OK with Kids
OK with Kids
OK with Other Dogs
OK with Dogs
Fenced Yard Required
Fenced Yard
OK with Cats
OK with Cats
Special Needs
Special Needs
New England Border Collie Rescue - Helping Border Collies in Need



Chip is a 9 year old, neutered male, purebred border collie with papers. He is a very loving and affectionate dog who enjoys spending time with his people.

Chip has been great with all people that we have come in contact with, all ages, sizes, wearing hats, or not, etc. He was even fine with a group of kindergartners all wanting to pet him in a group. He does enjoy attention, petting, and of course, playing!

e loves to play fetch, enjoys keep away, and also really likes tug! He is a fan of most toys, not too picky in that regard! He enjoys the water - wading in to cool off, and possibly a bit of swimming. He also enjoys car rides, sitting up to watch the scenery go by, or lying down quietly for the trip.

For the most part, he is an easy guy to live with. However, his one area of difficulty is his intense interest in chasing. He will chase cars, livestock, small furries, other dogs, etc. If it moves, he wants to chase it.


He gets along fine with other dogs for the most part, although he finds it very difficult to focus on his person when he is around them if they are moving or playing, because their motion sets him into intense chase mode. In fact, when out and about on leash, if he sees another dog he immediately does the border collie crouch and stare. Chip is actually great at meeting new and random dogs. As soon as he meets the other dog he's fine with it and wants to move on. Unless, that is, the other dogs are running and playing! Then he *must* obsessively chase them. He can be rather rude about this, and the other dogs do not tend to enjoy it.

On the other hand, he doesn't seem to chase bikes or kids!

Chip is great in the house; he is crate trained but really doesn't need to be crated once he knows the routine. He doesn't seem to have any separation anxiety, and handles his home alone time very well.

Chip's ideal home would be one where he was the only dog.

He has lived successfully with cats in his foster home, showing them little to no interest after the initial introductions. However, he very likely would chase a cat that ran, and therefore should only be considered for a home with very dog savvy cats (these are cats that understand the best way to deal with dogs is to never run from them.)

Chip will need a safe, fenced area in which to run and play on a regular basis. This doesn't have to be your yard, if you have an unfenced yard but have access to a secure fenced area to let him run and play, this would be appropriate. You would, of course, need to ensure he wasn't loose in an unfenced area where he could potentially get into a dangerous situation chasing livestock, deer, or vehicles.

Chip really just needs a loving home who will be able to work with him to meet his typical border collie needs of exercise and interaction. He'll repay that tenfold. He really is a goofy guy who will keep you smiling!

Chip's adopters will be required to bring him to an approved, positive reinforcement training class. He is being fostered in NY state, near the border of Southern VT.

You must have an approved application on file to be considered for any adoptable dog.

Please submit your application BEFORE inquiring about a particular dog.


And don't forget to check out the NEBCR Foster Dog Blog for even more updates on the terrific dogs available for adoption!


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