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Heart of a Border Collie Rescue

Minnetrista, MN

Our Mission

Heart of a Border Collie Rescue is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to placing border collies and other herding breeds into qualified, loving and permanent homes, providing temporary housing in approved foster homes, proper medical care, training, rehabilitation and education of prospective homes.

We believe that we can do the most good for border collies by partnering with other rescues. We are affiliated with Aussie Rescue of MN (ARM) and Northwest MN Aussie Rescue (NWMNAR) to provide a safety net for herding breeds in Minnesota and the Dakotas. We also work with other border collie rescue organizations across the country to identify and help border collies in danger or in need.

Adoption Policy

Please read 'Do You Have What It Takes' on our website and the information under the 'About Border Collies' tab on our website
-Fill out an application - this only shows that you are truly interested in adopting a dog - it is not binding.
-The rescue reviews applications. If we determine your home could be a good fit for one of our dogs, we complete reference/vet checks and will contact you for an interview and to set up a home visit. You will be contacted either way via email.
-Approved adopters can then meet their potential dog. If that dog is not deemed to be a good match, another dog can be suggested or the application will be kept on file for a future dog.
-Adoption is complete with payment and a signed adoption contract. Our adoption fee includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchip implant, heartworm and Lyme's test, rabies/distemper vaccinations (if old enough) and any current identified illnesses treated or being treated. Fees are $300 for adult dog, $350 for puppies, custom fees for senior or special needs dogs. We are required to charge appropriate MN sales tax.

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