loving the unloved, homing the homeless

The Border Collie Spot

Wee Jimmy,s Fight to Walk Without Pain

Update on Wee Jimmy with the knackered knee,s !!!!!!!

Yesterday Jimmy had the first operation on the worse knee joint and after a 5 hour operation he is recovering well and the vets are pleased with how things went. Following a pre-op MRI scan it became apparent that things where a lot worse than originally thought so between the vets involved it was decided to go down a different route to enable him to walk without pain . He will be having the other knee done in a few weeks and with any luck Jimmy will be in his new home by xmas. Gill White would like to say thank you to everyone who donated towards his appeal as we really couldn,t have done any of this without your help and support. Also if you have not received a personal response of thanks to your donation Gill apologies as due to a computer glich she lost all the e-mails on her computer. Also and this might be a biggie and we really have been itching to tell you that Jimmy will be on T.V !!!!! The rescue and Jimmy and Kizzy,s plight have become part of a new series to be aired on channel 4 next year so you can all see it happening in the flesh and for those who,ve never met her you will get to see the completely insane Gill White who runs this rescue with all her heart and sole. Don,t worry i will let you all know when its to be aired xx

For those who might have missed Jimmy,s Story here is a reminder.

Jimmy and Kizzy have both come to us from a horrific animal hoarding situation in Ireland, we really don,t know what these poor soles have gone through in their short lives and maybe its best we don,t know the full extend of cruelty they,ve had to endure.
Jimmy is just 3 years old and must have spent all of his short life in severe pain. He was found shut in a small room covered and living in his own faeces and cowering under a chair. The full extent of his injuries where not apparent as he was so scared of human contact at first that no one could get near him. We thought at first he may have hip dysplasia..if only !! No one was prepared for the shock results of his xrays and how this gentle boy is even walking is just beyond belief. His xrays show that BOTH his back leg knee joints are completely shattered and whilst he has managed to walk ok, he must be in such unbearable pain but he doesn,t show it. The specialist thinks he was either kept in such a confined space when very young or he has been beaten and left to his own devices. This must have happened very early on in his life as his upper body is very strong from dragging his lower torso around. And now for the hard bit. Jimmy is going to need extensive surgery which is going to involve have both knee joints replaced in order for him to have a pain free life . Whilst we have a great specialist lined up to help he is going to need special joints made as he is so small and this is going to cost between £8,000- £10,000 and we are determined to raise this so we can give Jimmy the best life possible.


As many of you know our passion is for the abused farm dogs who come into us in a very poor state. These dogs need time and patience to heal and no dog is rushed to be adopted and some may spend the rest of their lives at the rescue due to the mental damaged casued to them by mankind, we NEVER put a dog to sleep no matter what their issue,s are. after all they weren,t born bad.


Yes we do ask an adoption fee but this does not cover the cost of innoculations, neutering, microchipping , feeding or additional vet fee,s, the shortfall comes from donations and from Gill,s pension.


If you feel you can help on a regular basis you can set up a regular payment through our paypal account or through the donate button at the top of the website.


Many of you continue to support us and raise funds like Pat Gash who sell,s her Border Collie Year books and donates the proceeds to us, we had many people raise funds in this way over the years and we would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for your continued support.


The Border Collie Spot is a border collie rescue centre run by Gill White in Binfield near Wokingham, Berkshire.

Gill has been rescuing Border Collies for 8 years. It has always been her dream to rescue unwanted and neglected farm dogs and this was realised when her network expanded enough to reach right across the UK.

Gill has rescued hundreds of dogs since the rescue started and she will not turn away any dog in need of her care. She endeavours to find homes for collies of all size, shape, colour and background, no matter how tragic and damaged they are. Gill always has a number of rescue dogs for adoption, plus a few who cannot be homed and seven of her own border collies.

The expenses incurred for the care of these dogs comes from Gill’s own pocket and she is retired, so this is literally from her pension! Gill relies on the kindness of the public for funding and also has a small team of volunteers who give up their time to help the dogs and fund raise.

Welcome to The Border Collie Spot

Beloved Spot

The Border Collie Spot is the name of Gill White’s border collie rescue organisation, named in loving memory of her most beloved Border Collie, Spot! Spot was born at the White Cottage, the last of a litter of six puppies and as the last puppy born, Gill had to breathe into his lungs to bring him to life. That was the start of a long and wonderful relationship spanning fifteen years. Spot was a very special dog, he was devoted to Gill and she never went anywhere without him. She trained him to the highest level in obedience and he worked right up to championship class. This site is primarily intended for the rescue, care and adoption of unwanted, abandoned and abused border collies. Regular visitors will know that this is a brand new design of our web site. We hope you enjoy the new page named ‘Spotted!’ which is a place dedicated to your collie photos, stories, notices, tributes, in fact anything to do with border collies! You told us how much you enjoyed our old site and we hope you love this one too, please let us know what you think. Enjoy! from the team at The Border Collie Spot.