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

Brodie headshot

Brodie is a neutered 4 year old Border Collie/Sheperd mix. He is heart worm negative and up to date on all vetting.

Brodie’s eyes are very expressive. You can almost tell what he is thinking. He also likes to “talk”. I think one day he will actually say words!!! He is a sweet boy. Very affectionate and Loves to cuddle. Brodie loves to play with toys alone. He will grab a toy and toss it and go fetch and toss it again. Over and over. He has not learned to play fetch with me yet, but we are trying.

Brodie was hit by a car and after surgery has recovered very well. You would never know he was injured by looking at him and watching him run!

To read more about Brodie click here.

I’ve Been Adopted

Elle headshot

A classic Border Collie with a beautiful curly coat, Elle was surrendered to CBCR along with her sister Della, who has since been adopted. After several months in foster care, Elle is now ready to find a home of her own.

While Elle is technically a senior, she does not act her age. She is very active and loves to run (and could potentially be trained as a running partner). We are looking for a very active home for Elle where she would be exercised daily – otherwise she will get bored easily. We plan to expose Elle to livestock to test her herding ability as well, but a working home is not a requirement to adopt her as long as she is provided with enough mental and physical stimulation.

To read more about Elle click here.

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