Corporate Statements and Information

Border Collie Save and Rescue, Inc. is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable dog rescue dedicated to rescuing, rehabbing, and re-homing Border Collies and Border Collie mixes taken in throughout Central and North Texas from toxic and/or desperate situations.  These Border Collies are placed into foster homes where they have all of their medical needs tended to, are spayed/neutered, are provided with any needed physical and mental rehabilitation, are started on some basic training, and are provided with a loving & save place to live.  Finally, we place them with appropriate and vetted adopters who fully meet the needs of the each individual dog.

The Five Freedoms

  • FREEDOM FROM HUNGER AND THIRST All animals need ready access to fresh water and a diet that allows them to maintain full health and vigor. This must be specific to the animal. For example, a puppy, an adult dog, a pregnant cat and a senior cat would all need different types of food provided on different schedules.
  • FREEDOM FROM DISCOMFORT  All animals need an appropriate living environment, including protection from the elements, and a clean, safe and comfortable resting area. Animals must be provided with bedding and not sleep on a cold hard floor. Overcrowding will increase an animal’s physical discomfort and should be avoided. Do not forget about temperature and environmental factors, such as noise levels and access to natural light. And if an animal is outside, it must have shelter from the elements as well as appropriate food and water bowls that will not freeze or tip over.
  • FREEDOM FROM PAIN, INJURY OR DISEASE  All animals must be afforded care that prevents illness and injury, and that assures rapid diagnosis and treatment if illness/injury should occur. This entails vaccinating animals, monitoring animals’ physical health, rapidly treating any injuries and providing appropriate medications for treatment and pain.
  • FREEDOM TO EXPRESS NORMAL BEHAVIOR  All animals need sufficient space and proper facilities to allow them to move freely and fully, and to engage in the same types of activities as other animals of their species. They also need to be able to interact with—or avoid—others of their own kind as desired. They must able to stretch every part of their body (from nose to tail), run, jump and play at will. Are you overcrowded? Are you housing too many animals in one room? If so, the animals are probably unable to experience the fourth freedom.
  • FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND DISTRESS  All animals need both a general environment and handling that allows them to avoid mental suffering and stress. The mental health of an animal is just as important as its physical health. Are you providing sufficient enrichment? Allowing the animal to hide in a safe space when needed? Ensuring that there is not too much noise? Are there too many animals in one room? Remember, psychological stress can quickly transition into physical illness.

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Coming Soon:  Operant Conditioning via Positive Reinforcement

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Our policy on spaying & neutering , a piece on dog overpopulation, and the detrimental effects of breeding for conformity. 

BCSAVE supports the hard work and policies of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).  




Before you, or anyone you know, decides to buy a puppy, please do a little research.  The AKC in particular has a long and sordid history of supporting puppy mills over the welfare of the dogs and opposing anti-animal cruelty legislation which would hurt their bottom line.

American Kennel Club opposed 450+ bills designed to help dogs

HSUS Horrible Hundred Report

Notice how none of these are positive and the AKC’s and Petland’s names seem to come up over and over:

AKC Search on

BCSAVE is committed to saving the lives of the animals that are in its care or are part of the adoption program. Euthanasia is reserved for those animals or cases that are deemed untreatable or non-rehabitable.

Medical Euthanasia

BCSAVE will provide medical care and treatment to the animals in its program. Euthanasia will be reserved for those cases in which the animal is not responding to treatment, there is no cure, or if there is no option for relief and as a result their prognosis is less than poor or grave and/ or if there is a quality of life concern for that animal, and will always be done after consultation with one or more veterinarians.

Behavior Euthanasia

BCSAVE will provide training and behavior rehabilitation for those dogs that are exhibiting aggressive behaviors using recognized behaviorists and trainers. Euthanasia will be an option if the dog is not responding to training or rehabilitation, is inconsistent in their behaviors and could be considered unpredictable, or could be considered a danger to the community or adoptive family.

Aggressive behaviors would include (but not limited to) dog or select dog aggression, people or select people aggression, resource guarding, severe food aggression, extremely high prey drive, unprovoked bites, or extreme under-socialization (considered feral).


Euthanasia will be performed by a Veterinarian or a Certified Veterinary Technician, and will be conducted in the most humane way possible.

Border Collie Save and Rescue, Inc. is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable dog rescue dedicated to helping border collies throughout Central and North Texas. Our actions revolve around rescuing, rehabbing, and re-homing border collies. This includes taking in border collies and border collie mixes who are in toxic and/or desperate situations. We place them into foster homes, where we tend to all of their medical needs, spay/neuter them, begin any needed physical and mental rehabilitation, start some basic training, and provide them with a loving & save place to live. Finally, we place them with appropriate and vetted adopters who fully meet the needs of the individual dog.

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This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.


When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.


How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

       To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
       To quickly process your transactions.
       To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
       To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)


How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
An external PCI compliant payment gateway handles all CC transactions.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.


We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.


All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.


Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
     We use cookies to:
       Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
       Keep track of advertisements.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
     If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off it will turn off some of the features of the site.


Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.


Third-party links
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.



Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. 

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.
     We have implemented the following:
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
    Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.


COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.


Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
       Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

The content (content being images, text, sound and video files) of this website are all copyright of Border Collie Save and Rescue, Inc., all rights expressly reserved.

Logo graphics of this website may not be copied or used without clear permission given by Border Collie Save and Rescue, Inc..

Unless otherwise expressly stated, all non-trademark copyright content available on this website, which is not owned by Border Collie Save and Rescue, Inc. is designated Public Domain or a public domain compatible copyright license (e.g. Creative Commons Zero), at least as far as we know. If, not knowingly, we published content that is under a non-public domain compatible copyright license, please let us know it and we will remove it as soon as possible.

The content of these pages is not meant to offend nor hurt anything or anybody. Would that be the case, please, let us know it and we will act as soon as possible.

Other products or companies, that are mentioned on this website, could be trademark registered by their own holder.

Products names, corporate names and companies mentioned in this website may be trademarks registered by their holders or trademarks belonging to other companies, and they all have been used solely for informational, fair use purposes without aiming at any copyright infringements.

Documents available on this website may contain inaccuracies or typing mistakes. Border Collie Save and Rescue, Inc. disclaims all liability for websites you can link to from this website.

Border Collie Save and Rescue, Inc. reserves the right to modify the content of the whole website and of this disclaimer at any time and without notice.

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Patron Saint of Dogs

Saint Roch (aka St. Rocco) - Patron Saint of Dogs Prayer to St. Rocco O Great St. Rocco, deliver us, we beseech thee, from the scourges of God; through thy intercession, preserve our bodies from contagious diseases, and our souls from the contagion of sin. Obtain for us salubrious air; but, above all, purity of heart. Assist us to make good use of health, to bear sufferings with patience; and, after thy example, to live in the practice of penance and charity, that we may one day enjoy the happiness which thou has merited by thy virtues. Image from Quimper Cathedral in Chapelle de Saint Roch, the Vitrail de Saint Roch