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Reliquishing a dog to Glen Highland

Glen Highland is focused primarily on Senior Border Collies, age 10 and up. Occasionally, we may accept other ages into the Rescue.

If you have a border collie that you would like to relinquish to Glen Highland, please, email to

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, 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 coordinate transport to Virginia.

We are more than happy to keep you informed if 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 rescue.

Any donations you'd like to make at the time of surrender are welcome... dog's toys, bedding, food, collar, leash.

There is no funding for what we do except through donations from individuals. We cover whatever care costs come up during the time a dog is with us, short-term or forever. This includes heartworm & flea/tick preventatives, vaccinations, spay/neuter, blood work, dental, surgery, toys, bedding and 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 only bring dogs into GH from the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, & SE CANADA.

We do NOT take Border Collies with aggression issues.