Adoption Process

Step 1: Application to Adopt

Please fill out the form below to submit your application to Border Collie Save & Rescue.

Step 2: Phone Interview

Once we receive your Application to Adopt, we will contact you and schedule a phone interview
(due to our volunteer's holiday schedules, seasonal illnesses, and number of application we receive, it may take us 2 weeks to reach out to you). This will allow us to get a better idea of what you are looking for and help us match you with the right Border Collie.

Step 3: Home Visit

After the application and phone interview, we will schedule a home visit. This will allow us to verify the information provided and make sure each Border Collie we adopt out is going to a suitable home.
(Until further notice, all Home Visits are virtual.)

Adoption Application

Offline Application

BCSAVE prefers applicants use our online application; however, if you have any problems, you can also use our old PDF version:
Application to Adopt
Download the PDF file, fill it out, save the filled out application to your system, then email the completed application to:

(Please do NOT send the application from within your PDF software.)


Step 4: Find Your Dog

Although many people are not sure of the dog they want when they start the adoption process, we encourage you to not wait until the "perfect" dog comes along before you start the process. Submitting an application early allows us to help you find a dog that will best fit your unique personality and lifestyle, and it will speed up the entire process of getting a dog to you once the right one has been found.

Step 5: Bring Your Dog Home

Once we have everything approved and the right dog selected, we will work with you to arrange getting the dog to you. Please ask us if you need any assistance or advice in bringing a new dog into your household and we will try and help in any way that we can.

Adoption Fee: $300 for puppies under 6 months, $100 for seniors over 8 years or with known medical issues, and $250 for all other adoptions (plus any negotiated transportation costs, as applicable)

Step 6: Keep In Touch!

We hope that our relationship with the adopter does not end at the adoption. We love updates, stories, braggings, tales, yarns, sagas, shenanigans, photos, and videos of all of our former rescue pups in their new furever homes with their new people. Tag us on social media, link to our website and Facebook page, or send us tweets and Snapchats. We love it all!

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