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Tor Border Collie & Shepherd Mix Lenoir, NC

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Brown / Chocolate


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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Meet Tor

Tor was adopted as a pup by his family. They returned him to the home and at 2 years old, the original family's dogs won't tolerate him.

With a guesstimated birthday in Feb. 2020, Tor weighs about 60 lb. He currently is housed in his foster's barn. She has several large male fosters that don't prefer other males. When walking in the yard, Tor ignores them.

Tor is learning to be comfortable in his foster home. He was initially reluctant to be loaded or handled, but within 20 hours had adjusted sufficiently to let his foster handle him with comfort.

He has shown affection and house manners to the families that he's comfortable with. He pulls strongly on the leash when not given sufficient exercise but is more amenable when allowed to run in the yard to burn off energy.

Tor does well with dogs 20 lb and larger. He has been around smaller dogs, but shows excitement when he sees them. Due to his enthusiastic greeting style, he is kept separated from the smaller dogs. He doesn't act aggressive, though.

The border collie brain and independent streak is demonstrated until Tor settles into a new situation. He wants to make sure that his handler can be trusted, but is now willing to load in the van and go into a crate when it's his idea or there's sufficiently enticing treats.


April 2020: We are not holding public adoption events until further notice. Qualified families are being invited to appointments to meet specific dogs. There are currently no opportunities to view multiple dogs and adoption events aren't being held at Tractor Supply in Lenoir.

Whether dogs / puppies come in as strays or owner surrenders, we usually have to make our best guess as to birthdate and breed.

If adopted into a home with other animals, particularly cats, your new pet should be crated or secured when you're not available to supervise to insure a harmonious relationship.

A vet reference is required to confirm responsible pet ownership. Requirement is a minimum three year vet history documenting current / previous pets are spayed / neutered, kept up to date on core vaccinations, and on heartworm prevention. We suggest first time pet owners without a vet history look for an adult dog for companionship and to gain experience. Other rescues or your local government-run animal control agency may have different adoption requirements.

Adoption fee covers two vaccinations plus spay / neuter if using our local low-cost spay/neuter clinic (overnight stay required) and surgery occurs as agreed upon in the adoption contract. Convenience fee equal to refundable spay/neuter deposit may be required if, using our veterinarian or same-day surgery, service is scheduled through our organization. Additional fees for 3rd puppy vaccination, refundable spay/neuter deposit, etc. may apply.

We are an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue. We receive no funding from agencies. Available animals can be seen most Saturdays at Tractor Supply in Lenoir from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We recommend interested parties contact us to pre-qualify for adoption so their new furry family can go home once paperwork is complete. Fees are required in cash. For more information on our organization, our website is
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