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!
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.
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.
We weren’t sure we were ready to adopt another dog after losing Belize, our 16-year old Border Collie mix earlier in 2016, but when we saw Fia, we just had a feeling we should meet. It was an instant connection. She blended in to our home with ease, and she quickly won us over with her quirky faces and ‘growl’ talk. Best of all, she has brought joy back into the house – a joy we didn’t realize we were missing for so many months. Sometimes we swear she is a reincarnation of Belize…but also with her own silly spirit. I can’t thank AZ BCR enough for its devotion to rescuing this amazing breed, and for bringing sweet Fia into our lives.
Cedric came for dog training at the office where I work. I knew from the first time I saw him that he was special. I was told he had been abandoned and then brought to a shelter and been in and out of foster homes. I saw him in training and that he was a bit overreactive but other than that he was a very sweet and obedient dog. I was so glad to find out he could come home with me and knew that he would gets lots of love and understanding from me. Having him has been easier than having to train a new puppy and we have continued to work on his issues- we all have those! But all-in-all he continues to be a loyal friend and companion to me and my son and has made a great addition to our family. I am really thankful for the AZ Border Collie Rescue for bringing us together!
Bear (all black), formerly Segar, won our hearts the moment foster mom Kellie opened the door and he raced outside to greet us. He is goofy, playful and the ultimate cuddle bug. Not only has he brought joy to us, but to his BC big sis Bailey too. Kellie wanted Bear to live a life where he has a furry companion, and he and Bailey are two peas in a pod!
Bear loves to bark, whine, and tell us exactly what is on his mind. He is a great hiker, camper, and gets to go on all of our adventures because our pups are truly a part of our family. With every kiss and laugh, we’ve realized how blessed we are that our family grew with the addition of Bear. He really does complete our family and we are so lucky AZBCR found us and matched us with Bear!
Our family had been wanting a dog for some time we were just waiting for the perfect one to come into our lives. Seva is indeed the perfect one. A dear friend and neighbor, Joanne, was fostering Seva and her seven brothers and sisters through AZBCR. She invited our family (my husband, myself and our three year old son) over to see the puppies. We all fell in love with Seva. Her sweet disposition and cuddly, yet playful nature stole our hearts. We went home that evening and couldn't stop thinking about her. My husband even dreamed about her! The next day we called Joanne and the rest is history. Seva fills our home with love and our son often refers to her as his "best friend." An enormous thank you to Joanne and AZBCR for helping us find such an invaluable addition to our family.