IN MEMORY OF YURI (aka Charlie Brown) ... gone but not forgotten!
It is with regret that I have to inform you of Yuri's passing. I had to put him down today, he was 13 years and 3 months old. I never thought when I adopted him that I would be able to have him for so long. He was such a kind old dog and made my life better because I got to know and take care of him for a short while here on this earth. He is now up playing with my other borzoi Shayna, Ricky and Ari so he won't be lonely. Thanks for letting me have the chance to have him in my life.
I was able to participate in Yuri's life for only 2 years 3 1/2 months but he taught me so much in that short amount of time. Here was a dog that went from almost death's door to being able to walk, trot and finally to run around in the back yard. He loved to lay in the grass and rub his face in it and the look on his face was pure joy. He taught me what courage was, never to give up, to find joy in the smallest things, and finally to trust. It is a tribute to his breeder on the wonderful temperament that he displayed. He would let you do anything to him even when I knew that it was uncomfortable to him. His was a kind and gentle soul. He loved hanging out with the rest of my gang and would try to keep up with younger dogs. He loved being bathed and blown dry, relishing in the attention he was getting as he was blown and brushed. He would close his eyes and you could just see him smile as you brushed away at his long silky hair.
When he first started drinking a gallon of water a day and peeing all the time he seemed embarrassed when he would wet himself. It wasn't until we found out that he had diabetes insipidis and got the eye drops and later on the injections that helped him control the problem. Then the back legs starting going out on him. You could see him struggling to get himself up but he would still try. I got him a wheelchair but it turned out to be too small and by the time the right sized one came it was too late. Many borzoi don't make it too 13 years of age so I am very grateful that I was able to have him as long as I did. You could never have asked for a sweeter, kinder, gentler soul than Yuri was. You will be missed old guy. Have fun with the rest of my gang waiting for me up in heaven and I will see you again.
Click HERE to see Yuri's gallery and read about him.
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Site last updated 4/10/2013
Any person with a Borzoi in need of help please contact Carol Backers at the phone number or email shown below!
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The Borzoi community is fortunate to have a low rate of dogs needing rescue and excellent homes waiting to adopt them. Any web site or organization offering a large number of rescue Borzoi should be researched thoroughly if you are considering acquiring a dog from them. In addition, there are now quite a few 'pets for profit' organizations nationwide. These organizations often incorporate the word 'rescue' into their company names and marketing materials, and their fees are typically very high compared to legitimate 501(c)3 rescue groups.
We wish to help potential owners discern 'pets for profit' from true breed or all-breed rescue organizations. Click on our links page for the Borzoi Rescue organizations in California and Canada. Please feel free to contact us for background information on any other organization which may be offering Borzoi as rescues.
Please watch this video before considering adoping a rescue
or buying from a breeder
courtesty Golden Retriever Rescue of Colorado
Thank you for visiting the National Borzoi Rescue Foundation on the web. We were formed in December of 1994 to assist the many Borzoi rescue organizations across the country with funding, information and the actual rescue when ever necessary. The N.B.R.F. is dedicated to the rescue and placement of all displaced borzoi into good, permanent homes through our adoption program.
The Rescue operation is costly, but the need is urgent and, unfortunately, ongoing. The N.B.R.F. is made possible with the continuing efforts of our many supporters and donations from Borzoi Breed Clubs across the country, individuals, fund raisers and adoption fees.
Since you will be making a ten to fifteen year commitment, please consider carefully before adopting a borzoi. Please feel free to contact the N.B.R.F. at any time. We will be happy to answer all your questions or assist you in finding the right Borzoi for your particular situation.
- Director: Carol Backers, BorzoiRescue@Reagan.com, 1.888.264.8898
- Vice Director: Mary Childs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 513.907.1491
- Secretary/Treasurer: Liz Duncan-Burge, email@example.com, 618.214.0269
- BCOA Liaison: Dee Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, 225.927.6303
- Webmaster: Connie Taylor, email@example.com
Old dogs can learn new tricks!
Do not let the title lead you to think that this book is not for you & your dog because he is no longer a pup! Chris's observations and tips on training & socialization work with all dogs, regardless of age, gender, or breed.
Follow Puppy Melissa's journey beginning with her arrival from Sweden to her adventures at home and in the wide world of human and animal companions.
A ZOISTORY BOOK
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THE LOSS OF A RESCUE BORZOI
To print copies for use at borzoi events (shows, walks, meet the breed): click on the above image to download the pdf & save it to your desktop. Then either:
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By printing them yourself, you keep money in NBRF coffers for Borzoi in need.