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




Rose is an approximately 2 year old black tri-colored border collie. She is very beautiful, and very sweet, but also very shy.

Rose gets along perfectly with other dogs and cats. She doesn't appear to pay any attention to the birds at her foster home, either.

Rose walks very well on a leash, and seems to enjoy taking walks. So far, she has not shown any interest in toys of any kind.

Rose warmed up to her foster grandpa very quickly and loves to hang out on the couch with him, and follow him around the yard. She was greets him happily! She still remains more cautious with her foster mom, but she will respond to her name to come in and out of the house, go for walks with her, etc. She just hasn't let down her guard the way she has with her foster grandpa. She spent a week with a petsitter and she did warm up quickly to the (female) caretaker there, but there wasn't a male option so we are not sure if definitely has a gender preference or not but we do know she is looking for a connection.

Rose has never shown any aggression at all. She simply retreats to her crate, under the deck or to another quiet, out of the way hiding spot when she is feeling overwhelmed.

She does tend to dart to her hiding spots very quickly when she is scared, and because of this would not do well in a home with dogs who have a higher prey drive. Working with a NEBCR *approved* trainer who has experience with fearful dogs will be a requirement for her adopters. Please take a look at http://www.fearfuldogs.com for more information on living with a fearful dog.

A securely fenced yard greatly preferred, but individual circumstances will be considered. No invisible fence will be considered due to the flight risk a fearful dog poses.

Rose is still a work in progress but has shown the ability to bond and has been making steady, but slow, progress in her foster home. For the right adopters, she will be worth all the patience that will be required to win her heart.

Rose in being fostered in the Catskills region of NY state.


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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