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About Baxter:

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 2-3 years old
  • Coat: Black and white,
  • Weight: 31 lbs
  • Activity Level: Active Pet

Children –  Not a Good Fit  Other Dogs –  Good Fit  Cats –  Not a Good Fit


Baxter is a young, neutered male. He is estimated to be 2–3 years old and weighs 31 pounds. Baxter was found as a stray and has not shown any aggressive behavior and is shy. He will need someone that is patient and kind to help him blossom and gain confidence. He loves playing with other dogs and will wiggle all over. Baxter enjoys riding in the car.

Baxter will need a physical fenced yard (no apartments), no children, no cats, and a dog that enjoys playing. He would love a home with people with him most of the time, and herding breed experience. Baxter is located in Lincolnton, NC.

Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue needs a satisfactory vet reference with records of the annual exams, vaccines, heartworm tests, and purchase records for your dogs monthly year round heartworm preventatives, and vetting for cats. Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue adopts foster dogs to homes in NC, SC, and GA. The adoption fee is $300.00, and the final step in the application for adoption process is the home visit.

Adopters agree to follow positive training methods and to NOT use pinch, spray, prong, shock, choke, chain, electronic, or adverse training method collars, including invisible fence collars.

Does the dog have any medical issues?

Does the dog have any history of aggression such as growling, lunging, snapping, or biting any adult or child?

Does the dog have any history of aggression toward other animals?

What is the reason for re-homing?
Baxter is being fostered in Lincolnton NC through Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue. Adoption application can be found on

Location & Contact
Baxter is located in Lincolnton, NC.  For more information, contact Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue at