Border Collie Puppies

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | Do you require a deposit?

We do.

A $500.00 deposit is required. Please note that deposits to reserve a puppy are Non-Refundable. In any unforeseen circumstances, any monies paid towards a pup in advance are non-refundable  BUT can be used towards a future litter us.  Please do not expect a deposit returned because you have purchased another puppy from another breeder or if you have changed your mind. A deposit means that we are holding a puppy for you and have turned others away.

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | How are your puppies re-homed?

We take placement of our puppies very serious.  We do screen potential parents to ensure they understand and can successfully support a Border Collie.  We DO NOT pre-judge based on your past experience or your living conditions (i.e. in the city).  Once selection begins (typically weeks 3-4) we will assist you in choosing the best puppy for your lifestyle and goals with the pups.

Some of our best homes hands down have been first time owner’s (of the breed and of dogs!) and we have witnessed first hand the love and successful living of border collies within city environments.

We do our homework and we are personal in that respect.   We have a very firm clause for all puppies:


This is critical as we will never see one of our dogs in a shelter or an unworkable/unsuccessful living environment.


All puppies are sold with the following contract

Non-breeding contracts.  Dogs must be spayed or neutered agreement no earlier than 18 months.  Owners are fully responsible for managing heat and ensuring no ‘accidents’ occur.

For sport dogs, please contact us and we will ensure we write a clear and detailed contract to allow you to leave them open(without breeding rights).

You are not allowed to re-home the dog under any circumstances without contacting us.  There are substantial financial expenses written into each contract should you rehome or relinquish your dog to any rescue, SPCA or individual without our written consent.

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | What do your puppies come with?

All puppies are sent to their forever homes with

  • Non-breeding agreement, Contract, and Parent’s Health Results
  • 1 month or 6 weeks, of Pet Insurance (dependent on the company you opt to go with)
  • Puppy pack with all the essentials to get you started including puppy food.
  • Deworming – dosage given at first vaccine and next dose provided to you to administer.
  • Veterinarian Health Clearance
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Microchips
  • Lifetime Breeder Support

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | Do you ship to other provinces?

We do, we are happy to ship and will provide all options for that to successfully happen.  Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

Please note:  All puppies shipped from Toronto or Vancouver must be paid in full prior to travel.

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | How does it work if I'm in BC and the litter is in Ontario?

When a litter is born we will decide a one-day travel date to BC.  This will occur once the puppies are 8 weeks old and have had their vet examinations and necessary shots.  Shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer and can range from $200.00 -$400.00 or higher depending on location. The typical destination (Toronto to Vancouver) is currently $300.00 inclusive of shared travel (2 puppies per crate) and $450.00 per single puppy.

Other destinations

This will vary depending on the flights and airline.  Typically it is about $400 plus you will also be responsible for purchasing your travel crate.  Any additional fees (i.e. Required Vet Letters or additional Vaccines) will be discussed with you and are in addition to the cost of the puppy.

You are always welcome to pick up your puppy (at the farm in Aldergrove or in Ontario). 

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | How will I see my puppy if I'm in a distant location

You are part of the process from the very first day!  We want you to feel like you’re a part of and that starts days before your litter is due.  We create a Facebook/Messenger chat approximately 5 days prior to the expected delivery.

From there, information is shared daily, pictures are shared during the first two weeks and from about week 3 onward, we then switch to predominately video with live chats so that you can interact, ask questions and stay involved in your puppies growth.  Honestly, it is far more inclusive than just seeing your puppy once or twice in person.  At approximately 4-5 weeks, once selections are all completed, we will also do 1 on 1’s with you as your puppy develops to share temperaments and ensure you have everything you need for your puppies arrival!

Is a border collie for you?

I’ve been blessed to be a part of several groups on Facebook for the past 5 years, especially our ‘Westcoast-Border Collies page” that is only possible because of the love Carmen has for the breed and her girl Maya.

I have witnessed first hand how this breed CAN be integrated into city life, responsibly and with so much love.  This breed is much more adaptable than many will give them credit for.  They DO require a busy mind but don’t mistake that for having to run 5 miles a day.  You’ll do them and yourself a disservice by thinking that way.

Several of our dogs are working dogs, on a farms and within typical environments.  They have excellent herding skills (and sniff skills as Riley excels in this area) but we also have several in normal, city homes or homes where they will be busy with sports and agility.

Border Collies require mental stimulation and to be honest, ours are much more tired (and quiet!) when we are doing mental work (trick training, mental games – find your toy – Riley knows each and everyone one and when I ask for Piggy, she brings Piggy – not Froggy or Fishy, Piggy!)

They thrive with activity and love love love a good hike, they are also more often than note ball obsessed (to the point where you will most likely have to set rules to ensure they learn an off switch).

Yes, they do have an off switch.  With training and consistency, these dogs can also hang on the couch and chill with you.  Expect kisses (there lickers!) and love but they can and do thrive in normal environments when provided the right mix of activity an mental stimulation.

I also am aware that there are many out there that will not home a puppy to a “first time owner”.  That is such a myth!  We screen our parents very well and we’ve been blessed with several ‘first time owners’ , two ‘first time dog owners’ and you know what?  They researched the breed and we’re more than prepared to welcome their fur babies.

So while the Border Collie is certainly not for everyone, we focus on the individuals and not necessarily their ‘experience.

We do have a ‘must return to us’ policy for all of our dog owner’s and that ensures we will never see one of our dogs in a shelter and also shows how seriously we take their placement.