He was simply to be number 6 – The sixth foster we took under our roof as volunteers with AZBCR. “Spike” had been relinquished at a clinic held in northern Utah and hopped a ride with other rescues being transported to AZ foster homes. This big guy came to us with medical issues, recovering from surgery and desperately in need of a bath. It was obvious that this diamond-in-the-rough had not had any real attention or been inside a home during his 3-4 years of life. We worked diligently on getting him healthy, healed up and preparing him for his future adoptive home. Over the standard few weeks that a dog is “fostered” we started to see the goofy, easy-going “comfortable being himself anywhere” kind of guy he really is. When it came time to write up his biography in preparation of sending him to his forever people, we couldn’t bring ourselves to come up with the words necessary to send this devoted snuggle-buddy to anybody else. He had already thoroughly meandered his way into our hearts
Yoda (formerly Spyder) because of my awesome large ears. Sometimes I use them to listen well. Most of the time actually I'm a pretty good guy. I am learning fast and am pretty smart. I sleep quietly in my crate and start the morning by tossing around my favorite toy. I hunt gophers out in the yard but haven't gotten one yet. I'm sure that I will succeed and figure out what a gopher tastes like one of these days. I love playing with the dog who lives next door. He's my best buddy. Life is really good here with my new mom.
Tuxedo, AKA Tux McNab is a great addition to our household. He settled in right away and just keeps getting better. He is super intelligent, possibly the smartest dog we've ever had. You only have to show or tell him something once and he gets it. He's also bilingual. He responds to commands in English or Spanish equally. He's a pretty high energy boy. Several sessions of fetch, tug and a couple of walks a day help keep his energy in check and his humans in better shape. He has a very expressive face (especially the ears). He communicates how he feels and what he wants very well. The only glitch we have is some fear aggression when meeting new people or dogs but we're working on that and he's getting better. He is the 2nd dog we've adopted from AZBCR. You guys are awesome and I highly recommend you to anyone looking for a dog.
My journey began when I decided to open my home to foster or adopt. I inquired about a specific foster and did application, etc. I had recently lost my 12 year old red aussie to uterine infection and sepsis. Although I have 2 other rescue dogs, goat, 2 horses and 3 cats my home felt the loss and I wanted to help in some way. Upon my home inspection interview, Tamara fell in love with my Aussie/St. Bernard mix. She told me about a newer foster, Daizee. She said her disposition was similar. Daizee is a Great Pyrenees/BC mix, 8 yo. She was surrendered by her original owner due to their expecting a baby and they felt her to be too needy. Well, the rest is history. She smiles, loves, fits into my environment like a glove. She was quite shy when company came...well no more! She loves company and running in pasture and is trying to understand my mini goat rearing. I still may try to foster, but pretty sure I'd be in the foster failure mix. She's a welcome member of our household
Olive is truly living life to the fullest since joining our pack. She came into a full house of two kids, two active adults, 2 cats and 2 other dogs, one of which is an AZBCR alumni (Roxy.) So she’s always got someone to entertain her. she was quick to learn the rules...and then test their boundaries, but she has settled in like she was always here. We immediately began getting her used to trail running which she loves. Lots of hours spent on rugged trails seems to be the only thing that wears her out. She’s already hit a half marathon distance win trail and had a blast! We love her childlike spirit and her silly Chewbacca call when we take too long putting the dinner bowl down. Olive is right where she’s supposed to be. We love her so much.
This is our 4th AZBCR dog Heartbroken after losing one, we contacted the Rescue and filled out another application letting them know we would be in the market to bring another BC into our lives when the time was right. We expressed the nature of our household and what type of personality we thought would integrate best into the rhythm of our home and be a good playmate for Benny. We got a call that they had two female puppies that were rescued under a trailer - one of which they thought would be a good fit for us - each for their own reason. We brought Benny and the whole family to meet the Mercedes and Porsche, and what do you know - they were right! Both girls told us in their own way they were a fit for totally different reasons. So now we are now a 3 Border Collie family and couldn't be more excited about it. We have since renamed the girls Indiana and Winslow.
Remi is a sweet 5 year old princess who is super smart and super loving to our kids. She is home!
Galen is a kind and well adjusted girl that loves all people and dogs. I lost my right rear foot in an unknown accident but I get along fine. I enjoy walks, cuddling with my people and going out to explore. I listen very well and really enjoy watching horses. I would like to herd something, so chickens, cats and small critters is too much temptation. My adopters are my best friends.
Zeus is a kind and gentle soul, a well-mannered sweetheart. A pyrenes/BC mix, he is a big boy at just under 70lbs. Zeus loves to be brushed and pampered and has really adjusted well to being an indoor dog after living his early years tied out in a yard. He loves all dogs, both big and small, and loves to run and play. Although he is a super big dude, he is gentle and mindful of his size when playing. To know him is to love him. Thanks AZBCR for rescuing him!