Carolina Border Collie Rescue

is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and adoption

of abandoned, neglected and mistreated border collies in the state of North Carolina.

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Harper in vehicle

Driving Mr. Harper

When my husband and I decided to meet Harper, I was concerned that if we did hit it off just how he would handle the 6 hour car ride home. Little did we realize just how much Harper loves car rides. After the car began moving, Harper only barked for a few minutes more then started watching out the windows. Hoping he would settle down, I gave him a dental chew his foster mom sent with him. He promptly dropped it between the seats. After I retrieved it, he promptly dropped it again, then looks at me seeming to say, “Well, aren’t you going to get it?” We played this game for a little while; eventually he laid down and went to sleep – All in all a pleasant ride.

A few days later my husband, whose name is Bud, and Harper were home alone. Bud was getting something out of the Jeep and Harper jumped right in the back. He refused to get out. Bud would go to the back – Harper would go to the front – Bud would go to the front – Harper would go to the back. Bud even tried leaving the door open and walking away for awhile. Harper just patiently waited in the front seat. Eventually, Bud gave in and took Harper for a short ride. Once home again Harper happily jumped out of the Jeep. He does love car rides!

I’m glad to say that after 2.5 months Harper is much better about not jumping into the cars and when he does he will get out without going for a ride. However, when he is buckled in he waits quietly until the driver sits down, then he starts barking until the car moves. Instead of having a kid in the back seat asking “are we there yet?” Harper seems to be saying “ let’s get this show on the road and move!!!” Turns out it is not just cars rides he loves – he loves boat rides too. He is such a character and a joy to have around.

Harper in boat

I’ve Been Adopted

Buddy headshot

Buddy is a handsome 9 month old, smooth coated Border Collie. He is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinees. This playful little pup is a smart little guy and easily trainable. He is already house broke, crate trained and will ring bells on the door to go outside to go potty. He also knows a couple basic commands like sit and lay down. He does have herding instincts and enjoys herding my ducks but is far too interested in cats to live in a home with cats.

Buddy is very sweet and loves meeting new people. He is gentle and slow to approach strangers but once they pet him he warms right up. Buddy is still learning what life has to offer and is figuring out loud noises won’t hurt him. He has been to Petco and did wonderful in public.

To read more about Buddy click here.

I’ve Been Adopted

Shelby headshot

Shelby turned up as a stray in Gwinnett County Georgia.  She is a lovable, live wire of a young girl.  If she could have it her way, she would play all day with other dogs or with people, or both.  A couple of hours of rough and tumble comes no where near to discharging Shelby’s energy.  She is fit and agile, a possible candidate for agility or for herding trials. She sleeps a good solid 9 hours a night, preferably curled up tightly against you in your bed.

Shelby especially enjoys tug of war. If you can extract the tug from her mouth and throw it, she will chase it down and bring it back to shove against your hand: “Play with me play with me now!” She is fascinated by water and will bite and drink water from a hose as well as water poured from a pitcher. Might make a good dock diver!

To read more about Shelby click here.