We were heartbroken. We had lost our dog to cancer. After 4 days of an empty house, I reached out to AZBCR. We reviewed dogs and scheduled meet/greets. Tracy said look at a lot of dogs before deciding. At our first meeting, we walked into Rachel and Jeff’s yard, and there he was, playing with their pack. He looked at me with his big golden-brown eyes and I knew he was the one. He jumped up and gave me a big wet kiss on the nose. I tried to tell Rachel we would be back again that weekend. She told me that it was a ridiculous idea, and that Mogie was the dog for us. I told her what Tracy said she laughed and told us to take him for a walk and talk about it. When we returned, we knew he was going home with us. He has spent every night sleeping on our feet. He greets us every morning with big wet kisses. He has the sweetest disposition. He has snuggled his way into our hearts. Jeff said Mogie chose us because he knew our hearts were broken and he was the one to heal them.
It has been a month since I adopted Baxter (Austin). He is such a love and fits in beautifully with all the fur babies (kitties too). Despite his sister Keeli being selfish with toys they have great fun together. There's a lot of chasing. Rides in the car are fun and he jumps right in now because we go see the friendly Great Dane cousins. Walks in the morning, treat time at lunch and cocktails (string cheese) in the evening. Learning new commands and working on old ones. Love,love, love this boy.
We lost our 3rd BC rescue at age 15 over eight months ago. We kept scanning the AZBCR adoptables for our next dog but, unfortunately (for us, not the dog), every rescue we were interested in was quickly adopted. Then, in November, we were granted a Meet and Greet with this sweet girl and she became ours! Emmy was very shy but she has really blossomed in just the two short months we’ve had her. She is gaining confidence, doing well on manners and even “shakes paw.” Her biggest challenge is learning how to play (toys mean nothing to her currently), but she loves long walks and is always eager to go. Emmy has a well endowed “helicopter” tail that is constantly in motion. She is a happy girl and we just love her! Thanks to AZBCR for rescuing her from Texas so she could find her forever home in Arizona!
This blue-eyed beauty is just so sweet. Indiana Bones is what he was called and he will be Bones now.
Her foster family named her Delaney because Daisy was already very popular. They called her Daisy we kept the name. She is a joy. Daisy is our 4th. Border Collie. She has adapted well – has almost an acre to run around. Daisy was underweight when we brought her home but is filling out nicely. She obviously has been trained. She knows many commands. We really are impressed with your organization.
Rachael Jeff are super fosters.We would recommend AZBCR to anyone.
Elvis was found in Texas, crossing a busy road. A kind person opened the car door to save him and he hopped right in. Elvis loves everybody two legged and four-legged. He's got these crazy ears that stick straight up and just has a goofy look on his face all of the time. He makes us laugh and keeps our other young AZBCR rescue busy with his constant desire to bit her and chase her. He's a snuggler too. Elvis is very easy to love although he gets into trouble as often as he can. He's our 4th rescue from the group. Maybe it's time to slow down.
Waylon is now named Wyatt. He's a lean, agile boy who has the most people coyote yellow eyes to woe everyone. He's very food motivated and loves his toys. He's gaining confidence and is really a very good boy.
Kato is the perfect fit for our family. Thank you Brittany (amazing foster mom) for convincing us to meet him during the agility competition at West World. Truly love at first sight.He is a great walker/hiker, loves to follow me (Bette) around when I am working in the yard (my shadow), and is fascinated with the cats (they are still not sure). He is very well behaved and is an easy traveler. We are always trying to figure out what he is thinking. He gives us the most interesting/intelligent looks. Christmas was especially fun, when our children met him for the first time. They wanted to take him with them, but no he found his forever home with us!!! Thanks Arizona Border Collie Rescue for bringing us such a great companion!!!!
Hi, I'm Stella! I sit before chasing my favorite ball, which is really hard because I love to play ball. I always stay close enough no matter where I go so I can see my family. My mom is always praising me for that. I am really good at coming when they call, and I like to make them laugh when I run really hard and then slide stop in front of them sitting down. I have also found that I love to ride on my mom's quad with her. She has a basket on the seat and I love to ride in it.
Now he's Bodhi and he is a great dog! He had a little separation anxiety the first few weeks but we've worked on that issue and he's doing great now (and only a few throw pillows were harmed in the process). I had some adjustments to make as I went from have a pretty inactive senior dog for the last couple of years to having a 1-year-old with a fair amount of energy in the house! It's been fun watching him chase toys and rough-house with his dog friends, and he's actually really great about just chilling out around the house, too. He is such a quick learner and with only minimal training, he has developed very good manners which is a good thing as in addition to walks around the neighborhood, we like to go on hikes and out to dog-friendly restaurants or other friends' houses. He gets along with all the other dogs he's met and still has play dates with his foster brother Jagger, goes to dog daycare once or twice a week when mom is too busy. I can't imagine life without him
Hi, I am Apollo.. or as my new mom calls me (she likes fewer syllables), Paolo.
I have eased the grief of Mom and Dad and Abby (my BC mix sister from the Rez) over the loss of the elder BC's in their pack. I guess Abby was most miserable. She stopped playing with her toys. My New family had to wait 10 weeks til they were ready and able.
Then they were READY.. but live in Colorado so getting in line for a fabulous AZBC was hard for them.. ya know.. meet and greets..
So Traci at AZBC looked for ME! And had them meet ME!!
Donna, my AZBC foster, thought they were OK so I went home with them in October. Now Abby and I share and steal toys from one another, we go hiking and play in the snow, and I wear funny hats at Christmas (see our tails waggin in that pic?) , and we get to play with Lilly, the 10 year old granddaughterly!!.
This place is WAY COOL.
My name is Powell and I'm just a young confident puppy. I was born in New Mexico, I'm a Blue Heeler/B.C. mix, and I'm probably 10 or 12 weeks old. I love playing with the other dogs in my home and chewing on their faces. I've learned to make a lot of noise from my sister. I can't jump up on the couch yet, but she can so she sits there and I stand up against the edge of the couch, and we make lots of ferocious growling noises at each other. I love it! I've learned to do #2 outside, and I'm working on #1, but accidents still happen. For a puppy, I have a calm confident energy. Not over the top crazy. Not fearful. I like to adventure and explore things. I also like to sit and observe what is happening in my world. At night I like to sleep next to my master on my dog bed. Sometimes he even lets me sleep on the bed, which is awesome! I love being with my pack and I hate being separated from them. I'm really a very good boy.
If you love someone, set them free and they will fly back to you. This is one of those tales.
In early November, our family officially became Miles's family. In our hearts, we became his in early July. You see, my children and I are the ones who found him sitting beside the interstate in the Texas Panhandle. Miles and I made eye contact as we drove by and that second is one I won't ever be able to fully explain. But the heart knows. We sat for over an hour in the ditch before he would get into our car. We had some family issues and it didn't seem right to keep him, so we got in touch with the rescue. But we never forgot him and my children continued to ask about him. And then my husband said 'I can't stop thinking about that dog." So I stopped pretending we didn't want to adopt him and we went to get him. We cannot imagine life without him. AZBCR is an AMAZING organization and we are forever grateful for every member working together that helps each foster find their forever!
We brought Lulu home in October. The first few days we had her was an adjustment. We would coax her to come onto the couch and she would sit with us for 30 seconds before jumping off and sit on the floor and wouldn’t play with the toy (or any of ours) that came with her. Once she started to get used to us her personality really shined. She is a sassy girl who wants all the attention, sits with us on the couch, goes on daily walks, shares car rides with her new brother Remy and has been adapting tremendously with her new feline siblings (she had never lived with cats before). She already knew some tricks, but we are now working with her learn more. We can get her to sit up like a prairie dog now! When her parents come home from work she enjoys sitting on us, not with us, on us. Lulu is a such a sweet and loving girl, we are so thankful to have her in our family!
Augustus came to use as part of a litter that was left in Alamogordo, NM. He’s a sweet and energetic little guy who loves to play with other dogs as well as his own toys. He’s still exploring the world around him as he continues to grow. Firmly in the middle of his puppy years - he’s learning how not to go potty in the house and learning some basic commands. He’s doing well on short walks on the leash - loves to run around the back yard.
Sammie was originally adopted through the rescue but then her owner died and she came back to us. She got another chance at a great life when her foster decided to keep her. She is a sweet older girl who likes to be near her humans and loves to go for car rides.
This young pup is a faster learner and loves to play with other dogs. She's got a new family and a new lease on life. Happy trails, Olivia.
June Bug is a beautiful, smart, stubborn young girl with a bit of a crazy side. She is adjusting well to her new home, she is still unsure of some things such as the vet, other dogs, and loud noises but she is curious. She enjoys multiple walks a day with a few runs a week. Her favorite toys include anything that squeaks and her rope. She loves attention and belly rubs. She has changed my life in a just a few short weeks and I cant wait to see how she continues to blossom.
Bonnie is a joyful dog. Smart, easy and very affectionate.
Dixie is our first foster, and we fell in love with her! My husband renamed her Princess. When she came to us she was exuberant and undisciplined! She is still exuberant and runs and plays and chases toys all day. But she is getting better on leash, and doing better at doing what is asked during her agility classes. She is just a love, and most of the folks who have come to the house for repairs have adored her hugs. We just can't imagine life without her and her enthusiasm!
I have sent photos of her swimming, her favorite thing, and trying to get Daddy to throw a toy for her. The other day when she discovered our "orange ball" tree she was just so excited that we had all those toys for her. And she did AIDS Walk with us, which is important since I work for one of the beneficiary agencies!
Billy (now called Indi) is a 2 year old bundle of love, energy and curiosity. He was adopted when AZBCR came to Dogtoberfest in Prescott, AZ this past October. When he was rescued from a Phoenix shelter last spring by AZBCR he had heart worm disease. AZBCR graciously paid for his treatment and found a wonderful foster home for him to convalesce in while he went through 6 months of treatment. Now cured and getting stronger each day, Indi loves everyone that he meets, including other dogs, and delights in the discovery of the squirrels, deer and javelina that roam in his new neighborhood. I will always be incredibly grateful to AZBCR for giving this beautiful dog the opportunity to live the life he deserves in a forever home where he is loved and cherished.
This beautiful red boy is now called Willie Nelson. He likes to play and wiggle. He loves walks but loud noises make him nervous. His family is working to make him feel safe and he is going to be a great dog.
This curious and energetic puppy needed a new home and thanks to AZBCR, he now has a wonderful place to spend the rest of his life.
Alexa is a typical, busy puppy who learns fast and is pretty adventurous.
Now I'm Belle and with my forever family. I'm gonna be a big girl and see the world.