Available Dogs

Available dogs are vetted and up-to-date on all vaccines. We encourage you to select your new companion by considering each dog’s individual personality and pet qualities instead of relying on a certain look and feel. We always highly recommend putting in an application and getting approved before you see a dog and fall in love!

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Hello everyone! My name is Willow and it’s lovely to meet you all!

Let me tell you a little about myself - I’m a sweet girl who is looking for a home that’ll take me in and teach me that not all humans are bad!

I was surrendered to BCRRT after I was found being left in my crate 24/7 basically with little to no human interaction.

Because of this, I can be very shy when it comes to new people but once I know and trust you, I could be your lap dog!

Even though my foster mama thinks I am too big to be one hehe… I would love a calm but active family that has another dog who will play zoomies with me!

Someone who likes cuddles in the evening and will give me all the yummy treats I deserve (which is all of them, I promise 👀).

I am coming up to 3 years, up to date on all my yucky shots and fixed. I am around 35lbs and currently in the DFW area!

I am 100% crate and house trained, dog and cat friendly and very willing to work for a treat or toy I can shred!

I am not a huge fan of the car and due to previous owner, I am very skittish on a leash so would be best in a home with a fenced yard for me to play in.

Hello There! The name is Jet (Formerly known as ‘J-T’, from my shelter days).

I am a lean, neutered, bouncy, approximately 2yo, 37lb border collie mix. My fosters at least say i am an Honorary Border Collie because of my coloring, tail floof and ears.

I am highly food motivated and am quick to learn. I am a huge snuggler and crave attention from my people.

My foster dad believes I’d be great for a pre-teen to grow old with and learn new tricks!

I will quickly become a velcro dog to my person. My attachment is part of my personality, I’ve been abandoned a lot in my short lifetime and I have separation anxiety in the form of some excessive drooling. I am being managed with Fluoxetine and my foster parents have seen a drastic improvement with my anxiety since.

Though I know my kennel is a safe space and will readily go in, I can quickly make it a swamp too. Just remember to come back for me, okay?

My foster parents think i would be best as the only dog in the home, but with the right experience, may get along fine with another dog around my size. Its a process sometimes but I get along well enough with my foster siblings. I just need time to adjust to change and do it gradually and if you are someone experienced with this, It may just work!

Because of my history of abandonment, I do some resource guarding that will need to continued to be worked with in my future home. Cats are definitely a no go though, as well as small dogs - They just look tasty!

Other than that, I am known for getting some serious air time. Mom keeps saying I am a “Tigger”, with springs in my legs? I still haven’t figured out what that is or that I can go over things, including the baby gates in my house.

I can certainly jump to your level though!

All i am saying is, just be patient with me and you’ll see what my foster parents see in me! I have a lot of potential!

RJ is an AMAZING, stunning boy who is 6 years old, good with other dogs, loves truck rides, cuddles and doing country dog things!

He is a Border Collie/German Shepherd mix, weighs about 60 pounds.

He is always happy and ready for an adventure!

RJ is an active dog who loves to be out and about doing things with his people. That could be walking through the woods, filling up deer feeders, playing in the pound with his dog friends or just going on walks.

He’s not a big fan of toys and isn’t good with free ranging chickens.

He is food motivated! He can hang in there for a 3 mile walk or an all day adventure helping mow pastures.

At the end of the day he knows how to turn it off and settle down. He enjoys a good days work but has no complaints on takeing a break for a day or two every now and then!

He doesn’t mind turning his body into a tiny ball just so he can sit in the same chair as you.

RJ was heartworm positive when he found his foster family. He helped many other foster dog get better and find their own home.

He is now healthy, HW- and ready to find his forever people!

The best fit for RJ will be a physically active lifestyle with people who can keep up with this very handsome, good boy!

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Mr. Bojangles -1074

I’m Mr. Bojangles, but I'm mostly called Bo. I’m a 44 pound Border Collie, and putting on needed weight.

Foster Mom thinks I spent most of my life as an outside dog, although I am housebroken. I like air conditioning and regular meals, both are new to me! Being with you is my favorite!

I want to be with you ALL the time. Foster Mom is focusing on skills she says a Faithful Shadow needs. I’m learning Come, Wait, Off, Go on (move away and stay out of the way), and getting out of the way. This last was tough at the beginning because I didn’t walk well, and couldn’t move backwards at all. My hindquarters were weak. After more than a month of having food every day, a big back yard, and other dogs to follow around, I can trot with a spring in my step.

I don’t jump into the car yet. I’m still working on walking backward and moving away. Why would I walk away from you? I may be a little clingy at first, so you may have to be extra patient until I feel safe in your home.

We have no idea how old I am. Vet estimates have covered a wide range but we think around 10.

I am now neutered and had my teeth cleaned (and one removed - I feel so much better!) My eyes look a bit odd because I have small eyeballs. The vets say this doesn’t mean much.

I don’t see as well out of my left eye as I used to but my vision is not a problem for my new life! My coat has been trimmed all over, and I should have a fine rough coat by the fall.

I do think thunder turns the floor to lava. Unlike most dogs, I try to climb the nearest surface to hide from thunder, it really freaks me out.

I now take Sileo and I am much better. If you have to leave the house during bad weather, a strong crate may be best for me. I also like to dig. You may have to help me know where it is ok to have this kind of fun! I’m okay with other dogs, and I looooove the cat! I like to wash her head, and she lets me do it.

My Foster Mom says when I have strong hind legs again, she thinks I may be good at things like helping my owner get up after a fall, and fetching, that I am Border Collie Smart, and enjoy learning — after all, when you’re teaching me things, I have your attention! I hope I sound like your forever friend!

Meet Ranger! He’s one grand slam of a dog 🐶.

He loves to cheer on his favorite people! He will hype you up when you look like you’re having fun 😁

Yes he barks - but not at doorbells or strangers like other dogs - he’s an excited barker that just likes to get in on the fun!

Did I mention fun? This dog is a party animal (yes, pun intended).

He’s already fostered in a home with 4 kids but he’s really in his element when those kids have friends over.

We’ve had two birthday parties and Ranger loves to be the center of attention!! He had a blast making s’mores at the fire pit with 6 teenagers last weekend.

Ranger’s a big boy at 53 pounds and he is working on keeping all paws on the ground (especially when greeting people).

He will need training classes to be World Series ready! He loves car rides & gets along with dogs at the doggie park and Tractor Supply.

He hasn’t lived with another dog yet, so be prepared for ample training and very slow introductions to a shared home if you have other doggies.

Ranger’s 2 1/2 yrs old, house trained, sleeps quietly in his crate, neutered, up to date on shots/ HW, and currently fostered North of San Antonio.

Hi my name is Teddy and I am ready to find my forever family.

I’m full of fun loving energy and adore long walks through the neighborhood and playing ball in the backyard.  (I’ll help you keep that exercise resolution you made!)

I enjoy roughhousing with my foster brother and sister, so an energetic canine sibling would be just grand.

I have not been officially cat tested, but enjoy barking at and pulling on the leash to chase the cats I see on my daily walks.

Being that I am still a puppy at a year old and 40 pounds, I will do best with kids over 10, although I do fine with tiny humans as young as a year old for short periods of time.

I am 100% potty trained, vetted and crate trained. Although I can be vocal in the crate, I don't play Houdini and make great escapes.

I am being fostered in Amarillo but can travel to my new family. I am healthy, neutered, and fully vaccinated.

Sydney is a 27 pound, healthy, one year old, spayed, vaccinated BC mix.

She is a fun dog with antics that will make you smile many times a day.

Her first love is tennis balls, followed by human attention, food and treats, and chew toys.

She likes training exercises (treats!) and learns fast! She sleeps deeply through the night in her comfy crate especially if she’s had enough exercise during the day which is easy to accomplish because she’ll play fetch until your arm falls off!

DNA test revealed 5 herding breeds (AU Cattle Dog, Mini American Shepherd, AU Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdog, and Border Collie).

Sydney has a very busy mind which results  in a bit of generalized anxiety (but NOT separation anxiety!) that is currently being managed with medication once a day.

With time, training, and a calm environment, she may be able to reduce or eliminate the medication. As of now she’s a happier, calmer dog on the medication. Because of this generalized anxiety, she can be unpredictable with dogs and would not be an appropriate pet for children.

Her dream home would be one with experienced BC person/people who want a constant companion but will not force her in to situations that are uncomfortable for her (slow introductions to new people, places, experiences, and especially new dogs).

She is smart and sensitive, will follow you everywhere, look to you for guidance and comfort (and tennis balls).

She truly wants to please you but within the boundaries of her particular need to stay calm.

She is expressive, has the cutest wiggle butt you’ve EVER seen, and if you love to laugh out loud, she’s your girl! She is currently in the DFW area and ready to be adopted

Hi I'm Oreo, a 1 year old Border Collie (mix?). I wasn't born in Texas but got here as fast as I could.

I came from a hoarder with many other dogs and I was pretty scared. I have been with my foster family since just after Christmas 2023 and I have learned so much.

I didn't know what having my own bed, toys or backyard meant until I got here. My current home has given me love and shown me there is so much more to see and do.

I have learned that outside is a better place to go potty, though I have accidents sometimes. I am still afraid of going in a crate so we are working through that slowly and will quickly dash in to grab my bedtime snack now.

I have learned to get the ball and bring it back, I don't always get close enough to Foster Mom for her to throw it but she just laughs and calls me a goof, then I run inside with the ball and wait in the kitchen for her.

I was a bit on the thin side when I got to my foster and the Vet says I have to wait until I am at least 25 lbs to be neutered. I had made it to 21 lbs.

I can walk on a lead and love going on car rides, I don't bark or make much noise.

I can sit, and hold out my paw for a snack, love love love to eat, savor any snack I get. I have a few special toys just for me to chew on.

I would love to have a home with another sibling that likes to play and snuggle. I could be okay by myself but am really used to having other pup's company or a human that lets me snuggle close.

I don't play rough, hard or long as I still need to build my stamina.

My Quirks, In order to be successful with remembering to go outside to potty, please take me outside when I wake up and just playing (like you would potty train a little puppy).

I really love my chest and tummy rubbed, so when you rub me I will try and nibble on your arm. I forget I can pinch you with my teeth, please be patient.

I am working on being gentle/easy. Please make sure I am looking at you when you ask me to do something, if I don't look at you, I don't respond - its an attention thing, not a hearing thing.

When on a leash, if I fall behind you please don't pull on the lead, if you do I will pancake (lay flat to the ground). Crates: I will panic; it is a place I am very afraid of and will need you to help me learn it is a safe place. If you enjoy helping a special boy learn to be a great companion, please apply at BCRRT.COM. I hope to meet you soon!

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Quinn - 1133: Pending

Meet Quinn, a lovable 55-pound bundle of joy ready to find her forever home!

This sweet girl, aged between one and two years, has a heart as big as her adorable eyes.

Quinn is the perfect walking companion, relishing every stroll and greeting everyone with a wagging tail – she's never met a stranger she didn't love.

She enjoys the simple pleasures, but be cautious with your pillows; an occasional pillow may become a casualty of Quinn's playful spirit!

Quinn is spayed and up to date on all her vaccinations. She knows sit very well, and is quickly learning settle and stay.

She does a great job waiting patiently by the door to be let out when she needs to potty (unless it's raining), and is happiest when she's sitting at your feet.

Quinn has some separation anxiety, so a family that can provide the love and reassurance she craves would be ideal.

She's a social butterfly, getting along famously with other dogs and showing no qualms around feline friends.

Quinn is fantastic with kids, though her enthusiasm sometimes results in excited jumps. Oh, and she's not a fan of rainy days or thunderstorms – a cozy spot indoors is her sanctuary during stormy weather.

If you're ready to open your heart to Quinn's boundless affection, she's ready to shower you with love and loyalty!

Hi, My name is Gemma and I love to play.

I am just over 1 year old, spayed, mircrochipped and fully vaccinated.

I weigh 30 pounds.

My foster mom says my theme song is "Girls just wanna have fun" because I LOVE TO PLAY.  I always have a stuffed toy in my mouth, playing with my foster siblings or playing fetch.

Because I am such a party girl, some of my foster siblings don't like to play with me but my favorite foster sibling to play with is Maple, she is a 10lb Rat Terrier.

I also love to be close to foster mom or at least see her while I am playing. I got to experience my first snow storm and I had so much fun running through the snow and eating it. I had the best time.

The first year of my life was hard as I came from a hoarding case in Mississippi where I lived in a crate all day everyday.  I never got to come out to play, run around or potty.

When my foster mom got me I was very underweight, had a bladder infection and was loaded with worms.

After good care from my foster mom and veterinarians, I am at a healthy weight of 30 lbs, free of worms and the bladder infection is gone.   Everyone at the Veterinary Clinic said I was very well behaved and a good girl for them. I

am so healthy now and feel great! I have learned how awesome life is outside of my crate.

My foster mom says I am a smart girl and I learn new things quickly.

The commands I know so far are: Come/my name, kennel, mat, sit, down, go potty, off, and out.

I enjoy my training sessions and I stayed focused for a good amount of time.  I have learned that if she says "Good Girl" or I hear the clicker it means I did the right thing and I get a yummy treat.

I am also learning to walk on a leash nicely and almost fully potty trained.

I would do best in a home as an only dog or with 1 dog sibling that would love to play with me and let me hog all the toys.

Since I am such a party girl a home without children and cats would be best.  I would also love to have a doggy door so I can go outside to potty whenever I need to. I haven't been trained to use one but my foster mom says that I would learn that really quick.

Honey is a very active girl that would be a good candidate for agility or fly ball.

Honey is around 2.5 yrs old, around 30 lbs.

She will need to go to a home where she can be exercised often & given plenty of play time.

Once she has gotten some energy out, she does enjoy cuddling or sitting on your lap & watching a movie. She absolutely loves kids.

She is picky about other dogs, nice when visiting and playing so long as there are no toys involved. Honey will not share her toys with anyone.  She will gladly exchange toys and food when humans involved but not with other dogs.

Honey LOVES to swim!  She gladly gets in the pool!

She is crate trained and housebroken.  She has house manners although she does like to nap on the couch and occasionally puts a paw on a counter but redirects easily.

She is a bit shy at first but warms up quickly.  Honey is registered with the American Border Collie Association & comes with a plaque showing her lineage.

Meet Estee, the eternal puppy in a senior border collie's body!
Estee is about 9 yrs old, under 30 lbs.
Estee love for toys and her people knows no bounds.
Rescued from a hoarding situation, she's now living her best life, spreading joy and wagging tails wherever she goes.
Estee playful spirit and endless energy prove that age is just a number when it comes to having fun!
When she's not carrying or "de-stuffing" her toys, you can find Estee enjoying a cozy nap or cuddled up with her favorite humans, perhaps listening to Taylor Swift's "No Body, No Crime," lamenting the loss of her well-loved toys.
Meet Hank, the gentle soul looking for his forever family!
At approximately 7 or 8 years old, fully vaccinated, Heart-worm negative, weighing in at 56 pounds, this neutered sweetheart may be a little shy at first but warms up quickly with a bit of patience.
Hank thrives on affection and absolutely adores belly rubs.
While he enjoys his alone time to recharge, he also gets along well with other dogs and loves the company of his furry friends.
Easygoing Hank would do best with a family that has a low activity level and appreciates his laid-back nature.
He's a pro at car rides, and though he could use some improvement on the leash, his loving personality makes it easy to overlook.
This lovable pup is crate trained and housebroken, making him an all-around easy addition to any home.
If you're looking for a loyal companion to join you on car rides and cozy evenings at home, Hank is the perfect match for you!