All Border Collie Rescue (4/1/13)

Group Name:  All Border Collie Rescue

Group Contact Email: allbordercollierescue@gmail.com

Group Mailing Address: All Border Collie Rescue, P.O. Box 130251, The Woodlands, TX 77393

Group Phone Number:  936-443-1194

Group Website URL:  http://www.allbordercollierescue.com/

Group Facebook Page URL:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Border-Collie-Rescue/106521762742560

Group Adoption Portal Links:

http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=TX1282

http://www.allbordercollierescue.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18&Itemid=7

http://www.allbordercollierescue.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=11

Year Group Established:  2008

Are you a 501(c)3 or independent rescue?: 501(c)3

How many foster animals does your group have?: 65

How many senior foster animals does your group have?: 35

URLs of Fundraising/Giving sites (Amazon Wish List, IGive, etc) for your rescue group :

http://store.gafundraising.com/Login/StudentInfo

http://www.krogerneighbortoneighbor.com/pdf/10000084122.pdf

http://www.helpingudders.com/

http://www.igive.com/default.cfm

Do you get repeat adopters?: Yes

How often do you rescue seniors?: 50/50

Are you finding it easier, the same or harder to adopt out senior animals now than when you first began in rescue?:

Harder

If faced with multiple seniors to rescue, how do you decide who to pull?

1) Ones in danger of being euthanized
2) Adoptability – good with kids, dogs, cats
3) Overall looks (we hate this but its what many adopters look at first)

If you’re senior specific, what made you choose rescuing seniors over younger animals?  If not senior specific, why did you decide to include seniors in your rescue program?

We think Senior BC’s have a lot of life left to give and make great first time dogs for people interested in the breed but no experience with the breed. In our minds, 5 yrs old for a BC is an adult.  We really don’t consider them a senior until age 9-10 since they can live to be upwards of 16-18 yrs old.

What problems or difficulties have you had adopting out seniors?

Most people want puppies.  Most people are nervous of adopting a senior for health problems and worry about getting so attached
to a dog they believe could die within a few years

What sort of prejudices do you find held against senior animals?

People think they are going to die, that they have health problems, that they have behavioral problems or they wouldn’t have ended up in
rescue.

What special expenses have you found needed with seniors that you don’t generally have with younger dogs? (This is generalized and isn’t meant to include medical expenses for more catastrophic illnesses.)

Really none except we may give them supplements to help their overall health and longevity.  Occassionally there are fatty tumor
removals or tooth removals but that is not often.

Have you found something that helps get seniors adopted?

Getting their stories out and having them meet the public.  Videos are huge!

Is there anything else that you’d like to share about your rescue group?

Featured All Border Collie Rescue senior:

Dotty is a happy-go-lucky, cheerful girl with a zest for life. She is seeking a life of leisure as a house dog andunfailing companion. She’s a bit pudgy and is obsessed with food but she’s not as fat as she looks in her photos – it’s her fur which puffs out and makes her look enormous. Dotty is fine with most dogs, but she reacts to dogs that bark or growl at her. She would be fine with a laid-back companion or as an only dog. She enjoys play bowing and running around with other dogs. In fact, she often gets the zoomies out in the yard (which is pretty hilarious). She should not go to a home with cats. Dotty has a lot of forward energy when she comes in to get petted and she could knock down small children so should be considered for a home with older children or adults. This girl has a marvelous personality and good house manners. She is 6 years old. If you are interested in adopting Dotty, please visit her profile at All Border Collie Rescue: http://www.allbordercollierescue.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=7

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Dotty and Bunny

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