The Borzoi Canada Assistance Network is available to offer assistance to Borzoi who have been found wandering, surrendered, abandoned or presently in a situation that requires them to be re-homed.

Depending on the circumstances, every effort will be made to locate the dog's owner or breeder. If this is not possible, attempts to find a suitable home will be made through a network of Borzoi Canada Regional Directors and Club Members. If required, the Assistance Network Coordinator will assist in locating foster care until a new home can be found.

Borzoi are loving and loyal companions, but they are not the breed for everyone. It is important for an adopting family to be fully aware of the temperament and specific needs of this noble breed. Before deciding to adopt a Borzoi, potential owners are encouraged to view the breed information provided on the Borzoi Canada Website. Taking the time to talk to breeders and owners can also be of great assistance because they can provide first hand knowledge of what it is like to live with Borzoi.

Prior to being placed in a new home, the individual dog's temperament and personality will be taken into consideration to ensure the placement will be successful. All assisted dogs placed must be spayed or neutered.

Adoption Applications and a list of people who are willing to provide foster care will be held for future reference.

Borzoi Canada Pay-it-Forward Initiative

Borzoi Canada will consider giving support to unexpected or distressing circumstances with Borzoi in crisis - on a case by case basis, with common sense prevailing. Examples might be where Borzoi are in danger or great disadvantage, or in need of aid, such as, but not limited to: sudden death of owner and no one close to care for dogs; catastrophic loss due to fire, flood or storm; or abused, abandoned or neglected dogs.

Please send in to the secretary, Pam Calver (see below), the following:

· your full name
· address, phone number and email address
· a detailed explanation of your crisis or situation and what you need
· description of Borzoi – name, age, sex and if altered
· any medical condition or special needs

Some cases may come up where there is no applicant, just a Borzoi Canada members’ awareness of a Borzoi in need – maybe in a kill shelter or something similar – that needs the clubs immediate action to rescue.

Each application will be reviewed by the executive members of Borzoi Canada and final approval to support and the amount given would be determined by a current executive decision and vote.
Please feel free to contact the Rescue Coordinator if you have any questions or require assistance.

Pam Calver
Secretary and Borzoi Canada Rescue Coordinator
P. O. Box 222
Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0
E-mail address:

Borzoi Canada Assistance Network Guidelines

National Borzoi Rescue Foundation (United States)