About Us


Carolina Border Collie Rescue (CBCR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1991 by a group of dedicated volunteers to provide rescue, education, and counseling to prevent the mistreatment and neglect of border collies in the Carolinas.

Through the support of many dedicated volunteers and generous supporters, CBCR has become a successful and well-known all-volunteer, foster-home based rescue group.  We have over 50 active volunteer members and utilize their talents to place an average of 40-50 dogs annually in new, permanent and loving homes.
Many of the dogs we rescue were abandoned at a shelter, found as a stray or relinquished to us by their owners. Currently CBCR covers NC, SC, VA, and parts of GA and TN. Dogs are fostered in our volunteer foster families’ homes which are mostly located in the Carolinas.
All of CBCR’s dogs receive medical assessments and veterinary care, training, and of course lots of love from their foster families, until they are ready to be adopted to their carefully selected home.

Adopting A Friend

  • Education:  Promote public awareness of the border collie as a working breed, and provide a counseling/referral service to border collie owners.
  • Enrichment:  Encourage border collie owner involvement in dog sports through public demonstrations and events.
  • Assistance:  Provide foster care and rehabilitation to endangered border collies.
  • Preservation:  Promote spay/neuter of companion border collies

Who We Are

All applicants must fill out an application form.  

We prefer to place dogs within a reasonable driving distance of a Carolina Border Collie Rescue volunteer.  We will not place dogs in homes without a face-to-face interview by a CBCR volunteer, except in extraordinary circumstances. No CBCR dog will be flown as part of the adoption process. We want to make it easy to continue communicating with our adoptive homes, since placing dogs is only part of our mission - the rest comes after adoption!
CBCR, or a cooperating rescue, will do an in-person evaluation of all applicant homes before CBCR will place a dog in the home of an applicant. The evaluations are not just to protect the dog, but also to protect the applicant from the stress that can result from an inappropriate placement. Once a home evaluation has been completed, the foster will make the best decision for the dog. A home evaluation is generally the first step in starting the adoption process with CBCR.

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