Welcome to the Home of Borzoi Rescue - Northern California.
We provide rehabilitation, medical care, and permanent re-homing for any Borzoi in a rescue situation in Northern California, Nevada, and Oregon.
Staffed entirely by volunteers, BR-NC is an independent, non-profit organization committed to assisting any Borzoi in need.
"Borzoi were bred over hundreds of years for very specific purposes.
We need torespect those purposes when we bring them into our homes."
— Jacqueline Gregory, Director
Not all available Borzoi are listed on our website. Some of our Rescues are placed without being listed here. They go to adopters on our waiting list who have filled out applications and gone through the adoption process. If you are interested in adopting a Borzoi through BR-NC, please fill out an application to begin the adoption process.
While we always take into consideration an adopter's preferences, placements are made with the welfare of the dog as the primary consideration. Each Borzoi is placed in the most appropriate home for its particular needs. This may include a preference for homes that are geographically closer to the dog, to avoid undue travel stress. Each dog's individual needs, and matching it to the best possible home to meet those needs, will always be BR-NC's priority.
The Borzoi community is fortunate to have a low rate of dogs needing rescue and excellent homes waiting to adopt them. Any web site or organization offering a large number of rescue Borzoi should be researched thoroughly if you are considering acquiring a dog from them. In addition, there are now quite a few 'pets for profit' organizations here in California and nation-wide. These organizations often incorporate the word 'rescue' into their company names and marketing materials, and their fees are typically very high compared to legitimate rescue groups.
We wish to help potential owners discern 'pets for profit' from true breed and all-breed rescue organizations. Click on our links for the Borzoi Rescue organizations outside our geographic area. Please feel free to contact us for background information on any other organization which may be offering Borzoi as rescues.
Here are two Quicktime movies of the BR-NC Rescue and Referral dogs of 2007 and 2008. They are large (3-4MB) so please download them via right-click and view offline. The 2009-2012 link takes you to YouTube to view the video.