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

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Hello my name’s Denali. I was dropped off at a local shelter by my owners because they couldn’t keep me anymore. They thought I was 5 years old but it’s more likely I am 2-3 years old. I have bounced around in life due to my easily excited personality. I LOVE people. So much that I want to bark playfully until they come pet me and jump and give them hugs. I also love other dogs but can play pretty rough at first and other dominate male dogs typically don’t like me. Boy do I love to run and play. I have a pretty decent amount of energy. I need a job to do like serious fetching or agility. If I don’t have enough time to run and play I get pretty bored and I will find a way to entertain myself. She says I’m unique, very loyal to my people and all around a very happy outgoing dog.

To read more about Denali click here.

I’ve Been Adopted

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Rex is about two and a half years old and is extremely friendly, sweet, and outgoing. Rex was adopted earlier this year, but had some difficulties in his new home environment and just didn’t transition well, so was returned to CBCR. A trainer evaluation picked up that Rex was very sensitive to certain sounds at his adoptive home, so we’ve been working hard on this at his foster home to make sure he can handle whatever comes his way. Rex has learned to walk well on a leash, and is learning to handle distractions like other dogs– he just wants to play so bad!. He’s a fast learner and already has about 10 commands and tricks under his belt.  He’s a toy hog (and thief!) but he hasn’t resource guarded, enjoys snuggling

To read more about Rex click here.

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