All About Adopting
Border Collie Rescue
All you need to know about adoption.
Rehome Your Collie
Info about rehoming
If you feel you need to rehome your collie then we will do our best to help.
Life circumstances can change we fully understand that. We here to help not to judge. If you wish to discuss rehoming your dog please telephone our rehoming officer Julie Morris on 011-3952259 or 082-8879668. We will offer any advice we can and if we have a place available at that time, we will do our best to make arrangements for your dog to come into rescue.
Unfortunately, due to the number of calls we receive it does depend completely on kennel space and arrangements that have already been made. We do understand this decision is never easy and will do all we can to help you and your dog. Julie will send you a profile form so we can understand the history of the dog, it’s likes and dislikes. This can be very useful in finding the right home.
Please do complete the form carefully and honestly, if you are unsure about any questions please contact us.
Info about Collie Boarding
La Brie Kennels & Cattery is the home of BCR. If you need kennelling, please contact:
From within South Africa:
0860 kennel (0860 536635)
+27 (0)11 316 4348
+27 (0)83 268 1249 (cell)
Happy Ending Rescue Tails
See our happy ending tails, our collie who had their second chance who have recently been adopted.
Jessie & James
Jessie and James’s ex owner handed them over to Border Collie Rescue as he could not afford treatment for them and their health had been badly affected by various skin diseases. The two dogs (brother and sister) arrived with various fungal, viral and yeast infection on their skin as well as a major flea problem. The brother and sister combo where about 6yrs old. You can see the before and after photos. A picture tells more than a 1000 words of how we as Border Collie Rescue are allowed to make a difference.
Jessie and James both have been rehomed and enjoy their new lease on life!
My name was Joe given to me by my new dad because when he first saw me he thought I resembled the boxer Joe Frasier, a black eye and full of scars! Please look at my photo’s not a pretty sight but my story has a happy ending. I can remember lots of pain and trying to hide away from the hurting in my body and just when I thought I could stand no more I felt a human arm lifting me up and although I wanted to scream in pain I also felt warmth and kindness in the arms caress. It was a long road but my wounds have healed and my faith is restored and I found my forever home and had a very happy life. Joe crossed the rainbow bridge his year, but his star is still guiding us.
Without Border Collie Rescue Joe would not have had his second chance, its that’s simple and he needs you to know how important they are to the plight of the other Border Collie out there, so here he is appealing from the rainbow bridge, to you to help rescue them as they are desperate for funding and allow them to help the other dogs out there.
Hi I am Luke, I was rescued from an abusive situation. I was swung by the neck in mid-air around and around by a wire cord and bashed against a tree. Luckily BCR got me out of the situation and took me to the vet. I had no broken bones but had lost most of my hair due to malnutrition and I was very very traumatized. I had several lacerations to the head and one eye, which look very bad. The vet asked if BCR wanted to have me put down, but I managed to wag my tail and they decided to fight for me. 18 months later my story had a happy ending tail and I love my new furever home!
Freddy was hit by a car and was found dragging himself into a road . He had a really nasty break to the Ilium area of his pelvis as well as a femur broken in two places nip to his chin and a bump on his head. He needed a specialized orthopedic operation but his story has had a happy ending he was adopted by his canine physiotherapist, and is now enjoying life with a new name “Themba”
Jimmy’s stands for the majority of our dogs coming into rescues.
He was locked up and forgotten.
Now rescued and proud enjoying his second chance in life thanks to Border Collie Rescue.
Andie came to Border Collie Rescue with a severe case of Canine Seborrhea, basically doggy dandruff. Its been left untreated and gotten to this severe state not helped by a very poor diet. Andie has made an amazing recovery and has found her two legged family.
Clara was found tied to a pole, she had been scalded and needed extra treatment for her wounds, she has found a pawfect home with a furry friend. She has started training already and is healing nicely – a happy ending tail. Clara is now called Tippex.
Michaela was diagnosed with having a dislocated hip from birth so she had to have a rather expensive femur heap operation that BCR covered. Additionally she contracted the parvo virus at the vets and had a long road of recovery.
Michaela has found her new happy forever home and is enjoying her new lease on life.
In Memory of Blackjack
Sadly there are those we go all out to assist and still lose them in the end. Blackjack was living in the veld in Krugersdorp and was hit by a car. As terrible as he looked with his matted fur, it was all superficial cuts and grazes. Blackjack bounced back incredibly well, put weight on nicely and we thought we’d won only for him to take a downward spiral, he was diagnosed with stomach cancer and there was nothing we could do to help him except to assist him on his final journey.