Bearded Collie Rescue
Duncan the Wonder Dog, my very first rescue Beardie
There may be things on earth that are sweeter or more rewarding than the look on a rescued dog's face when it realizes it's home and safe... but if there are, I don't know what they could be. Duncan was a rescue Beardie, and Doogie was rehomed with the help of a rescue group -- and I'm thankful every day that they came to me, even now after both have gone over the Rainbow Bridge.
Scott Cook's article on the Rocky Mountain Bearded Colie Connection's website has some incredibly useful information on Beardies, for people who are considering adopting one. This asks a very important question:Is a Beardie the right dog for you?
If you'd like to open your home to a needy Beardie, here are some places to look:
- The Bearded Collie Club of America's rescue section -- lists rescue coordinators all over the country
- The Bearded Collie Club of Canada's rescue page -- contains good advice about rehoming your dog as well as Canadian contact information and available dogs
If you would like to make a contribution to BCCA Rescue or you are considering adopting a rescue Beardie, contact the national Rescue coordinator for the Bearded Collie Club of America:
110 S. Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Monroeville, AL 36460
Rehomed Beardies: The Beardie Connection
Sometimes Beardies who aren't rescues need to find new homes, too. They may be retired from a show career, they might have been returned to their breeders from their original homes... but whatever the case, if you're interested in taking in a rehomed Beardie, contact Julie Sneed of the Beardie Connection. Julie keeps a list of Beardies looking to be rehomed. (Seamus was rehomed to us through the Beardie Connection. Badger, Briskie, and Cadence were also rehomes.)