Sitka is doing wonderfully! She is loving her new big brother, Ambrose, and chases him around the yard whenever she gets a chance. She loves to snuggle in bed, and she demands pets at every waking moment. She is still working on getting more comfortable with new people, but she has come such a long way and even initiates kisses within an hour of meeting someone. We are so happy to have Sitka in our home!
Juniper is doing great, developing into a real family dog. My kids love her and she is playful and laid back with us. We’re also doing a puppy class and she’s learning some spoken commands. We take her to the dog park almost every day and she’s making friends with all the other young dogs there.
Willow has been fitting right into her new home. She has made best friends with my other AZBCR rescue, Koda. They love running around the yard together and playing tug of war. Willow was just introduced to the baby pool, and was taking her out to see if she was ok with it. Well she was clawing at me to just stay in, definite water dog. Can’t wait to bring her up north with us hiking to get her in the creeks with the big dogs! She definitely fits right in with our pack! Can’t wait to see them all grow together.
Izzy is the perfect addition to our family! She is a sweet, spunky goofball and quickly won over my 2.5 year old BC mix, Henry - the two are best pals. She loves our long hikes, chasing neighborhood bunnies, and playing tug-of-war with Henry. She had a well-deserved Mother's Day celebration with a bully stick! I'm so grateful to Tracy and Kerri for trusting me with this awesome girl.
Teddi fits in perfectly with her human siblings! We kept her name Teddi and although her puffy, curly hair has straightened out, along with growing very long legs, and she no longer looks like a little teddy bear, she’s still cuddly as ever, thus will always be our Chocolate Teddi Graham. She has a very big personality, very playful, incredibly attached to the kids, and loves new people. She is very smart for her age, rather impressive. She alerts us when wanting to go outside and is trained in one area of the yard for potty. She loves socks. Not just any socks. My children’s socks that have been worn during the day, THAT is what comforts her when it’s time for her to be alone for bed. She loves exploring the yard and she has become very close with the two male dogs on the side of our house. They spend time running back and forth along the side of the house (separated by a fence). We’re thankful AZBCR allowed us to adopt her since we live out of state.
Scared little Maxine found her way to us and fortunately had a wonderful foster mom to give her confidence so that her new forever momma could give her the life she deserved. Happy trails sweet girl!
Ava (aka Sirius Black) is adjusting well to life as a city dog. She’s a mini-celebrity in the neighborhood, and loves to greet her adoring public (both human and canine)
and watch the city go by from our balcony. Other favorites include ice cubes, puzzle toys, hiding under the bed, and playing fetch in the hallway. Inspired by TikTok dogs Stella and Bunny, Ava is also learning to use buttons to ask for things. So far, she has
buttons for “tug,” “ball,” “outside,” “water,” and “walk,” which she uses pretty reliably. Ava has been a wonderful addition to our family and we are so happy to have her!
“Diesel” (formerly known as Champ) has left the building! He will enjoy early retirement filled with fun happiness with his forever family!
Foster Fail! So happy for both Jim and lucky Casey, who truly is an amazing pup! This is a perfect match. Casey has many, many fun hikes in his future....a swimming pool here in Arizona, and he gets to summer in Maine. Congrats, Jim and Casey and thank you AZBCR. Another success story.
Doogie has been renamed Brinkley. He is doing very well, and getting used to his big brother. He has been to the vet, and last weighed in at 13lbs on 4.3.2021. Brinkley loves being in the yard, and his potty training is going well.....and is nipping much less!
I'm happy to say that Xena (formerly the "artist known as Mali") has been a wonderful addition to my home. She is acclimating to her new environment as each day passes. From what I understand of her background, going from being with a family in New Mexico to her excellent foster care at Linda's ranch of fun in Payson, to just me in Gilbert, she has probably been a bit challenged but we're bonding more every day. It's surprising to me that I found her so quickly, while still mourning the loss of my first BC, Sheena. Members on the AZBCR site said I'd know when I was ready...and that was true. I spotted Xena and sent a note inquiring about her. The next thing I know, I'm driving up to Payson for a meeting. Xena, is a little over a year old and a very shy/submissive, sweet girl. I'm hoping I can help her to joyfully become all she can be, in our life together. It's so interesting and fun to watch her blossom in her new surroundings. I know we will keep each other young, active an
After coming to us from a large dog family where he got lost in the crowd, Rigo now sits pretty with his two four legged buddies and a mom to spoil him. Happy life beautiful boy!
Mako is doing great! He gets along really well with our 6 year old twin girls so all three get out their youthful energy together. Mako is a great eater and loves to play fetch in the backyard. He shows some dominance over our older BC George, but George is naturally submissive so we correct when we see it. We’ve taken Mako to our local dog park and he gets along great with other dogs. He only has one small bad behavior of digging the irrigation lines when they run so we switched the timer to nighttime. He gets at least two walks a day and has access to the backyard with a doggie door when we are at work and school.
Though he’s getting bigger every day, Archie is still our baby. He enjoys our favorite activity – hiking.
When I adopted Dawn, I was told that she was very timid. Bringing her home with me, I have found that she is anything but. She is always excited and ready to go wherever life has taken us for the last few months. Dawn is the sweetest little love bug who loves everyone she meets and is always so happy to just be around people. We've already had so many adventures together, from going camping to going to the dog park weekly. She loves playing with other dogs, and she loves all of the cats in our house. I'm so grateful that I've gotten to have such an amazing companion around.
Winchester is now called Win or Winnie. We have had this boy for a month and he has helped heal our broken heart from the loss of our border collie - Zeke in December. Win loves to chase rabbits in our yard and he loves watching all the birds! This boy loves all food! He can eat his dinner in seconds! He has a very sweet temperament and is very smart and likes to please! I love how he will come check in with me by putting his nose in my hand!
Win has some work to do - not launching at cars and sneaking out of the yard when the opportunity arises! We love him very much and we are so grateful we were able to adopt him!
Who can resist that sweet face? Well clearly her new pappa couldn't! Lots of adventures and love in store for this sweet pup.
Gizmo is the King of this castle and the self-appointed Mayor of Scottsdale. It’s a match made in Heaven for us because he's the most well behaved guy. People always stop us on our walks to comment about how cute Gizmo is. Our grandchildren think he looks like a human in a dog costume. We will be forever grateful for having had the chance to adopt the perfect dog. So many thanks to everyone at AZ Border Collie Rescue for making this possible for all of us!
My husband and I rescued Harley, now Juniper, after the many gorgeous juniper trees growing all around us. It seems like such a fitting name for our girl! Now I can call her fun nick names like June, Junie, and little Junebug!. Her personality is really starting to blossom – she’s a real sweetheart who loves to lick faces, go on walks, play ball (she’s so FAST chasing the tennis ball!), and chew on rope toys! And she’s super smart – she learned on her first day with us to go to the back door when she wants to go “out”, and she sits at the front door or goes into the utility room and tugs on her harness when she wants to go for a walk! She didn’t seem very leash trained when we got her, but she’s already figured it out, not pulling at all. She loves investigating all of the different smells on our walks! We’re slowly introducing Juniper to new people, other dogs and animals, and places. We’re feeling so thankful to have been able to rescue this girl, or maybe she rescued us!
Can’t believe Baldur (Razzle) has been with us three weeks now, he’s going to need a bigger chair to steal from his brother!
The Scooch is doing great. He still gets the zoomies a couple of times a day, although the past week we’ve had family in town with their Golden Millie. Scooch and Millie have spent most of each day entertaining and wearing each other out, so zoomies seem to be constant most of each day.
This sweet candy of a boy, Skor, has the best life ever! Having been born into rescue and so beautifully taken care of by his momma Demi, he was ready to find is forever home and boy did he "Score".
We got back to Tennessee safely and we showed Pete (Rain) and Jack (Mickey) around. They are already playing! We are grateful for these beautiful, sweet additions to family! Thank you AZBCR!!
Breezy is the best addition to my life! Thank you to all of you for making it possible! Thanks especially to Shirley for doing an amazing job fostering her and describing her exactly! When I brought Breezy home yesterday she would take treats from me but wouldn’t let me pet her. Later in the evening I showered and put on pajamas with sheep on them in her honor. As soon as I sat down she came over and put her head in my lap and was happy to be petted and snuggled! She makes me laugh! She has had a great time playing with my male golden retriever, Beacon, and bosses him around. She loves initiating play with him but when he tried to initiate play with her last night while she was napping, she gave him a little growl and he quickly left her alone. He tried to show her the joy of carrying sticks on the trail but she is not interested so far. She was great on the trail today and as long as nobody tried to pet her she was fine with everything. I am so impressed with what a good girl she is!
Jaxxon (aka Skittles) regularly practices his teddy bear poses. I think he has it down!