Nutmeg Border Collie Club hosted a raffle benefit for East Coast Herding-Dog Organization Rescue Inc.

at our December 5-6, 2015 AKC agility trials in Hamden, CT. We are happy to report that we sent a check for $500 to the rescue.

Thank you all for your support, especially the donors below. Please visit their websites and check them out!

Mission Statement:

ECHO's mission is to rescue herding breed dogs, primarily Border Collies, Aussies, Cattle Dogs, and herding mixes, etc, from high kill shelters within the tri state area,
concentrating on NYC and NJ. Initially, our priority will be on dogs who are "in crisis" - those at risk of euthanasia. As the group grows, our efforts will become more diverse. 

As we know, herding breeds are very keen and intelligent. With this intelligence however, comes quirky behaviors, such as reactivity.
As such, they tend to behave poorly in the shelter environment and are difficult to properly evaluate and place. 

ECHO is not a shelter. We rely upon a close network of dedicated volunteers to assist us with our mission.
We arrange foster homes where these dogs can recover from illnesses or injuries. Within these homes,
we address any behavioral concerns and then adopt them out to loving and responsible homes.

Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible.
This will assist us in defraying our costs, which include vet bills, medical expenses, food and supplies. 

There are many great rescue groups here in the Northeast and ECHO intends to network with these larger groups.
However, it has become increasingly apparent that a local rescue was needed for these dogs, and thus the formation of this group.
We are in the process of becoming a New Hope Partner with the NYC CACC.


For each dollar you donate to our benefit, we will give you a FREE raffle ticket for any of the giveaways listed below.
There will be separate drawings for each giveaway. Online donations are available until 2pm on December 4th so we can get ready for the weekend.
If you are attending the trials in Hamden, CT on December 5-6, you can donate there in person and get your free tickets.
Just ask for a club member! All Giveaways will be drawn at the trials on December 6, 2015. You do not need to be present to win.


Nutmeg Border Collie Club is proud to have donated to so many worthy causes -
The AKC US World Team, rescue organizations and Canine Health Foundation just to name a few.

Sincere thanks to the donors below for allowing us to offer these great giveaways.

Giveaways Donated by
$100 Gift Certificate to Clean Run Nutmeg Border Collie Club
$100 Gift Certificate to Affordable Agility Stephanie McLoughlin
Private lesson for obedience or agility Diane Jamison, Galaxy Dog Training
Large canvas agility travel tote bag fiiled with dog toys

Jamie and Stephen McKay, McKay9 Dog Training LLC

Golden Retriever graphic sign and limited edition Barlowe ornament  Jamie and Stephen McKay, McKay9 Dog Training LLC
Sleepypod Clickit Utility Harness

Rena Barnett

Dog Ramp for your car

Rena Barnett

Baskets of Homebaked Dog Goodies
(you really don't want to miss this one)
Gabe's Goodies by Sue Levine
Basket of Dog Goodies including treats, toys and a Dunkin' Donuts gift card Blanche Wisniewski
A blanket and tug toy

Jan Mayr and Rock Star Tugs and Rugs

Seek a Treat puzzle toy

Marisa Capozzo-Schmidt, Dizzy Dogs
1/2lb bag of Kona Coffee from Hawaii (Grown by the Mount family) Paul Mount


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Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you to everyone who has donated these wonderful giveaways! Donors' services where available. Please check them out!