We understand that sometimes you are unable to keep your Bearded Collie and if you find yourself in this situation for any reason then we are here to help.
Firstly if possible please phone your Breeder. Most of our Breeders take pride in being there for their pups and are happy to help.
If for any reason you are not able to do this then please contact one of our Rescue Co-ordinators. The Co-ordinators will be able to advise you on the best way to move forward.
All enquiries regarding re-homing a Bearded Collie should be directed in the first instance to the Co-ordinator for the appropriate area (see below). Should he/she be unavailable, then please contact the Rescue Administrator, Madeleine Fear, by email or by phone, tel: 01425-673660. Should either of these options fail, then any committee member should be able to assist. If re-homing becomes inevitable, Madeleine will liaise with an appropriate Co-ordinator who will hold a list of available homes.
Please note that the Club's rescue and welfare service is only available to pure-bred pedigree Bearded Collies - see the note on eligibility for re-homing below.
Interested in homing a Bearded Collie?
We are very lucky that we have far more people wanting Bearded Collies that we have Bearded Collies needing a home. However Bearded Collies as a breed are on the decline and need your help. So if you are an experienced Bearded Collie home and/or are considering sharing your life with a Bearded Collie, you may want to consider a puppy instead of an older Beardie. Please check out our Puppy List page to find out more.
If you would still like to be considered for a rescue Bearded Collie please download and complete an Enquiy Form (available in either PDF or Word format) and return it to the Rescue Co-ordinator at the address shown on the form.
Area co-ordinators are as follows:-
|Area covered||Co-ordinator||Location||Telephone No.|
|South East England and |
West of England
|Madeleine Fear||Christchurch, Hampshire||01425 673660|
|Mid and South Wales, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire |
|Elizabeth Holt||Vale of Glamorgan||02920 512237|
|South, West & East Midlands, Norfolk and Cambridge||Sue Kenny||Derby, Derbyshire||01332 608624|
|North Wales, North of England, North Midlands||Alan Furby||Warrington, Cheshire||01925 813224|
|Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Durham||Pauline Jeavons||Washington, Tyne & Wear||07766 951589 or
0191 419 4526
|South East Scotland||Mrs Elaine Brodie||Eskbank, Midlothian||0131 660 0445 or
|Central & West Scotland||Mr Ian McGhee||Kilmarnock||01563 525997|
|North East Scotland||Ailsa Gill||Aberdeen||01651 882264|
Which dogs are eligible for re-homing?
The Bearded Collie Club's policy is that Rescue & Welfare funds should be spent looking after Bearded Collies which are 'pure-bred' pedigree dogs registered with the Kennel Club (or, for dogs not born in the UK, with an equivalent overseas organisation recognised by the Kennel Club).
To identify pure-bred Bearded Collies we look at the dog's official pedigree. Occasionally a pedigree is not available and in these circumstances we rely on the expertise of our Co-ordinators to identify whether or not they are dealing with a pure-bred Bearded Collie.
Unfortunately there are many dogs which need re-homing, including dogs that look like Beardies. Whilst we feel sorry for these dogs, we need to protect and maintain our resources to ensure no pedigree Bearded Collie is ever in need or a burden financially or otherwise to any other rescue or welfare organisation.
Last updated: 16 August 2016