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Our Featured Wauwatosa, WI Partner:

Wisconsin Border Collie Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We adopt out within a 200 mile radius of Milwaukee, WI

About Our Rescue Group:

We are a group of volunteers dedicating part of our lives to helping this misunderstood breed find the perfect home. Many people do not research breeds, and then they cannot keep up with the dog, or the dog gets destructive out of boredom. We always say, "When you get a Border Collie, your lifestyle is changed." This breed is incredibly smart and can easily trick people into getting what the dog wants. We educate people about this throughout the adoption process. We're quite picky, especially if you've never had a Border Collie before. This breed needs a job, not just physical exercise. Jobs can be anything from performing lots of tricks, having the dog retrieve toys by name, herding, agility, flyball, tracking/search and rescue, dock diving, competitive disc, treibball, scent work, rally, etc. Only our own members can foster dogs, so the foster homes know our process and rules well.

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Come Meet our Pets:

We will have a booth at the Great Lakes Pet Expo on February 2nd, 2013 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. We also have an annual event called Border Collie Day every September (date to be determined). Other than that, you must go through the adoption process before you can meet our dogs. We do this as to not get people's hopes up too much, in case they do not get approved. It's so easy to fall in love with these dogs when you meet them! We want to make sure the match is perfect. If it's not, we may recommend a different foster dog, or even a different breed, but we will point you in the right direction if a Border Collie may not be right for you at this time in life.

Our Adoption Process:

$250 minimum adoption fee. Our process takes about a month.
All potential adopters must fill out our online form at
Then if we approve of the application, we will check your references, then after those are approved, we will do a home visit, and if that is approved, THEN you would drive to the foster home to meet the dog. The dog is not adopted out this same day, because the board must approve the match. If approved, you would drive out to the foster home to fill out the contract and take your new dog to his/her forever home.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.