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You must complete an adoption application with WBCR before we will consider you for one of our Border Collies (under the “adoption” link). One of our volunteers will check your references, and then another will come to your home to meet you & your family in person before the board will vote on your application. If you are approved, we will arrange a time for you to meet the dog(s) you are interested in. If you decide he/she is perfect for you and the board agrees, we will schedule a day for you to pick up your Border Collie, sign adoption paperwork, and pay the $350 minimum adoption donation. This whole process may take a month or more, as all WBCR members are volunteers and we’re committed to making a perfect match for our border collies. Thanks for your patience!


Please contact Amy/Fran for more information on Cameron9 Month Old Female (Rochelle, IL)

December 5

Cami visited the vet the first day she was in foster care to get up-to-date on vaccinations and make sure she was healthy. She quickly made friends with the small dog she met in the waiting room and was very well-behaved in the exam room. She thought it was awesome that these people were giving her so many treats! Cami is underweight and experiencing a pseudo pregnancy so the vet wants to wait a few weeks before spaying her in order for her symptoms to dissipate and to gain a few pounds, but otherwise Cami got a clean bill of health. We also learned that she rides very nicely in the car, and she loves Starbucks! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ccnuVfEJTTE

Later that night, Cami met my own dogs over the baby gate. Everyone was very appropriate but we figured she’d had a big enough day and waited until the following evening to let them interact. I chose to start introductions with our youngest dog who has a play style similar to Cami’s, and it went exactly I expected! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yg5ooO1_TbI By the end of the night, Cami met 4 of our dogs ranging from 14-years-old to 20-months-old. The only behavior we corrected was her barking at the other dog when they don’t play with her. She has a high-pitched voice that makes you squint one eye, too! So far, so good though. She’ll meet the other two dogs another day then work on group interactions. We want to set her up for success so we’re taking it slowly. Going from a situation where she was the only dog to a foster home with six other dogs is a big difference.

In the meantime, Cami is spending her mornings at the office with me, playing ball and working on puzzle games. In true Border Collie fashion, she’s not much for cuddling and petting. She would MUCH rather have you throw a toy! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xARObACmrrU (p.s. – check out the crouch she has as she waits for me to throw the ball! 🙂 )

December 3

Cameron is a 9-month-old red female with amber colored eyes who found her way to WBCR after her family lost everything in a house fire and couldn’t care for her as they planned to. She’s only been at our house for 12 hours so far but she slept through the night without making a sound and has gone potty outside consistently. Her breakfast arrived in a puzzle ball this morning that only took her 30 seconds to figure out. Watch the clever girl here:

She LOVES to play tug and LOVES to play fetch and catch, but she thinks she has to be in high-speed motion at all times so we’re already working on self-control. She went to the office with me today and, after playing ball and meeting a few new people, I put her in the crate for a nap. After we went outside, played some more, and met some more people, she put herself into the crate for some downtime and quietly chewed on a bone! Progress! Last night, she was shown the importance of waiting when doors are opened, and she impressed me with how quickly she learned and generalized the skill to every door! She makes eye contact beautifully, checking in whenever she’s unsure of what I want, and she reacts immediately when told something isn’t acceptable whether it’s a correction from me or one of my dogs. Even though her short life has lacked stability, she’s a very sweet and friendly girl who I can already tell will make a fantastic dog for a very lucky someone.