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:

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:

Kathy Coxwell
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.)

Other Beardie Rescue Links

The Bearded Collie Club of Maine has a rescue page that shows available rescued Beardies in the New England area. You can contact BCCME's rescue crew at rescue@beardedcollieclubofmaine.org.

The Northwest Bearded Collie Club has an excellent explanation of how national Rescue works.

The National Capital Bearded Collie Club's rescue coordinator's page