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.
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
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
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.