Frequently Asked Questions


My friend wants to find a farm home for his border collie. Will you take the dog?

After trying to work through the situation through counseling, we will attempt to place the dog directly from his present home. Farm homes are very rare. Specifically, most working farms want dogs from known, successfully demonstrated, working lines.

My family can’t handle the cute BC puppy we bought a year ago. We need to relinquish the dog as soon as possible.

Again, we do not have adequate foster space, or kennel capabilities to “fix” a situation like this. What we can offer is a fair evaluation of the dog, training issues and assist you in an improved relationship with your border collie. Or, we can post your description of your dog for you to place, directly from your home. We encourage anyone seeking a border collie to fully investigate the needs of the dog prior to purchase. Border collies are very rewarding dogs, however, they do require a significant amount of contact and training.

I saw a border collie in a shelter. Should I contact you?

Yes, we wish to know when a border collie may be in danger.

I’d like to adopt a border collie – how do I apply?

If you are interested in a particular CBCR foster dog, contact the foster parent listed in the dog’s bio for more information.  You will also need to fill out an application.

How can I help Carolina Border Collie Rescue?

In addition to monetary donations, we always need crates, ex-pens, food, collars, leashes, toys, and chewies. Make Checks payable to Carolina Border Collie Rescue and mail to:

1391 Kildaire Farm Road #1001
Cary, NC 27511

We also need volunteers. You don’t have to foster dogs to help. We need people to staff information booths, transport dogs, do home visits, and make phone calls. You can contact a volunteer, or pick up a volunteer information form at one of our information booths.