About Borzoi Rescue - Northern California

Borzoi Rescue – Northern California is an independent, non-profit organization that provides assistance with rehabilitation, medical care, and permanent re-homing for any Borzoi in a rescue situation. Our principle geographic area is Northern California, Western Oregon, Western Washington and Northern Nevada, but BR-NC will assist any Borzoi, anywhere, who is abandoned or otherwise homeless.  We abide by the Asilomar Accords and are in the process of shifting to Fear Free procedures.

Founded by Jacqueline Gregory in 1983, BR-NC maintains and provides information on all aspects of Borzoi rescue, such as direct links to regional and national rescue groups, a list of volunteers willing to provide transportation or foster care for needy Borzoi, and names of veterinarians willing to provide low-cost services to rescues.  

Using our network of volunteers, BR-NC conducts in-home checks of prospective adoptive owners and provides follow-up educational services for new owners of rescued Borzoi. We also coordinate closely with other Borzoi rescue organizations, other sighthound rescue groups, and with local and national Borzoi clubs. BR-NC urges all Borzoi breeders to conduct in-home checks of future puppy buyers, and we are happy to coordinate in-home visits throughout our area.

BR-NC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) California corporation. A non-member animal welfare group, we are run entirely by volunteers. Contributions are fully tax-deductible. All money received goes directly toward the costs of rescue.


Jacqueline Gregory, Director
Julie M. Carroll, Secretary
Nancy Joeckel, Chief Financial Officer

BR-NC Constitution & By-Laws


   Noses In - Noses Out

   BR-NC's Rescue Statistics from our inception in 1983 to the present.