My name is Conway!

Border Collie Dog for adoption in Charleston, South Carolina - Conway
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Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue of SC

Facts about Conway

  • Breed: Border Collie
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hello friends! I am Conway, a 3-yr old tri Border Collie. My foster parents adore me – they say I’m the absolute best and I’d like to tell you a little bit about me to see if you would love me as much as they do! Firstly, I’m super duper smart. Most of us Border Collies are, but I’m especially good at being intuitive with what my foster parents want me to do. I read their body language a lot and I’m always checking in with them to see what they might ask me about. I REALLLLLY want to make them happy, so I learn things very quickly and always do what they ask on the first try. As far as commands go, I know sit, down, come, go to mat, “where’s your Frisbee” (my favourite!), out, wait, leave it and bunch of other ones! Secondly, I’m very athletic! My favourite sport is Frisbee – I absolutely love catching that thing in mid-air. Now, my foster mom is not the best at consistently throwing it (her words, not mine!), but I will always get it, no matter where she throws it and bring it back to her. She also takes me for runs, which I love. She says I’m one of the best running dogs she’s had because I don’t get distracted by anything and my focus is on her and running! Thirdly, I’m awesome with people and dogs. I love playing “chase” with my foster siblings. My favourite thing to do is all out zoomies around the yard with one or more of them chasing me – it’s the best! I’m very very fast and they usually can’t catch me, so sometimes I slow down or stop so they can! Finally, I get very attached to my human(s). I LOVE being hugged and I really enjoy sitting on their laps and generally being close to them. I would love a home with a good Frisbee thrower, or runner, and a fenced in yard. I get along with other dogs, but I’d also be fine with just a human as long as they spent a lot of time with me! I don’t like kids very much, so I would prefer not to go to a home with younger children. Mostly, I just want someone to hang out with forever! From Conway’s Foster Mom: Ideal home for Conway would include the following: - Energetic, active home with lots of play time and exercise - Fenced in backyard - Experience with Border Collies (Conway has a form of Canine Compulsive Disorder, where he chases shadows obsessively. He is currently on Prozac to try to give his mind a bit of a break, combined with ample exercise and training.). His future home must be able to continue to provide that training and support for him. - No young children or cats - Infinite cuddles - No very pushy or dominant dogs Please visit the website at

Please visit our website at to complete an application for adoption. Our adoption fee is $225.00, we do a home visit, and would need a satisfactory vet reference. We adopt to homes in NC, SC, and GA.
Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescue dog!

About Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue of SC

About Our Rescue Group...

Mission Statement



We are a small volunteer-staffed group dedicated to finding new permanent, loving homes for border collies in need, and also in educating the public about the nature of the breed, so that rescue will be less necessary in the future. We mainly service South Carolina but as resources allow, can rescue and place dogs in adjoining areas of North Carolina and Georgia. We are registered with the state of South Carolina as a charitable organization and we are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Border Collies are frequently found in rescues, often rejected by families that initially were attracted by the breed's intelligence, beauty, and athleticism, and then were overwhelmed by their BC's intelligence, athleticism, and need for a demanding job. PRBCR works to educate the public about the needs of the breed, and discourage from acquiring them those who do not have enough time or an appropriate environment to successfully raise and enjoy BC's. We attend adoption fairs and other public events centered around dogs, and look for other opportunities (including public appearances and writing opportunities) so that we can educate attendees about the breed, about rescue, and about adoption.

Unfortunately, many BC's will not be successful in their original homes, and will need PRBCR help to find a new, well-suited home. Border Collies enter our program through owner release or abandonment, or in cooperation with a shelter or vet. Experience has informed us that we cannot foster and re-place all dogs in need. Whenever possible, we attempt to work with families still in possession of their border collie, to find a way for the relationship to work. Counseling these families is an important part of our work. We inform the public of our organization, in part so that families that have problems with their dogs, and are thinking of relinquishment, will first turn to us, and possibly obtain the advice that will help them to keep the dog.

But where owner counseling is not possible, or the dog is found as a stray or in a shelter, we attempt to save as many dogs as we can. Those dogs that are accepted into the program are placed in a volunteer foster home. While in foster care the dogs are fully vetted, including spay or neuter as necessary, heartworm tested and put on preventative, and brought up to date on all required vaccinations. The dogs are assessed for their compatibility with other dogs, cats, and children, and for their temperament and placement needs. Our dogs learn some basic obedience and house manners while in foster care.

Our goal is to place each border collie in a home that is the right home for that dog. Some border collies have very high needs for regular work, and are not appropriate in suburban homes. Others will be very happy with a morning and evening walk and lots of couch time. Some BC's are in need of families with strong background in training animals; others have easy-going dispositions that make them candidates for a wide variety of loving homes.

Each potential adopter is evaluated through a telephone interview, a home visit, and a veterinarian reference check. While a potential adopter may want a particular dog, PRBCR will choose which dog or dogs are appropriate for the adopter. If there is agreement, the adopter will receive the dog with full information of temperament as evaluated during foster, health history as known, a two-week return guarantee, and PRBCR's ongoing support. We hope our adopters will join us as volunteers.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our foster dogs are in homes located in NC, SC, and GA. Please complete an application at

PRBCR adopts to homes in NC, SC, and GA. The adoption fee is $250.00, we do a home visit, and vet reference.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption fee is $250.00, we do a home visit, and need a satisfactory vet reference. Please complete an application at PRBCR adopts to homes in NC, SC, and GA.