The Border Terrier Club 
of Central Ohio

Dogs Needing Homes 

If you are interested in adopting an available dog on this page, please contact the BTCCO Rescue Coordinator, Annette Neff at
 or (740) 965-5061. 

There is a $250.00 - $300.00 fee for adoption. Money from adoptions usually cover our veterinary expenses. 

We have several fund-raisers throughout the year and donations to our rescue fund are always welcome. 
Checks should be made payable to the BTCCO. 
They can be sent to our treasurer:
Annette Neff
5200 Harlem Road
Galena, Ohio 43021

This is Obi. He was admitted into our rescue on March 4, 2009. Obi was taken from the Licking County Animal Shelter. He will be examined by our veterinarian, neutered, updated on his shots, given a heartworm test soon. After that he will be available for adoption.

Obi is a Border Terrier mix. He has the distinct otter head of the Border but the body style of a Yorkie. He weighs about fifteen pounds. At any rate, he is a fun little terrier. He likes to play yet he can be very calm as well. 
He gets along well with other small dogs, but may be intimidated by a large dog. Obi would make a great pet for a family with children over the age of seven and could likely get along well with a cat.

Two Border Terrier littermates were in need of rescue on December 26, 2008. These two pups were left up to their own demises most of the time. They lacked training and socialization. This is Polly whose name now is Molly.

 The Goetz family adopted Polly and is doing very well in her new home. We hope that she bring her new family joy!

This is Bri. He is Polly's brother. He stayed in foster care for about a month. During that time, he attended dog training classes and met a lot of people and other dogs.
One day a family called looking for a Border Terrier. They came over and met both Bri and Misty. They really liked Bri's laid back personality. He is a typical loving male. He now lives with his new family that includes a big sister, named Tango. The family calls him Kirby.
This is Mitzi. She came into BTCCO Rescue from a kill shelter in Kentucky. Obviously, she is not a Border Terrier but a Cairn Terrier mix. However, we knew she was young (6 months old) and had a great personality. She was taken into our rescue in early January 2008.

Mitzi is full of vim and vigor. She can get over any gate. She was more like a monkey than a dog. She kept her foster parents hopping. 
Now she is living happily with Connie, her son, and terrier mix, Pete.

This is Bell. She is 5 years old. She lost her home because her owners did not take the time to train her. She is a very sweet dog, but needs someone to take charge of her instead of letting her take charge. She loves balls and would be a great pet for someone who has an active lifestyle. She would be better in a household that does not have any current pets or children. 
She is spayed, current on all of her shots and microchipped. 
This is a photo of her after she was stripped.. Bell's adoption fee is a $300.00 donation to the BTCCO rescue fund. 
UPDATE: Bella has been adopted and is doing very well in her new home!

UPDATE: Bella has been adopted by a young couple. She left with a ball in her mouth! She is adapting well and is bringing them great joy!  The new owners plan to join the BTCCO and perhaps participate in some Earthdog events with Bella. We look forward to welcoming them into the BTCCO family.

Sidney came into rescue on May 19th (2007). He was spotted on He was in the Pickaway County Dog Shelter, turned in by a Good Samaritan who found him running loose in Circleville, Ohio. The shelter had a lot of dogs. He had been there 3 weeks. The dog warden took a shine to him and hoped he would be adopted. Sid did not have his own run...only a cage.


He was neutered, brought  current on his shots tested for heartworm. He is a young dog, 2 or 3 years old. He has a lot of heart. He loves attention. He enjoys training and would make someone happy with his antics. He is good with other dogs as well.  His fee $300.00 and will help us to recover his medical costs.
UPDATE: Sidney was also adopted and is very much loved. Deb says that he is just PERFECT for her and her husband. Sidney romps daily with his buddy in the yard.

The BTCCO makes no claim as to the temperament or health of any dogs listed or the practices of the organization, club or individual listing the dog.

My name is Mini Pearl. I am a Border Terrier. My foster mom got me out of a dog pound in New Lexington, Ohio. I was there with another dog and we had been wandering about for a while. 

I was spayed and had an inguinal hernia removed.

Mini Pearl was adopted. She is pictured here with her new owner. She goes for daily walks and even went to the Scottish games. We wish you the best, Pearl!