How to Adopt a Dog From Border Collie Rescue
(links to the adoption section of this website)
Above - A day in the life of Border Collie Rescue
Above - 'Two Stroke' Tess - case history of a hyperactive dog
Above - Meet Macey and Tess - case history of two sisters and soulmates
Pip dreams of Electric Sheep.
A dog who used to chase cars before she was hit and lost a leg, wants to herd
As the above video has no commentary
or captions, here is the story -
Pip came to us as a stray after being involved in a hit and run RTA which cost her one of her hind legs.
Once she had recovered and her previous owner had failed to make any attempt to reclaim her during the statutory period allowed, we were free to assess, re-train and re-home her.
It was very obvious that the cause of her 'accident' was due to her high chase drive that tempted her to run after fast moving cars. She showed herself to be a natural herder around our sheep - but - to re-home her as a sheepdog would not be that easy. Too much work and she would be liable to develop hip problems later in life - too little and she would become frustrated and start chasing other things again.
The compromise came up when we had an offer of a home for a dog that would help round up a few sheep occasionally, but be mainly involved in controlling several hundred free range hens, live in the farmhouse and accompany the owner on his egg delivery rounds.
This gave her a full and interesting life with daily 'herding' but not a huge amount of racing around involved, plus home comforts to ward off potential consequences of her disability.
So that's where she's ended up - that's what it's all about - the right home for the right dog - in a nutshell - that's what we do.