Border Collie Rescue

Border Collie Rescue is a federally recognized non-profit group comprised of volunteers who give of their time, ability and their homes to help place Border Collies where they will be well cared for and loved. Our primary goals are to protect the Border Collies already here, strive to prevent the over-breeding of Border Collies or the breeding of poor quality individuals, and owner education of any Border Collie owner who requests help.

Fundamentally, Border Collie Rescue is a response to Border Collies that are abandoned, lost, or mistreated and need a caring home. We also help, in extreme emergencies, those who have to give up their dogs. We feel that the responsibility for caring for lost, neglected and abused Border Collies must rest with those who know and love the breed. The individuals who comprise Border Collie Rescue are current or former breeders, exhibitors or aficionados who have many years of experience with the breed and understand the needs of the dogs. What better reward could there be than knowing that dozens of Border Collies which otherwise might have been put to sleep, left out to starve or to run loose in the streets to be crippled or killed in traffic, are instead in loving and caring homes.


1. FEES: The only fee involved is to cover our expenses. A minimum of $150.00 is required when you adopt a Border Collie. Some of these dogs require extra medical care of special rehabilitation which will entail much greater expense; we do not require, but would appreciate an extra donation to help cover these extra expenses.

2. SPAYING/NEUTERING: Any dog adopted from Border Collie Rescue will have been spayed or neutered. Rescue Border Collies are generally not suitable for breeding. Rescued Border Collies make marvelous friends, and placing them in a devoted supportive environment is the only goal we will pursue. If you would like to acquire a Border Collie with the idea of producing puppies, we would be happy to refer you to one of our list of breeders who conducts genetic screening. Breeding Border Collies is a time-consuming and expensive endeavor, and one which should not be attempted without knowledge and understanding of this breed and of the many facets of breeding and nurturing puppies.

3. CONTRACTS: All adopters of rescued Border Collies will be asked to sign an Adoption Agreement. This contract is legal and binding. Please read it carefully.

4. MISCELLANEOUS: We recommend you follow a regular inoculation program established by your veterinarian to guarantee your dogs stays healthy. You will receive a complete medical history on your Border Collie (as best as can be determined or documented). You must also have the dog licensed in accordance with the laws where you live. Since we do not know you personally, the information from the Adoption Request Questionnaire (which is requested of anyone seeking a rescue Border Collie) will help us to match the right kind of Border Collie for your circumstances. We place Border Collies only in good, loving homes, and we screen prospective adopters thoroughly.

Keep this cover information and the "Terms of Adoption" page for your reference. Please fill out the attached form and return it to us as soon as possible.


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Page last updated January 10, 1998. All material Copyright © 2004 Border Collie Rescue, Inc.
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