Border Collie Rescue/Texas

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Demodectic Mange or Red Mange can affect any breed or mixed breed dog. The following information came from the Pet Web MD website. It is not contagious. Scabies (also caused by a type of mange mite, Sarcoptes scabiei) is contagious to all warm- blooded animals, including humans. Demodectic mange is caused by a tiny mite, Demodex canis, too small to be seen with the naked eye. Nearly all dogs acquire mange mites from their mother during the first few days of life. These mites are considered normal skin fauna when present in small numbers. They produce disease only when an abnormal immune system allows their numbers to get out of control. This occurs primarily in puppies and in adult dogs with lowered immunity. A high incidence of mange in certain bloodlines suggests that some purebred dogs are born with an inherited immune susceptibility. Demodectic mange occurs in localized and generalized forms. The diagnosis is made by taking multiple skin scrapings and looking for the mites. Demodectic mites are usually easy to find. All adoptions require an approved adoption application, a home visit by a BCR/TX representative, veterinary references and a $200.00 adoption fee.


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Border Collie Rescue/Texas, a non-profit organization, is a group of volunteers mainly scattered throughout Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Wichita Falls) and Southwest Louisiana area (Lake Charles). A few members are now located in other states and continue to offer valuable support. We work tirelessly to assure our dogs get the veterinary care they need by raising funds and keeping abreast of medical and training issues to better enable us to work with our dogs and place them in homes where they will flourish. Most of our dogs come from shelters near the foster homes and foster space is almost always filled up. Our volunteers work closely together to maintain an excellent support system to foster homes and adopters. Our $200.00 adoption fee covers all recommended vaccinations, hip x-rays to screen for hip dysplasia, spaying/neutering, micro chipping, and any other medical care they may need, which often includes expensive heartworm treatment. Our commitment to the dogs is shown in the request for an approved adoption application, checks on all veterinary references, and a home visit done by one of the members. The home visit generally limits our adoptions to the Texas and South Louisiana areas and is a valuable part of the adoption process. The adoption fee rarely covers the full cost of medical care for the dog while it is in the foster program. Donations are always gratefully accepted. Border collies are an extremely active breed, bred to work all day. As puppies they can easily get into trouble when they try to herd children by nipping and biting at legs to move " the herd" in the direction the puppy thinks "the herd" needs to go. Most border collies carry this herding instinct even if their parents and grandparents were not used for this type of work. Border collies are not a dog to leave outside without attention or to allow to run loose. They require an owner that is active, willing to work with a border collie, and enjoys spending time with a dog that is smarter, is definitely faster , and has more energy, than you will ever imagine. If you are interested in more information on one of the dogs listed, please go to our website at / If you do not see a border collie to fit your family, please check out nearby shelters , rescue organizations, and humane societies. There are hundreds of border collies in need of good homes.

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Border Collie Rescue/Texas
P.O. Box 1338

La Porte, TX 77572

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