Prior to meeting any of the dogs in our rescue program, we ask that you submit an adoption application. This will help us learn more about you, your situation, and what kind of dog you would like to make part of your family, thereby assisting us with making the best match possible between dog and adoptive family. If you are interested in a specific dog, please note its name on your application.

Please note that as a policy ETBCR does not place puppies in families with children under 6 years of age, as border collies and border collie mixes can be very reactive to the movements of small children.​




​Fosters are not expected to provide medical care to their foster dogs. Rescue provides such care and reimburses fosters for any approved expenses. We ask that fosters care for the dogs as if the dog were their own and help us determine which family is best for their foster dog.

​​​East Tennessee Border Collie Rescue

Please read before applying to adopt or foster a dog.