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The Independent pages of this website are provided by Border Collie Rescue Texas, Inc. This is a service provided for dogs which are available for adoption from shelters, other rescue groups, independent rescuers and those who are no longer able to keep their pet. All dogs are required to have an adoption fee, we do not list free dogs.

These dogs are not evaluated by Border Collie Rescue Texas, Inc. and Border Collie Rescue Texas, Inc. does not assume any responsibility for the adoption of these dogs. Any adoptions of dogs listed on the Independent Adoption Website are solely transacted between the independent rescuers and the adoptive owner. Border Collie Rescue Texas, Inc. does not warrant any claims about the dogs listed as available for adoption through the Independent pages of this website.

To correctly id your dog as a Border Collie, please see our page The Different Looks of the Border Collie.

We require that a minimum adoption fee of $75.00 is asked, paid to the adopting agent (listing dog owner) and an approved application to be processed by the adopting agent.

Biting: BC's will occasionally nip a child's heel, as they would a sheep while herding, but a strong grip or any bite that breaks the skin and leaves serious puncture marks indicates that the dog cannot be trusted and work with a professional trainer may be needed. If a dog has bitten in a non-abuse situation the dog should NOT be listed on this site.

Should you have questions regarding the above please contact the webmaster .

For your convenience we have provided these forms to assist you in your adoption process.

Step One ~ Approval

In order to list your dog you must first submit the following to BCRTx for approval by a Board Member or Area Coordinator.

  • Faxed or emailed copy of the most recent vaccinations, HW test and possibly treatment and spay/neuter veterinary records with a brief description of the dog, how you came to have the dog in need and why you now need to find a home. Please send faxes to 281-470-8711, Attn: BCResTX.

Step Two ~ Listing Email

  • Subject line: Website update – INDEPENDENT – Dogs name
  • Send to: .
  • All photos should be in jpg or gif format, attached separately to the email, not embedded in the email or word doc. The best photos are taken at the dog's level from no more than five feet away. A good picture goes a long way toward making your dog visually appealing to an adopter. If you do not have the ability to email photos please contact the webmaster . and a mailing address will be provided for you.
  • Clean email: An example of a bio is included below to copy/paste to get you started on your bio.
  • Adoption Application: For your convenience we provide a link to the Adoption Application in the bio, if you have an application of your own, we will link to it.

Begin copying here:

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 months
  • Coat: Semi-Rough Coat, Black & White
  • Weight: 30 lbs.
  • Activity Level: Active Companion/Sports Competitor
  • Libby is a wonderful, mostly black border collie/lab mix rescued by our family from a state park in Texas. She is very affectionate, adaptable and intelligent. She has become a healthy girl with a beautiful coat and she is spayed and current on shots. She is also housebroken, crate trained and rides well in the car. Libby is devoted to the family and is always where we are. She does well with our children, ages 8 and 11, but could benefit from training to not jump up when excited. She also plays well with our 4 year old wheaten terrier. Based on her reactions on walks, I would not put her with a cat.

    An adoption fee of $90.00 and an approved Adoption Application are required for adoption. All references will be checked and a home visit may be done.

    If you have a place in your heart and home for a girl like this, you can contact

End copying here.

The site is updated on a daily basis in most cases.

Please note that there will be no listings made to the site prior to receipt of complete vet record requirements.

Should you have questions regarding the above please contact the webmaster.

Step Three ~ Removal

  • Send an email to the webmaster with the following subject line: Website update – INDEPENDENT – Dog's name
  • In the body of the email please let us know if the dog has been adopted or euthanized

Border Collie Rescue Texas, Inc. - P. O. Box 1338 - La Porte, Tx 77572