat, and she sleeps through the night in her kennel! She hasn't had an accident in the house yet ??and has gone to the door multiple times by herself to be let out (winning!!)! She loves to play tug, is getting the hang of frisbee from her sister, and of course chewing on all of her other toys.
Thirteen years ago, I bought my first Border Collie Puppy in Southern CA. Never knew anything about this breed, but fell head over heals and went on to adopt another one five years later, and then rescued a border collie/papillon mix, so our home was a "Happy 3 Border" home.
This past Labor Day, my dear Pita,who was 12.5 passed away from pancreatitus within 3 days. Not only was my heart broken, but my other two dogs were lost without him. After 4 months, we were fortunate enough to be able to adopt one of the pups from the Withces Wizards litter, who was formerly Ganon, and who we now named Beau.
He has blended into our family and is loved and spoiled by all. I am so thankful for this Rescue and wish that I could do more, but 3 is our limit for now.
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.