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Fostering is one the best ways you can be a part of our organization and help rescue Border Collies.
However, not everyone is able to foster.  How else can you help?
Border Collies in Need spends an average of $600-$900 to ready one of our dogs for adoption.  Once a dog enters our rescue program, we quarantine them between 14-21 days to ensure that they are in good health and to evaluate their temperaments before we list them for adoption.  Of course, this cost is added on top of the cost of a medical needs dog which can be several more thousand dollars.  The end result is the same, finding forever loving homes for BCs, no matter the cost.

Please watch this short video of A Rescue Dog's True Cost.

BCIN depends on private donations and our fundraisers to keep our doors open.  Won't you join us in being a part of our Circle of Life Mission to Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Rehome those Border Collies who have found themselves through no fault of their own?

You may donate via BCIN's Pay Pal Account.

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Other Ways To Help

  1. Be a shelter watcher and contact us if you see BC's in need of rescue
  2. Take *good* photos of dogs at shelters to help us identify breed
  3. Use your digital video camera to film a rescue dog in action at a shelter or event
  1. Volunteer to be a Border Collies In Need rescuer in your area
  2. Conduct a home visit or accompany a rescue person on the home visit
  3. Walk a Border Collie at events
  4. Get some friends together to build/repair pens for a foster home
  5. Volunteer to help with foster yard clean-up
  6. Help enter Border Collie and adopter information into our database
  7. Make a few phone calls
  8. Drive a dog to and from vet appointments
  1. Link to us on your website
  2. Provide local vet clinics with BCIN contact information
  3. Spread the word about the work we do
  1. Educate local shelter staff about how to identify a Border Collie and take good photos
  2. Educate people on responsible pet ownership
  3. Talk to all your friends and co-workers about adopting and fostering rescue dogs
  4. Encourage your local pet store to sponsor rescue groups and local shelters to promote adoption of animals rather than selling puppies or kittens
  5. Hold a grooming seminar
  1. Donate directly to Border Collies In Need
  2. Help organize and run fundraising events
  3. Pay for spay/neuter or vaccinations services
  4. Have a yard sale and donate the money to Border Collies In Need
  5. Pay for the dog to be groomed or take the dog to a *Do It Yourself* Grooming Place
  6. Pay for an ad in your local/metropolitan paper to help place rescue dogs
  7. Donate a coupon for a free car wash or gas or inside cleaning of a vehicle
  8. Pay the cost of taking a dog to obedience class
  9. Solicit donations for Border Collies In Need from local businesses
  10. Donate an AVID microchip for a rescued dog
  11. Interview vets to encourage them to offer discounts to rescues
  12. Clip and send coupons for dog food or treats
  13. Find promotions offering a free ID tag - inscribe it with BCIN contact info for our rescues
  14. Bake some homemade doggie biscuits
  15. If you are a breeder, donate a small percentage of the each sale to BCIN rescue
  16. Buy two of those really must-have dog items and donate one to BCIN
  17. Loan your carpet steam cleaner to a foster home
  18. Pay for a house-cleaning service to do the spring cleaning for someone who fosters dogs all the time
  19. Pay for BCIN business cards and banners
  20. Make a bequest in your will to BCIN
  1. Lend your artistic talents to BCIN for newsletters, fundraising ideas, t-shirt designs
  2. Write an article for our web site
  3. Write an article on training or dog-sport
  4. Write a column for your local newspaper or club newsletter on the benefits of rescue
  5. Make a BCIN sign for display at your public library
  1. Speak up if you see an animal being abused or neglected
  2. Spay and neuter your animals
  3. Microchip your animals so if they ever come into rescue, you can be contacted
  4. Provide for your animals in your will so they won't end up in rescue
  1. Provide a shoulder to cry on when the rescue person is overwhelmed
  2. Thank a rescuer for all that they do
  1. Give a tax-deductible donation to Border Collies In Need
  2. Dog beds
  3. Towels or other *bedding*
  4. Dog equipment (in good condition)
  5. Chew Toys such (Kong, Nylabone, or Hercules)
  6. Doggy toys that might be safe for rescued dogs
  7. Roll-a-Treat or Buster cube
  8. Crates or Vari-Kennels
  9. Baby gates or X-Pens
  10. Bags of food
  11. Treats
  12. Food dishes or stainless buckets for a crate
  13. Leashes
  14. Collars
  15. A halti, promise collar, or a gentle leader
  16. Grooming supplies (shampoos, combs, brushes, etc.)
  17. Grooming equipment (Furminator, Hydrosurge Animal Bathing System, dryer)
  18. Flea & tick treatments (Advantage, etc.)
  19. Heartworm pills
  20. A Canine First aid kit
  21. The use of a vehicle if you own a car dealership
  22. Doggy seatbelts
  23. Grids for a van or other vehicle
  24. Use of your scanner, digital camera, or photocopier
  25. Printer paper, envelopes and stamps, printer ink
  26. Gift certificates to a pet store
  27. Long distance calling cards
  28. A raffle item if your club is holding a fundraiser
  29. Your time to take good photos of dogs at shelters
  30. Bottles of bleach or other cleaning products
  31. Portable dog runs and/or fencing
  32. Clickers or a video on clicker training
  33. Materials for a quarantine area at a foster's home
  34. Sheets of linoleum or other flooring materials to put under crates to protect the foster's floor
  35. An engraving tool to make ID tags for each of the rescued dogs
  36. Your professional services as an accountant or lawyer
  37. Other services if you run your own business
  38. Obedience or sport-training
If you feel you have what it takes to help rescue, please fill out our Volunteer Application form.  If you would like to foster a border collie, you must fill out the Volunteer Form, as well as our Foster Application forms.

Thank you for considering rescue first!
Volunteer - Online Form
Volunteer - Download .pdf form
Foster - Download .pdf form
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