ECHO is a Not for Profit (501(c)(3) group dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of herding breed dogs on the East Coast.
ECHO is dedicated to rescuing herding breed dogs in city shelters, who are at risk of euthanasia, and helping to find them loving, responsible homes.
ECHO’s mission is to rescue herding breed dogs, primarily Border Collies, Aussies, Cattle Dogs, 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.