RELINQUISHMENT OF A BORDER COLLIE
Glen Highland Farm is focused primarily on Senior Border
Collies, age 10 and up.
Occasionally, we may accept another age into the program. We
accept dogs from shelters and directly from individuals, helping to keep
Border Collies out of shelters since they deteriorate in that setting.
We ask that you provide detailed information about your dog's
behavior which better helps us more quickly help the dog. Once relinquished
to Glen Highland Farm, the dog is now ours to care for and cannot be
returned. Our general procedure is to talk with you over the phone, then
have the dog evaluated (by us, another rescue person or a trainer), then the
dog is transported to us in New York - we appreciate your help, but we can
handle transport needs, if the situation is warranted.
We are more than happy to keep you informed as to when your
dog has been placed. We love to share the good news! But, we don't feel
it's appropriate to connect the new adopter to you because they need to feel
the dog they are adopting is theirs now, with no strings attached. We do,
however, give new adopters the opportunity to contact the former guardians,
if they like. It is their choice.
Sometimes, due to space issues, you may be required to keep
the dog in your home until a spot opens up. If you can be flexible enough
to do that, it can be invaluable to insuring your dog CAN come into the
Any donations you'd like to make at the time of surrender are
welcome....dog's toys, bedding, food, collar, leash...we will pass along
whatever you provide to the new adopters.
There is no funding for what we do except through donations
from individuals. We cover whatever costs come up to care for your dog
during the time while here, short-term or forever: heartworm & flea & tick
preventative; shots, spay/neuter; blood work; dental; surgery; toys; bedding
& food. We never turn a dog away from rescue if a donation is not given, BUT
we cannot rescue dogs without financial support from others. Please
consider donating funds to help us with your dog’s needs.
We do NOT take Border Collies with aggression issues.
If you have a border collie
that you would like to relinquish to the Farm,
please complete this FORM and email