You must complete an adoption application with WBCR before we will consider you for one of our Border Collies (under the “adoption” link). Then go to our PayPal link to pay the $15.00 application fee. 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 Lori for more information on Finn (6-Year Old Male in Caledonia, WI) – Adoption Pending!
Finn has been in rescue for a week now and has settled in nicely. He has been an easy dog to fit into our family and has found his place easily. He continues to love to meet new people and has toned down his greeting a bit so people really enjoy meeting him.
He enjoys playing and running in the yard but is very chilled out in the house and if you don’t see him it is likely he has gone to sleep in one of the dog crates. Interestingly enough he hates being crated with the crate closed and will actually bark and whine and chew at the kennel. We will work on reminding him that the kennel is an awesome place and see if we can change this behavior. His previous owner said he was fine crated, but they left him loose in the house, so I wonder if it has been quite a while since he was left in a crate.
Finn likes to wrestle with his foster brothers and seems to read dog signals well. He isn’t an “all wrestling all the time” kind of dog but he seems to enjoy playing. He also enjoys relaxing and snuggling with people but he is happy to be independent and hang out in a different part of the room too. He a happy sweet guy who is quite easy to live with.
Finn took a trip to the vet clinic this week and showed that he rides wonderfully in the car. He also showed how great he is with new people and was super sweet for the vet and staff. He had a little infection in his prepuce which they needed to flush and he was a champ for that too. Other than that he got a clean bill of health and was found to be free of heartworm disease and tickborne diseases.
Finn will be available for adoption in less than 3 weeks and is looking for a home that will spend time with him and enjoy him. He could be an only dog but I think he would be happy living with other dog(s).
Finn is a 6 year old, neutered male, pure bred Border Collie, who came to us from a family who could not longer provide the time and exercise he needed He is a registered therapy dog who loves people and literally celebrates your arrival when you get home. So much so, that we have been working on toning down his greetings a bit.
In the short time we have had Finn, we have found him to be a very nice boy. He is housebroken, fine loose in the house and great in his interactions with other dogs. He seems to enjoy playing with his 5 month old foster brother and has had no problem interacting with his pushy, not a huge fan of other dogs, foster sister. He hasn’t paid much attention to our goats and we are still watching his cat interactions. but at He did lift his lip at a cat that approached him but nothing more. We will see how that relationship evolves because he did some lip lifting when first meeting the 5 dogs in our home and they quickly found their way into comfortable relationships.
Finn is calm in the house and has been an easy dog to add to our routine. He is a bit on the chubby side so we are hoping that increasing his exercise and changing his diet will help get him in better shape. He is quite well trained and has a wonderfully quick response to commands.
Finn’s previous owners reported that he had snapped at toddlers who mishandled him. There was never connection but that does cause us to suggest caution with young children.
Finn clearly loves people and thus far has shown himself to be a great companion. He loves to snuggle and is very happy to be invited onto the couch or bed for some cuddling time. Finn is looking for a forever family that has the time to spend keeping his mind and body stimulated.