Scottish Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre
Border Collie Rescue is a charitable institution operating under charitable law
in England, Wales and Scotland.
Registered throughout the UK as Border Collie Rescue - Charity No 1128983 (UK) - Charity No SC040796 (Scotland) and incorporated as a Non Profit Distributing Charitable Company No 3037504.
Centre and Yard
Border Collie Rescue is setting up a centre for the assessment and rehabilitation of dogs in Scotland
It consist of a smallholding with 14 acres of land, a farmhouse for staff and guests and a range of outbuildings to be converted for various purposes
and will be run in a similar way to our previous centre near York.
This time, however, it is not rented, we own it.
Set in a remote location, half a mile up a private track from a single
lane road and 2 miles from the nearest village, it is a remote and
quiet 'house of healing' for the traumatised and unsocialised dogs
we take in.
It will also function as a centre where we will be
able to assess incoming dogs for working interest and ability in
herding and for a variety of other jobs and disciplines and we will
be able to offer these services to other organisations and members
of the public by prior arrangement.
The centre will be open
for students to stay on 7 to 14 day residential courses to learn
about Border Collies, sheepdogs and canine behaviour.
also be open to small school groups to attend for educational
As well as providing accommodation for residential
dogs undergoing behavioural modification programs or passing through
for assessment and training, the centre will provide limited
fostering accommodation for dogs who's owners are temporarily unable
to keep them due to short term hospitalisation and convalescence.
Rather than having to part with their dogs we will look after them
until they can go back to their owner and we will not charge for
To qualify the dogs owner will have to demonstrate
they have no alternative means of accommodating their dog available
to them, be means tested or on a pension or benefits and consent to
their doctor or hospital confirming their situation.
The centre will not be a re-homing centre and none of the dogs there
will be available for rehoming.
It will not be like a zoo or a
petting farm with dogs to view.
One of the main reasons for
its location is no neighbours or passing people or vehicles to
disturb the dogs.
Visitors will be strictly by appointment only and
other than by previous appointment the centre is not open to the public.
Please support our new centre -
Please make a donation.
Click the 'please donate' button, top
right of page and use Scotland as the reference.
Centre and land
Kirsty Hays will be running in the 2014 Falkirk Kelpie 5K Supernova
to raise funds for our Scottish Centre.
Please support her.
Click here for information.