Featured Dog: Macintosh
Macintosh is looking for his forever home! He is a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix. He has an extremely soft, furry coat, and the cutest ears on the planet! He loves to go for walks, and is very good on the lead.
Mac does well with cats and other dogs, but can be a little bossy over toys. Macintosh was very skinny when he arrived at his foster home, and as such, is very food focused. For this reason he would not be suitable for a home with younger children. However, he would be great with adults or a family looking for an active dog.
His foster mom has taught him to sit on command and to catch cookies in mid-air! Macintosh is crate trained, but is not a fan of being crated for extended periods of time. He would much prefer to be with his family, or out in a fenced yard playing with other dogs.
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Welcome to 2014!
Do you have a New Year’s Resolution for you and your dog? Or a New Year’s Resolution for your family? Let us give you some suggestions!
- Adopt a Rescue
- Look into dog sporting activities for you and your teammate, such Agility, Flyball, K9-Nosework, Rally, etc.
- Teach your pooch a new trick a month
- Take hikes and extra walks to help make you and your dog healthier
- And above all, be kinder to our furry families!
Atlantic Region Central Border Collie Rescue is always looking for volunteers, primarily foster homes. Temporary foster homes are always welcomed also! For example, provide a short term home for a foster dog until another foster home becomes available; or if a foster family goes on vacation and needs a temporary spot for their foster dog while they are away! Temporary foster homes are mostly needed in the Richmond and Northern, VA areas. Perhaps you aren’t sure you are ready for a high energy full bred border collie, there are also many calmer border collie mixes that may better suit your family. However, if you like those crazy BCs, we can find you one of those as well. We will help you find the right foster for your home environment, ARCBCR pays for all the vetting, and we help you through the adoption screening process.
Since we rescue dogs from many different areas in the Mid-Atlantic region, we can always use help with transporting a dog from the shelter to their foster family. This often requires just one leg of the entire journey.
Home visits are also needed, where you would visit a potential adopter in your area to ensure that the home is prepared for a new family member. We will walk you through the process for doing a home visit and this is a great opportunity to help a dog find his forever home!
If interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer form and our coordinator will be in touch with you!
Happy New Year from ARCBCR.
ARCBCR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue making your donations tax deductible.