You must complete an adoption application with WBCR before we will consider you for one of our Border Collies (under the “adoption” link). One of our volunteers will check your references, and then another will come to your home to meet you & your family in person before the board will vote on your application. If you are approved, we will arrange a time for you to meet the dog(s) you are interested in. If you decide he/she is perfect for you and the board agrees, we will schedule a day for you to pick up your Border Collie, sign adoption paperwork, and pay the $250 minimum adoption donation. This whole process may take a month or more, as all WBCR members are volunteers and we’re commited to making a perfect match for our border collies. Thanks for your patience!
RENNY – Adopted!
January 26, 2013
Renny is a complete joy, and we all just love her! Unfortunately, she may not be ready for adoption for quite some time, if at all, due to the fact that she was recently diagnosed with Distemper. We figure this poor girl only has about a 50/50 shot at making it. We will do everything in our power to make her well again. Donations will be needed to help fund all the vet care for her (as well as other foster dogs). For more information on Distemper, please click here.
The vet clinic we use has hardly ever seen Distemper in dogs, but it is making a comeback. This is why getting your dogs the vaccination is crucial. Since Renny was a stray, she probably never got the vaccination, and she picked this monster of a sickness up somewhere. The vet clinic said they distinctly remember a couple of Distemper cases in dogs. One dog is still alive, but its littermate died. We’re really pulling for Renny, because her personality is stellar! She won’t be ready for adoption until we know she is well enough and no longer contagious. If she makes it, her adopter needs to know that the Distemper may still be dormant. If she pulls through, hopefully an angel will adopt her. She certainly deserves it!
January 15, 2013
Renny is playful puppy that was found as a stray. She was in a shelter for about 10 days before coming to Wisconsin Border Collie Rescue. They estimated her to be 10 or 11 months old. She is not yet ready for adoption, because she needs to be spayed and get some other vetting. Then she will finally go to her foster home. But so far, from what we’ve seen, she is a real catch!