Rescue Policies

Rescue Policies

Carolina Border Collie Rescue (CBCR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1998 by a group of dedicated volunteers to provide rescue, education, and counseling to prevent 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 24-45 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.

Adoption fees: 
Puppy (up to 6mos old): $375, plus $75 refundable spay/neuter deposit ($450 total for unaltered puppies)
Adult (6mos- 7yrs old): $300, plus $75 refundable spay/neuter deposit if unaltered.
Senior + (7+ years) : $150 (includes chronic medical dogs)

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.  A home evaluation is generally the first step in starting the adoption process with CBCR.


CBCR does not have a policy on fencing. It is up to the foster parent 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 parent of the dog you are interested in adopting.


Foster homes are the mainstay of any rescue program and should be treated as such! Our foster parents do their very best to acclimate dogs to a typical “home” life such as interactions with other dogs, children, and cats.  For information about an available dog, contact the foster parent.  Their contact information is listed at the end of the dog’s bio.