How to Adopt One of Our Border Collie Puppies

At Shadewood Farm, we take the raising of our border collie puppies very seriously. We want to give the pups and their future family every opportunity for a successful and loving future. Below is the process for adopting one of our border collie puppies.

Shadewood Farm and Kennel Border Collies

Step 1: Learn About Shadewood Farm

Look through our website so you can learn about us, how we breed and raise our puppies, and border collie education.

Please make sure to review our FAQs page, as that may answer many of your questions.

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Border Collie Puppy Questionnaire

Step 2: Submit your Puppy Questionnaire

We take placement of our puppies very seriously. Our puppy questionnaire is designed to help us understand your household, family, lifestyle and what qualities you are looking for in a puppy.

If we don’t feel that we have a puppy suitable for you, we may give you some alternatives.

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Blue Border Collie

Step 3: Let’s Talk!

After reviewing your completed questionnaire, if we think a Shadewood border collie puppy would be a good fit for you and your family, we will contact you to set up a phone call and/or a farm visit.

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Brown Border Collie

Step 4: Submit Your Deposit

If we both decide to work together to find the right puppy for you and your family, we will send you an email with a deposit form.

You will need to send a deposit and a completed deposit form in order to hold your place.

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Adopt a Border Collie Puppy from Shadewood Farm

Step 5: Prepare for Your New Puppy

We will email you puppy updates and help you get ready to bring home your new family member.  Whitelist us by adding to your email contacts to ensure you receive our emails.

Read our emails so you can prepare for your new addition. This includes setting up a veterinarian visit and finding a local puppy class.

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How we Raise our Border Collie Puppies

Step 6: Pick up Your New Puppy

On the mutually agreed upon date and time, come pick up your new family member.

Our new puppy families are sent home with our “Good Start Puppy Pack” filled with information, helpful tips, litter blanket, puppy food and other goodies to get you and your new puppy off to a good start. And we remain to be an available resource to our pet owners throughout their dog’s life.

What People are Saying About our Dogs…

“We have never purchased a pup from someone who was so well organized and knowledgeable about their breed. Harriet, I am glad you insisted on a puppy class. It has made such a difference with Jude. He is really a part of our family.”

Julie Ross

“It had been a long time since I had had a puppy so I needed a little hand-holding. I had a lot of questions. Harriet was there to help me through. Some people will sell you a pup then leave you high and dry, but not Harriet. Thanks.”

Bobbie Owen


American Border Collie Association
Bred with Heart
AVIDOG Associate
American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
The Livestock Conservancy