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Rook is a fun loving and active dog. He is 3 years old. His mother is a purebred Border Collie and it is presumed that his father is a Yellow Lab. Rook loves to chew on a good bone or go for a jog. He loves, LOVES, loves to swim and is an amazing companion. Rook also loves to play ball and retrieve.  He would be a good companion for a young single guy. Rook needs a home with a strong/comfortable owner. He does not do well with other dogs and needs to be in a one dog only family. He is incredibly loving and will always stay by your side proud to be your dog.  Rook is neutered and current on vaccinations.
Wrigley is a 4 year old neutered Australian Shepherd with a tail.  Wrigley's disposition is sort of "grumpy old man" mixed with "silly puppy."  He likes going for walks and hanging out, but likes to do things in his own way and at his own pace.  Wrigley would do best in a home with no cats and no children.  Doesn't he look better all cleaned up and groomed?
Jill is a 2 year old Australian Cattledog / Border Collie mix.   She is a very active, inquisitive girl.  She is a petite girl, maybe 30 lbs.  She is SO smart.  She loves to wrestle non-stop with her dog buddies.  She will need a busy home to keep up with her.
Ethel is a 3 year old Australian Cattledog mix.  She came to us as a feral dog and has come so far, but still needs a very special person to commit to her and keep working with her on socialization.
Quirk is a 1-2 year old Border Collie mix.  He has an endearing expression and a sweet personality.  He is pretty shy with people but clearly wants to be involved with them.  He is good with other dogs and fine with cats with a proper introduction.  Oh, and did we mention the cutest ears?  Quirk is neutered and current on vaccinations.
Thomas is a border collie/corgi mix.  He is about 2 years old.  He is a character but probably needs an experienced and firm home as he will push limits when permitted.
Genny is a young female heeler cross. She is ever so sweet and loves her people.  Genny is house broken and knows sit.  Genny crates well and is a love to have around.  She does like to chase things that move, including cars, so will need a fenced yard.  NO CATS.
Anastasia is a 7 month old chihuahua mix.  "I'm a very playful pup and love exploring everything from sticks in the yard to pieces of food hidden in a kong!  I love playing with my foster siblings, especially the ones around my own size (10lbs). I have some very big ears and am using them to learn new things like "sit" and "down."  I'm very good about being in my crate and like to sleep in there with my cozy blankets and a chew toy. I'm very energetic and love to play but am also ready to snuggle whenever you are! I'm really hoping to find my forever home and people who will help me learn what it's like to be part of a family!"
Hi, my name is Snickers and I'm a very sweet 5 month old female Chihuahua mix I may not be a great herding dog but I have a lot going for me! I love snuggling and having my belly rubbed and ears scratched. I snuggle very nicely with my little foster dog friends and am getting used to the big golden retriever I live with. I'm definitely new to being around people and will curl up when I get frightened but I'm coming out of my shell and am going to be an amazing family member if someone will give me the opportunity
Hannah is an 8 year old spayed female border collie/Australian shepherd mix.  She is looking for a new home because her owner passed away.  She may be happiest as an only dog.  She loves people.
Harper is a 9 month old beagle mix.  Harper is great with cats and dogs big and small. She loves attention and being with her family. We expect her to do well with people of all ages. Harper loves to go on walks and play with other dogs. Little Harper is doing a good job with house training. Her favorite toys are tennis balls, squeaker toys and fluffy toys. A great puppy looking for a family to call her own!  Harper has separation anxiety and would do best in a home where she can be with her people all the time.  She currently goes to the office every day and is a super mellow office dog.
Clover is about three and a half years old (approximate birthdate May 2013) and is most likely a spaniel mix. She is a sweet, affectionate dog. She is loyal and kind to her family. She does not bark or act aggressive toward strangers who come to the door.  She does okay with dogs that she is introduced to slowly and in a controlled manner and likes to play with dogs her own size once she becomes familiar with them. Clover  will do best in a home with older children or no children at all. Younger kids make her anxious and she has a history of nipping them. She can be quite stong-willed. She needs a 6 foot fence.  She knows several commands: Sit, Down, Bed, Leave it, Wait, Kennel.

Adopt a friendly, playful, snuggly puppy!   Born approximately May 1, 2016, Zachary is just over 6 months old.  He is about 25 lbs so shouldn't be over 35 to 40 lbs full grown.  He is very social, but still a puppy so will need some training and manners still.  Zachary will be a great family pet.

Adopt a friendly, playful, snuggly puppy!   Born approximately May 1, 2016, Grover is about 25 lbs at just over 6 months so we expect he will weigh between 30 and 40 lbs full grown.  He is incredibly intelligent and very social.  Imagine how fun he would be to teach tricks to!

Meet Roxy the Love Sponge! This sweet mixed breed girl came to HeRD as a stray so little is known about her past. She’s doing wonderfully in foster care and Shanna is flashy, fun, and she’s ready for a family to call her own! Shanna is young, estimate two years or slightly younger as of November 2016 and weighs 40 pounds. 

This confident social butterfly just wants to be with people! She bonded immediately with her foster parent, follows her around everywhere. She loves to snuggle and shower you with kisses and will sit right next to you.  She has been introduced to cats while leashed and/or crated and so far does well when seeing the dog savvy cats. A home without other female dogs or cats will be best for Shanna. Shanna would be great as an only pet. Children are unknown and because of her energy level and tendency to jump up on people, small children would not be the best match for this girl. Shanna absolutely loves toys, especially the squeaky toys along with interactive toys and treat filled Kong’s – she is a smart girl. She’s a moderately high energy girl who will need daily exercise, both physical and mental, to be at her best. She has a great off switch inside after exercise.

Shanna also has some skills – she is housetrained and crates easily especially if she gets a treat. Shanna sleeps in her crate at night and does well in crate when foster parent is away from home. In just a short time she has learned how to sit while taking treats gently and is in the process of learning down along with working on her recall. She loves to run and explore so a solid recall is a must. She needs work walking politely on a leash, but an Easy Walk Harness should help with that. She does like to investigate the counter tops. Continued training in the basics and beyond will help Shanna become the outstanding canine citizen she can be. 

All in all, Shanna is a wonderfully happy, outgoing, total mush of a dog. If you are looking for a marvelously affectionate and devoted friend Shanna, with the big smile, may be the girl for you.  Shanna is fully vetted, on heartworm preventative and microchipped.

Holly is a beautiful collie/husky mix although her exact breed is unknown. She is moderate to high energy dog, estimated to be 2 to 3 years old and she weighs about 50 lbs.  She is very sweet, gentle and sensitive, as well as a little shy. Holly gets along great with dogs and cats, but she is very modest and lets herself get pushed out of the way by others. She also does well with people young and old if they are kind and patient, with a preference for women (at least in the beginning). Although used to being an outdoor dog, she now prefers to be inside with her family and she has picked up on house training quickly. She is very well behaved in the house but does not like to be crated during the day. If not crated and left alone, she likes to redecorate the room. She would therefore be the happiest and do best in a home where she does not have to be alone for long periods of time. She does sleep in her crate at night without problems. Holly is learning to walk on a leash and does best on a long leash that gives her the opportunity to explore and sniff around. Since Holly is an active young adult, she needs regular exercise. She absolutely loves to go on walks and is also a great running partner. Being a larger dog, she would do best in a home with a good size yard. She has not shown interested in jumping the fence so far. Holly loves chew toys, stuffed animals and squeaker toys. She likes to play with other dogs too, as long as it is not too crowded or too wild. She takes treats very gently but is not super motivated to be trained in exchange for treats. Holly does not know basic commands yet and prefers contemplating them at the moment. She is an incredibly loving dog and a very loyal companion for the right person or family. 
COURTESY LISTING>  Meet darling Demi! Western Border Collie Rescue took in Demi over a year ago from a Utah shelter where she came in as a stray. Since then she has come a really long way! When she arrived, she was a timid little thing. She has gained much confidence since then and blossomed into a happy and playful girl! Although she is still somewhat reserved when meeting new people, she is a total love bug with her human friends. She was also pretty terrified of other dogs, but has lived and learned from her canine foster siblings that dogs are OK and she even plays with them. She'd probably love being the only dog in the home though so she can have all the attention! :) She looooooves to play frisbee, as well as swim, run, hike...she’s a great outdoor adventure companion. She is athletic but completely settles down in the house, and loves to lay right near her human buddy. Demi is a couple of years old and just stunningly beautiful - a split black and white face with unique brindle coloring.

We are not sure about Demi’s past, but we doubt it was a very good one. Since arriving at WBCR, Demi has become completely house trained, fully crate trained (she likes her crate and goes right in it on cue), and has learned some basic manners. She’s gained off leash privileges with her foster family, who she trusts, and travels wonderfully in the car, truck, RV...; she’s a solid road warrior. Demi sometimes still lacks confidence in some new situations, and she will benefit greatly from adopters who will continue her training using positive, gentle methods as well as continue to expose her to all the world has to offer – new places, new people, new dogs - safely and slowly and at a pace that Demi is OK with. Demi had health challenges as well when she arrived. We discovered upon spay surgery that she was born with a very rare birth defect - no reproductive organs! - and with only one opening for excretion. She has since undergone two surgeries at CSU to reconstruct her system so she does not have chronic UTIs any more. We also discovered that whoever docked her tail (yes she has a bob tail) did a terrible job so there is a vertebrae that puts some pressure on her colon. This leads to some inflammation. However, we have found the right balance of medications and she now is feeling great and doing really well! It is better if she has lots of opportunity to eliminate during the day so she will need someone who can be with her most of the time. (Plus, she'd love that!) Demi’s special needs at this point just include monitoring her condition and delivering meds. For more details, interested parties can be put in touch with her foster, who has funded her surgeries and who has fostered her during this last chapter of regaining her health. He has all the details about her condition, surgeries, and what Demi’s like to live with. Her foster can also attest to her loving nature, her skills, and the fact that she is now living with, running with, and playing with several dogs and she’s doing great!

All in all, Demi is a gem who is sure to light up the life of a special person. She splits her time between living in both Colorado and Texas, and adopters from regions beyond those will also be considered. If you are interested in learning more about Demi, contact Western Border Collie Rescue at wbcr@wbcrescue.org. Although we are no longer taking dogs into our rescue we are actively searching for the perfect home for Demi. 

Andy is an adorable 4-6 year old mini-Aussie, approximately 22 lbs. When Andy first arrived after being in the shelter for awhile he was very anxious, and borderline neurotic. Not anymore! Andy is just the perfect little package. Housetrained, doggy door trained, loves other dogs and loves to play. He knows all the basics. Andy has a very soft mouth, and likes to sleep under the bed. 😊. He loves to go for car rides more than life itself, he also loves to snuggle. Other than pulling on the leash a little when excited there is absolutely nothing wrong with this cute guy. He loves kids, and whines we he see's them out playing. And SNOW! He loves to bury his whole head in SNOW. Andy's ideal family would be one with a fellow canine to play with and love. Older children would best for Andy. Andy is just a dream, are you his new family?
Max is a lovely 1 year old Australian Cattledog.  He loves to have other dogs to roughhouse with and might also learn to play fetch.  He is neutered and current on vaccinations.
Trigger is a 2 year old blue merle Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix.  He is a sweet dog, but a little timid.  He is good with other dogs and cats.
Ricky is a beautiful red-furred mix, estimated to be about 2 years old. He is a moderate energy dog currently weighing about 36 pounds. Ricky has just arrived in Colorado, but he is soaking up the attention and loving the regular meals and shelter from the winter weather that life in a foster home has to offer. Ricky is incredibly sweet and loves nothing more than to cuddle with his people. He rolls on his back for attention with the biggest possible smile whenever he has the opportunity. He is a great playmate for children too and is very sweet with them. Ricky gets along great with medium and large dogs, and does not bother cats. He is a bit too curious about the house bunnies but that is understandable, having been homeless for so long. Ricky is crate trained and is making good progress on housetraining.  Unfortunately as a young dog Ricky sustained a serious injury to his left hind leg that was never treated. Although this has resulted in his left hind leg being shorter than his right hind leg, this does not bother Ricky one bit: he loves to go for walks, and can go up and down the stairs as well as run and play without any discomfort. He is currently living in the foothills and loves the mountain trails and snow to roll in. Ricky takes treats gently and eats very well. He is still a bit skinny but working on reaching a proper body weight. Ricky is very people focused and would be the happiest in a home with a backyard, with or without other pets, and a family to love. He likes Benebones to chew on. Ricky would benefit from basic obedience training since he has never had the chance. A super sweet and loving pup, deserving a pampered life in a forever home.
Nye is a happy boy of about one year and 40 pounds. He was fairly anxious when he first arrived from New Mexico but has settled in nicely at his foster home. He likes both the dogs and cats in his foster home although the cats are not quite as enthusiastic about his attention as he would like. Nye is not only cute, he is very smart and quickly learned house training, how to use the dog door and basic house manners. He is also learning to walk calmly on a leash though he finds it terribly exciting.
Nye is fairly energetic but settles down nicely in the house. He likes car rides, open space and the dog park. Nye would do best in a home with another dog or access to other dogs and with plenty of attention from people. Once Nye is neutered, he will ready for adoption and will be a gem of a dog for a lucky adopter.

Glenda is an 8 month old female border collie mix.
Jax is a smaller 2 year old very sweet, adaptable, cuddly toy Aussie mix (maybe chihuahau?). He is getting along great with his foster siblings of many different sizes, genders and temperaments and LOVES people. He is a little excited about the chickens, but is easily distracted from them with a tasty treat. He is a medium to high energy dog and will likely make a great hiking dog or running buddy once he learns a recall. He seems like he likes to stick close to people, so he will probably learn a great recall. Jax would probably love to learn a sport like agility, freestyle, nose-work or even just fun tricks. If you are looking for the big dog in small package, he is the one! He also is a huge snuggler and will make sure you have a warm lap on the couch. He sleeps through the night in a crate, although I imagine he would love to live at a house where he gets to sleep with his human in bed. He is crate trained, and we are working on loose-leash walking and house-training with lots of success! 
4 males, 4 females.  Australian shepherd mix puppies
Blue is a 7 month old Australian Cattledog.  He is a typical Cattledog in that he can be a little hard headed, but also typical in that he is very smart!  
Hailey is a 4 year old Border Collie.  Her owner passed away.  She's a little shy, sweet, and kind.  She loves people and attention.
Scout is loyal, smart, and high-energy. He is a Catahoula/Border Collie mix or possibly an Australian Shepherd.  He is an active dog that needs lots of physical and mental stimulation.  He is neutered and current on vaccinations.

Chevy is a young male Australian Shepherd mix.

Hi, my name is Attila, but friends call me "Tilly." I am a Corgi/Australian Cattledog mix. I'm about six months old and until recently I lived under a truck in a field. I weigh about 30 pounds and like to be carried around. I'm the happiest, friendliest creature my foster parents have ever met, and I've loved every dog, cat, and human I've encountered so far. I like playing games like "chase me," tug-of-war, and wrestling with my labrador friend, but the majority of the time I like to be mellow and take naps. I sleep well in my kennel at night and when my foster parents aren't around. I'm learning inside living etiquette, and have only had a few accidents. I am getting better at coming when called, and sometimes I do this trick called "sit." If you have room in your family for a tail-wagging, happy beast like me, I would love to come share my excitement for life.​
Harley is a smooth coat Border Collie mix. He is about 2 years old and weighs 46 pounds. He is long and lean. Harley is a friendly dog. He is generally well-behaved and has a medium energy level. We trust him loose in the house when we go out. He has a good recall and is generally good with other dogs. ​
Xena is a beautiful Australian Cattle Dog with a tail. She is about 1 years old and weighs about 35 pounds. Xena is sassy, smart, and super-active. She needs a home that will provide her with physical and mental stimulation. Xena loves to play with other dogs. She is completely house-trained and loves car rides. Xena is very affectionate. She crates well when we leave her at home. She can be a bit mouthy and like a typical Cattle Dog, she gets excited by moving objects, such as bicycles and skateboards. She would do best in a family without small children.