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1. Rural Dog Rescue

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Rural Dog Rescue
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Location
5
Establishment
5

Address: 719 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Sat

Telephone: (410) 310-4420

Guy: Pet adoption service


Review: Their website mentions border collie

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Natalie McCann: I volunteer here on occasion and it's always a good experience. These people are passionate about saving dogs from high kill shelters and are great at what they do! I also recommend volunteering with them since it's pretty flexible and easy to sign up & get trained. They need dog handlers every Saturday during their 2 hour adoption events!

Jess Kirchner: We got our dog from them 4 years ago. I should have written this review then, but was preoccupied with our new dog. When we got her she was morbidly obese, which wasn't their fault at all. I don't think they had her for long and she came to them like that. However, she had other issues that absolutely should have been caught and addressed before she was adopted. Her teeth were wrecked and she had to get 12 teeth pulled. She had yeast infections on her skin and in her ears. All of this was caught during our first vet visit so I'm not sure why they didn't catch it, unless she wasn't checked out before she was adopted. We were also told she was spayed, but then found out that wasn't accurate. We were told the vet "assumed" she had been spayed due to her age, and yet Rural Dog Rescue told us, as if it were fact, that she was. Once it was discovered she wasn't (and I think they only looked into it because we had concerns she was pregnant), Rural Dog Rescue would only pay to have the surgery covered if we let them take our dog to their preferred vet, which was NOWHERE near our house. They offered to pick her up and take her there, which was nice, but still inconvenient. When they picked her up, the woman actually lectured me about our dog's weight. We'd only had her for a short while and she'd already lost weight. This woman was acting like it was our fault our dog was chunky. Then when she brought our dog back, she lectured me again for not warning her that our dog wasn't cat friendly, even though THEY were the ones who told US she wasn't cat friendly. She'd never been around a cat with us before. I'm hoping they've gotten better in the past 4 years, but I have to say, from my experience I'm not impressed. I LOVE our dog, but I have to wonder if other dogs they're adopting out aren't actually spayed or have health problems they haven't addressed.
Response: Hi Jess. I’m disappointed and saddened to see you give our rescue a one star review 4 years after adopting a dog from us. I went through all of our emails about the spay issue and explained that we pulled this dog from a shelter we didn’t usually pull from who used their own vet and I told you in the email that we had a bad experience with them and we wouldn’t be using them again. If a vet tells me a dog has already been spayed I don’t usually question it. I’m assuming in good faith that since they are a professional, then they know what they are doing. I made arrangements to pick her up, keep her at my house and take her to her spay appointment. I did my best to resolve the issue. I saw the email that i sent you asking where she slept and what her routine was so that I could make her comfortable at my house and I told you “she was doing fine except for terrorizing my cats - lol”. I have hundreds of foster dogs come and go in my house, some like cats and some don’t. I think you misunderstood the jest of the comment. If you perceived my advice about her weight as a lecture, I apologize. The vet talked to me about it since she had issues with anesthesia due to her weight. I know what she weighed when she arrived and she was overweight then. We are all volunteers and spend so much of our time dedicated to saving the lives of unwanted dogs. We have strict medical protocols in place with our partner vets and shelters and haven’t had this happen again. Our shelter partners rely on us as there are few other options to save these dogs so i hope your review doesn’t discourage others from adopting.

Steven Wilson: Sent email over a week ago & left 2 voice mails Concerning a dog that I saw and wanted to adopt! Had a few questions but no communication! Oh Well! I’ve never owned a pure bred thank goodness I have other rescues that actually want to help dogs!
Response: We are very short staffed with VOLUNTEERS right now and can’t answer every inquiry we receive. Our website and listings state clearly to complete an application and an adoption coordinator will be in touch.

Naomi Philhower '19: I have volunteered here on and off for the past 8 months and am truly impressed with the organization. They help save many at risk dogs from high-kill shelters and provide them with safe caring foster homes until they are adopted. The adoption events are always well handled to ensure the safety of both dogs and volunteers. I am looking forward to volunteering here again after the Covid-19 pandemic. In the future if I am able to adopt this would be the first organization I would look at for a pet, and I would highly recommend them to any individuals in DC, MD, or VA looking to adopt!

Kelsey Blend: This rescue is one of the best around. When they pull dogs from high kill shelters they don’t cherry pick like the majority of rescues do. The dogs are immediately vetted and evaluated for their needs. They are then treated for a wide range of issues including (but not limited to) heartworms, broken bones, ear infections, tick borne diseases, and skin infections. They are vaccinated, spayed and neutered, and started on heartworm and flea medication as well as given dentals and mass removal as needed. The rescue is foster based, giving these dogs experience in a home (potty training, basic commands), some of which have never seen until they have been given a second chance at living! If your looking for a dog that needs a loving home that hasn’t had the best life, Rural Dog does a excellent job of starting these dogs off on the right path of a healthy life.

Christine Roxborough: I adopted a wonderful dog 2 years ago from this rescue. They are wonderful people who devote their time and money to saving the dogs that are most likely to be euthanized. Their devotion and commitment to "the underdog" is inspiring and makes me want to do more to save the abused and neglected animals whose stories are heartwrenching. If I adopt another dog in the future, I will do it from them!

redbone lolita: Wanted to get my kids a dog at 25 dollars to far

John Erskine: The representative was very caring and eager to assist me with a dog I found in getting her a good home. Highly recommend!

Latonya Mitchell: Was looking for a new forever home for a friends dog but we found one. Rural Dog Rescue has a website that offers lots of information about their service and easy to navigate

Leslie Anderson: They had a lot of cute doggies and puppies for foster and adoption. If interested please visit their website.

2. Collie Rescue, Inc

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16 reviews
Collie Rescue, Inc
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Location
5
Establishment
5

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (703) 579-9931

Guy: Animal rescue service


Review: "" Sorry (name), we don't adopt beyond borders.""

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Kim Schavittic: Had a wonderful experience when our family adopted Dakota. I can only speak highly of the rescue.

Linda Maffie: Algonquin Collie rescue received Surrendered one year old Border from my friend who couldn't keep her. Very grateful that they are there and We'll find a loving forever home for Rosie

Emily Madison: This "rescue" does not want to let responsible dog owners welcome another dog into a loving home. I will continue to use a breeder who doesn't discriminate the way this organization does.

Domenica Smolko: Very interesting site for collie lovers. Had multiple collies over the years am looking again. Found their application but have not heard back yet.

Kathryn Keefer: I cannot say enough amazing things about this company. They know what they are doing and do what is best for each and every collie and person involved. If you are looking for a collie make sure to inquire with them, and have patience knowing they will find you the BEST fit. If you need to re-home your baby for any reason they will be there to support you and make it as easy as they can for you.

Angela W.: There is so much that I do not understand in this World. I have filled out two application firms for one particular collie over the last three months, with extensive information about myself and my former Collie, who had passed away 4.5 months ago. Yet never received a reply or comment. I ended up writing an email with extensive information about myself and how suitable I would be fir this particular Collie in need. I have met their description. Single, no children, no partner, financially well...even told them that I work in the medical field and would be more than able to care for this sweet soul. I finally got a reply. " Sorry (name), we don't adopt beyond borders." That's all, after all I revealed of myself...."sorry, borderline". So my conclusion to this that I find it extremely sad and heartbreaking that a srate border determines a dogs future. I worked many rescue and even flown dogs overseas to the I happy future home. The person they ate looking for to adopt that Collie is extremely rare to find. Here I was, three times and got rejected, simply because I don't reside in their state. I understand that certain criteria have to be met, like a good home, finances, live, time and so forth. But a state line? In where is the true interest?

Ana Guzman: They really care about collies

Selva Martin: Thanks to the Collie Rescue we have Cody and we enjoyed the company of Shep as well. We couldn’t be more grateful with this organization which brought so much joy to our lives. Thank You, Collie Rescie for all your hard work.

Keats Pullen: I want to thank these people for letting us take Gus (on the right) into our lives.

Keats Pullen: Nice people with great dogs for adoption.

3. Homeward Trails Adoption Center

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Homeward Trails Adoption Center
Price/Quality
4
Service
4.5
Parking
4.8
Location
4.8
Establishment
5

Address: 11116 Fairfax Station Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Sat

Telephone: (703) 249-5066

Guy: Animal shelter


Review: "We fostered our puppers, Ford, for only two days before adopting."

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Ashlina Chin: We adopted our very special pup from Homeward Trails! The application process was very easy and the adoption coordinators do their due diligence to match you with your best fit. We worked with two different adoption coordinators and there was an obvious difference in skill level, attentiveness, and caring. We kept in touch with the original coordinator, although we were assigned a second coordinator because the first dog didn't work out, and she was much more helpful through the whole process. I suggest to anyone interested in adopting that they work with a good coordinate because the level of service will vary! All-in-all, we were very happy with our adoption process and we're so happy to find a new fur-ever family member!

Harlow Arbiol: I had a really good experience adopting from Homeward Trails. My partner and I did the Tails Out program where we met a Labrador Retriever. She was the most kindest dog. I ever met and felt a instant connection with her. We decided to adopt her and it was very smooth. You can tell this shelter really cares about their dogs. Thank you so much for everything. Thank you Hannah. She was very helpful and professional; and even helped us during this Christmas Eve.

Elyse Porter: We love our dog that we adopted from them but our experience wasn’t satisfactory. They said that they would provide our vaccination records on the pet assistant app. However we still needed proof of vaccinations to start a training class. They finally sent the full vaccination record and it included 2 vaccinations that were never communicated to us and we spent and additional $200 getting up to date on. I’m very frustrated with their inability to provide clear and accurate vaccination records.

Josh: I was absolutely disrespected in my cat adoption application process. The woman in charge of my application refused to courteously respond to my emails for several days at a time. Their system is first come first serve and they leave the cat adoption page up even if they have several people in contention. See the issue? You apply thinking you have a chance and you don't even get one. The emotional devastation in rejection in these things is well documented and you would think an organization doing this thing for many years would have the decency to explain their real application process so as to respect the heart of potential adopters. Upon rejection, I was never given a courteous response to my email asking for a good reason to pick someone else. These people are heartless, and I was devastated for days because of my emotional investment into the cat I applied to adopt. Like many other prospective cat adopters have said here: find somewhere else if you can. I would be open to further communication about my feedback, but they don't even read their emails and don't have a phone number to contact.

Tony Wiley: As someone who adopted a dog here sometime ago never have I delt with a rescue that was such a joke when it comes to talking to people. Especially working for rescues. They don't care how they treat people and just straight ignorant. They forced us to take our adopted dog to some meet up. Literally it forced us out of work because if we didn't take the dog the threatened to take her back. I have many connections and I'm already working with contacts to shut this place down. They're careless, ignorant and deserves to get smacked in the mouth a few times. Also they're getting the dog back after they think it's cool to keep the dog after it attacks.

M B: Amazing to see HT has grown so much and over 20 yrs after adopting a Fayetteville dog have a People mag article appear in my news feed!! Dusty (Roads of WV) lived a very good life and we thanks HT so much for all their work. If I still lived in NoVA I would be a volunteer

carrie goeringer: This is the sweet girl you rescued for me. She went home with me 4 years ago. THANKS for all your work. 😘😻💕

Jinwoo Hwang: I hate to write a negative review of an animal rescue of all places, but I feel it has come to this point. Filled out my application to adopt a kitten three weeks ago and also contacted the adoption coordinator as the website says to do. I got no response. A week after filling out my application, I was contacted by a worker at Homeward Trails that they would need to do a vet check and also do a phone interview with me. I went through with the phone interview, although I know there are countless other rescues who move forward with adoptions without making the potential adopter do a phone interview in the middle of their work day. The next step of the process was for the adoption coordinator (the one I initially contacted after filling out my adoption application) to contact me regarding a virtual meetup with the foster's kittens. I sent follow up emails more than once but the adoption coordinator does not bother to respond or set up a virtual meetup with the kittens. To me it feels like they don't want or care to adopt out their cats in the first place. I will be looking elsewhere to adopt unless something changes.

Juergen S: Excellent experience. We adopted our second dog here and they were very good about making sure we were right for each other. The staff know the animals well, even the new ones and did a great job of giving us time with them. The program seems a little bulky, but everything runs smooth and is done well. We will be coming back when we are looking for another dog.

Elizabeth Anderson: I love the dog I adopted, and I had a great experience with the volunteer who initially showed me some dogs and the adoption coordinator who took care of the actual adoption. My issue is with their tracking of medical records. My dog’s paperwork from them said she was spayed. She was not. They then had her scheduled for a spay appointment while she was heartworm positive - heartworm positive dogs cannot be put under anesthesia. I only knew that because a vet tech at my personal vet happened to mention it during an apt. I’m the one who had to tell HT we can’t do that surgery until she’s completed her heartworm treatments. They had paperwork saying clearly she was heartworm positive, so they should have known this. That’s very concerning to me. Additionally, I ultimately decided to pay for the spay surgery myself and get it done with my local vet. HT’s waivers said clearly they don’t do a physical before the surgery (vets do a physical and blood work), and they had no interest in seeing my dog’s medical records. It’s too risky, especially given the heartworm experience. Adoption is $400.

4. Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue

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Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Location
5
Establishment
5

Address: Chestertown Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620

Guy: Animal rescue service


Review: "We have just adopted our second Border collie from MABCR."

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Edie Gross: I can't say enough nice things about MABCR! We've adopted three border collies from this terrific rescue. Our first adoption was back in 2008, and it was a lengthy process that included a home visit and a background check. But the dog we ended up with, our sweet Bunk, was and still is the PERFECT pet for our family -- so the process clearly works! He'll be 14 in September. Over the last two years, we've also adopted two senior border collies from MABCR (Lomez and Glory), both of whom have been wonderful additions to our family. MABCR takes great care to match the right dog(s) with the right forever family, and we feel so lucky to have been matched with these precious pups!
Response: Thank you so much for giving a few of our pups a great home. We appreciate you! Sarah Sarah Ruckelshaus (she/her) Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue slr@mabcr.org www.mabcr.org A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. - Lawrence G. Lovasik

Jane Heaslip: We have adopted two dogs from MABCR. Two incredibly beautiful, even tempered dogs, adopted about ten years apart, first Mia, then Willow. The application and interview process are designed to match the correct dog with your lifestyle, needs, etc. Both times, Sarah has chosen the perfect dog for us. As we age, and our needs change, I would put complete trust in having MABCR match us with another dog in the future.
Response: Thank you so much for giving a couple of MABCR pups a great home. We appreciate you! Sarah Sarah Ruckelshaus (she/her) Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue slr@mabcr.org www.mabcr.org A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. - Lawrence G. Lovasik

Dawn Barger: I adopted my sweet Gemma girl from MABCR over 9 years ago! The screening was professional and responsive. They did a fine job evaluating what my living conditions were, my family, lifestyle and other animals. I clearly understood this is the best for the potential dog so they could match me with my perfect partner. I was able to meet my girl and pick her up at a foster home in New Jersey. It was love at first sight and she has been happy and healthy ever since ! I will support the rescue for life into certainly adopt from them again!
Response: Thank you so much for giving an MABCR pup a great home. We appreciate you! Sarah Sarah Ruckelshaus (she/her) Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue slr@mabcr.org www.mabcr.org A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. - Lawrence G. Lovasik

Renia Gray: It’s been a year since we adopted our Kizzie! The whole process was an incredible experience, Sarah listened so carefully to the needs and wants our family and helped match us with such a sweet dog. Everyone in their organization was helpful and very knowledgeable about their dogs and how to help our family make sure we were Prepared. The day we went for our meet and greet to bring Kizzie home it was 4 degrees windy and snowing. Sarah and Skylar stood outside with us for over an hour as Kizzie decided if we were going to be the family for her . They have been supportive with further training and guiding us along the way. We just wish we had more room for more dogs. Given the opportunity we would absolutely adopt again from MABCR and recommend them to anyone wanting to open their home and hearts to a dog for their family! Update: Kizzie has been part of our family for over 2 years now! She has made such progress and we are so proud to have been selected to be her forever family! We can’t say enough about the process and time and effort everyone at MABCR, especially the volunteers who are so helpful. They love every dog and work tireless to make the best match for both dog and humans.
Response: Thank you, Renia! We're so happy that Kizzie is part of your family! Sarah

Rachelle Daigneault: UPDATE: We just added another dog from this organization to our family. Bear is a senior boy who needed a soft place to land. There is a reason we keep returning to the same rescue again and again. They are thorough, professional, and no-nonsense. It’s all about placing dogs in the right homes. Bear’s foster home took on a major project getting this abandoned dog unmatted and ready for a new home. Work the process. You won’t be disappointed. There’s a dog sitting next to me right now from MABCR. She is one of 3 dogs (and a cat) that have come to my family over the years from this organization. The process matches the right dogs to their forever families. I’m a fan.
Response: Thank you, Rachelle!! We appreciate your fandom!!! Sarah Sarah Ruckelshaus Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue slr@mabcr.org www.mabcr.org

Sarah Schmidt: I've adopted two dogs from MABCR (14 years apart!) and am so impressed with the continuity and dedication of this rescue organization and it's director. If you are interested in a border collie the MABCR website has some great educational resources. The time they take on each application and also getting to know each dog that comes in allows them to match the right dog to the right home. Highly recommend checking them out if you are interested adopting a BC or BCx. (Or other herding breeds on occasion - my second dog is an Aussie.) MABCR believes in the right dog for the right home!
Response: Thanks for your vote of confidence, Sarah! Sarah Sarah Ruckelshaus Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue slr@mabcr.org www.mabcr.org

Suzanne Bagheri: Sarah and her team are wonderful. They work very hard to make sure each dog finds the right placement. I don't know of many rescue services who will sit for two hours with you outside on a hot day, while you slowly meet and get to know the dog that you are planning on bringing home. She took the time to explain exactly what our new dog would need and require, in order to assure that we were the correct match for him. She and her staff/volunteers are all caring and put their dogs' wellbeing before anything else. This is not a shop and I find the reviews regarding customer service to be ridiculous. This is a dog rescue and their sole purpose is to serve the dogs - not the people. I highly recommend MABCR and Sarah.
Response: Suzanne, Thank you so much for your vote of confidence, and for giving your MABCR pup a great home! Sarah Sarah Ruckelshaus (she/her) Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue

Christina McNamara: My husband located MABCR when we were looking to adopt a border collie and we could not be happier. Sarah, Skylar and the volunteers are nothing short of wonderful. They are devoted to finding safe, loving homes for the dogs in their care. There are two MABCR rescue border collies currently sharing our home, and we have adopted two others over the years. MABCR carefully screens all applicants, including a home visit, to ensure the best possible outcome for the dogs.
Response: Thank you so much for giving an MABCR pup - or three - a great home. We appreciate you! Sarah Sarah Ruckelshaus (she/her) Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue slr@mabcr.org www.mabcr.org A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. - Lawrence G. Lovasik

Jackie Suzich: We adopted Lilo from MABCR 7 years ago and I highly recommend this rescue organization. They go above and beyond to evaluate the dogs and potential adopters to make sure it's a good match. They're upfront about special needs or quirks the dogs have. Some people might think the adoption process is lengthy, but it helps ensure a good placement for each dog. We couldn't be happier, except maybe with less shedding.
Response: Thank you so much for giving an MABCR pup a great home. We appreciate you! Sarah Sarah Ruckelshaus (she/her) Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue slr@mabcr.org www.mabcr.org A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. - Lawrence G. Lovasik

Austin Wiles: Recently adopted a wonderful dog, Zoe, from MABCR, and loved the process every step of the way. Sarah (and everyone in the process! everyone cares so much about these dogs and were all very nice) was wonderful and told us everything about our new family member. She sat with us for 2 hours answering our questions while we were meeting our furry friend for the first time. We were told Zoe was very slow to warm up to people, so it was very important to us that Zoe trusted us and felt comfortable with us, and Sarah took the time to make sure that was the case.
Response: Austin, We are SO happy that you are happy, and even happier that Zoe is in a home that appreciates her and is able to help her become the very best dog she can be! Sarah Sarah Ruckelshaus (she/her) Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue slr@mabcr.org www.mabcr.org