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Lufkin special Border Collie rescue mission

Last Updated Tuesday December 25, 2012

We received a call from a gentleman that wanted help for his 13+ Border Collies. He was unable to care for them.

The dogs on this page are from one location. They are fearful and unsocialized.

These dogs will not be available for adoption until they have been rehabilitated and completed all medical treatment. We hope to use this site to keep you informed of their status.

This is our third large scale rescue in less than a year so we need help. These dogs require expensive medical care so donations are very appreciated.

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A team from Border Collie Rescue Texas rescued the first 7 Border Collies from the property on September 27, 2011. They were taken immediately to the vet for testing, vaccinations, microchips and treatment for any medical issues. At least 6 fearful Border Collies remained under the house on the property and a plan was put in place to rescue them.

One September 30, 2011, the rescue team returned to the property and were able to catch 8 more Border Collies. All of the dogs were transported to the vet for testing and treatment.

 


UPDATE: 10/13/2011

We desperately need foster homes for 5 of these beautiful dogs (see notes below). They are really coming along nicely but will do much better when we get them out of boarding and into a loving foster home. All of their medical problems have been taken care of. Big Girl, Flame and You Man are really enjoying attention as you can see in their YouTube Video. Here's another YouTube video of Why Man, John and Jet at the vet clinic. They're really getting sweet and receptive to attention. If you're interested in fostering one of these babies, please complete our foster application, we promise you'll be rewarded with wet sloppy kisses!

 


 Little Girl #P1 - Adopted   

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 4 Years
  • Coat: Rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 36 lbs.
  • Medical: HW negative
  • Intake assessment: Daughter of Hides Under. She's sweet natured; flattens out and will not walk on leash. She rested her head on my lap and seems to bond quickly although she is quite timid. She likes being stroked.

 Diamond #P2 - adopted!!!   

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 7 Years
  • Coat: Smooth Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 49 lbs.
  • Medical: Severe bacterial skin infection, HW negative
  • Intake assessment: She will walk on a leash and is reserved, but sweet and friendly. (Ca)

 Heidi (Hides Under) #P3

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 Years
  • Coat: Rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 61 lbs, very obese
  • Medical: Ear mites. HW negative. She has elevated white cell count and had a fever of 103 plus, could be from stress or something else.
  • Intake assessment: She's very timid and will not move or walk on a leash. She's almost too obese to lift. Her tongue is hanging out abnormally and I believe she truly is not doing well. She was somewhat dehydrated as well. (Ca)

 Champagne #P4  

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 Years
  • Coat: Rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 62 lbs, very obese
  • Medical: HW negative
  • Intake assessment: Fear aggressive

 Flo (Honey Bear) #P5 - adopted!!!   

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 Years
  • Coat: Rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 36 lbs.
  • Medical: HW negative, a little overweight
  • Intake assessment: Very sweet and will walk a little on a leash. She likes to be touched and stroked and will place her head in your lap and lean on people. She's a little shy but very sweet. HW negative. This is a littermate to Hides Under. (Ca)

 Jet #P6    

  • Sex:  Female
  • Age: 3 Years
  • Coat: Semi-rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 55 lbs.
  • Medical: HW positive and is currently getting HW treatment
  • Intake assessment: She's sweet and will put her head on your lap. She seems alright with being touched, but will not walk on a leash. She's overweight and difficult to move around. (Ca)

 Missy (Four) #P7 - adopted!!!   

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 Years
  • Coat: Semi-rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 44.3 lbs.
  • Medical: HW negative
  • Intake assessment: She is timid, but will move with coaxing. She sometimes struggles, but also sometimes walks with her leash. She was good while being treated at the vets. (Ca)

 John #P8 - adopted!!!   

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 5 Years
  • Coat: Rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 44.5 lbs.
  • Medical: HW negative
  • Intake assessment: He was the first BC bought by the gentleman and is the father all of the BC litters by Heidi. He is a confident, social young man. He takes treats, barks and makes noise to get attention. He tilts and cocks his head to the right most of the time. I don't know if this is a curious quirk or if he had a past neurological or ear problem. He loves treats and will try to get past me to the treat container. He is easily handled and likes to be touched. I believe he was the male in charge on the property. He will eat from a bowl in your lap and seeks lots of attention in his kennel run.

 Hey Man #P9   

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 Years
  • Coat: Semi-rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 49 lbs.
  • Medical: HW negative
  • Intake assessment: Fear aggressive. From Heidi and John's second litter. He does not like to be touched. Yesterday, he allowed me to pick him up to put him into a crate on the property and then again for vetting. He did not travel well and needed to be washed of urine and feces after the ride. He flinched today and preferred not to be touched in the narrow kennel run. He did take treats from my hand as well as approach me a step or two to take them from the floor. He will require love and patience. He comes to the front of his kennel to look around when I go to the other runs.

 Wyatt (Why Man) #P10    

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 Years
  • Coat: Rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 64.4 lbs, very obese
  • Medical: HW negative
  • Intake assessment: Why Man has a flashy marked coat. He is reserved and standoffish. Yesterday, he did NOT like to be picked up. Today, he took treats from my hand and also from the floor near me. He does not enjoy being touched, but he did allow me to eventually stroke him briefly. He mostly withdrew from touch. He seems to walk well on lead to potty. He comes to the front of his kennel run to watch events when we visit with other dogs. He will require patience.
     

 Big Girl #P11 - adopted!!!    

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 4 Years
  • Coat: Rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 38.8
  • Medical: light HW positive
  • Intake assessment: From Heidi and John's first litter. She is a littermate of Little Girl. She has an infected and oozing ear near the tip. She has broken canines and she pooped out several rocks. She is quite timid and does not initiate any contact. She did take treats from my hand and from the floor near me, but she would make no movement to approach me. She did allow me to pick her up and to scratch her ears and pet her. Big Girl is definitely a runner and leash biter/snapper. The man who walks the dogs at the vet clinic showed me her slip lead that was nearly bit in two. She does NOT like to be walked on leash and will try to escape.
     

 Newman (You Man) #P12    

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 Years
  • Coat: Rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 42.8 lbs.
  • Medical: Strong HW positive
  • Intake assessment: You Man was a little skinny compared to the other males and possibly the most submissive. He is getting HW treatment Monday. You Man takes treats from my hands and approaches me to get more treats. He is a possible runner and he looks for a way to leave the kennel run. He avoids touch at first, but is easy to pet once you begin. He allowed me to change his collar today without any avoidance. Of all the males, You Man and John seem the easiest to work with.
     

 Flame #P13 - adopted!!!    

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 Years
  • Coat: Smooth Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 39. lbs.
  • Medical: light HW positive
  • Intake assessment: Flame is from Diamond's litter, possibly with a cattle dog on the property. She is a runner and bites to try and snap her slip lead. She does take treats and approaches me a little to take more from the floor near me. She allows me to scratch her ears and to pet her. She is curious and comes to the front of her crate to see what is going on. She is a very messy eater and kibble is spilled everywhere from her food bowl upon her kennel run floor.
     

 Why Girl #P14   

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 Years
  • Coat: Rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 47 lbs.
  • Medical: HW negative
  • Intake assessment: Fear aggressive

 Zia (Zipper) #P15 - adopted!!!    

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 Years
  • Coat: Rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 50 lbs, obese
  • Medical: HW negative
  • Intake assessment: Possible littermate to Four, Jet, and the three boys. She was from the second litter of Heidi and John. She is very shy, but non-reactive. She will come to the front of her run, but if you speak to her or enter her run, she plasters herself to the back. She was easily vetted, but I had to carry her to each different station. She peed on herself in the crate and she's been peeing in her run. Her urine seems dark and concentrated. Today, she would not take treats. In the pictures, you can see that she left her hot dog bits alone until after I left her run and moved out of sight. She does allow me to pet her, but she simply freezes. Zipper was easily caught by the owner, but escaped from the slip lead twice. When I went under the house to get her with a catch pole, she finally ran back out and got into the owner's lap.
     

 

If you would like to help by fostering one of these dogs, please submit a foster application.

These dogs will require long term foster homes that have a lot of love, patience and  positive training experience. The rewards are large but slow.

 

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