Border Collie Adoption
DUE TO THE TWIN CITIES PET EXPO, THE WEEKENED OF MARCH 24-25, 2012, ALL EMAIL INQUIRIES/APPLICATIONS RECEIVED DURING THAT TIME FRAME WILL BE RESPONDED TO THE FOLLOWING WEEK. WE APPOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVIENENCE.
While the appeal of an intelligent dog may be strong, it's important to consider your lifestyle. Most people will not want to do what is required to provide a Border Collie environment. Their lives are too busy to focus so intently on what this breed needs. If this is your case, then do NOT consider a purebred Border Collie. The dog ends up unhappy, you end up frustrated and very, very often, the dog is given up. And, by then, what was a good Border Collie is now a behavioral challenge for someone else or the dog is put down for being 'too difficult'. This happens all to often.
It is your responsibility to clarify whether you can handle this type of dog within the context of your life. Even if you cannot do everything they need, you have to commit your time for consistent interaction with this breed.
Having this conversation prior to adoption saves heartache, hassle, and the well-being of a high-drive dog.
- All dogs placed by BCRMN are to be house dogs. NO dog will be placed in a home where they will be outside-only dogs.
- Since these are normally high drive dogs, in MOST CASES a minimum 4' fence is also required for adoption. If there is no fence, an acceptable method of containing the dog and exercising the dog will be required.
- Tieing, tethering, or chaining dogs are not acceptable forms of exercise.
- All new adoptors are required to enroll their new dog in an obedience class (of their choice) with in 6 months of adoption
- All dogs placed by BCRMN will be surgically altered (spayed/neutered) prior to placement.
- BCRMN may ask for a home visit prior to adoption. This is especially the case if the home has an unfenced yard, small children, other animals, or for first time border collie owners.
- BCRMN reserves the right to refuse adoption to any person for any reason.
- BCRMN does not adopt out littermates to the same family.