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We Have the Power to Impact the Lives of these Amazing Dogs, and We’re Doing Something About It

ECHO’s mission is to rescue herding breed dogs, primarily Border Collies, Aussies, Cattle Dogs, and herding mixes, etc, from high kill shelters . Our top priority is dogs who are “in crisis” – those at risk of euthanasia.  We then look to take in other herding dogs whose need may not be as urgent, but they are equally deserving of our help. As our herding dog rescue group grows, our efforts will become more diverse.

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ECHO Rescue assists herding dogs on the east coast. We focus primarily in the tri-state area, NYC/NJ/PA, moving farther out as needed.

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.
There are many great rescue groups here in the Northeast. However, it became increasingly apparent that a local rescue was needed specifically for these dogs, and thus the formation of this group. We network with the larger groups and are now a New Hope Partner with the NYC ACC.
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.

About Our Herding Dog Rescue

501(c)(3) Non-Profit

As a registered and approved 501c3 non-profit, we are able to ensure that every penny that comes into our rescue goes directly to our dogs’ care and expenses.

All Volunteer

ECHO Rescue is and all volunteer force. Our team is made up of a diverse group of individuals who all share a common passion: Saving these amazing herding dogs!

Rescue Partnerships

ECHO Rescue works with many other rescues, teaming up to save as many dogs as possible.

Flexible Coverage

Our main coverage is the tri-state area, concentrating on NYC and NJ, we also assist as needed in other areas of the east coast.



Ace is ready for his forever home!


A special thanks to his wonderful foster moms, first Carolyn and then Megan. They have given Ace the start he needed and he is now ready for his furever home!

Head over to Ace's page and read about him. Watch Ace in action!


Meet Frank! What a great boy!


Frank is looking for a new foster home or a furever home. His foster family loves him but the kitties don't agree...

Head over to Frank's page and read about him.

 Meet Yeti!


Yeti just recently arrived from NC. He is with our foster, Amanda, and is not yet ready for adoption.



The three puppies from the Pennsylania confiscation case are safe in ECHO foster homes!  They will NOT be available for adoption until they have had some time to decompress, and we can see their true personalities outside of the shelter.

Welcome to ECHO Rescue Summer, Rip and Zorro ❤️ 

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Help Us Help Our Dogs

There are many costs involved in Rescue.
Always – Medical expenses, including wellness exams, spay/neuter, vaccinations and parasite testing, heartworm/flea/tick protection, and daily expenses such as food, crates, bedding, grooming and toys.
As Needed – Further medical, such as  medications, dentals, diagnostics, surgeries, and in-depth behavioral or physical training.
Adoption donations do not cover everything, so we rely on YOUR help!

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Spring is Here!

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Now through May 15th

Once again we are teaming up with Flower Power to raise funds for the herding dogs!

All of us who have puchased in past years can attest to the beauty and quality of the Flower Power blooms that have grown in our gardens!

And we are doing it again!
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