ADOPTION PROCESS: 

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs currently looking for a new home, please download and complete the application form and return it to us via e-mail

bcrescuecapetown@gmail.com

or

witt.natalie@gmail.com

After receipt of the form, we can arrange for a suitable time for you to visit the dogs at the shelter. Please note, that we perform a home check to ensure suitability before the adoption is approved!

 ADOPTION PROCESS

Anyone interested in adopting a Border Collie and that has not previously owned a Collie, should please do extensive research on the breed to ensure that this is the right addition to your family.

We spend considerable time and resources in ensuring that the Collies in our care, all coming from various different backgrounds, are well cared for, exercised, groomed, trained, rehabilitated and loved. We do therefore have a few "minimum requirements" that the new home needs to meet:

* The adopted Collie must be allowed to be part of the family, have access to the house and sleep indoors.

* The adopted Collie must be fed a veterinary food (and not a supermarket brand). There are quite a few products available and not all are extremely expensive.

* The adopted Collie must receive regular, good quality flea and tick control (like Bravecto).

* The adopted Collie must be vaccinated annually.

* Depending on energy levels, the adopted Collie must be exercised at least once a day.

ADOPTING A PUPPY

* Additional to the above, we require that families adopting a puppy have someone at home at least half-day as puppies still require 3 meals a day

* Keeping your puppy mentally and physically stimulated is important to ensure your Border Collie does not become destructive and starts entertaining himself. Someone at home will allow for regular interaction and playtime

ADOPTION FEE

The adoption fee is R800 and includes the sterilisation, innoculations and deworming of the Border Collie. 

The adoption fee for puppies is R1000 and includes the sterilisation at 6 months, as well as relevant inoculations.

 

DOGS FOR ADOPTION: 

 All the photos of dogs on this website are the property of Border Collie Rescue and may not be used for any purpose other than networking to assist in finding new homes. The explicit consent of Border Collie Rescue will be required for any use of material and pictures, other than that permitted through the above.

Puppy

DOB March 2019, female Border Collie x Retriever, this little girl is desperately looking for a home to call her own. She is great with other dogs, great with cats and not too energetic so great with kids.

















Luna

DOB January 2018, female Border Collie with a medium-length coat. Luna is a friendly and affectionate girl, who gets along well with other dogs. She is a bit unsure of the leash, but it should not take this clever girl long to figure it out.


















Frankie

DOB September 2017, male Border Collie cross black Labrador. Frankie is a super-chilled dude. He is great with other dogs but also just as happy to chill at your feet. He is good with cats and will be fine with kids. Frankie is obedient, house-trained and walks well on a lead. He has tons of personality, we are sure he understands all our conversations  



















Blaze

DOB 2017, male Border Collie. Blaze is a really pretty boy who was surrendered to us. He is now neutered and vaccinated, he is house-trained and walks well on the lead.















Sokkies

DOB June 2016, female Border Collie. Sokkies is a small girl, only about knee height. But what she hasn't got in size, she has in personality. She is full of beans and loves to run and play. She is very loving towards humans and obedient with commands. She gets along well with other dogs, but we'd prefer to have her with a male companion. She has grown up with kids, but her new home has to have humans older than 9 years only.















Rosa

DOB 2017, female tri-colour Border Collie, very friendly with the other dogs and used to both kids and cats. Her owner emmigrated and Rosa and her brother Blitsie are looking for a new home. We prefer to home siblings separately to allow them to bond with their new family. Rosa was not lead-trained, but we are working on this and she is getting it quickly. Rosa is quite energetic, so will need plenty of exercise and stimulation.
















Fiela

female Border Collie, DOB +/- February 2015, very loving and sensitive girl, who did not get much attention or love up-to-now and deserves a home that can show her a true Border Collie life! She is good with other dogs and good with cats and we think she'll be fantastic with kids too. Fiela walks well on a lead and is just all-round easy going!





















Sharky

male Border Collie, DOB April 2013, Sharky's owner has fallen ill and can no longer take care of him. He is house-trained, great with children and we can cat-test him. Sharky does not do his name any justice, he is a little cuddle-bug with humans! Sharky needs to be homed as an only dog or with a very passive/submissive female.



















Maggie

DOB October 2012, tri-colour female Border Collie. Maggie is energetic and playful, to the point where she can be a bit overwhelming for other dogs. We'd ideally like to home her with a male companion who is not reactive.







Senna 

male Border Collie X, DOB March 2015, was brought in with his brother Socks after they were abandoned. They have grown up on a farm, so love the space and off leash runs, but have had training with us to fit into family life. They are good with everything that moves and breathes. Senna needs a secure property.

 PERMANENT RESIDENTS:

The following dogs are permanent residents at the shelter and not up for adoption/only able to go to very specific homes as indicated. Collies become permanent residents when their specific history and circumstance do not allow them to be homed, even after extensive rehabilitation.

For these Collies we hope to get a sponsor, someone that can help us with their food, vet and treats bill. Maybe also someone that can come and visit every now-and-again to be with their sponsored "child".

Bella - SPONSORED BY GERRIT

Bella is a 5 year old Border Collie girl that is on the upper spectrum of busy, energetic (and a little bit looney). She was adopted before, but no one can deal with her behaviour and energy levels and she has settled down nicely at the shelter as a permanent resident. She runs and plays all day long and if one of her Collie friends gets too tired to continue, there is always another one that can stand in :)

Here she is with her very kind sponsor - thank you Gerrit!





Danny - SPONSORED BY TAMRYN AND ENGELA

Male, 10 years old, Border Collie with a beautiful, long coat. Danny is sterilised and inoculated. He is a very soft-natured dog and could do with some confidence building, Danny gets along with all dogs and we feel would be good with cats too. We believe Danny was often handled very heavy-handedly on his collar, as he does not like being touched there at all. He also needs to be sedated for us to groom him, he cannot be touched on his behind. This poor boy has gone through enough and is now in a safe place that understands his limitations.






Blackie - SPONSORED by Estelle

Male Border Collie cross, about 9 years old, neutered and vaccinated. Blackie was surrendered when his people moved without him. He is a big softie, great with other dogs and great with children (as you can see from my little helper). We'd love to find him a retirement home. He can still go for walkies and is house trained, so will easily slot into an easy-going home.











Monty - SPONSORED BY NATALIE AND ALMERO

Monty is an old boy who has found himself homeless after his people moved to a flat. He is a friendly gentleman, by no means geriatric and gets along well with other dogs. We would love to find him a retirement home, if not he will stay a permanent resident at the shelter.

Finnigan - SPONSORED BY JOY ALISON

8 year old tri-colour Border Collie male with just the most gorgeous curly coat, neutered and inoculated.

Finn is a gentle and loving dog that gets on well with all the others and is extremely intelligent and obedient. He is an ex-service dog and is retiring with us.






Lunar - SPONSORED BY Kelly

Special needs female, 10 years old, brown & white, sterilised and inoculated. Lunar is very shy and nervous of people as she was raised in a backyard without human contact before she came to us. 

Up-date: Lunar has come such a long way... She has started to really come out of her shell! We have decided that it would be best for her to become a "permanent resident" and are desperately looking for a sponsor for her.

NEW Up-date: Guess who came to greet me at the gate today and allowed me to walk up to her and rub her ears! This is so amazing and this girlie has turned a real corner - YAY!

Mr Bear - SPONSORED BY YVETTE

Special needs male, 6 years old, mostly black, sterilised and inoculated, smaller Collie X. Mr Bear comes from what we believe was an abusive and unstable home. He was extremely scared and hid away from humans. He has made such amazing progress and needs a home that understands his background and will allow him time to settle in. Until we can find such home, Mr Bear needs a sponsor as a permanent resident at the shelter!

Look at the cute photo which I took sitting down and allowing him to come and greet me!

DOGS RECENTLY ADOPTED: 

Lilly - ADOPTED

DOB August 2018, female Border Collie with an amazing, silky coat. Lilly and her sister Layla were unwanted and travelled all the way from Graaff Reinet to find a new home in Cape Town. Lilly is a real softie, very very gentle. She is good with the other dogs, with humans of all sizes and also with cats.















Mila - ADOPTED

11 month old, female Border Collie, sterilised and vaccinations up-to-date. Mila was sadly surrendered as her owners under-estimated the challenges of raising sibling Border Collies. Her brother has since been homed, but we are still looking for a new family for Mila. She is a very energetic girl and will need a large garden and an active (daily exercise) family, who will allow her to become part of all aspects of family life.










Oscar - ADOPTED

DOB November 2018, male Border Collie with some small brown patches in the face. Oscar is just a cuddly and inquisitive little puppy still. He is happy in the pack of Collies, well-balanced and well-behaved. He will be good with kids and cats and would make an awesome pet. He is also not super high energy, so first-time Border Collie owners, here is your chance!


















Layla - ADOPTED

DOB August 2018, female Border Collie with a mostly white coat. Layla and her sister Lilly were unwanted and travelled all the way from Graaff Reinet to find a new home in Cape Town. Layla is a real softie, very very gentle. She is good with the other dogs, with humans of all sizes and also with cats.




















Blitsie - ADOPTED

DOB 2017, male Border Collie, very friendly and easy-going boy, great with the other dogs, used to both kids and cats. His owner emmigrated and Blitsie and his sister Rosa are looking for a new home. We prefer to home siblings separately to allow them to bond with their new family. Blitsie was not lead-trained, but we are working on this.













Simba - ADOPTED

DOB June 2011, beautiful Border Collie boy with very classic markings. Simba has settled well into the pack and is good with the other dogs, although we'd prefer him to go to a home with a female companion


















Snowy - ADOPTED

DOB February 2011, female Border Collie. Lady and Snowy are sisters and have lived together all their lives. There is no sibling rivalry, so we'd be open to home them together. Snowy is loving and gentle and loves a good cuddle. She is house-trained and used to sleeping indoors. She is good with other dogs. We can cat test her, we think she'd be good with cats.

Saskia - ADOPTED

DOB 2010, female Border Collie with a short-coat. Saskia was surrendered and it really hit her hard. She hid away for such a long time, it broke our hearts. Well, she has regained her confidence, just loves a ball and readily comes forward for cuddles. Saskia is fantastic with other dogs, pretty much ignores them. Although she was also great with my son, we nearly feel that a single person home would be her ideal. She dotes on that single human and it is also where she came from

Millie - ADOPTED

DOB August 2014, female Border Collie. Millie is a lovely and playful girl, that gets along with all the dogs in the pack. She is active and we'd love a home with space and daily exercise.








TinTin - ADOPTED

male, DOB +/- February 2017, surrendered to another organisation and now with us at the shelter. TinTin is one amazing boy, great with the other dogs and very eager to please his humans. He would be a fantastic first time Border Collie, as he is not overly energetic and would fit easily into family life.

Milo - ADOPTED

Milo, male Border Collie, DOB 2016. Milo originally came to us for some rehabilitation and training, but we have been asked to find him a new home. Milo is a energetic Border Collie that will require an owner that knows the breed well, is prepared to continue the training with him. Milo is also very loving and attaches quickly to "his" person. We'd love to find him a home as an only dog. He is an absolute beauty, so we hope we can find that special person for him!

Lucy - ADOPTED

estimate DOB 2010, female Collie X long-haired Dachshund. Lucy is lapdog size and just the cutest and most laid-back lady ever. She came to us in a terrible state, having had puppies recently and not being cared for. But, she has recovered beautifully, has regained weight and her coat is growing back. She is ready for a new home, where she can just be someone's companion.













Sokkies - ADOPTED

DOB June 2016, female Border Collie. Sokkies is a small girl, only about knee height. But what she hasn't got in size, she has in personality. She is full of beans and loves to run and play. She is very loving towards humans and obedient with commands. She gets along well with other dogs, but we'd prefer to have her with a male companion. She has grown up with kids, but her new home has to have humans older than 9 years only.

Wolf - ADOPTED

DOB July 2016, male Border Collie with a smooth coat and beautiful, tri-colour markings. Wolf's family has fallen on very hard times and he was surrendered to us for rehoming. He is a medium energy boy who just looooves people and would happily crawl onto your lap for a good cuddle. He is good with other dogs and has grown up with kids.

Phoebe - ADOPTED

DOB August 2017, female mostly white Border Collie with beautiful blue eyes. Phoebe is deaf and needs a very special home. Before applying for this special-needs girl, please do your homework on what it means to own a deaf dog. We have good experience and can help with advice, we have also successfully homed quite a few deaf dogs over the last few years, so it can definitely work! 

Phoebe is is quite a busy girl but also loves a good cuddle. She is good with other dogs and we'd prefer if she had a companion that she can connect with and follow.

Bobby - ADOPTED

male Rough Collie X, DOB June 2018. Bobby and his sister Vicky were recently surrendered as their owner under-estimated the energy levels and training requirements of the breed. Bobby is still very much a puppy and we'd like to home him to a family that knows the breed and is committed to do the exercise and training.

Vicky - ADOPTED

female Rough Collie X, DOB June 2018. Vicky and her brother Bobby were recently surrendered as their owner under-estimated the energy levels and training requirements of the breed. Vicky is still very much a puppy and we'd like to home her to a family that knows the breed and is committed to do the exercise and training.

Dexter - ADOPTED

DOB 2010 male Border Collie, neutered and vaccinated. Dexter is a fantastic boy and would be an amazing first time Border Collie. He is great with the other dogs, good with cats and fine with older children. He is active, but not manic. He is house-trained and obedient. Just a great all-rounder.








Lady - ADOPTED

DOB February 2011, female Border Collie. Lady and Snowy are sisters and have lived together all their lives. There is no sibling rivalry, so we'd be open to home them together. Lady is loving and gentle and walks beautifully on a leash. Lady is house-trained and used to sleeping indoors. She is good with other dogs. We can cat test her, we think she'd be good with cats.
Flash - ADOPTED

DOB approx mid 2017, male Border Collie cross (Fox Terrier maybe). Flash was found as a stray in Stellenbosch and never claimed. He is only about knee height and very cute! He is a happy-go-lucky chap and would do well in a household with kids and where there is action and stuff to do. He is good with other dogs.
Thunder - ADOPTED

Male Border Collie born in December 2015. Thunder is really not happy at the shelter and we'd love him to find a home quickly. He needs an experienced Border Collie owner that can train and direct him without too much force. He needs a home without cats.




















Boogey (aka Mr B) - ADOPTED

DOB estimated as 2014, male Collie X, neutered and vaccinated. He was rescued out of horrendous circumstances with raw burn wounds on his back. They have healed beautifully (although the scars remind us of his prior life daily) and he is ready for a new home. He is totally "bullet-proof", i.e. fantastic with dogs of all sizes, cats and lifestock. He is loving towards humans and great with kids. Just an all-round perfect doggy that needs a second chance. 






Flynn - ADOPTED

Male Border Collie, DOB approximately 2016. Flynn is a gorgeous, big boy and was also found as a stray and never claimed. He is good with female dogs and good with kids, but doesn't do cats at all. He is a big cuddle bug and literally softly jumps up and hugs your body with his legs 





















Spot - ADOPTED

DOB 2015 year old male Border Collie with quite unusual colouring. Spot was taken off the streets by another organisation, who asked us for help with his rehoming. He is a beautiful and loving boy, but will need a very secure garden (ideally with electric fencing) as he has not quite learned that roaming the streets is no longer an option.

He gets on well with the other dogs and we think he should be fine with cats too given his background.






Bella - ADOPTED

Female Border Collie with an unusual white face and one blue eye, born in 2015. Bella was surrendered with her brother Max, as the owner cannot offer them the exercise and time they require. Bella is a lovely girl, quite laid-back for a Border Collie and sometimes a little bit shy. She is great with other dogs and with kids, but doesn't know cats.









Makosi - ADOPTED

Male Border Collie, born in June 2017, so only just a baby still. He came in with his sister Zoe. They were surrendered by a security company as they did not show sufficient "drive". Makosi really needs a home that can show him what it means to be a Border Collie. He needs confidence (he currently melts into a big puddle, desperate for attention) and needs to learn how to play and run. He also needs to learn basics like recall and sit and wait.







Dusty - ADOPTED

Female Collie, born in March 2016 and is a knee-height Collie girl with a tri-colour coat. Dusty plays really nicely with the other dogs and also LOVES playing ball. She is good with children, but chases cats.









Rocky-Rock - ADOPTED

Male Border Collie, DOB 2007. Rocky's owner was sadly evicted from his property and so this old boy had nowhere to go. He is a stunning soul, loving and happy, that tail doesn't stop wagging. It took all his will-power to not come and lick me during the photo session. Rocky still loves his ball and is by no means geriatric. Please offer him a retirement home!














Zoe - ADOPTED

Female Border Collie, born in June 2017, so only just a baby still. She came in with her brother Makosi. They were surrendered by a security company as they did not show sufficient "drive". Zoe really needs a home that can show her what it means to be a Border Collie. She needs confidence (she currently melts into a big puddle, desperate for attention) and needs to learn how to play and run. She also needs to learn basics like recall and sit and wait.






Gemma - ADOPTED

Female Border Collie, DOB April 2017. Gemma is a smallish Border Collie with a lot of "umpf". She is playful and energetic and interested in everything. She is great with other dogs, as long as they can tolerate her energy.

















Selby - ADOPTED

DOB 2015 Male Border Collie with very classic markings. he was a reluctant surrender, his owners felt that their garden was not big enough for this boy and that he deserved better. Selby gets along with all the dogs in the pack, he plays ball and is just generally a great dude. He must be part of the family and we want him (like all our other dogs) to sleep indoors.

Dover - ADOPTED

8 year old male Border Collie, neutered and inoculated. Dover came in with Lola when his people had to move. He gets along well with all the other dogs, but is equally easy-going around people and loves a good cuddle. Dover is fine with cats, but does not like travelling in the car at all. He either needs a home where people do not go on holiday or in the car much or he will remain a permanent resident at our shelter






 

Jett - ADOPTED

Male Border Collie, DOB approximately 2015, found as a stray and never claimed. He is a soft-natured boy, never making a fuss and is just gentle and kind. He gets on well with all the other dogs and we think he'll be fine with cats also.















Oreo - ADOPTED

Female Border Collie X, DOB approximately 2013. This little girl has not had a great start to life. She has gotten out of her property a few times and no one really cares. This last time her owner simply did not want her back. She is a small girl (knee-height), quiet and soft and gentle. She lapped up the attention in a very undemanding way. She is good with dogs and cats.












Zita - ADOPTED

DOB 2015. Zita is a gentle and loving Border Collie x girl, about knee-height. She gets along with all the other dogs and is fully house-trained. She travels well in the car and is just no hassle at all to have around.

Obelix - ADOPTED

DOB 2015 - Obelix was a very reluctant surrender. His owner has fallen ill and can no longer take care of him. He is very friendly and loves to lean into you.










Scottie - ADOPTED

DOB April 2017 Male Border Collie with cute freckles, about knee-height. His owner fell ill and was advised to rather rehome him. He is a happy and energetic little boy that is great with the other dogs in his group. He will be good with kids and we think he'll be fine with cats too (we can test this).








Sophie - ADOPTED

4 year old female Border Collie. Sophie and her sister Skye were the sad victims of a divorce and although their owner tried hard, he could not find a solution that included them. She is very good with other dogs and children, but does not do cats. She is an active and energetic girl that will need daily exercise and plenty of action. We also feel she would benefit from obedience or puppy training classes to channel some of the energy. She is house-trained.







Zorro - ADOPTED

Male Border Collie X with just the most beautiful nature. He is still a very young boy that was rescued with an embedded collar. He has recovered beautifully, with a shiny coat and no visible scars. He is the happiest chappy! He gets along with all the dogs at the shelter and is comfortable around kids (as you can see)!
If you are looking for a settled, ready-made, no fuss companion and addition to the family, look no further!


Claudio - ADOPTED

DOB 2015 Male Border Collie with a stunning, curly coat (we don't see these often). Claudio is still a big baby that loves attention. He gets along with other dogs and is not very high energy, so a great option for someone that is a first time Border Collie owner

Toby - ADOPTED

DOB 2017. Toby is a red and white Border Collie boy with just the most beautiful and unusual curly coat. Toby needs some TLC, his coat is very bleached and he could use some extra weight. He is a very friendly boy, that was left outside and not exercised regularly. We have started with his training and he is ready for a new family. Could you offer this boy a second chance where he can be inside, form part of the family and get the right stimulation?

Lazer - ADOPTED

Male Border Collie, less than a year old and just the coolest dude ever. He was picked up as a stray and never claimed. Lazer is a busy boy that loves to be part of everything. He is good with other dogs and we'd love to home him with an active family.

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