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One of our foster homes has documented the rescue of one of his fosters, in this video on YouTube he discusses why he rescues and the love that goes into these wonderful animals


To adopt a dog, you will need to fill out an application and arrange for a volunteer to interview you in your home. Please refer to our Online Application.  All application information will be verified. 

Our evaluation process stems from our desire that your new family member meet your expectations as closely as possible. We place Border Collies only into good, loving homes and we screen prospective adopters thoroughly.

An adoption fee of $200.00 is required when you adopt a Border Collie. This fee helps to cover our costs which includes all basic and emergency veterinary expenses. 

Basic medical care provided, all listed dogs are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated and heartworm free and on preventive. Due to the recent increase of incoming dogs with Hip Dysplasia, we have elected to include a veterinary screening for this with all of our dogs. All dogs have been microchipped for their safety should they be lost or stolen.

An executed adoption contract is required for all adoptions.  This contract is legal and binding. Please read it carefully.

Below is a list of dogs available for adoption through Border Collie Rescue Texas, Inc.

Last Updated September 30, 2013

Click to find out more about Shiner! Click to find out more about Maggie Mae!
  • For more pictures, be sure to click on their picture below!.
  • If you are interested in a particular dog, click on the BCRTx link in their bio to get more information from their foster home. 

Listed: 10/26/2013 Click to view additional pictures!


  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Approx. 2-3 years
  • Coat: Rough, Black & WHite
  • Weight: ~50 lbs.
  • Activity Level: Active Companion/Special Needs

Shiner is a striking Border Collie Mix who is quite powerful and energetic! He has a sweet nature and tries to please people while sitting before them and for love and adoration. He is motivated by positive attention and food rewards and would do best enrolled in a basic training class with his adoptive owner. He shows very little interest in toys and does not play games of fetch or retrieve. However, he does like to work on individual behaviors such as sit, down and going for walks on lead. He is a smart cookie who wasn't given much individual attention as a puppy and is now learning the importance of housetraining and boundaries. He relishes sharing company in the living room and gnawing on chew toys while we read or watch television. He settles down quite well and would make a lovely companion with a bit more devotion to his training. He often forgets how large he is and tries to crawl into the nearest lap for petting and love.

Shiner does not know the power of his own strength and may jump up when excited or bump into you unexpectedly while playing. He is "a loveable bull in a china shop." His play style with other dogs can be bold, nippy and pushy while outdoors. He would not be a good play companion for senior fragile dogs or those younger or smaller than himself. Indoors, he loves to play and wrestle with other dogs who welcome the interaction. He enjoys going on walks using a harness, but does pull a bit and would require an adoptive owner who can handle a large young dog. He would NOT be a good candidate to take to the dog park to interact with other dogs. He is better suited to walking with his owner and exploring in a supervised fenced yard for exercise. He truly loves people and children and would very much like a forever family to call his own.

He is crate trained, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations and heartworm preventative. He does have a mild case of hip dysplasia on one side, but it is currently managed by weight control, nutritious diet, joint supplements and moderate exercise. No further action is needed at this time and he seems currently unaffected by this condition.

Shiner will not be adopted to a home with small children under the age of 10 to 12, nor with other small breed pets, such as cats, birds or rabbits. He also cannot be placed in a home with livestock.

If you are interested in meeting this very big, beautiful boy, you can contact Shiner's foster mom at BCRT , or if you'd like to meet Shiner, please complete the BCRT adoption application.


Listed: 08/30/2013 Click to view additional pictures!

Maggie Mae New Pics! Click on Maggie's picture to view!

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Approx. 6 months (as of 8/30/2013)
  • Coat: Smooth
  • Weight: ~30 lbs.
  • Activity Level: Active Companion level

Maggie Mae is an adorable Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix that was rescued after being dumped in the country with her brother, Elvis. Maggie is a typical puppy who loves to play with toys, and also with her foster brothers and sisters. She has gorgeous amber eyes that will melt your heart! And her beautiful smooth mahogany coat is easy to maintain, even when she gets the urge to play in the baby pool or a mud puddle!

She is a smart girl who learns quickly, and will need continued obedience training to become a great companion dog with good manners. She has learned to go in her crate for feeding and sleeping, and knows sit, down, and come.

She is crate trained, and is working on house training. Like any puppy, she still needs to be watched while in the house for accidents, and also for bothering things that she shouldn't have! She loves to carry things in her mouth, loves, loves, loves toys, and will pick up anything within her reach, and carry it around, whether she should have it or not!

Maggie is also a big love bug, who enjoys being around other dogs and people, and has also been exposed to children. Since she is still a puppy, she will need to be supervised around small children.

Maggie has a great personality, and would do well in a house with other dogs, but would also love to be an only dog, with lots of attention.

If you are interested in learning more about Maggie, please email her foster mom , or if you think you are interested in adopting her, please complete the application.



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"Activity Level" Categories

The following categories primarily refer to an individual dog's need for activity.  Use them to locate listed dogs that fit your lifestyle and expectations.  Please keep in mind that Border Collies as a breed are considered to be more athletic and energetic than most.

Special Needs:  A dog which needs frequent medication and/or an owner that will keep them physically fit while also paying attention to any signs that they may be suffering from some pain.

Companion:  A dog satisfied with short walks and retrieval games.  Needs substantial interaction but low to moderate exercise.

Active Companion:  A dog satisfied with daily long walks and retrieval games.  Needs substantial interaction and exercise, but not necessarily formal training or competition.

Sports Competitor:  Dog displays intense herding instinct and some talent, which may need to be channeled into work or other intense, continuous activity.  Dog may need competition or formal training to challenge their higher drive and energy level.


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