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Canadian Border Terrier Welfare currently has no Border Terriers in foster care.
Please check back often as our situation can change at any time.

If you are interested in being on our list of potential adopters, please fill in our application form.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 24hrs, contact Pam Dyer.



Courtesy Listings

Please note, any dogs listed here are NOT currently in CBTW foster care and any adoption arrangements are strictly between the current owner, breeder, rescue organization or foster home and the potential adopters.
CBTW makes no claims and bears no responsibility in regards to the health or temperament of these dogs


Archie (12 year old neutered male) (NY)

Don't let Archie's age fool you! Border Terriers can remain active well into their teens and it is not uncommon for them to take up new activities such as Rally Obedience, Earthdog, Barn Hunt or Nosework when they hit double digits

From Archie's breeder:
"Archie came back to us after an unfortunate incident involving the family cat. And while he is very welcome to stay, it is obvious that he would be much happier in a new forever home of his own.
Archie needs a home without cats )or other small, fluffy creatures) and would probably be happiest as an only dog or with one other laid back canine companion.
Although he is non-confrontational with other dogs when properly introduced, he will 'tell off' a younger large dog that is pestering him...and who can blame him?
He is microchipped, up to date on all vaccinations and a recent complete senior blood panel indicates all is well health-wise.
Archie is a typical Border Terrier in that he is food motivated with an excellent nose, as evidenced by a recent raid on a treat bag that I thought was safely out of reach! "

Today the chair....

...tomorrow the internet....and then...

...the world! Hopefully yours!

If you think this older gentleman with a mischievious streak and a twinkle in his eye (who will even do the dishes) might be the companion you are looking for, please fill in an application form which will be forwarded (Please use the space at the end of the form to indicate that you are interested in Archie) or contact Marg Pough at mbp1@cornell.edu or 607-273-0925


Rufus (18 month old neutered male) (NEW BRUNSWICK)

Meet Rufus, at just 18 months old, he is a young sprout with his whole life ahead of him!
Unfortunately, he is at a bit of crossroads having overindulged in the totally unacceptable habit of going after other dogs.
His owners have worked with a trainer and it is evident that Rufus is capable of being redirected to the straight and narrow.
However, their life style and the demographics of where they live are adding to the challenge and they have reluctantly come to the conclusion that he needs a different environment to achieve a good outcome.
As is so often the case with reactive dogs, Rufus is an absolute delight in the absence of his "trigger". He is affectionate, loving and quick to learn.
Rufus is young enough and smart enough to deserve a second chance, and his potential could be awesome, but it needs to be just the right home.
Rufus needs to be the only dog, sure, he gets on well with the older lab mix he grew up with, but we do not see any benefit in adding any additional stressors to what will already be a challenging transition.
Although Rufus loves children and is great with them, a home with no young children is required because of the liability of doors or gates accidentally opened.
A securely fenced yard is a MUST, this brazen young chap is not above digging or climbing his way out to pursue his totally inappropriate passion.
He will need either an owner experienced with reactive dogs or a dedicated owner willing to take guidance from a knowledgeable trainer/behaviourist (resources will be provided)
If you think you might have the home that Rufus needs to become a good canine citizen, please fill in this application form which will be forwarded to his breeder (Please use the space at the end of the form to indicate that you are enquiring about Rufus.) .
Rufus is currently located in New Brunswick but transport could be arranged to get him to the perfect home


Contact: NABTW to enquire about any rescues they may have available
or visit their web site. You can also complete an email application here that will be forwarded to NABTW


If you feel you may have a home for a rescue Border, do not let distance dissuade you from making contact. If it is determined through communication and referrals that the right home is not a local home, NABTW, CBTW and Border Terrier rescue volunteers Nationwide will work together to help transport the lucky little dog to his/her forever home.


Others in need of a Home......

If you are ready to make the commitment to adopt a needy pup, adult or senior "NOW" and are willing to forego the possibility of a Border Terrier in favour of a purebred of another breed, a terrier mix or a simple mutt who desperately needs a "forever home", we urge you to visit www.petfinder.com
They list thousands of deserving dogs on their site and we are confident you will find just the companion you are searching for.