Into homes where the dog is to be be kept on a chain when not working. We have no objections to a dog being kept outside the house, as many BC's prefer this style of housing. A properly adapted outbuilding with attached run is most suitable if the dog is to live outside the house.
In homes where dogs are housed in an outdoor traditional freestanding kennel, enclosed or otherwise, other than for the purpose of holding the dog securely during the day, but not for the purpose of overnight sleeping accommodation or use in inclement weather.
Dogs must always have access to a clean, dry, draught free sleeping area with adequate, suitable bedding in which they can keep themselves warm.
To anyone under 18 years of age.
For the purposes of breeding or profit.
Outside of the UK.
Their training methods are reward based, using positive re-enforcement and not using punitive methods.
Dogs will be housed and kept to a standard compliant with UK animal welfare laws and regulations currently in force and as they are modified from time to time.
If for any reason a dog cannot be kept by them or any party they place the dog with, it will be returned to Border Collie Rescue.
and that the above provisions will be required by them of any party they place the dog with.
Border Collie Rescue will also seek the following conditions
Puppies under 6 months of age are only placed in homes where they can be trained to work Sheep.
An applicant taking on a young, untrained dog, must be in the position of being able to offer the appropriate training and time to develop the dogs potential.
Border Collie Rescue should be notified of a contact person and telephone number to use, if required, for up to date information about the dog, its whereabouts and its progress and such details to be updated should they change at any time, to include the contact details of the person with whom the dog is placed after completion of training.
Dogs must not be placed to live outside the UK. Border Collie Rescue should be informed if a dog is placed on the 'Passport for Pets' scheme and is to travel abroad or to work abroad.
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.
No dog taken on from Border Collie Rescue can be taken to any country where quarantine restriction would apply on arrival in that country or upon its return to the UK
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.