Having researched the breed and decided that a Border Terrier is right for you, actually getting your dog should be a joy. However, as we have previously reported, the pandemic has meant scams have been on the increase and as an organisation, we really do not want anyone to get caught out by fake profiles or scams, especially if parting with money. We would urge anyone considering purchasing or adopting a Border Terrier to research their source to ensure it is genuine before paying over any money.
Statement from Border Terrier Welfare
We have been made aware of continuing posts on a Facebook Group and Profile calling themselves "Border Terrier Rehoming Center”. Below are posts of Border Terriers which have been posted with the text "border terrier welfare” & "border terrier rescue uk", along with pictures of the Facebook Group & Profile headers.
We categorically state that both the Profile & Group “Border Terrier Rehoming Center" is in no way related to, or affiliated with, our Registered Charity, Border Terrier Welfare.
We have evidence they are using photos of Border Terriers without permission, which have been taken from social media accounts for Border Terriers that are very much loved and not available or unwanted. So these are falsely advertised as being available through this group and they do not exist for rehoming, given that they already have a loving home.
We would strongly advise anyone contacting them, or any other organisation, to obtain a Border Terrier to carry out a thorough investigation to be certain the organisation is genuine before paying over any money. We understand that “Border Terrier Rehoming Center” are asking for bank details for a deposit to be paid in advance, stating the balance would be paid on 'delivery' of a dog.
How to ensure your BTW contact is genuine
We would always ask anyone concerned they are dealing with someone genuinely connected to Border Terrier Welfare to ensure they check our website. All our current Trustees and Reps are clearly listed on our About BTW page under BTW Committee or BTW Reps with their contact details.
Should you have any concerns, please contact BTW Chairman, Tony Wrenn, or any of our Trustees for clarification prior to proceeding.