Happy Anniversary to Louie!
August 17, 2014
Love and gratitude,As Louie ages -- he might be as old as 12 now -- his pace has slowed a bit, but his health is good and his enjoyment of life is still whole-hearted. Trips to the beach, to an SCCA ProSolo event, and to a fundraiser dogwalk in Milwaukee have all been part of his summer adventures, along with backyard camping and a whole lot of sitting in the flowers and looking very, very happy.Hello, Carol and Dee,Just wanted to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU (that's four thank-you's, one for each year) as Louie and I celebrate our fourth anniversary together.
It was August 17, 2010 that I first welcomed him -- soaking wet in the rain at a gas station south of Nashville -- and life for both of us became so much better than we could ever have imagined. =)
Louie still likes to walk several hours a day, although maybe two-thirds of that now is walking and the other third involves stretching out on a cool lawn and either watching the goings-on or asking for (and getting!) pats and rubs until he says to continue the walk. When we walk through one recreational area in particular, Louie attracts a flotilla of Corgis, Pugs, and other small friendly dogs. Louie is the smaller dogs' "chaperone" through the coyote zone! Closer to home, he plays with his two big pals, Juneau the giant Alaskan malamute and Hunter the husky At any rate, Louie remains the love of my life, and he's with me thanks to each of you -- Carol, Dee and Greg, Chiaki, and Greyhound Amy -- and your extraordinary efforts. I love this boy with all my heart, and I am so deeply grateful for the chance to share life with my wonderful Louie.
I'm sending a couple of pictures that could maybe go on the "Ivan" page on the "Adoption Success Stories" webpage, if possible!
The National Borzoi Rescue Foundation Presents:
Some of our wonderful rescues grace the bottles of some great wine. A portion of the proceeds for each bottle (or variety pack) purchased supports NBRF and helps to get rescue borzoi the care they need.
Orders can be placed at BenefitWines.com.
Share a bottle and share our story
We are always grateful for any Donations made to help in the rescue needs of this beloved breed. However Paypal does not let the giver leave a note with their donation so if you choose to donate through the paypal button on our website, please drop us an email at the contacts listed below and let us know your address so that we may properly acknowledge and thank you for your donation.
If you are Donating in memory of a specific borzoi, a specific person or on behalf of a specific organization please let us know that as well so that the appropriate people can be notified or acknowledged.
We love sharing the success stories of our adoptors, fosters and especially the borzoi who have found a new life in forever homes. From time to time we like to share the photos you send, either on this site, in Facebook or for fundraising purposes. If you would not like a photo to be used please inform us when you submit the photos.
Site last updated 02/19/2014
Any person with a Borzoi in need of help please contact Carol Backers at the phone number or email shown below!
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 nationwide. These organizations often incorporate the word 'rescue' into their company names and marketing materials, and their fees are typically very high compared to legitimate 501(c)3 rescue groups.
We wish to help potential owners discern 'pets for profit' from true breed or all-breed rescue organizations. Click on our links page for the Borzoi Rescue organizations in California and Canada. Please feel free to contact us for background information on any other organization which may be offering Borzoi as rescues.
Please watch this video before considering adoping a rescue
or buying from a breeder
courtesty Golden Retriever Rescue of Colorado
Thank you for visiting the National Borzoi Rescue Foundation on the web. We were formed in December of 1994. N.B.R.F. is dedicated to the rescue and placement of all displaced borzoi into good, permanent homes through our adoption program.
The Rescue operation is costly, but the need is urgent and, unfortunately, ongoing. The N.B.R.F. is made possible with the continuing efforts of our many supporters and donations from Borzoi Breed Clubs across the country, individuals, fund raisers and adoption fees.
Since you will be making a ten to fifteen year commitment, please consider carefully before adopting a borzoi. Please feel free to contact the N.B.R.F. at any time. We will be happy to answer all your questions or assist you in finding the right Borzoi for your particular situation.
- Director: Carol Backers, BorzoiRescue@Reagan.com, 1.888.264.8898
- Vice-Director: Barbara Michalick, firstname.lastname@example.org, 804.748.6644
- Secretary/Treasurer: Liz Duncan-Burge, email@example.com, 618.214.0269
- BCOA Liaison: Dee Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, 225.927.6303
- Webmaster: Connie Taylor, email@example.com
We would like to thank Shirley Grissom (seller "delilahwhispers" on Ebay) for her continued generous support of NBRF!!! Shirley kindly donates 20% of her ebay sales to NBRF and we so appreciate it!!! Check out her items that change weekly!... Many of these she has collected in her travels throughout Europe too.
Shirley has had many NBRF rescue Borzoi & her current one is a beautiful tri named Cairo. Thank you so much Shirley!!!
THE LOSS OF A RESCUE BORZOI
To print copies for use at borzoi events (shows, walks, meet the breed): click on the above image to download the pdf & save it to your desktop. Then either:
- Burn it onto a CD & carry it to your favorite printshop.
- Use FEDEX/Kinkos to print online at fedexkinkos.com
- For the printer savy with a really good color printer, do it yourself.
By printing them yourself, you keep money in NBRF coffers for Borzoi in need.