Dogs from Other Sources

The following Border Collies or crosses are available through other agencies or shelters, or as independent placements by owners.

NEBCR, Inc. is not involved in these placements nor responsible for the descriptions of these dogs. We have not seen nor evaluated the dogs listed on this page and are not responsible for their behavior at any time. We present them here solely as a courtesy to the individual or agency rehoming the dog.
For individuals/agencies listing dogs here: NEBCR, Inc. makes no claim regarding any potential adopter that contacts you as a result of a listing on this page. It is your responsibility to fully vet potential adopters, and make your own private adoption agreement.

If you have a dog available for adoption that you would like to list on this page, please send the following to

  • At least one good, clear photo (preferably 2-3) in JPG format
  • A brief description/bio of the dog
  • Contact information for the person placing the dog (at least phone or email, preferably both if possible)
  • Please let us know as soon as your dog has been adopted so that we can update this page

Note: NEBCR retains the right to edit all information for length and content


Finlay is a sweet tempered velcro dog. He loves his people and is happiest when he can relax nearby his human. He loves hiking and does need more exercise than the average dog but is mellower than the average border collie. He hikes off leash and never wanders far from his hiking buddies. When he meets strangers off leash he’ll bark and then come back toward you to step off the trail and let others pass.

He came from a rescue out of Tennessee where he and his siblings had been found orphaned after their mother was hit by a car almost 8 years ago. No one is sure of his breed but his vet, who has and loves border collies, feels that his behaviors and temperament are consistent with a border collie type.

He can be reactive when meeting new dogs and humans but once he knows someone he’s your best friend forever. He lives with a cat and could probably learn to do so again, but he’s not used to small children. He loves his dog and human friends. Loves water but isn’t a swimmer. He never destroys things, counter surfs, or makes any sort of mess in the house. His family is only giving him up because their work schedule has become impossible for him to have a quality life.

He is in the Bethel Maine area: phone # 508-280-2171 and email  


Ryker was a stray in Utah in 2017. I rescued him from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and brought him to live in Maine. Our best guess is that he is around 7 years old now. Ryker is a sweet, intelligent, silly guy. He loves to chase balls, practice his wide assortment of tricks, and get lots of belly rubs. I am looking to rehome Ryker somewhere that suits his personality better. I am an extrovert who wants to be busy all of the time. Ryker is an anxious and fearful dog who wants to stay home, wander his yard, and walk the same quiet route each day. I would love for him to find a home that can fulfill these needs for him.

Ryker is dog reactive and often very fearful. He has dog friends that he knows and loves, but is not good at seeing dogs from afar and needs intentional intros in order to make new friends. He would do best as an only dog, but could possibly reside happily with a calm and respectful dog sibling. There is so much more to be said about this loving goofball. If your home sounds like it might be a good fit for him, please reach out! I am happy to talk all about him 🙂

Phone: 978-732-4034


Luna is a 8 month old mixed breed dog. She weighs 22 lbs. and came originally from the streets of Puerto Rico.  She is a “diamond in the ruff” for the right person. She is high energy , very athletic and smart. She loves to play fetch. She will need the right person who is willing to channel that energy  and will train and enroll her in a dog sport like fly ball, agility or K9 disc. She loves other dogs, but no cats. She currently received training through Our Companions and we started her on agility. After her exercise, she will relax and is very sweet and affectionate.

Luna is vaccinated, spayed and chipped and on heartworm /flea preventative. She will not be suited to be an average family pet. She will need a “job” and dedicated owner with dog sport experience. If you have what it takes, please email us for an application.

For more information, contact Mansfield Animal Control, Mansfield CT


This beautiful Collie mix is Sally. Sally is a sweet 2-3 year old girl who can be shy when first meeting you. With a little patience, she doesn’t take long to warm up. Once she gets to know you, she is all tail wags when she sees you and can’t wait to hang out! Sally enjoys going for walks and loves treats. She doesn’t seem to mind other dogs and has been fine around our shelter cat.

If you’d like to meet this cutie, please send an email to Sally is located in Syracuse, NY and will be spayed before adoption.


Zander is a sweet 4 year old border collie mix that came to the shelter as a stray. He is very playful (loves to play fetch!) and will make a wonderful companion to an active family. Agility anyone? We think, however, that he would do best in a home without other dogs, cats and small children. He is located in Syracuse, NY. To adopt this good boy, please visit the CNY SPCA website at


Jack is available for adoption to the right home. Very specific criteria must be met and is noted below. Please read the entire post. There will be NO wavering on the listed criteria. He is NOT for the first time dog owner, nor anyone who doesn’t have experience with herding breed dogs and behavior modification.

Jack has been bounced around way too much and must go to his forever home. He is 2 years old (DOB 1/31/19), is approximately 45 pounds and 22+ inches at the withers. UTD on shots and is neutered. He was found tied up to a light pole in NYC. Thereafter, he was taken in by an all breed rescue. They had good intentions, but they were way in over their head with his herding quirks. Jack then came to ECHO.

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These listings are reserved for dogs located in the Northeast area only. Due to the ongoing high demand for dogs needing rescue here in the Northeast, we are unfortunately unable to assist with listings for dogs located in or being transported from other parts of the country.

If you are located outside of these areas, please refer to Other BC Rescues to find a local rescue group.

PLEASE READ: Bringing home your rescued Border Collie