I Want to Adopt a Border Collie!

Step 1

Please complete and apply. BCRRT is a 100% volunteer-based organization, most of whom have full-time careers and commitments outside BCRRT. As a result, we often work with potential adoptive families in the evenings and on weekends.

Step 2

Upon receipt of your application, a volunteer will contact you to conduct a phone interview. From there, if you have other dogs, we will perform a veterinary reference check to confirm your current dogs are current on all vaccinations and heartworm prevention. We will also contact at least two personal references before continuing with your application. Once those items are complete, we will contact you to schedule a time to meet with you in your home. All application information will be verified, and we screen prospective adopters thoroughly for approval.

Once approved, you will be notified by email and work closely with our volunteers to find a new family member.

It is important to us that both you and your new family member are happy. As a result, we do our best to understand your expectations for your new family member and match you with a dog that meets your expectations as closely as possible. We desire that none of our dogs ever find themselves “back in the system.” Therefore we place our dogs only into pre-approved homes.

Step 3

The “Meet & Greet.” Regardless of where our dogs are located, we will work with you to set up a time to meet your prospective new family member.

If the prospective new family member doesn’t meet your expectations during the meet and greet, neither you nor Border Collie Rescue & Rehab are under any obligation to move forward.

All parties must agree, and Border Collie Rescue & Rehab reserves the right to deny adoption at any time regardless of the reason.

Step 4

Once adoption approval is received, we will work with you to arrange the adoption placement. An executed adoption contract and a $300 adoption donation are required when you adopt one of our Border Collies. This fee helps to cover our costs, which includes all veterinary expenses and micro-chipping. In exchange, you will receive all medical records and microchip information at the time of adoption.

Our promise to you is that all adopted Border Collies have received necessary medical care, are spayed or neutered (unless they are too young to perform sterilization safely; in those cases, spay/neuter supplement will be a part of the adoption contract), fully vaccinated, heartworm free, and on preventive.

All dogs have been micro-chipped for their safety should they be lost or stolen. All of our foster homes work with each dog to crate train and learn basic house manners.

The adoption contract is a legal and binding contract fully enforceable. Please read carefully before execution.

What Makes Us Different

One of the many things that set us apart from other rescues and shelters, even those specific to Border Collies, is how dedicated we are to finding the perfect home for each of our dogs.