A Border Collie is a friendly, loyal, responsive, active, and intelligent dog. This breed needs a “job “to do, like sheep herding, competing in agility and flyball or dancing with dogs, or obedience, playing fetch, and learning tricks.
These very people-orientated dogs love to be with their humans and become devoted to their owners.
They need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation; without it they will become bored and frustrated leading to unwanted behaviors, causing distress and expense to their owners, which ultimately lands them in the care of a rescue organistation.
In 1997, Border Collie Rescue (BCR) Gauteng, a Non-Profit Organization Nr. 006 620 grew out of the need to find adoptive homes for the ever-increasing number of unwanted and misunderstood Border Collies. Since then the handful of BCR volunteers have worked intensely to re-home approximately 8000 Border Collies, approximate 400 dogs per year.
Their objectives are:
Educate the public about the Border Collie (BC)
Find adoptive homes for unwanted BC’s.
Provide rehabilitation for abused BC’s.
Provide foster homes for abandoned BC’s.
Raise funds to cover the operating costs of BCR i.e. sterilization, kenneling fees, veterinary expenses, transport, telephone, and other expenses.
If you consider a BC as a pet knowing the requirements for their care, why not give a rescue dog a second chance in life? BCR has a saying “Saving the life of one dog won’t change the world, but it will change the world for that one dog.
If you would like to lend them a hand please contact:
Julie Morris for Rehoming or Adoptions
Tel: 011 395 2259
Cell: 082-887-9668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dina-Vera Schmittknecht (DV) for General Enquiries
Cell:082 772 8525 or email@example.com
Twitter & Instagram #CollierescueSA
Donations are always most welcome:
Account Name: Border Collie Rescue
Standard Bank Cresta
Account Nr: 226 387 399
Tax certificates are supplied on request for donations.