My name is Beowoof!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Oliver Springs, Tennessee - Beowoof
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Beowoof's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Beowoof's Story...
Beowoof is one lucky dog! Unfortunately, his bad luck didn’t change to good luck until just recently. Beowoof, a sweet little Border Collie mix boy about 10 to 12 years old, had been chained outside, all his life, next to another chained dog (who was aggressive and was likely the cause of Beowoof’s scars, of which he has a few, including one on his lower left eyelid that, thankfully, doesn’t affect his sight.) He spent his entire life with little shelter, standing in 6 inches of feces and mud. He wasn’t fed often, and when he was fed, it seemed an afterthought. After being confiscated (for neglect) several times by the animal shelter in the Georgia county in which his owner lived, the shelter finally gained ownership of Beowoof and was able to work with East Tennessee Border Collie Rescue to get this little old man out of the horrible situation he was living in and into a loving, safe ETBCR foster home. It took the efforts of the shelter staff, two veterinary staffs, five volunteers, two temporary foster homes, and donations from several generous ETBCR supporters, all working together, to get this boy from the small animal shelter in Georgia to his final foster home in east Tennessee and on the road to physical recovery.

When we first saw Beowoof, he was emaciated beyond belief, with all his ribs in plain view, and a matted, dirty mess. He had some obvious rotten teeth, one of which was hanging loose out of his mouth. When we saw his photos and were told his story, we knew we had to help him. Even in his horrible physical condition, Beowoof offered nothing but wags and kisses to his foster mom and the vet and shelter staffs who cared for him, easing him back to health. The vet who saw him first wasn’t even sure he’d survive, but he and his staff went above and beyond to make sure he did.

During the three weeks it took to put enough weight on Beowoof and get him healthy enough to neuter and fix his teeth under anesthesia, he learned all the new stuff about living inside a house as a valued family member, becoming leash trained, house trained, and crate trained, and becoming quite fond of “his” new recliner! Now, that’s where he chooses to spend most of his time in his foster home, laying in the recliner, scooting the blanket around himself so he’s partially covered up, and watching out the window for neighborhood kids, the ice cream truck, and his most favorite sight of all, squirrels and cats! Don’t get the wrong idea, though, he isn’t a couch potato! This boy likes to go for walks and is quite active. He’s the perfect dog for someone who wants a dog to be active when they want to be active, to be ready to go when they are, but to settle beside them on the couch when it’s time for some rest and relaxation.

Beowoof has now been neutered, gotten his vaccinations, had a few bad teeth pulled and his other teeth cleaned, has tested heartworm negative, has been put on heartworm and flea preventive and has been microchipped. He’s up to date with everything and has been checked out from head to toe. And he smiles now. It’s a pleasure to see him trot around, smiling and wagging his feathery tail. His foster mom is sure he walks around every day (and dreams at night) just counting his blessings!

Because he doesn’t have a lot of interest in other dogs (he pretty much ignores the four dogs in his foster home), he’d likely prefer a foster home where he is the only dog, or one of just two dogs. He loves attention and affection, and will lay for hours letting you stroke his (now) silky ears and rub his (now kind of chunky!) belly.He loves to go on walks, when sniffing is his mission! Bewoof does love to eat (who can blame him?) so his forever family will need to make sure he keeps on a healthy eating plan with low-fat, senior treats and food.

He uses the dog door at his foster home to go outside in the fenced yard to potty, or to just lay on the back porch, taking in some sun and watching for critters. Mostly, though, he wants to be near his people. Beowoof is crate trained, but has proven so trustworthy in his foster home that he isn’t crated these days. At night, he sleeps on a fleecy soft dog bed beside his foster mom’s bed (he does give up his recliner in the nighttime hours!). Beowoof has a sweet “old boy” snore that is a pleasure to hear in the night, never a nuisance.

While he’d love a home with a fenced yard, he’d also be happy with an individual or family that doesn’t have a fence, but provides him with several leash walks a day and trips to a dog park or other securely fenced area for some exercise. He rides well in the car – his motto seems to be “Let’s go! I’m ready if you are! I have a lot of years to make up for!”

Will you give a retirement home to a spunky, funny, little old man with years of loving yet to give his family? If so, Beowoof might be the one for you! ? He’ll think you hung the moon AND stars and you’d be hard pressed to find a more devoted, loyal friend.

CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information about Beowoof, please email Karen at

LOCATION: Beowoof is learning to live the good life in a foster home near Oak Ridge, TN, just waiting for his forever family.


Facts about Beowoof

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Beowoof, a Oliver Springs Border Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Border Collie for sale in Oliver Springs, or seeking a Border Collie dog from a breeder in Oliver Springs.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Oliver Springs already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Oliver Springs breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Border Collie breeders who help with Border Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Oliver Springs paves the way for another one to be saved.