Border Collies are known for being highly intelligent and easily trained, as well as quite active. Some people may be surprised to know that there are Border Collies available for adoption. Kira DeDecker recently photographed these gorgeous dogs adoptable through Arizona Border Collie Rescue.
Zoe is an 8 year old female who thinks she’s 2. She is very energetic, playful, and loves to play ball. Zoe gets along great with other dogs and cats (and she is tortoise friendly). She is always ready to go on a walk or a ride yet she is content just hanging out but wants to be with you. She will bring you the ball and remind you that she loves to play. Zoe is super sweet and has so much love to give.
Jinx is a very agile, smart Border Collie. Jinx LOVES to play with balls and has learned that the only way to get the ball thrown is to sit nicely while the ball is being retrieved. We also recently found out that she has amazing Frisbee skills – gets a lot of AIR!\If you have an active lifestyle, this could be the dog for you. She is house trained but should not live with cats or small children. She will excel at agility, fly ball and Frisbee and requires structured training.
Dana is such a sweetheart. She loves everyone, enjoys walking, hiking, running, traveling in the car or just being at home. Mostly, she just wants to be your best friend. She is very easy going despite not having had good luck in life so far. She is housebroken and can be left home alone for long periods. She loves her daily exercise and walks nicely on a leash. She enjoys activities that challenge her mind. Because she is smart, athletic, and curious, she loves to explore and should not be left alone outside. While indoors, she’s calm and docile and loves to hang out with her family.
Luna can be shy and standoffish around strangers. However, once she gets to know you, Luna is a super friendly, fun loving and energetic dog. She is house trained and she doesn’t have any bad habits. She loves children and is fine around other dogs – extremely submissive. She loves going on walks and playing in the backyard. Luna needs to be with people that can give her the love and patience she needs to get her confidence back and get back to being the smart, happy and loving dog that she truly is.
Angel is a senior Border Collie, thought to be 10 years old. She is active and alert when outdoors but can mellow out easily when she’s indoors. Angel loves to go for walks, meet new people and is compatible with other dogs as well. She enjoys a bit of herding fun with our other BC’s but has never shown much interest in toys or Frisbee play.
Tim is a mature dog (7-10 years) who has a lot to say, but would do well in any family (including ones with cats and small children)! Tim is learning his basic commands. He doesn’t know how to play with toys or other dogs, BUT he does have play drive and is learning what to do with it !! Tim is friendly with strangers but life has given some big changes and he does exhibit some anxiety in certain situations. As he is becoming more comfortable and learning the rules at his foster home this anxiety is becoming less. Tim is a wonderful dog who is looking for a home to call his own that will help him to relax and trust again.
Zelda is a sweetheart whose owner passed away. At 12 years of age, Zelda is needing a new home, she is deaf, but understands hand signals. Zelda gets along with cats, dogs and people. She is happy to play or curl up at someone’s feet. Zelda and Zoe came into rescue together.
Lobo is a 1 year old smooth-coat sweetheart. There is an adoption pending for Lobo (hooray!), but if you feel Lobo is the right dog for you, you should still inquire about him. Occasionally adoptions don’t go through. There may also another perfect dog for you at Arizona Border Collie Rescue.
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If you are interested in adopting a Border Collie or need to rehome one, please contact Arizona Border Collie Rescue!
About Kira DeDecker Photography: Based in Glendale, AZ, Kira DeDecker is an on-location, natural light, lifestyle pet photographer specializing in one-of-a-kind fine art and modern portraits. She works exclusively with dogs, cats and all other four legged creatures to create vibrant, quirky and soulful works of art. In addition to her dog photography, she is also a regular contributor for a pet blog, Pawesome. Kira is a member of HeARTs Speak and lives with her husband and their three Pomeranians.
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