Liza was one of four family members (all BC mixes) surrendered to a NC shelter by their owner due to the owners’ leaving the area.  She is approximately 2 years old, a little under 40 pounds, was heartworm positive when rescued (has completed her treatments) and her recovery period is over.

Liza is a sweet and gentle girl.  She will succeed in a quiet adult-only home that is not expecting her to be a constant companion.  She prefers to approach her human(s) on her own terms and she continues to be as happy in the same room with her foster family as she is relaxing in another room altogether.  Liza especially prefers to be in a separate area whenever young children may visit.

Apparently raised as an outdoor-only dog (who did not get much attention), she is still fairly distrustful of any attention she gets now.  It will take the right home with lots of understanding, love, and wanting what is best for Liza, to make a great fit.  Of course, we do not know if she will always prefer to be so independent.  She may also enjoy the company of an easy going dog around her own size and energy level and is always happy to go for long walks.

She loves the outdoors, watching the birds, chasing the chipmunks & squirrels.  She will require a sturdy fence, however, for when she really wants to chase that squirrel, she will find a way over or under certain fences.  Since she has found her way out of fenced yards already, she will need to be supervised outside for the foreseeable future.

Liza is used to having someone home most of the day.  However, she exhibits no separation anxiety during those times when she is left alone.  By not being destructive and by being housebroken, she has earned her freedom of the entire house.  She is very sensitive, so a soft ‘no’ is all she has ever needed for correction.

If you think you would provide a secure and loving home to Miss Liza, please email her foster mom and/or complete the application at

Liza is being fostered in Richmond, VA by the Atlantic Region Central Border Collie Rescue. She is spayed, UTD on vaccinations and is on flea/tick and HW preventative.