Rescue is SO
rewarding. It doesn’t take much to make a difference. Taking
an hour or two out of your day to help transport a dog; taking
a dog from a terrifying shelter and giving them a place in your
home to feel safe and comfortable; providing funds to give a dog
critical medical attention or donating food, crates, toys, and
other supplies. It doesn’t really sound like much, but each
of these things can make a life or death difference for a dog in
need. However you choose to help is greatly appreciated. The Rescue
world is comprised of volunteers who love the breed or just want
to help animals. We appreciate anyone who is interested in helping
us because there is no way we could ever do it alone.
There are four ways to
help: Transport, Foster, or Volunteer
you are interesting in volunteering, please fill out a volunteer
Application (fill out online)
are many transporting jobs to be done in Border Collie
Rescue like transporting dogs from shelters to new foster/adoptive
homes as well as to vet appointments.
are people near and far who help transport dogs between
states, insuring that the dogs can come from pounds all
over to get to us, sometimes by car, sometimes by air.
No matter how they arrive, without each person doing
their part in the 'dog chain', these dogs would not survive.
Each person drives a distance of approximately 1-2 hours
in most cases so it’s not a burden on any one person.
if you'd like to help, please consider TRANSPORT. All
you need is to provide us with your phone and email and
whatever distances and areas you're willing to cover
and we'll contact you whenever the need arises to move
a dog. If you're called and cannot help out, that's okay,
maybe another time will work out.
ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF TRANSPORT HELP SINCE DOGS CAN
COME FROM LOCAL STATES.
are many ways of donating. Here are a few ways to donate:
flea and tick treatment
bedding, towels, collars, leashes, bowls, etc.
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people really want to help dogs directly so they FOSTER.
A dog will live in your home for two weeks to several months
until a new home is found (average time is 1-2 mos). You
provide the love, the food and shelter, and help the dog
in whatever ways possible. We cover the medical expenses
and provide a crate as well as training assistance and support.
If you can teach obedience like sit, stay and come, that's
very helpful to getting the dog ready for a new home. If
you can handle some of the vet costs, that's great!
work with you throughout the entire process, reviewing applicants
and facilitating the potential candidates coming to meet
the dog. Your role in knowing the dog is critical to appropriate
placement so we work hand in hand together to understand
what's best for each dog.
ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF FOSTER HOMES SINCE THERE ARE SO
MANY DOGS NEEDING HELP!!
word from one of our foster "Moms":
let me say that we are a normal suburban family. We don’t
have land, or sheep or stay home all the time. We have
office jobs, school, basketball games and various other
activities. Busy, like everyone else. But it really doesn’t
take that much time our of our day when you considering
we are helping to save a dog’s life.
dog is so unique and getting to know them is wonderful. Usually,
the dogs only have minor issues and quickly settle into our
routine. We do have double the dog hair, a few accidents, muddy
paws and I have pitched a couple of rugs, but that all seems
minor in the grand scheme of things.If
we don't have open foster homes, then it is possible a dog will
be euthanized if it is in a shelter.
People ask if it is hard to give them up. I won’t lie. I
have shed a few tears when they go. But, we know they are going
someplace that they are so wanted and loved. Knowing we took a
scared and abandoned dog and helped it on it’s way to a happy,
loving home is so rewarding. Many of the dogs would not be alive
if it wasn’t for the rescue organization.
Boo, one of our foster dogs, came
from a shelter underweight and very ill. She is a lovely happy
up and manning a booth at pet events.
check phone calls.
sitting for a foster Mom/Dad that needs a break or has
to go out of town.
to shelters to look for border collies in need.
ways to volunteer are in helping with:
you have a special skill,
we’re always open to
whatever you’d like
to do. For example, some
people have graphics backgrounds
and offer to design logos
or brochures or the web site;
other people have connections
for food, supplies and other
dog items, so they organize
items coming to us.
VALUE WHATEVER YOU WANT TO BRING TO THE RESCUE WORK
AND HOPE THAT YOU WANT TO JOIN US IN HELPING THESE