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.
UPDATE: We are no longer accepting applications for the puppies. We received a number of applications and it will take time for us to process them. We all work on a volunteer basis. If you put in an application and have not yet heard back from us, please be patient, we are working on it!
This past week the puppies have passed a few milestones. Their eyes are all open and they are starting to walk around nicely. Little tails are starting to wag, Heads are tilting, and they are now all pooping on their own. They are a little messier and a bit smellier, but all sweet natured and personalities are beginning to appear. All pups now also have little teeth. Mom Josie is doing great, cleaning up after them all as best as she can, keeping them fed and warm and letting us handle them more. Josie had her first visitor, and has fallen in love. At this point I truly believe that once puppies are weaned, Josie will be able to go to her forever home! Meanwhile, keeping food in her bowl is quite the chore, as she is requiring more to feed the growing puppies. Also had a bit of a scare earlier in the week with Loki. I noticed he wasn’t nursing, so grabbed the supplement and syringe fed him for a day and a half. This morning he is strong and fighting his brothers for Mom’s milk. I will be starting them all on gruel (solid food) this week to help fill their bellies and transition them to solids.
Odin– this is our standout puppy, and what a personality he is developing. Friendly and full of mouth, he watches intently when anyone is around. He is also the little escape artist who figured out how to boost himself out of the pool to hang out with Mom more. Very sweet and enjoys a good snuggle.
Thor– getting bigger by the day. He is the loudmouth and instigator of play. He doesn’t just whine, but is growling and barking (ok puppy barks, lol). Definitely the noisemaker in the group though. Thick long curly hair this guy should have, and he plays with his siblings a lot.
Loki– quiet and snuggly. Has a longer body and narrower head then the rest, curly hair also. Very sweet puppy. I don’t think we have seen too much personality since he hasn’t been at 100% the last few days.
Kyrie– Odin’s partner in crime. Has also learned how to escape, but unlike Odin, she climbs out on her own. No assistance needed from other puppies. Has the most waggly tail too. The heart shape on her head becoming more noticeable.
Freya– fairly quiet puppy, but likes to play with Thor. Not interested in escaping much, but you will see her kissing Josie any chance she gets.
Hella–thick curly coat like Thor’s and another rough and tumble pup. Likes to wrestle and play. Most active pup overall. Always walking around, trying to play. Last to fall asleep, first to wake up.
I’ve Been Adopted
Django is a calm, gentle, beautiful boy who wants more than anything to know he’s safe and loved! He was picked up as a stray and no one came for him. He’s about 7 years old and weighs 43 pounds. Django loves people and is polite with other dogs. Cats are an unknown so far. He enjoys walks and is wonderful on a leash. His manners are excellent – house trained, non demanding, quiet and appreciative of attention. Django does fine when left alone in the home for a few hours.
To read more about Django click here.
I’ve Been Adopted
Maya is roughly 1 year old and a Border Collie/ Cattle dog mix. She came from a shelter after her owners surrendered her. Maya is working hard on finishing up house training. She is already great in her kennel, never has accidents in it and sleeps in it quietly. She loves to train and earn treats. She has already learned a few basic tricks and is very smart. Maya isn’t terrible with cats but likes to herd them. When corrected she immediately stops so I believe with more training she will learn to leave them alone.
To read more about Maya click here.