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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!

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, sensitive as well as a little shy and has a very independent spirit. 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 does well with people young and old if they are kind and patient, with a preference for women (at least in the first couple of weeks). 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. Currently Holly can be home alone in a crate for up to 4 hours 2-3 times a week. If crated for a longer time or more often, she panics and will work hard on escaping from the crate. If not crated and left alone, she likes to completely redecorate the room and make sure you get the point. Holly would therefore be the happiest and do best in a home where she does not have to be alone very often. She does sleep in her crate at night without problems. Holly is housebroken and learning to walk on a leash. She 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 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 but definitely has the ability. 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 has learned to sit for her meals and to catch treats. She doesn’t know any other basic commands yet but is 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. 

​Gunner is a 1 year old Border Collie Heeler mix.  He is about 43 lbs. and gorgeous!  He is great with other dogs and has a lovely demeanor.  Playing fetch is one of his favorite activities.
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.  The ideal home for Max would be one where he would have a job.  We can definitely see him herding cows.
Ellie is a sweet girl who loves life. People often remark that “she is one happy little girl.”  Ellie is around 28 pounds and approximately two years of age.  She has a delightful mixture of both puppy-like behavior and maternal qualities. Ellie loves to play and frequently offers up a toy in eager anticipation that you will play fetch with her. At the same time, she seeks affection and will fold her warm body into the curves of her human--often resting her head upon your chest or lap and sometimes even laying a leg over you in a loving and protective manner.
Although Ellie can be shy at first, it doesn’t take her long to become a go-getter and a playful girl. Once she has settled in with her family, she can be a little demanding of attention. However, she settles very nicely in her crate. She is quickly learning basic commands and we are working on good manners.  Ellie would be a good match with dogs her size or a bit larger who are playful and mild-mannered. She loves to play with my three year old Akita mix. Ellie would do well in a family with a friendly and energetic dog. Prior to her stay with me, she spent time with a short-term foster care provider who relayed that she was good with their cats.  I have no knowledge of how Ellie reacts with children, and therefore I would suggest she be in a household with no children or older and more predictable children.
The world still feels big and unknown to Ellie. She needs more socialization with dogs and humans. It will be important for her human(s) to practice patience and reinforce basic obedience. Ellie sometimes reacts with wariness and may bark at a stranger or unknown dog.  Until Ellie has had adequate time working on a dependable recall, it would be unwise to allow her off-leash.  Ellie wants to please her humans. She is food motivated and displays a high prey drive. While the high prey drive suggests she is not suited for a home with other rodent type pets (gerbils, hamsters, rabbits), her food motivation, prey drive, and eagerness to please can be helpful for training and obedience. Are you someone who wants to develop a relationship with your dog through agility, fly ball, splash dog, or nose work? If so, with a little work and dedication, Ellie has the ability to be the star of the show.

4 males, 3 females.  Australian shepherd or Border Collie or Cattledog or Shepherd mix puppies.  These little guys were orphaned at 5 weeks.  They are now 11 weeks old and looking for forever homes.  Puppies require a commitment of time and training.
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!  
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.

Flint is a Border Collie Mix, approx. two years old, and approximately 50lbs.  He is current on vaccinations.  He often come up when his people are sitting outside and he’ll put a paw up on their lap to get petted. He loves to be were all the action is happening. He’s pretty much always happy.  Flint is looking for a forever home because his career came to a crashing halt when his people moved off the cattle ranch where he had been kept as an outdoor dog.  He is very much looking forward to being a pampered pet and maybe even getting to sleep on the bed for the first time ever.
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.  
Jackie Chan
Sable & Onyx
Norse Cowboy Puppies
These little cuties are border collie or border collie mix puppies.  All males.  Date of birth 12-13-16.  Very social and outgoing.

Tehy all want to be good, they want to potty outside. First thing in the morning they all rush out of their pen to door and outside to potty.    They are quiet all night, and they will let you know when they need outside by vocalizing. They are out about every 2 hours or so - they are pretty young babies still.  Loki is one of the smallest and has a smooth coat. He is a lively little puppy that enjoys tormenting his brothers! They may be bigger than he, but he holds his own and then some! He has cute vocalizations that he picked up from our adult dogs - a real mimic. He is smart, you can almost see the wheels spinning in this little guy! When he gets an idea he isn't easily distracted from it. He's a spit-fire alright!  Thor is a fuzzy puppy who likes to follow you around in the yard, he is a lover. He likes to be by your side on the floor and snuggle. He's a pretty chill pup, not high strung - a quiet, mellow fellow that looks you right in the eye. He already knows 'sit'. Like his brothers, he is treat-motivated. He enjoys wrestling with his brothers Odin and Loki and loves puppy toys and chewing on shoes!  Odin is one of the biggest of the bunch. He is a fuzzy puppy who loves to cuddle and has taken a fancy to our gal, Sal - adult BC. He has an independent streak that takes him, with brothers in tow, around the perimeter of our very large and snowy dog yard. He plows through the deep snow and even on the coldest days seems to want to be out there. He is a quiet and thinking boy.  
Amber is an adorable long-haired Chihuahua mix (maybe even with a touch of Sheltie).  She is mom to Onyx and Sable.  If adorable and small is your thing, look no further.
Shelby is a stunning black and white, rough coat border collie mix, approximately two years of age and weighs 47 pounds. More about Shelby’s personality as her foster mom gets to know her. Thus far, she is a total sweetheart and enjoys the company of people. Shelby is heartworm negative, up to date vaccinations, and is microchipped.
Suzie is approximately 5 yrs old.  She is a border collie mix. Suzie and her sister were kept in an outdoor kennel for most of their lives. They were never let out and were kept in very poor living conditions. Suzie is now learning that life is fun and enjoys exploring. She has a happy , goofy side and loves toys! She bonds quickly with 'her people' but is very reserved and unfriendly with strangers. When we first got her she would nip when pushed or frightened. We our working on building her confidence and she is improving daily. Because of this Suzie should not go to a home with children. She needs an understanding and experienced owner. She is incredibly smart and eager to learn. Suzie lived in a very isolated environment with no socialization. We're still getting to know her disposition around other dogs. She is unsure around them but is getting better. She has a bit too much 'border collie eye' for cats. She can't help but herd them, relentlessly! Suzie is a wonderful dog with lots of potential. 
Beautiful, Sweet, Loveable Lucy is enjoying life, perhaps for the very first time. Lucy spent the first six years of her life abused and neglected. She was eventually taken by authorities. She lived those 6 years in filth and fear, BUT Lucy has found her inner happy and has learned to wag her tail a million wags a
minute! She is a delight! She loves walks, other dogs, laying in the sun, consistent meals, and a life without fear. She is starting to love snuggling – she just isn’t real sure how to do it, yet, but she tries so very hard! She is a bit clumsy, but her feelings of joy and love for her new life and the people in it are very real! In spite of the cruelty she has seen and experienced, she harbors no resentment, only uncertainty. We have seen ZERO aggression. Lucy has a pure soul and an incredibly kind heart. Lucy is a Border Collie mix weighing in at 43 pounds. Lucy may never be the life of the party. She is very worried when new people approach her and will get very small and try to become invisible. If her environment gets too chaotic she will retreat to a quiet and distant space. However, she is completely devoted to her foster mom and dad. They have gained her trust and she loves to lay on the floor at their feet. She is so attached to them that she is already hiking off leash and never strays from their sight. She may lag behind to smell a particularly good smell, but comes running when called. Lucy adores her people, is good with other dogs, somewhat fearful of cats – but has learned to coexist with the cats in her foster home, is house trained and crate trained, though she definitely does not need a crate. Lucy is smart and is a willing and happy learner. She joyfully responds to positive reinforcement. Any kind of anger, roughness or harsh restraint will shut her down. She is content to be in the house in crummy weather, but enjoys sunning herself on the deck on nice days. One fairly long walk a day is all she requires in the exercise department. Lucy is beginning to see the value of play and will fetch a ball!  If you are willing to spend some time gaining her trust, Lucy will give you undying devotion, companionship and a loving hiking/walking partner in return. She neither requires, nor expects much but gives SO much love in return. She will do best in a patient, predictable and structured environment.
Sundae/Ellie is a 2 year old red, Tri- colored Australian Shepard. She is a very smart, loyal, and active dog. Ellie loves to cuddle and play with toys and other dogs. However, when she gets really excited she tends to herd other dogs (especially smaller dogs than herself), so she might do best in home without small children. She knows how to sit, is food motivated, and takes treats from the hand very gently. Ellie is something of an explorer and would do best in an enclosed area or on a leash when outside.
Phoebe is an 8 year old Australian Shepherd.
Shelby's puppies
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Nash is a 4 yr old blue heeler/border collie cross. He was brought into the animal shelter in Bozeman by a concerned neighbor of the former owner when he was 1 yr old, after being hit by a car and left for dead in his backyard. The shelter staff and generous veterinarians performed multiple surgeries on Nash to repair his broken pelvis and back, and he also had an FHO on the right side. The current owner fostered him after his surgeries and adopted him after his medical foster. Three years after his accident, you cannot tell that Nash ever had such a difficult start. He is vivacious and energetic and loves to work and play. He is good with other dogs and has been in doggie day care and boarding situations with new dogs frequently. Ultimately, he needs a home that can provide daily stimulation beyond what his current home can provide. His owners now work out of town and he is unable to go to work with them like he did initially. This means he isn't getting the attention he deserves and craves. He would do well in a home with other dogs and an active family. He is rambunctious so babies and toddlers may not be the best companions for him. He is friendly with all people, but does have a hard time controlling his excitement. He lives currently with children 8 and up and loves to play with them. He does have the tendency to chew paper products if he doesn't get his daily exercise. He is smart and listens well to those he has a deep connection with, although he does struggle to listen when he is actively "working" and herding his dog friends at the park. Nash loves to cuddle and sleep at the foot of the bed on the floor. He is afraid of fireworks and will find a hiding place during most 4th of July activities. He does ok off leash when with other dogs, but very well with just humans with no dog distractions. 
Danny is an adorable 4-6 year old mini-Aussie, approximately 22 lbs. When Danny 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. Danny 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. Danny's ideal family would be one with a fellow canine to play with and love. Due to a past incident, older children would best for Danny. Danny is just a dream, are you his new family?
Winnie is a 17 month old (born September 2015) short haired Border Collie. She is spayed and up-to-date on all shots and had her most recent wellness exam in December 2016. Winnie is a typical Border Collie with lots of energy, smart as a whip, and an affinity for squirrels and bunnies. She is a great family dog and likes lots of attention. She has been around cats when visiting other homes, but we cant say for sure what her reaction would be to cats as full-time housemates. She is best suited for a family with lots of wide-open space for her to run and play – a small fenced-in yard is not ideal. She is great on long runs (5-8 miles), and loves to hike.  She also loves to play ball.  Her current household has a 10-year-old and a 6-year-old and she is very playful with them.
There is nothing cuter than a puppy! These eight week old border collie mix puppies certainly prove that statement to be true. They are happy, active puppies – full of typical puppy behaviors. Puppies are great at house work and will pick up anything that is left lying on the floor and try to eat it so it is not making a mess in the house. If you have a home where you can handle a busy puppy like one of us and will not leave us alone for more than 4 hours per day, please complete an application to adopt one of us!
Shelby’s puppies – four females and two males are ready for their new families. We estimate their date of birth ~December 28, 2016. Each day is a new adventure for them. They love going outside, chewing on sticks, exploring the yard and all kinds of soft toys. They have age appropriate vaccinations and are microchipped.  Puppies, while adorable, are not for everyone. Think carefully if your lifestyle has room for the extraordinary responsibility of raising a puppy. Do you truly have time for the daily nurturing and constant supervision required? Do you mind piddles on your floor, chewing on your things and, before you know it, a “teenage puppy” with ideas of his own? The proper handling and socialization of a puppy are critical to their development into a well adjusted adult. As the puppy grows he will require your steady, kind leadership, commitment to his training and rely on you for his extensive daily exercise needs.
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