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Available Dogs

We are all individuals and a Borzoi is no exception. NBRF fosters evaluate the needs of each Borzoi in our care. Help us ensure everyone's happiness by telling us more about yourself. Filling out an application is the first step in the process of becoming eligible to adopt an NBRF Borzoi.

Thank you Jacob Chattman @Esper The Borzoi
for this fun and informative video!

Ginger and Boris

We are Ginger and Boris, can you guess who is who? We are a bonded pair, but we aren’t brother and sister, we are best friends. We came into rescue because our human mom got really sick and we couldn’t live there anymore. We love to play chase, cuddle with each other and any available human. We love car rides, full disclosure we are both guilty of being backseat drivers.


Ginger is about 2 and Boris is 18 months, we would like them to stay together, they need a large fenced yard with a 6 foot fence with no small dogs or cats. Ginger and Boris need to be spayed and neutered and will be available for adoption after that. They are being fostered in Pennsylvania. If you think you can provide a good home for these two, please fill out an application.

Ginger and Boris with Jon

I am handsome Russian Boy, Pavel who has just finished my quarantine in Poland and am ready to immigrate to the United States this Fall. I am a young boy, almost 2, very handsome and very rare for a Russian - I am cat and small dog safe!


I long to live the rest of my life in America, in a nice house, with a big fenced yard, someone to play with and my very own family. Please note my very handsome puppy curls!


Pavel will be flying into Chicago and we would love him to go directly into his new home. If you are interested in Pavel, please fill out an adoption application.



I’m Luka, my military family got a new posting and I wasn’t able to go with them, so I am looking for a new family. I am a pretty easy going guy. I was an only dog, but I have a Borzoi brother in my foster home and I really think I would like another dog to play with. It doesn’t have to be a Borzoi, just someone who can keep up with me!

I will be 2 in December, I am neutered and up to date on all my shots. I have not been around small dogs, cats or young children, so I don’t know how I would do around them. I do have one bad habit – I like to catch flying bugs, especially those spicy flies so you will need to keep an eye on me outside! I haven’t caught any yet and my foster mom keeps telling me I don’t want to, but I keep trying.


Other than that, my foster mom says I am one of the sweetest, gentlest, most well behaved foster she has ever had.

Who wouldn’t want to add me to their household???? Luka is being fostered in Ohio. If you are interested in Luka, please fill out an application.

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My name is Nika and my beloved owner just passed away, so I find myself looking for a soft place to land and another human to love in my final years. My human was a man who had me since I was a puppy, but I LOVE both men and women. I have not been around children, so I don’t know about them. I get along with the small and large dogs in my foster home, although the shelter I ended up in said I was dog selective, it was pretty stressful there so that may have been why. I am 10 years young and still have some spunk in me, I am spayed, up to date on all of my vaccines and heartworm negative. My must haves are a house with not too many steps, someone who likes to cuddle and NO CATS. My beautiful Borzoi coat will grow back in soon. Nika is being fostered in Eastern Washington.

Please fill out an application if you would like to be considered for this sweet girl's new home.


I’m Temmie, I am 7 years old and found myself along with my brother Remmie in rescue due to my owner’s illness. As you can see from my photos, I am a bit on the (ahem) fluffy side. I am looking for a home that would like to help/join me on my weight loss journey as I explore smaller portions, less snacks and walking for fun. I am neutered, up to date on our vaccinations and HW negative. I am currently being fostered in Texas. Update:  Temmie has lost 5 lbs and is currently doing 2 one mile walks a day.  He is getting more social and is much more confident now that he is not under his brother's shadow.  He does need a home with another large dog for company as he is starting to initiate play with his foster siblings


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I am Rufus and as you can see I am a very handsome boy, how can you resist my beautiful red curly locks? I am a fan of people, other borzoi and other large dogs and of course my brother Aris, I don’t know about small dogs and cats as I have never seen them. I am not exactly sure how old I am – who cares - age is just a number, but I guess somewhere between 2-4. I will be arriving in Chicago, with my brother Aris, and Aman this week from Warsaw this week and like Aman I would like a home with a large yard with a 6 foot fence and a large dog to play with. I am hoping that it could be my brother Aris – we can be split up, but it would be so nice if we could stay together. I really like people and can’t wait to have some of my very own. I will be fostered in Illinois and will be available as soon as I recover from my neuter (whatever that is) They said it was going to be a big surprise! Please fill out an application, or if you have already filled one out, no need to fill out another, just send us a message and let us know who you are interested in.



Hi it's me, Luka, again! I am a young neutered male, but I identify as bitch. I am the queen of the castle, the master of my domain and all bow before me. I may be young, but I run a tight ship, I love to play with my friends, but I am definitely the one in charge so I am looking for a home that will cater to my strengths and perhaps teach me to lighten up a bit with my type A personality. I am so handsome and sweet that I am worth a bit of drama. I just turned one and I am ready for my furever home and my next adventure. I am neutered, HW negative, up to date on my vaccinations and being fostered in upstate NY. Luka will need a large yard, a 6 foot fence and at least one play mate around his size. He has not been around cats or small dogs. If you think you have the right stuff to accommodate our very special diva please fill out an application
Hi my name is Luka, I just came into rescue. NBRF found me in a shelter and got me out as soon as possible. I am a good boy (of course) and since I am only 9 months old, my favorite activity is playing so my new home must have a buddy for me to play with. I also love hugs and kisses and I am a champion snuggler. I already have perfected holding down the couch. I also love to watch TV and did I mention I like to play? All I want for Christmas is a large fenced yard with a six foot fence, a friend to play with - a large dog would be best and NO CATS. I just find them way too tempting. I am neutered, up to date on my shots and am currently being fostered in upstate New York. I also like snow! If you are interested in me or another borzoi, please fill out an application.


Luka update – I have been having a great time at my foster home! It is so much fun here, kind of like being at camp.  I have a HUGE yard to run around in and several playmates to play chase with – of course I am the fastest.  The snow has melted and now there is MUD that we can play in!  I am so happy, I love mud! Foster mom, not so much and the baths afterwards kinda suck, but that doesn’t stop me.  As much as I love it here and hate to leave, I would love my own home.  I am a young boy, so I will need someone who knows puppies and will provide the structure and training I need to make me my best possible self.  I also obviously need an active playmate, I am a big boy so at least one larger dog is a must – I am ok with smaller dogs, but I don’t know my own size and can play a bit rough for a small dog  Good news, my foster mom says she thinks I am cat workable.


I am Aris, Rufus’s brother, he thinks he is sooooo handsome, but being a redhead is so ordinary. Just look at my magnificent coloring! I am a true work of art. I also am unsure of my age, but I do know that Rufus is my brother and I am coming to America to find my furever home. I would love it to be with my brother, but I know that may be a lot to ask. I have always had company though so I will need a least one other large dog to play with, I also know nothing of small dogs and cats. I just want my own home, a soft bed, a big yard to do zoomies and someone to love me. I will be fostered in Illinois and will be available after my spa day with my brother. Please fill out an application, or if you have already filled one out, no need to fill out another, just send us a message and let us know who you are interested in.


Myrna - Peace
My name is Myrna (my name means Peace) I am 2 years old and I am a refugee from Ukraine, first I went to Russia with my friend Nadia, where we met another friend Zoya and we all made it to Poland where we have been patiently waiting so that we could come to the US. It has taken us 8 months to get here and I am so glad to be here. I am a happy social girl who gets along with everyone except cats – NO CATS – I’m ok with dogs, but not dogs under 35 lbs please. I love to go on walks and I walk very nicely on lead. I would love a large fenced yard and a friend to play with. I am being fostered in Michigan and there will be more about my likes and dislikes after I settle into my foster home. I am spayed, HW negative, and up to date on all of my vaccinations.



  1. All potential adopters are required to submit a completed application, after your application has been received you will receive an email letting you know that it has been received, if you do not receive an email, please contact us. 

  2. The adoption fee for a rescued Borzoi under seven years of age is $400 for a domestic rescue and $600 for an international rescue.  For a Borzoi seven years of age or older the adoption fee is $200. In special circumstances, the adoption fee may be waived. Payments may be made on our website or with a check.

  3. When a dog comes into rescue all of the applications are reviewed looking for the home that will be the best fit for that particular dog.  After the applications are narrowed down, the remaining adopters will be interviewed, references will be checked and a home check will be scheduled. The home that is the best fit will be presented to the board for review and the board along with input from the foster home will decide on the placement of the Borzoi.  Applicants will be notified whether they have been approved by the Board, by the placement coordinator, who will maintain records on each applicant. 

  4.  When possible, an in home visit with the Borzoi to be adopted will be made before the dog is permanently placed with the prospective new owner to ensure proper placement. 

  5. If the person or family adopting the Borzoi is a renter, a letter from the landlord stating the Borzoi is permissible in the rental for the length of the owner's stay in their residence is required. 

  6. To the greatest extent possible, the Director, appointed delegate or volunteer will maintain contact with the homes of all Borzoi placed. Efforts will be made to ensure all rescued Borzoi remain in good homes. 

  7. In the event provisions of the adoption agreement are violated by the adoptive home, the regional delegate, rescue group or NBRF Director will take all steps possible to retrieve the Borzoi from the adoptive home. Provisions have been made in the Adoption Agreement a new home/owner must sign and agree to before they can adopt a rescued Borzoi for this to happen. 

  8. All Borzoi will be altered before being placed into any permanent home.

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