Recent Success Stories

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  • Dash

    New Name: Remy
    Adopted 04/30/2023

    Today is Remy’s (aka Dash) one month gotcha anniversary! He is the best boy ?? We took him to the river last week to see if he likes to swim. He acted like he wanted to but was happy being Zack’s cheerleader on the shore. Remy is excited for our summer adventures! He helped us pack up the trailer, enjoyed hanging out with Zack in the backseat, and now is enjoying 75 degrees and a peanut butter bone in Santa Fe! We will be spending time in NM, CO, MT, WA, OR, ID UT over the next 4 months. Remy is a great trail dog when we are running and hiking and we are excited to introduce him to mountain biking!

  • Bambino

    Adopted 04/01/2023

    Back in August of last year, I saw an announcement of a Border Collie in Tucson scheduled to be put down if no-one claimed him. He had open sores, ears filled with wax that was overflowing, caked on dirt, teeth that were filled with tar, valley fever and showed signs of being beaten - and he was only two years old. My husband and I fell in love with him from just one look. A generous and loving woman picked him up from the shelter and helped with transport to us in Phoenix. After a bath, and a meet and greet with his new brother and sister, he became a member of our family. He has gone through so much, X-Ray, needle bone biopsy, and more...he has always remained happy and loving. He has become a big mommas boy and daddy's boy as well as a great brother.

  • Nala

    Adopted 02/26/2023

    Here is that wonderful girl, Nala. She is doing well. We have been through a lot in three months but all is well. Nala has a regular schedule that includes a daily dog Walker session—to learn how to walk on a leash, and I take her out at night. On the weekend we go to the dog park where Nala loves to chase other dogs and bark at almost anything that moves fast—like bicycles. She has been to the vet for a check up and for a teeth cleaning. She has a clean bill of health. She loves to hang out on the tile floor, watch people out the window, and she loves to eat. But with all her exercise, Nala has actually lost a little weight. She is wonderful. Thank everyone at ABCR for taking good care of Nala and for giving her to me.

  • Jazzy

    Adopted 02/14/2023

    Another member of the foster fail club. I knew pretty quickly that I could not let this sweet girl go, so I adopted her and she became my valentine on February 14th. She fit right in and loves snuggling and sleeping on her canine sibling. She loves toys and has one with her at all times.

  • Spot

    New Name: Scout
    Adopted 02/10/2023

    Scout (previously Spot) has become an integral member of the family! He plays all the time with Lizzie, our other small collie rescue. Sleeps on any piece of furniture he wants including the bed. We trail walk for approximately 5 miles every morning and I am hoping to take him out trail riding with my horses in the winter this year. We love him to bits... he is a very smart, gentle, sweet boy! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to make him a new member of the Murtagh Clan!

  • "Tux"edo

    Adopted 02/06/2023

    Another member of the foster fail club - Tuxedo put on the charm and made his foster family fall in love with him. He is now a permanent part of the family. His days are filled with ball zoomies and being chased by his oversized canine siblings. He is a great travel buddy and loves mommy snuggles. Huge thanks to AZBCR for rescuing him and his siblings.

  • Tito

    Adopted 02/05/2023

    Tito has been such a wonderful addition to our family and has quickly become our 8 yo son's (Cillian) best buddy. Tito loves playing catch with the ball in the backyard, his walks and hanging out at the soccer field for Cillian's practices and games. He has loved our elderly cat, Buffet, from the moment he arrived home with us, and after a few months, Buffet has finally come around to his new family member :) We couldn't have asked for a smoother adoption process and are thankful to AZBCR for all they do. A special shout out to Tito's foster parents, Nancy and husband, for raising such a sweet, smart puppy!

  • Midnight

    New Name: Tessa
    Adopted 02/02/2023

    Midnight (now Tessa) has joined our little family. She now has a sister, Ellie (deaf and blind) my foster fail from Amazing Aussies. They were immediate fast friends. She is happy go lucky and her inner Border Collie puppy shenanigans are starting to come out. We are waiting for DNA results and ready to start puppy classes.

  • Louie

    Adopted 01/31/2023

    Louie's happy place is on the trails, thanks to his foster family. We’ve had our love bug Louie for just over a month and he’s definitely part of the family. He looks forward to his Super Chewer Bark Box, to fill his days when he's not on a hike. Thank you so much AZBCR

  • Groot

    New Name: Jett
    Adopted 01/28/2023

    Jett, previously known as Groot, has settled right in to his forever home. He loves going on adventures or just staying at home with his human siblings (he follows the boys around all day long). He spends his days tiring out his canine sister, sunning himself in the backyard and just being awesome. He is growing into a beautiful boy.

  • Bryn

    New Name: Dexter
    Adopted 01/24/2023

    Dexter has brought such joy to our home. He is super smart - learning the dog door after just one day. He and Sophie love putting on their own puppy bowl. We are so grateful to add Dex to our pack and a special thanks to his foster mom AJ for preparing him for his forever home.

  • Keanu

    New Name: Keanu Bandito Wick
    Adopted 01/16/2023

    Keanu is the perfect fetch buddy, walking companion, office assistant, and couch potato all rolled into one. Keanu LOVES playing fetch with his ball. He enjoys hiking, swimming and anything that will keep up with his active lifestyle. He is a velcro dog inside the house who will lay all day with you. He has become our office assistant as he lays in the office and naps while we work. Enjoy your new life, Keanu.

  • Shayla

    New Name: Freya
    Adopted 01/16/2023

    Shayla is now known as Freya. She started off shy, timid, and not sure. She was not a fan of how loud of a family we are and that was definitely a hurdle. She really had a hard time trusting. Someone in the AZBCR group on Facebook said "it take 3 days to decompress. 3 days to start to know a routine and three months to start to feel at home." And that could not be more true! She now gets excited when we get loud and playful. She hides next to us when she's scared and trusts us. She's my baby's best friend, my son is her safe spot and my daughter is her friend. She is truly a family member and just blends right in. She learns fast and trys so hard. As long as she is reinforced with love she will follow you anywhere. We love her so much and it has been incredible to watch her confidence build and see the real pup behind her beautiful different colored eyes. Thank you AZBCR

  • Clem/Ben

    New Name: Ben
    Adopted 01/13/2023

    Ben, formerly Clem, is doing really well and is a full-fledged member of the family. He gets along great with his AZBCR sisters Pearl and Journey, and I think he's become quite fond of having a soft bed, good groceries, and some predictability in his life. He knows breakfast is coming, he knows what time treats happen, he knows he's safe, he knows he's loved. Ben's energy level has improved, and he actually trots around now instead of his earlier slow stroll. In short, he's a normal dog. Here's a secret - he sometimes shares his bed with his lunatic feline sister, but don't let that get around town - he has an image to uphold.

  • Starlight

    New Name: Calla
    Adopted 01/10/2023

    Calla (formerly Starlight) loves hanging out at the pool more than anything! She's still learning to trust her swim skills and won't swim far to chase after the ball, but she wants to get it everytime! The good news is 'when' she falls in she's learned to swim to the steps. Maybe by end of summer she'll be racing her brother Banner to get the ball. Calla loves her walks, chew toys and treats, she's always surprising us by jumps onto the arms of chairs and sofa's for pets and attention, and she curls up on the bed with us at night. She's alert too and will let us know with a few barks if something isn't right. Ok, sometimes it's a far away dog bark she's responding to! Calla's such a fun free spirited pup, who has carved out her own place in our family. We're looking forward to more adventures with Calla and we are so thankful we found her through AZBCR.

  • Elvis

    New Name: Sylvester
    Adopted 12/31/2022

    Sylvester Aka Simon aka Elvis aka Panda has been with me nearly 3 weeks and is adjusting to his new home quite beautifully. He is an absolute chill, handsome, kind hearted 2 year old boy who loves cuddling in bed, counter surfing, chasing horses and following my every move. Trainer, Kari, is coming tomorrow to assist us on the horse ranch and with some basic training as he seems to have very ive hearing.

  • Tritla

    Adopted 12/31/2022

    On December 11, my husband, daughter and I attended a pet adoption event. We already had 2 dogs, 2 bunnies, and a toddler, but I was hoping for a puppy because I’ve never one. I’ve always been a sucker for the older dogs. At the adoption event, I was kneeling down petting a dog, when suddenly I feel a nose bump into me. I turn around, and see a beautiful Border Collie roll over onto her side for a belly rub. I turned to my husband and said, “I want this one!” We brought Tritla home New Year’s Eve and we couldn’t be happier. She fits right in with our family. She is obsessed with ball so we try to play as much as we can. She is an incredibly smart, playful, sweet, obedient, sensitive, amazing dog. We are so lucky to be able to give Tritla a furever home. We are so grateful to AZBCR and her foster dad for bringing her into our lives. You would never know she was 10 years with how much energy she has. So, in a way, I did get my puppy

  • Mila

    New Name: Tori
    Adopted 12/30/2022

    Tori (Mila) has been in her forever home for a few months now, and has become besties with AZBCR alum Remi. When she isn't sharing her bed or toys with Remi, she can be found laying with dad in his favorite chair. She hit the jackpot with this family, as she is their 5th AZBCR rescue.

  • Alfie

    Adopted 12/23/2022

    Alfiero came to us from NM. He was rescued locally out of an abusive situation and temp fostered there. I agreed to foster him and while it was a challenge coordinating schedules to get him up here, he arrived through the efforts of some wonderful volunteers…ONE WEEK after my meniscus repair surgery. Alfiero had been through several traumatic situations before we fostered him and we couldn’t find it in our hearts to see him traumatized by going to yet another home. Hence another foster fail. It has been both a challenge and a pleasure watching this ever so sweet young man grow through some fear plaguing issues. He is an “old soul” and truly has a heart of gold. He enjoys frisbee catch and is a wonderful hiking companion. He gives the impression of being “slow” but he thinks things through and is very methodical. When the right button is tapped…this boy has speed and punch! He is the quiet, wise protector. We love him so much!

  • Tess

    Adopted 12/19/2022

    Tes came into rescue with a haunting past, but with some patience and training, she has found her human and there is no looking back. She is amazingly loving toward her human, enjoys belly rubs and snuggle time, and will turn in every direction when she is being brushed, just to be sure she is looking the best she can. Her best day is when her human is present as well as her Jolly ball, and most times there is also a ball or a stick near by.

  • Petey

    New Name: Charlie
    Adopted 12/16/2022

    Charlie, formerly known as Petey, loves to play ball and tug of war with his new canine sibling Pebbles. You may also find them cuddling on the couch together, or begging for attention from their humans. We are so thankful for AZBCR bringing this sweet boy into our lives.

  • Merida

    New Name: Pepper
    Adopted 12/14/2022

    Pepper (aka Merida) is enjoying the good life, where she has helped her canine sister Sophie be happy again after the loss of her sister Emma. As Sophie has gotten to know Pepper and bond with her, we have seen a playful free side of Sophie come back out that we hadn’t realized had been gone. Sophie’s ears are now erect, her face smiles, and her little nub tail wags all the time. The stress is gone from her face and she is content. Pepper and Sophie have an incredible bond and are two peas in a pod. Thank you AZBCR. We have gained a puppy, but Sophie has gained a sister.

  • Bolt

    New Name: Dublin
    Adopted 12/12/2022

    This big love-bug has settled in so well with us he loves his new family and brother Finn (AZBCR alum). He’s fully out of his shell and a happy, confident boy at home when his humans are home. Not unexpectedly, he has some separation anxiety and is quite fearful of meeting new people, going to the vet or new locations, etc. We’re really not surprised, given his history — my guess is he was a stray because he was abandoned by his previous owners, and then probably had some scary interactions while fending for himself in Kingman. We are working on helping him learn that new people places don’t have to be scary.

  • Thor

    New Name: Charlie
    Adopted 12/12/2022

    Charlie came to our family in October of 2022, as he needed a new foster home. I saw his photo and read his bio and thought he would be okay in our home temporarily with our animals. Little did I know that when my son and I went down to meet him that we would instantly fall in love! Charlie and our little Oreo are the best of friends, they play all day long! Luckily, we have a big backyard for them to run around and play. He loves to play with squeaky toys! We are working on fetch, he’s great at going to get the ball, not so great at bringing it back yet. He’s doing very well on the leash, and loves his family SO much! Charlie and our son have a very strong bond as he was the first in the family that Charlie became connected to, but he is also snuggle buddies with our daughter! On December 12, 2022, we decided to make it official and invite him to stay in our home forever.

  • Hudson

    Adopted 12/10/2022

    We love our pup, Hudson. It’s been almost 4 months now I think. He is doing really well! He can sit, down, stay, and spin! He loves hiking and eventually will train him to mountain bike with us when the snow melts! He’s done some in remote areas, but we want to work on it more so he doesn’t visit other people and stays on the “job”. He’s doing well at home, (mostly) leaves the queen kitty of the house alone, and plays with our parents dogs well. He’s the friendliest, and snuggliest boy who has already brought so much joy to our lives! Shawna, Jimmy, Hudson, and Beans

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