Border Collie Christmas Cards
"Everydog's got a BAD Christmas Sweater.... Right?"
"Every Year he helped with the lights ... he was naturally a very helpful dog!"
BANNER MONTHS FOR ADOPTIONS AND MORE WAITING IN THE WINGS!
After two banner months for adoptions, ETBCR has recently added several great new dogs to our Adoptables Page. In addition, we have numerous new dogs who will be posted soon after being "vetted" and evaluated. Don't forget to check our "More Adoptable Dogs" page as well!
Visit us on our Facebook page where many of the dogs currently being evaluated are first presented. If you are in the Knoxville area, come to see us at Petco on Kingston Pike in Farragut on the first Saturday of the month and at Agri-Feed on Middlebrook Pike on the third Saturday of the month where you can meet some of our adoptable dogs.
2013 Border Collie Reunion
Our reunion on September 22 was blessed with good weather, hard working volunteers and old friends and new, with owners and their rescued border collies in attendance from 14 years ago to the present day. We truly appreciate everyone who attended, and how rewarding it was for us to see so many happy and well cared for dogs with their proud owners. This was the highlight of the day, and brought back many memories.
To keep everyone entertained, participants enjoyed a chance to try out their dogs on agility equipment, to join in canine games, and to watch experts demonstrating flyball, rally obedience and herding! There was plenty of opportunity to buy border collie themed items, to bid on our silent auction and to enjoy lunch.
A very big thank you to everyone who helped to make this day a very special one. Below are some pictures taken by photographer Jennie Huettel, who spent the entire day capturing some wonderful shots. Please visit Mountain Mutt Media where you will be able to view the complete set of photographs taken during the day and which are available for purchase.
Where the Money Goes
We thought it would be interesting for all our followers and supporters to see just what we spend our money on in a typical year. It is clear what our major expense is, and without the help of all our loyal supporters, we would have no chance at all of saving the many dogs that come to us with major medical problems. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts - without your help, ETBCR just could not continue its work.
Senior Dog Foster Program
East TN Border Collie rescue has a foster program for Senior Dogs and we are looking for very special foster homes to help us.
We have found that many nice, housetrained, loving family dogs, over the age of 8, are being turned into shelters: the reasons given may vary, but the bottom line is that it is usually because people do not want to deal with the health problems and costs associated with older dogs.
The majority of them do not get adopted, because families are often unwilling to make the emotional commitment to a dog with a relatively short remaining lifespan.
Our rescue group has already taken in several seniors, and although it takes longer to find them a permanent, loving home, we have, in the end, been extremely successful in finding the right situation for these older dogs.
PLEASE NOTE : Our foster homes are nearly always full with a waiting list, and we are not able to take owner-release seniors except in cases of extreme hardship, which will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Often, there will be a waiting period before we can help.
At this time, we are seeking FOSTER HOMES, who, when the need arises, would be willing to commit months, or even a year to their care, while we continue to seek an adoptive home. If you feel that fostering a senior dog would be right for your lifestyle (and most of these dogs are housetrained, mellow and happy with gentle exercise), please Contact Us.
The Carolyn Stansberry Memorial Fund was set up specifically to help special needs and senior dogs, so the rescue program will be able to provide financial help as needed for routine age-related problems. Catastrophic illness issues will be dealt with if and when they arise.
Carolyn Stansberry Memorial Fund
The world of Border Collie Rescue has lost a great champion and devoted volunteer in the passing of Carolyn Stansberry on Sunday, November 18th, 2007, after a long illness.
Carolyn was one of the founding members of East TN Border Collie Rescue, a cause she was passionate about.
In order to honor and continue Carolyn's work to help special needs and senior border collies, we have established the CAROLYN STANSBERRY MEMORIAL FUND.
See the Carolyn Stansberry Memorial Fund page to find out how you can donate to the fund in Carolyn's memory.
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