We rescued a border collie today so that Zeus would have a doggy friend to spend time with. She2 years old and is called Ellie. We decided to keep her original name since she responds well to it and it's pleasant enough. Although she is a very affectionate little lady she is agoraphobic - Very strange you might think for a border collie. She just won't go on a walk (on lead)....no matter what we try, and we obviously can't have her running loose where she might not come back, or even worse get run over on a road. Inside she's fantastic, and gets on pretty well with Zeus, although he can be a little bit much for her at times. She puts him in his place though which is what he needs!
She was originally with her first owners from a puppy at 8 weeks. They had her for two years, but gave her up as she was developing behaviour issues. She would refuse to go on a walk with lead, and would become aggressive around her food. Indeed she is doing this at present, but hopefully we can get her out of this by giving her the reassurance and loving home that she needs. This is the third home she has been rehomed in as the other homes weren't quite as willing to put the time in with her, but as I said we're hopeful we can find her inner collie self. Her issues are suggestive of a problem at her first home, but funnily enough there is no mention of this. I'll add some pictures shortly.