Available Dogs

Sam – 1 Year Old Male

Sam is celebrating his 1st birthday this month and is settling in nicely to his foster home. He is quickly gaining weight and he has yet to meet a stranger. He’s definitely a puppy in his actions. He’s been introduced to kids and does very well around them. His size may be a factor for little ones. Sam appears to get along with his fosters house cat and shows no negative aggression towards him. Sam enjoys the fenced in yard, he learns commands very, very quickly. Sam already knows how to shake both paws and is mastering working on leash walking. He does know the word kennel and sleeps in his crate with no problems, he will do best in a crate at night once you go to bed. He is great at letting you know when he needs to go outside. He loves to snuggle! He gets along with all of the dogs at his fosters home, and was easily the most accepted dog ever brought into the home.  Sam would be an ideal running partner and has the long legs and endurance to match his partner.

Gunner – 3 Year Old Male

Gunner is a three year old Border Collie that was
An owner relinquish to a local shelter. Gunner has excellent recall and knows his commands. If you want to get this boys attention, show him a ball, he loves playing ball. He is very loving, but needs his space. Gunner does not care for direct affection from people and is not a big cuddler. He is your normal, herding dog. He definitely requires a job with precise instructions.
Gunner is very high energy and needs direction in what is appropriate. He needs to have boundaries in place that are followed by his whole family. Since Gunner is high energy and has a high prey drive, we are suggesting he go to a family that has Herding Breed knowledge. Gunner loves kids of all ages. He gets confused and thinks the kids are his job to protect. This has caused some behaviors that need to be corrected. Gunner has the thought that he needs to protect his “kids” from everyone, this includes family. While it’s great that Gunner protects the kids, it’s not so great when he protects them from Mom and Dad. Because if these reasons, we feel it is best to adopt Gunner to a family with older kids, preferably 12 and up. We will consider 10 and older if the child has been around the breed.

Gunner is very sensitive and does get his feelings hurt easily when a raised voice is used. If you know the Border Collie Breed, this is not unusual. Gunner needs to be approached with a stern, yet calm voice. Gunner will come out of his shell when playing ball. He will bring it back and drop it at your feet. If you don’t feel like bending over, tell him hand and he
will put it in your hand. Gunner needs a patient, loving family that will give him
the space he needs. He will let you know when he wants and needs affection. He loves to be outside and actually prefers it. We will require a fence in order to adopt Gunner. He is doggy door trained, up to date on vaccinations, neutered, and potty trained. Gunner does
great in the house without being crated. He has never been crate trained and does not care for the kennel. He does not have accidents or destroy items while he
is in the house alone. Gunner does do well around cats, but he found chickens to very interesting. He has been around horses and did well. Gunner does get along with other dogs, but does need to learn his order in a pack. If you decide to adopt this boy, he may not pay you back in love, but he will pay you back tenfold in loyalty.

Aussie – 1 1/2 Year Old Male

Aussie is a 1 1/2 year old purebred Australian Shepherd. He was born May 30, 2017.

He loves people and gets along with dogs as long as toys are not involved. Aussie loves to play Frisbee and ball, he can catch it and will bring it back to you. If another dog wants to join into the play, Aussie does get overprotective of his toys. Aussie is a very energetic and active boy. He needs a family who can devote plenty of time in exercising him. He loves to go for walks, runs and of course play fetch.

Aussie is currently trained on the underground fence. He does very well with this. We think he would be able to learn boundaries of a new underground fence, without difficulties. Aussie would do best with a fence.

Aussie is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations, he is also microchipped.
Aussie spent two weeks last year at a training and obedience school. He is trained with words and hand signals. Currently he can sit, lay down, stay, and shake hands. He can even play dead, although this is not done every time you ask. These will be taught to whoever is lucky enough to adopt this boy.

Aussie travels very well in the car with a seatbelt restraint. He is also kennel trained. Aussie can also learn boundaries within your home. He currently knows what rooms are acceptable for him to be in, he does need some reminders since he loves his people so much he wants to follow you.

Aussie is tri-colored and would make an excellent family dog. He is definitely a trainable dog and would excel in agility or any other competitive sport. We think he may do best as an only dog due to his reactivity to other dogs playing with his toys. He may work out if you have a current dog with no interest in playing ball ball or frisbee. This issue can be worked on with time and patience. We would suggest a trainer to assist in this.

Zero- 1 Year Old Male

Zero is a neutered male, purebred Border Collie. Zero was originally adopted from a breeder in Kansas. Zero’s mom had to relinquish him after medical problems arose. Zero was born August 27, 2017 and weighs 50 lbs. He is up to date on shots, kennel trained, and working on potty training. He can jump, so a 6 foot fence or taller is recommended. Zero is great with kids, and gets along well with the other dogs.  Zero is high energy and loves to play.


Zeke – 1 Year Old Male

Zeke is a 2 year old, smooth coated Border Collie. He is high energy and needs a very active home. He would make an excellent farm dog or sporting dog. If you are interested in an agility dog, this might be the boy for you! Zeke has a high prey drive so definitely NO small animals (including small dogs) or cats will work for him. Zeke is a very loving boy, he loves to play ball and Frisbee. He is currently working on returning it back to you. Zeke does get along with other dogs that match his energy style. He loves to run and play with dog friends. Zeke cannot be placed in a home with kids, because of his high energy and prey drive, he is too fast and busy for them.

Carly –  6 Month Old Female

Carly is an 8 week old, Border Collie. She was rescued from a kill shelter in Carnegie, OK.  Carly is your normal, playful, mischievous pup. She is up to date on her shots and appears very healthy. More on Carly as we get to know her better.





Available dogs with {Adoption Pending} are in their 30 day trial period at their new  homes.

Joey – 7 Year Old Male {Adoption Pending, Jan 2019}

Joey is a 7 year old black and white Border Collie. Joey is a very friendly, well-behaved dog who does well with kids.  He is extremely affectionate and loyal, readily leaning against you or putting his head on your lap for pets, and though he is always eager for attention, he is not needy.  Joey loves to take walks and be outside (he will chase balls, but he won’t bring them back… we are working with him a little on that!).  He has very good manners in the house.  Joey will go into his crate without any fuss when it is time for us to leave the house and he often relaxes in his crate when we are home.  Joey is quiet except when he sees someone through the window or when someone comes to the door.  He does get a little anxious when his foster mom, who he has become somewhat attached to, leaves, and he whimpers/barks for a bit when she leaves.  In other words, he does have some separation anxiety, though we have never seen it manifest itself as anything except making some noise.  Joey is okay with cats, though he sometimes teases the foster home’s cat a little and it is unlikely that he would ever curl up with one.  He does fine with the foster’s bossy older female dog, so he can probably get along with almost any other dog.  Joey is an all-around, fun-loving dog, and you will most-likely fall in love with him if you meet him.

Rango – 5 Month Old Male {Adoption Pending, January 2019}

Rango is a 5 month old Border Collie/Lab mix. Rango came from a  kill shelter in Carnegie, OK. Rango gets along great with other dogs and loves people. Rango is fascinated by the ice machine and the toilet flushing.  He has that puppy charm, but does settle down nicely. More on Rango as we get to know him.


Lincoln – 1 Year Old Male {Adoption Pending, Jan 2019}

Lincoln is a year old. Lincoln is very athletic and loves to fetch. Despite his athleticism, Lincoln is very relaxed for a Border Collie mix breed. He has beautiful eyes and his tongue tends to hang out of his mouth just a bit. It’s very cute! Lincoln is shy and takes time to warm up to new people. Once he gets to know & trust someone, he is very loving and affectionate. Lincoln likes the comfort of a kennel when he wants to nap. Lincoln walks great on the leash, does awesome in the back seat on car rides, gets along well with other dogs, and is good with kids.

About the dogs in our care:

Adult dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated for DHLPP and rabies, heartworm tested, micro chipped for identification.  They may be treated for fleas and de-wormed. They are also treated for any illness or injury they might have when they arrive to NBCR. Dogs are given monthly heartworm preventive and treated monthly with flea/tick preventative during flea/tick season. We feel giving heartworm preventative s important due to the region in which we live.  To learn more about heartworms in dogs and why it’s important to use preventative, please visit the American Heartworm Society.