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The following advert ran in an American Newspaper

"Single black female seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I am a girl who loves to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pick-up truck, hunting, camping, fishing trips and cosy winter nights lying by the fire.  Give me a good dinner and I will be eating out of your hand.  Rub me the right way and watch me respond.  I'll be at the front door every night when you get home from work wearing only what nature gave me. 
Kiss me and I'm yours. Call XXX-XXXX and ask for Daisy".

The first day the advert ran, over 15,000 men found themselves talking to the local Humane Society about an 8-week old black Labrador dog.
The first day the advert ran, over 15,000 men found themselves talking to the local Humane Society about an 8-week old black Labrador dog.

Our thanks to Frank Moyes for that snippet.

We no longer publish pictures of Border Collies we have rescued that are in need of new homes on our website.

We do not believe this is a responsible method of finding homes for dogs.
We prefer to work in a different way by matching dogs and people together.

To find out how we work and how to adopt a Border Collie.

How to adopt a dog from Border Collie Rescue

For information about dogs we have re-homed and case histories.

Border Collie Rescue Case Histories

For information on stray dog law, what to do if you lose or find a dog, see our advice section or click below.

Lost and Found dog information page

Now, it turns out that the above story is probably not true - who knows if an advert like this has ever been placed in the newspaper credited with printing it by the humane society that was credited with placing it, but it is an amusing yarn so we will leave it on here - with the following footnote for the joker that originally circulated it many, many years ago.

When the story was sent to us we thought it was probably a joke so we removed the telephone number and name of the Humane Society - but did leave the name of the credited newspaper, which we have now removed. It appears that other websites did re-publish this with the name of the Humane Society and the telephone number intact.

This led to the Humane Society getting crank calls from the public - which must have been irritating to say the least - we have enough problems in animal rescue without crank calls. So the message to anyone who wishes to circulate stories like this is - don't put real names or telephone numbers on them or they cease to be harmless entertainment and become a nuisance to people that are trying to do good with limited time and recourses.

Thanks to -
That'll Do Border Collie Rescue, Vancouver BC, Canada for making us aware.

Retribution - Anon

The family's dog was bought for a guard, chained to a post in a chilly back yard

Housed in a shed that was airless and dark and every few weeks had a run in the park.

When boredom set in with no fun and no work, one day it broke loose and went quietly berserk.

Pa couldn't fathom just why it went wild as it flattened his wife and then bit his child.

The police were called in to sort out the mess and the whole sorry tale was revealed in the press.

The Rescue Society was really annoyed so the dog was re-homed - and the owners destroyed

Thanks to Polly from Petsearch for sending us that.

Remember' - a video tribute to the dogs that have been in our care over the years

Sound On?

Border Collie Rescue always has a lot of dogs in our care and a lot of dogs waiting to come in.
We do not 'import' dogs from other countries into the UK as there are too many dogs here already that are homeless and we think the people that support us would want us to help these dogs and their owners, as a priority.

We also believe that if you import dogs from other countries it can be counter productive for those seeking to improve animal welfare laws in those countries because it makes the situation look statistically better than it really is and allows legislators and those who oppose new laws to argue that legislation is not neccesary and the situation is not as bad as claimed.

We only re-home dogs from the UK into homes in the UK.

By taking the time and trouble to properly assess each individual Border Collie we are able to pass on accurate and honest information about the dog to applicants.
By taking the time and trouble to gather information on the homes being offered we are able to  offer suitable matches to applicants, taking the 'pot luck' out of re-homing and providing a responsible service to both the dogs and the people who apply to adopt one.

If you are interested in adopting a Border Collie from us,
please do not write to us or email us - we want to speak to you before we start the process.
Please phone us during office hours. Details here.
Calls to our office and mobile will only be answered during our office hours

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