Adoption Application & Agreement Forms

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.

East Tennessee Border Collie Rescue
242 Joel Road, Oliver Springs, TN 37840

Adoption Application

* Denotes required field
Contact Information
*Home Phone: () -
Work Phone: () -
Cell Phone: () -
Home Environment
*Do you live in: HouseCondoApartmentFarmOther
*Do you Own orRent your home?
If you rent, do you have your landlord's permission to keep a dog?
Are there restrictions?
If there are restrictions, please explain below
*The dog will be kept primarily:
*Do you have a fenced yard?
Type and height of fence
*Size of yard
(The majority of our Rescue dogs require a visible fenced yard.)
*Describe type of outdoor shelter from the elements, if any (doghouse, roofed porch, etc.):
*Do you have children under the age of 18 or are there often children visiting?
*Who will be the primary caregiver responsible for caring for this dog?
(The majority of our Rescue dogs require a visible fenced yard.)
*Do all family members work?
*Is there anyone home during the day?
*Please list occupations:
*Approximately how many hours a day will the dog be left alone?
*Where will the dog be during the day?
*Where will the dog be during the night?
*Are you willing to crate your adopted dog?
Please list other pets in the home:
*Have you had pets before that are not listed above? YesNo
If so, where are they now or what happened to them?
Pet Preferences
*What qualities of the breed made you decide to apply to adopt a Border Collie?
*Given that this is a highly work-oriented breed that does not do well when bored or under-stimulated, what plans do you have for the dog you adopt? (Walks, Frisbee, obedience, agility, stock work, etc.)
*Many Border Collies are extremely noise-sensitive. Would this suit your lifestyle? YesNo
*Is there a particular dog you are interested in? YesNo
Do you have an image of the kind of Border Collie you would like to adopt? (Rough coat, smooth coat, color preference, etc.)
*Preferred gender:
*Do you have an upper age limitation? YesNo
Age limit:
*Would you consider a Border Collie mix? YesNo
*After researching the breed, are there any characteristics you would prefer to avoid in an adopted Border Collie?
(remember that almost all Border Collies that come through our program have either been neglected or abandoned, and have an unknown history).
*Are you prepared to pay an adoption fee?
(Our current adoption fees range from $175 to $200. All of our rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, checked for heartworms and intestinal parasites and treated if necessary, on heartworm preventative, treated with flea/tick preventive, and microchipped).
Please provide the names, telephone numbers, and/or email addresses of two personal references (who are not relatives)
*Name *Email *Phone
Please provide the name and telephone number of your current veterinarian:
*Name *Telephone number.
Please add any information about yourself that you think would be useful in helping us select the right dog for you.

Adoption Contract

Click Here to download a copy of the East Tennessee Border Collie Rescue Adoption Contract in .pdf format.