Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men: Searching through Scotland for a Border Collie by Donald McCaigThe engaging account of the authors search for a trained border collie in Scotland, to bring back to his farm in Virginia. McCaig delves into the mysterious pact between dog and man, which involves trust and deep communication. Traveling from town to town, to competitions and farms, meeting shepherds and trainers, McCaig introduces us to unforgettable animal and human characters.
Border Collie Rescue - Open Your Eyes
Welcome to the section of the site where you can find out what you need to know about adopting a collie how we assess dogs in our care and of course find details of all the dogs we have for rehoming. Unless mentioned otherwise, all the dogs we rescue are here at our rescue centre in Staffordshire.
Very often we are asked what is the procedure when visiting our rescue centre and how the system for rehoming a dog takes place - so we hope the below helps. Of course this should only be seen as a guide, each prospective new owner and their individual circumstances may require a slightly different approach. Of course the first part is to visit the centre. Heathway is easy to find but don't be fooled when you get to what seems to be the end of the road - follow the narrow track which leads to our kennels. The About Us page will give you all the information about where we are and how to get to us, but if in doubt about directions please email us or ring us on beforehand to obtain them. Monday to Friday our admin office is open from 9am to pm to take any phone calls. At weekends the phone is diverted to kennel staff who may be busy with our "guests" or customers so please do try again if there's no reply.
As many of you know, our passion is for the abused farm dogs who come to us in a very poor state. These dogs need time and patience to heal. No dog is rushed to be adopted and some may spend the rest of their lives at The Spot due to the mental damaged caused to them by mankind. We never put a dog to sleep, no matter what their issues are. Gill has been rescuing Border Collies for 8 years. It has always been her dream to rescue unwanted and neglected farm dogs and this was realised when her network expanded enough to reach right across the UK. We are always looking for loving homes for the dogs who come into The Border Collie Spot and welcome all enquiries.
The office is closed on Bank Holidays. If there's no reply and you can call back later it would be appreciated. The centre is closed on Tuesdays for rehoming except by prior appointment, closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day but open every other bank holiday. Appointments are not necessary but if you are travelling a long distance it would be advisable to contact our office to let us know if you are interested in a particular dog which can be reserved for you to meet. Please call us the day before you intend to visit. Your SatNav route will then be suitable. Voice Messages on our office number will be dealt with as soon as possible, Monday to Friday.
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More details about our work can be found on the website including details of the dogs currently looking for new homes and how you can support our work. How to Donate and Help By simply spreading the word you can help Like all animal welfare charities your support is vital as we receive no local or central government funding so thank you for any support you are able to offer. We are always delighted to receive money donations, but also pleased to receive donations of articles such as toys for the dogs, blankets, food, collars and lead's, etc. How to Rehome a Dog Learn more about our rehoming programme Our website is updated automatically as things change so is as up to date as we can keep it. However, if you are interested in a particular dog and perhaps travelling a long distance you might wish to contact us the day prior to your visit.