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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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I'm Adopted!
I'm Adopted!

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.


Meet Brutus!

Brutus has gone from death row dog to a dog who is ready for his forever home!
His foster mom says Brutus is a really great, well-rounded dog with a lot of potential!

Read more about Brutus here.

Meet Patrick!

Patrick has been sprung from the shelter! His foster mom says Patrick is ready for his forever home! Patrick is about 2 years old.  More to come!

Meet Plum!

Plum is ready for his forever home!! Plum is an approximate 2 year old neutered Border Collie x Australian Shepherd mix.
Read more about Plum here.

Meet Cherry!

Super athletic Foster Cherry!
Cherry is an approximate 8 month old smooth coated border collie. Super social with people and dogs.

Meet Sheena!

Small in size but big in power, energy and personality!
Sheena is a petitie 2.5 years smooth coated border collie/herding mix breed. 
Read more about Sheena here.
I'm Adopted!

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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ECHO’s fundraiser UKI agility trial will be held June 22 and 23rd at High Octane in Colmar Pennsylvania.
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Upcoming Events



UKI Agility Trial Fundraiser

ECHO’s fundraiser UKI agility trial will be held June 22 and 23rd at High Octane in Colmar Pennsylvania. Click here for more info!



Volunteer Orientation

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