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Is a BC right for you?

Border Collies are intelligent and versatile, yet can be quirky. Learn more about the breed to find out if adopting a Border Collie is for you.

Our Adoption Process

Considering adopting a rescued Border Collie? Please read about our process before submitting an adoption application to NEBCR.

Ways to Help

We depend on our volunteers and donors to help as many dogs as possible. Check here for the different ways it’s possible to help us help them. 

NEBCR Fostering


The Experience of Fostering Ocarina:
a rescue story

Watch the amazing story of Rina from deaths door to recovery and finally placement in her forever home. See for yourself the difference fostering for NEBCR can make.

What can we do to make returning to work easier on our dogs?


What can we do to make returning to work easier on our dogs?

Gryffin - Recognize Signs of Stress

While social distancing from the world we have been spending our time with our dogs. There’s no doubt they have been loving all the extra attention. As we return to work and schools open up again, it’s finally back to business as usual for us. But we can’t expect the dogs to understand.

We should start NOW to prepare our dogs for the new routine of spending their days alone to lessen the chance of separation anxiety. We need to set them up for success as they become accustomed to what real life will be like moving forward. Please keep in mind: if you have purchased or adopted a new dog/puppy during the pandemic, they know no other life than their life with you being home. These dogs have no old routine to fall back on and will need extra preparation and patience.

Our Mission

New England Border Collie Rescue, Inc. (NEBCR) is a group of volunteers working to find homes for stray, abandoned or unwanted Border Collies throughout the Northeast United States.

Available for Adoption

NEBCR, Inc. has dogs in foster care for at least a two week evaluation period before they are made available for adoption.

Please review “Our Adoption Process” to find out how to adopt a dog from NEBCR. You must have an approved application on file to be considered for any NEBCR rescue dog. Please submit your application BEFORE inquiring about a particular dog.