To adopt border collies from a rescue, first locate adoptable puppies by searching on pet adoption websites or working with a rescue group. Once you have found a dog you are interested in, fill out the adoption application and pay the adoption fee.
Adoptable border collie puppies can be located on websites such as Petfinder.com, which allows you to search by breed, age and location. Breed-specific rescues are also a good place to look for puppies. Border collies are a somewhat difficult breed to own, so they end up in rescues fairly often. They also are sometimes found in municipal or all-breed animal shelters. If you do not find a suitable puppy right away, talk to employees or volunteers at several rescues and shelters. Let them know what you are looking for and ask them to alert you if a suitable puppy arrives.
Once you have located the dog, you need to fill out an adoption application and go through an interview process. The specific requirements may vary depending on the rescue group, but many require all members of the household, including other dogs, to meet the puppy before finalizing the adoption. Some rescues require a home visit or check references during this process too. Once all these steps have been completed and you are approved, you can take your new puppy home.