In homes where dogs are accommodated outside of the family home.
In homes where there are resident children of 10 years of age or under, if the dog is to reside in the house.
In homes that do not have their own private garden or yard which has direct access from the home. (shared gardens are not acceptable).
In tied accommodation where occupancy is dependent on employment.
In Flats above or below ground floor level or any flat that does not have direct access to a private yard or garden.
In homes where all resident adults are in full time employment or where the dog is regularly left 'home alone' for long periods.
In City or Town centre environments. Sub-urban environments are considered, but preference is always given to rural homes that are more appropriate to the nature and temperament of the breed.
To anyone under 18 years of age.
For the purposes of breeding or profit.
We would like to point out the following conditions imposed for the safety and well being of all dogs we re-home -
We cannot accept applications in joint names or on behalf of third parties.
Dogs must always have access to a clean, dry, draught free sleeping area with adequate light, suitable bedding in which they can keep themselves warm and access to a secure space where they can move freely around.
Dogs re-homed by Border Collie Rescue are not allowed to be passed on or sold by the applicant to any third party, but must be returned to Border Collie Rescue if the applicant is unable to keep the dog.
Applicants must keep Border Collie Rescue informed of any change to their address during the time they have a dog from the organisation and any address at which the dog is to be kept for more than 21 days, if different from the normal registered address of the applicant - other than that of licensed boarding kennels for temporary accommodation during holiday periods or similar. If an older dog is to be placed in boarding kennels for a period exceeding 14 days Border Collie Rescue should be informed in advance.
Older Dogs must not be taken abroad from their normal country of residence.
Dogs re-homed by Border Collie Rescue must not be destroyed by the applicant or on the instructions of the applicant without our prior consent, unless for reasons of health and then only upon the advice of a qualified veterinary practitioner.
Registration of a re-homed dog with a qualified veterinary practice and Annual Booster inoculations are a requirement of EVERY placing - if this becomes a problem, applicants must inform Border Collie Rescue.
Dogs cannot be used for any commercial purposes other than any agreed by Border Collie Rescue at the time of homing a dog to the applicant, without the prior consent of Border Collie Rescue
Older Dogs placed by Border Collie Rescue must not be kept on chains or tethered in any way.
The submission of an application implies acceptance of the above conditions and criteria outlined on this page.