We Need You!
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.
Read the different areas below. If you would like to help, please a fill out a Volunteer Application.
There are many ways to help: Donate, Transport, Foster or Volunteer.
There are many ways of donating. Here are a few ways:
- Donating flea and tick treatment
- Donating bedding, crates, towels, collars, leashes, bowls, etc.
- Financially (click on the Paypal Donate button below)
There 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.
There 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.
So, 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.
WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF TRANSPORT HELP SINCE DOGS CAN COME FROM LOCAL STATES.
Many 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!
We 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.
WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF FOSTER HOMES SINCE THERE ARE SO MANY DOGS NEEDING HELP!!
Boo, one of our foster dogs, came from a shelter underweight and very ill. She blossomed into a beautiful dog after being rescued and placed in her forever home!
A word from one of our foster "Moms":
First, 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.
Each 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.
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. If we don't have open foster homes, then it is possible a dog will be euthanized if it is in a shelter.
Please consider fostering.
WE VALUE WHATEVER YOU WANT TO BRING TO THE RESCUE WORK AND HOPE THAT YOU WANT TO JOIN US IN HELPING THESE GREAT DOGS!
- Setting up and manning a booth at pet events.
- Home visits.
- Vet check phone calls.
- Dog sitting for a foster Mom/Dad that needs a break or has to go out of town.
- Going to shelters to evaluate a border collie.
- If 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.
Fill out the Volunteer Application at the top of this page if you are interested in helping us!