Relinquishing Your Dog
- Border Collies enter into rescue for many reasons. Some are found as strays or are left at shelters. Some come to us directly as owner-surrenders for various reasons: death, injury, or illness of the dog’s owner, divorce, allergies, moving, and behavioral issues.
- We realize that relinquishing one’s dog can be a painful decision. If we can help you find a way to keep your Border Collie (by offering guidance on behavioral issues, training problems, etc.), we are more than happy to help.
- We give priority to Border Collies that are being held in shelters, since they are in danger of euthanasia. We decide which dogs we can take on a case-by-case basis.
Steps to Relinquish:
- Due to the fact we are a not-for-profit entity and our cost per dog far outweighs our adoption fee, a $50.00 donation is required on all owner surrenders.
- Upon receipt into rescue, the dog will be spayed/neutered and brought up-to-date on vaccinations as needed. The dog will be heartworm tested and, when necessary, start heartworm treatment.
- Please fill out the Relinquishment request form linked below.
- All form submission requests must be followed by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with pictures of the dog. We need a minimum of 3 photos; a head shot and one from each side (dog standing) all taken at the dogs level from no more than five feet away.
- If you do not have the ability to email photos, indicate that and an address will be provided for you to mail via US mail.
- Our relinquishment representative will be in contact with you after receiving the form and pictures.
- If approved, it is helpful if you can bring the dog to us.
- Sometimes the dogs are in rescue for weeks or even months before being placed. During that time, they live in foster homes where they are fed high-quality food and provide socialization and obedience training.
- If we accept your dog into rescue, you will also sign our relinquishment agreement. You must understand that you have relinquished all rights to the dog and may not re-claim the dog once he/she has been placed in foster care or in a new home.