Recent Success Stories

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  • Pudge

    New Name: Riot
    Adopted 11/21/2021

    Riot is a big fan of Frisbee, which is great! All my other dogs do frisbee every day and he's showing like he will fit right in. He LOVES kids, which is a good thing as he has three to keep up with (a 5 year old, 3 year old, and a 10 month old) He always hangs out where the baby is eating, as there are always goodies that fall from the sky. Funny story about Riot is that the dog has A LOT of go! The family (including three kids and two dogs) went on a hike and WOW, everyone made it - a total of 4 miles! Everyone slept well that night. He is living the good life and will have many adventures ahead.

  • Keeley

    Adopted 10/10/2021

    After being found on the reservation with several puppies, Keeley hit the jackpot with her forever family. As she is known to be skittish in new surroundings, her adopters are very patient with her and is showing her that the world isn't so scary. She spends her days going for car rides, 2 hour walks (or hiking), or just being lazy on the couch with her humans. Although her DNA test came back as 0 Border Collie, her family loves her to the moon and back.

  • Howard

    Adopted 07/31/2021

    Howard hit the jackpot with Mike. Mike thinks that he and Howard were "made for each other". They spend time playing fetch on a long line to ensure Howard knows to come back. He likes to take walks and does pretty good on a leash, isn’t shy about doing is duty while on leash. Happy life, Howard!

  • Daisy

    Adopted 07/02/2021

    Email that we have on file is invalid. So no success story.

  • Carmella

    New Name: Blue
    Adopted 06/28/2021

    11-30-21 Has terminal cancer and keeping her pain free and happy.

  • Parker

    New Name: Poco
    Adopted 06/16/2021

    Poco (previously Parker) found his forever home with an AZBCR Alum. His favorite hobby is pestering his brother Roadie. He loves to climb on things, and his human mom is hoping that one day soon he will figure out how to make the morning coffee. Enjoy your forever home, Poco.

  • David Rose

    New Name: Trip
    Adopted 06/03/2021

    Trip, formerly known as David Rose, is living his best life. From being dumped in a shelter while tick infested and malnourished, to being a ball-crazy, fun-loving pup with a forever home. He loves being a shadow to his older BC brother Lenny and absolutely loves car rides with his feline brother - yes, you read that correctly. One of his favorite pastimes is playing ball or tug in the backyard with his humans and siblings, but can also snuggle with the best of them.

  • Deuce

    New Name: Bronson James
    Adopted 05/31/2021

    Bronson James, previously known as Deuce, is a true BC and loves his tennis balls! He has a funny habit of bulldozing all the throw pillows off of the furniture and sprawl out wherever he chooses. He loves car rides, walks and wrestling all day long. His family is surprising him with an agility set for Christmas, so hopefully he finds a new hobby.

  • Libby

    Adopted 05/08/2021

    Libby is adapting very well to her new home and family. She loves her morning runs and afternoon naps while I work. She loves her sisters ( Annie and Jamie, 2 tuxedo cats). She wants to play with them all the time. However, they still want to keep her at a distance. At least they can all be in the same room now without too much hissing.

  • Sitka

    Adopted 04/16/2021

    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

    Adopted 04/14/2021

    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

    Adopted 04/09/2021

    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.

  • Demi

    New Name: Izzy
    Adopted 04/09/2021

    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

    Adopted 04/07/2021

    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.

  • Maxine

    Adopted 04/03/2021

    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!

  • Sirius

    New Name: Ava
    Adopted 03/31/2021

    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!

  • Champ

    New Name: Diesel
    Adopted 03/24/2021

    “Diesel” (formerly known as Champ) has left the building! He will enjoy early retirement filled with fun happiness with his forever family!

  • Casey

    Adopted 03/23/2021

    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

    New Name: Brinkley
    Adopted 03/21/2021

    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!

  • Mali

    New Name: Xena
    Adopted 03/21/2021

    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

  • Rigo

    Adopted 03/21/2021

    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

    Adopted 03/16/2021

    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.

  • Archie

    Adopted 03/14/2021

    Though he’s getting bigger every day, Archie is still our baby. He enjoys our favorite activity – hiking.

  • Dawn

    Adopted 03/13/2021

    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

    New Name: Winnie
    Adopted 03/13/2021

    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!

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