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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Linden and Alder collage

Alder has warmed up to his new home nicely, and loves the fenced in backyard for play dates. He has made many new friends & is doing so well with expanding his list of “OK” people. Just a few things Alder loves [some he has adopted from me, his owner]: playing with Hippo, napping with mom, play dates with his girlfriend Sadie [another rescue pup], puppacinos from Starbucks, & serious cuddles. He’s found a forever home & simultaneously has given me new life. I’m so happy I had the opportunity to rescue him, but I constantly have to ask myself—who rescued who? Linden

Alder and Linden

I’ve Been Adopted

Shadow headshotShadow was picked up by Animal Control as a stray and soon thereafter the shelter staff noticed that he barely used his left hind limb. The leg was not painful and he had lost the majority of the musculature on this side indicating that it was an old injury of some sort. After he was brought into CBCR foster care, and a nasty respiratory tract infection had healed, he had radiographs taken of his hind leg. The radiographs revealed a chronic hip luxation – the hind leg was basically not attached to his hip joint anymore. Shadow underwent surgery and several weeks of physical therapy to build his musculature back up, and to get him used to actually putting weight on his leg.

To read more about Shadow click here.

I’ve Been Adopted

Stu headshotStu came to us from a shelter in western North Carolina and he’s one happy dog now that he’s a active member of the family. He is a tricolor Border Collie perhaps with a bit of Aussie heritage. As you can see, he has beautiful long hair, which I sheared off when he arrived because I couldn’t get all the dirt out. But he’s a cutie sheared anyway. Stu is an energetic, fun and happy dog; likely way younger than 2 years given his constant need to explore and MOVE. The little guy is neutered, heartworm negative, does not exhibit thunder phobia nor separation anxiety. He loves to play with other dogs, in fact it would be best for Stu to go to a home with another active dog to help dissipate some of his energy.

To read more about Stu click here.