Adoption Policies

Our Mission

  • Education:  Promote public awareness of the border collie as a working breed, and provide a counseling/referral service to border collie owners.
  • Enrichment:  Encourage border collie owner involvement in dog sports through public demonstrations and events.
  • Assistance:  Provide foster care and rehabilitation to endangered border collies.

Our Rescue Policies and Guidelines

Carolina Border Collie Rescue (CBCR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1991 by a group of dedicated volunteers to provide rescue, education, and counseling to prevent the mistreatment and neglect of border collies in the Carolinas.

Through the support of many dedicated volunteers and generous supporters, CBCR has become a successful and well-known all-volunteer, foster-home based rescue group.  We have over 50 active volunteer members and utilize their talents to place an average of 40-50 dogs annually in new, permanent and loving homes.

Many of the dogs we rescue were abandoned at a shelter, found as a stray or relinquished to us by their owners. Currently CBCR covers NC, SC, VA, parts of GA and TN. Dogs are fostered in our volunteer foster families’ homes which are mostly located in the Carolinas.

All of CBCR’s dogs receive medical assessments and veterinary care, training, and of course lots of love from their foster families, until they are ready to be adopted to their carefully selected home.

    • Home Evaluations: CBCR, or a cooperating rescue, will do an in-person evaluation of all applicant homes before CBCR will place a dog in the home of an applicant. The evaluations are not just to protect the dog, but also to protect the applicant from the stress that can result from an inappropriate placement. Once a home evaluation has been completed, the foster will make the best decision for the dog. A home evaluation is generally the first step in starting the adoption process with CBCR.
    • Fencing: CBCR does not have a policy on fencing. It is up to the foster home to determine if the type of fencing or lack of fencing, of a home, is suitable for the temperament of their particular dog. Please discuss the issue of fencing with the foster home of the dog you are interested in adopting.
    • Fostering: Foster homes are the mainstay of any rescue program and should be treated as such! Our foster homes do their very best to acclimate dogs to a typical “home” life such as interactions with other dogs, children, and cats.
    • Communication: The best way to contact CBCR about an available dog is to contact the foster home. Most foster home contact information is listed at the end of a dog’s bio.

Our $250 adoption fee includes immunization. We also spay or neuter, unless the dog is deemed medically unfit for surgery.