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The rescue operation is costly, urgent and unfortunately, ongoing.

N.B.R.F. is made possible by the donations of our many supporters


Foster families are the first step to forever. They are the transition between what was and what will be. Some Borzoi have experienced trauma, have had very little or scarring interactions with humans. Their social skills may be lacking, their trust non-existent.

Foster parents are responsible for providing the dog with exercise and good manners through training and socialization with other dogs and people. Foster parents must also be willing to help with the adoption process including: providing regular updates and assessments of that dog’s personality and individual needs, photos, talking with potential adopters on the telephone or via email, and meeting with potential adopters.

NBRF foster parents are responsible for food, shelter, and any other incidentals associated with the basic care of the foster dog. However, in situations where the dog has specific medical, dietary, or other needs, NBRF will provide the necessary supplies at no cost to you.

It will take patience and understanding. Your heart may soar and break at the same time as they walk on to their new life. Or you may just find the missing piece to your family that you didn’t know you needed and your heart and home may expand to include your foster forever. Either way NBRF is there with you every step of the way!

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We’re not saying fostering a Borzoi is easy but it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Do you have the right “stuff” to be a foster parent/family?

Qualifying takes time; join our Team and tell us more about yourself and how you can help with fostering by filling out an application today.


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One of our most successful fundraising programs!

Creating a Facebook Fundraiser is fast and easy! Customize your fundraiser with photos. Be the first to donate. Invite your friends and explain why the National Borzoi Rescue Foundation is important to you. Check back in to your fundraiser often. The more you engage, the more successful it will be! Post updates. Encourage others to give. React, comment and ALWAYS thank your donors!!

Raise $50 or more and we'll thank you with an exclusive Borzoi Life gift!

Have questions or need guidance? Contact Kate:


Schedule a recurring Donation

The National Borzoi Rescue Foundation is the only National and International 501c3 non-profit dedicated exclusively to Borzoi rescue. Join us in this vital mission: become a sustaining partner by scheduling your monthly donation. As little as $10 per month - less than .35 cents per day - ensures that Borzoi like Hutch will find safety and love in a forever home.

PayPal makes it easier than ever to schedule your donation, currency is converted to US dollars, 98% of your money goes straight to the dogs! Let us know if we can help you help us. Contact Kate Watts: for assistance.

If you prefer to send a check our mailing address is: 

National Borzoi Rescue Foundation

Liz A. Duncan-Burge, Secretary/Treasurer

P.O. Box 231

Dix, IL 62830

Collections are not just an accumulation of things. Each piece has a story - the hunt, the

The NBRF - NBRF International Holiday Auction is the most anticipated event of the year!

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Supporter donations make up the entire catalog and are accepted year round. Collectors, artists and crafters welcome.
Contact Kate Watts:
for more information.

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Debbie Reddin Van Tuyll... in memory of Copper, Dolly and Tomi

Leslie Radowill... in loving memory of Sinjin and Grace

Barbara Tyler Ahlfield... in memory of our beautiful Veruschka

Robin Ward Gentile... in honor of Vicki Stone

Karmen Leech... in gratitude for Tamar and Gemma

Garrett Tate… in loving memory of Robert “Bob” Snider

Jacquelin Koski... in memory of my beloved Kamiah  

Deane Crowther... If there is anything I wish it would be to encourage others to donate. No matter the amount, to donate; to all NBRF borzoi who have been, for those who are being and those who await finding their forever loving home

Ken and Jeane Kolberg... in memory of our beautiful Cally

Christopher Watson... for Yansy and all of the wonderful people who rescue Borzoi

Margaret Wiegand... in most loving memory of Hidalgo, the Magic Carpet Hound

The Roosevelts... Dedicated to all Borzoi and the breed at large

Betsy and David Quammen   

Rio the Podenco... Gratitude is the most powerful catalyst for happiness. It's the spark that ignites the world!

Desiree Machado... in honor of Myra, Ann Marie Wiseman and NBRF

Dorothea and Tim Coy... in memory of our beautiful Oksana

Susan White Arnett... in appreciation for the dedicated volunteers of NBRF and their efforts on behalf of this noble breed

Terry O'Brien... in memory of my Dad - Bud O'Brien

Mary Campagnolo... in memory of Hannah (formerly Pickle Hill Rozah)
Margie and Randy Salyer
Levanche Harris... in honor of all the Borzoi past, present and future who have found loving homes through NBRF
Joann Jespersen... in memory of Morgan
Pamela Wood-Tuli... in memory of Leopold
Lana Hernandez... in memory of Sergei, Feliks and Ivan
Jill Baxter... in memory of Alek, one of the Florida Five Puppies
Lexi~Rose... in memory of my brother Alek

Christine and Gilbert Lee
Heather Ingraham... in gratitude for Karina and Louie

Deane Crowther... in gratitude for Solomon Serendipity
Chet Weston... in loving memory of all my Borzoi Angels

Nancy White Archerd... in memory of Laurie and Tom Kasowski

Dorothea Coy... in honor of Carol Backers and Liz Duncan of NBRF

Janice Porter Gantenbein... in honor of Toma and Danne

Nancy White Archerd... in honor of Laurie and Tom Kasowski

Linda Hess-Layne

Deb Adams Spratt... in memory of Misha (Greta)

Sharon Haugen... in memory of Grace and her pups

Jaxam... in memory of Jay, Jesse, Mischa, Elissa, Nikko, Elliot, Bean, Shanna, Esprit, Jasper, Kosmos, Danya, Katie and Nipper

Ann-Marie Wiseman... in honor of Koltai and Kulia

Kate Watts... in gratitude for Lexi~Rose and Enzo Furrari of Livin LRG
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