Home Visit Network

It is strongly recommended that breeders always check a prospective buyer thoroughly.  No Borzoi should be placed in a new home until the prospective family has completed an application form, the breeder or a trusted member of the Borzoi community has performed an in-home visit and the breeder has checked the references provided by the prospective buyer, including that of the family veterinarian. Since not all Borzoi are placed close to home, BCOA Breed Welfare has created the following network of volunteers to help all breeders and rescue organizations find the perfect homes for our precious Borzoi. These volunteers have offered to perform an in-home visit in a geographic area which is reasonable for them and when their schedule allows a visit to take place. Please contact a volunteer in the geographic area by using the contact information provided.

These volunteers are doing you a favor, helping to ensure that your puppy/dog will end up in a safe, loving environment. You should always offer to reimburse for gas and travel expense, especially if you are asking the volunteer to travel beyond their immediate locale. Consider that expense part of the cost of breeding.

In the list, volunteers appear under a state where they have agreed it is possible for them to travel. Some people live close to the border of a state other than their place of residence. You should determine how close the prospective buyer lives to the volunteer before making contact. Since a “reasonable distance” varies from individual to individual, the list does not indicate how far anyone is willing to travel. The determination of whether any request can be honored must be made between the breeder and the volunteer on a case by case basis.

If you are unable to find a volunteer on this list who can assist in a placement, please contact Dee Jones, BCOA Breed Welfare Chair or Carol Backers, NBRF Director (phone 1-888-264-8898). We will do our best to assist you. NBRF, in particular, has an extensive network of rescue resources among sighthound fanciers.

Click an abbreviation to go to that State's listings

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Alabama
Jennifer Boswell
Birmingham, AL
(205) 910-9037

Karen Browning
Arab, AL
Cell (256) 603-8027
Home (256) 586-4829

Amy Cochram
Montgomery, AL
(Greyhound Rescue)

David Nutting
Cell (901) 262-2930
and Betsy Tolley
Cell (901) 497-4594
Memphis, TN

Stephen R. Sims
Tuscumbia, AL
(256) 577-3178

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Alaska
Laura Van Diest
Chickaloon, AK
(907) 707-5164

Arizona
Jenny Coomler
Tucson, AZ

Codi Craft
Tucson, AZ 85743
(970) 231-4200

Toni Paskey
Phoenix, AZ
(623) 846-6822

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Arkansas
Wanda Currier
Clinton, AR
Cell (870) 404-6508
Home (501) 745-2664

Rebecca Neal
Little Rock, AR
(501) 944-9646

David Nutting
Cell (901) 262-2930
and Betsy Tolley
Cell (901) 497-4594
Memphis, TN

Janis Wander
St. Louis, MO

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California
Loretta Binder-Wheeler
Sebastopol, CA
(707) 338-3082

Toby Brandtman
N. CA

Sharon Haugen and Bart Rowe
(775) 691-1505

Bunny Kelley
Browns Valley, CA
(530) 639-1003

Michelle McKenzie
Grass Valley, CA
Home (530) 346-2068
Cell (530) 205-5719

Maggie Michael
Corning, CA
(530) 824-5582

Cindy Dell
N. CA

Kay Henderson
Alpine, CA
(619) 729-6770

Ruth Hermann
Davis, CA

Elaine Kilmer
Tehachapi, CA
(661)204-2238

Barbara Simpson
Discovery Bay, CA
Cell (805) 574-3499

Justine Spiers
Marysville, CA
(530) 444-0138

Chet Weston
Reno, NV 89508
(818) 588-5914

Kindra Willey
San Diego, CA
Home( 619) 659-5825
Work (619) 469-8098 M-Th 9-5

Marcella Zobel
Aromas, CA
(831) 726-1285

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Colorado
Tom Golcher / KC Thompson
Peyton, CO

Meghann Lord-Fenn
Thornton, CO
(757) 270-5419

Maggie Rice
Denver, CO
(303) 756-1331

Anna Stewart
Angel Fire, NM
(575) 377-3231 or
(575) 613-6932

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Connecticut
Ellie Goldstein
Central CT

Scott Miller
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
(585) 967-5855

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Delaware
Diane and Terry Clement
Glenmoore, PA
Terry Cell (610) 331-3839
Diane Cell (610) 331-5371

Renee McCartin
Baltimore Area

Marina K. Pearce
White Hall, MD
Home (410) 557-7603
Cell (443) 791-7129

Ruth Renkenberger
Easton, MD
(410) 822-6061

Debbie Sharp
(302) 836-4721

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Florida
Sharon Anthony
Deltona, FL
Home (386) 575-1007
Cell (386) 848-3659

Tammy Hirstein Forbes
Wildwood, FL
(352) 323-1733

Lois and Mark Hough
Central Florida
(813) 362-4433

Candy  Lindsay
Miami Beach, FL
(305) 951-0049

Donna Kate Morgan
Savannah, GA

Michael Rehberg
Near Jacksonville, FL

Rhonda Robins, e-mail: orborzoi@aol.com
Pensacola, FL

Deb Vidaver-Cohen
Miami, FL
(305) 668-0610

Roz Wenrich
The Villages, FL
(352) 610-6009
or (908) 783-0563

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Georgia
Lou Avant
Woodstock, GA
(404) 372-6693

Donna Kate Morgan
Savannah, GA

Paula Moore
Roswell, GA
Home (770) 993-1541
Cell (770) 597-4223

Ed and Marcia Obregon
(770) 359-7870

Michael Rehberg
Near Jacksonville, FL

Stephen R. Sims
Tuscumbia, AL
(256) 577-3178

Patty Winters
Atlanta, GA
(404) 377-7007

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Idaho
Jeremy and Jackie Freshwater
Brigham City, UT
(435) 720-0894

Rey and Yvonne McGehee
Moscow, ID
(208) 882-8633

Corrine Miller
(208) 440-1642

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Illinois
Liz A. Duncan
Mt, Vernon, IL
(618) 214-0269

Kim Ketelson
Fulton, IL (IA-IL border)
(563) 219-5932

Mary Sue Marcyn
Westchester, IL
(708) 562-4117

Kristen Suhrenbrock
Paxton, IL
Ph. (217) 721-4567

Janice Wander
St. Louis, MO

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Indiana
Liz A. Duncan
Mt, Vernon, IL
(618) 214-0269

Kim A. Horn Janek
Farmland, IN
Home (765) 468-6441
Cell (765) 730-9778

Rebecca Peffer
Loveland (near Cincinnati), OH
(513) 677-0688

Kathleen M. van Velse
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 796-3303

Janice Wander
St. Louis, MO

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Iowa
Terry Ann Doane
Des Moines, IA
(515) 237-4818

Cindi Gredys
Louisville, NE
(402) 297-0010

Kim Ketelson
Fulton, IL (IA-IL border)
(563) 219-5932

Deb Meyer
Omaha, NB

Chris Swilley
Persia, IA
(712) 644-3210

Janis Wander
St. Louis, MO

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Kansas
Teresa Burks
Wichita, KS
(316) 250-3250

Kay Cassella
Manhattan, KS
(785) 532-8087

Cindi Gredys
Louisville, NE
(402) 297-0010

Deb Meyer
Omaha, NB

Chris Swilley
Persia, IA
(712) 644-3210

Janis Wander
St. Louis, MO

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Kentucky
Liz A. Duncan
Mt. Vernon, IL
(618) 266-7810
or (618) 214-0269

Rebecca Peffer
Loveland (near Cincinnati), OH
(513) 677-0688

Di Ryde
Lexington, KY
(859) 519-7682

Janis Wander
St. Louis, MO

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Louisiana
Veni Harlan
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 381-8364

Dee and Greg Jones
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 927-6303

Rebecca Neal
Little Rock, AR
(501) 944-9646

Gwen Post
Covington, LA

Margaret Strother
Winnie, TX
Cell (409) 338-3935

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Maine
Roberta Kelly
China, ME

Karen Klein
Union, ME

Scott Miller
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
(585) 967-5855

Maryland
Kim Fleming
Carlisle, PA
Home (717) 249-0853
Cell (717) 580-5593

Robert Marciszewski
and Sally MacDowell
Glen Arm, MD
(410) 663-7922

Renee McCartin
Baltimore Area

Marina K. Pearce
White Hall, MD
Home (410) 557-7603
Cell (443) 791-7129

Ruth Renkenberger
Easton, MD
(410) 822-6061

Dee Roy
Holtwood, PA
(717) 284-2842

Frances Stroscio
Myersville, MD
(301) 293-2503

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Massachusetts
Judy Adams
or mysimru@excite.com
Bourne, MA
Home (774) 302-4595
Cell (413) 329-0537

Lynn DePrizio
Seekonk, MA
(508) 336-8228

Patricia Sargeant
South of Boston, MA

Deb Vidaver-Cohen
Miami, FL (in MA July-Sept.)
(305) 801-3773

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Michigan
Carol Backers
(231) 409-2129

Amy Balthrop
Taylor MI
(313) 283-0634

Jamie Lynn Bobrowski
Sumpter Twp, MI

Ameera Hoffman
Sumpter Twp, MI
Cell (313) 492-3458

Ginger Jones
Brighton, MI
Home (810) 231-4412
Office (313) 317-4436

Bill and Sarah Krouse
or bkrouse1@new.rr.com
(920) 621-6222<br>or (920) 655-1420

Peggy Ramsey
SE Michigan

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Minnesota
Sara Ose
Cambridge, MN

Mississippi
Linda Bourne
Hattiesburg, MS

David Nutting
Cell: (901) 262-2930
and Betsy Tolley
Cell: (901) 497-4594
Memphis, TN

Kitty Sawyer
Hattiesburg, MS

Stephen R. Sims
Tuscumbia, AL
(256) 577-3178

Nancy Speed
Benton, MS
(662) 673-8100

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Missouri
Liz A. Duncan
Mt, Vernon, IL
(618) 214-0269

Cindi Gredys
Louisville, NE
(402) 297-0010

Deb Meyer
Omaha, NB

Pat Shaw
High Ridge, MO
(636) 677-1490

Chris Swilley
Persia, IA
(712) 644-3210

Janis Wander
St. Louis, MO

Montana
Lisa Durand
Glacier/Whitefish, MT

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Nebraska
Caryl Dumaine
Omaha, NE
(402) 210-8116

Cindi Gredys
Louisville, NE
(402) 297-0010

Dawn Hall
Weeping Water, NE
(402) 203-6714

Deb Meyer
Omaha, NE

Chris Swilley
Persia, IA
(712) 644-3210

Nevada
Jeremy and Jackie Freshwater
Brigham City, UT
(435) 720-0894

Sharon Haugen and Bart Rowe
(775) 691-1505

Chet Weston
Reno, NV 89508
(818) 588-5914

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New Hampshire
Karen Klein
Union, ME

Leslie Ladebauche
Dublin, NH

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New Jersey
S. Frances Butler
Warwick, NY

Diane and Terry Clement
Glenmoore, PA
Terry Cell (610) 331-3839
Diane Cell (610) 331-5371

Lorene Connally
Mountainside, NJ

Sheila Gomez
Central NJ
(609)737-7972

Traci Hilbert
Easton, PA

Candy  Lindsay
Princeton, NJ
(609) 921-2750

Scott Miller
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
(585) 967-5855

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New Mexico
Leonore Abordo
Central/North  NM
Cell (505) 301-7138

Carol Enz
Ramah, NM
(505) 783-4743

Barb Ewing
Las Vegas, NM (northeast)
Cell (505) 652-9527

Karla Smith
Edgewood, NM
Cell (217) 493-7846

Anna Stewart
Angel Fire, NM
(575) 377-3231 or
(575) 613-6932

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New York
Janice Butkowsky
Binghamton, NY
Cell (607) 759-5828

S. Frances Butler
Warwick, NY

Chris Danker
Albany, NY
(518) 439-2992

Sheila Gomez
Central NJ
(609) 737-7972

Scott Miller
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
(585) 967-5855

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North Carolina
Dee Burkholder
Grandy, NC
(717) 575-4753

Pat Hardy
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 922-6411

Elizabeth Moon
Hendersonville, NC
(360) 427-6022

Marcia and Ed Obregon
Wake Forest, NC
(919) 263-8676

Stephanie and Mike Parker
Raleigh, NC
(919) 219-4768

Lois Schulz
Durham, NC
Home (919) 490-6761
Cell (919) 884-6226

Tina Whisnant
Shelby, NC

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North Dakota
Lynn Huseby
Fargo, ND
(701) 281-5095

Ohio
Carol Artley
Springfield, OH
(937) 325-1129

Jamie Lynn Bobrowski
Sumpter Twp, MI

Dawn Gibas, PhD, PSS
Lexington, OH
(419) 632-0095

Edna Hanley
Youngstown, OH
(330) 501-6836

Sally Hennessey
Geneva, OH
(440) 466-1347

Kim A. Horn Janek
Farmland, IN
Home (765) 468-6441
Cell (765) 730-9778

Joyce Katona
Chesterland, OH

Marilyn Kivela
Geneva, OH

Tami Marshall
Dayton/Columbus, OH area

Rebecca Peffer
Loveland (near Cincinnati), OH
(513) 677-0688

Rebecca Peters-Campbell
McDermott, OH
(413) 575-4663

Amy Sikula
Lancaster, OH
(614) 260-9712

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Oklahoma
Rebecca Neal
Little Rock, AR
(501) 944-9646

Brenda and Frank Young
Brenda Cell (405) 962-9242
Frank Cell (405) 326-4560

Janis Wander
St. Louis, MO

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Oregon
Claudia Cullison
Portland, OR
(503) 789-2074

Nancy Joeckel
Rogue River, OR
(541) 582-8220

Dena Kent
Portland, OR
(503) 630-3443

Chet Weston
Reno, NV 89508
(818) 588-5914

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Pennsylvania
Monica Dobosh
Beaver, PA
Home (724) 203-4503
Cell (724 )407-3896

Janice Butkowsky
Binghamton, NY
(607) 648-9022

Diane and Terry Clement
Glenmoore, PA
Terry Cell (610) 331-3839
Diane Cell (610) 331-5371

Kathy Croft
North East PA

Kim Fleming
Carlisle, PA
Home (717) 249-0853
Cell (717) 580-5593

Edna Hanley
Youngstown, OH
(330) 501-6836

Traci Hilbert
Easton, PA

Joyce Katona
Chesterland, OH

Trish Kelley
Pen Argyl, PA
(610) 554-8129

Marilyn Kivela
Geneva, OH

Lee Ann Kohler
Leechburg, PA
Cell (724) 681-4070
Work (412) 880-3480

Victoria “Torrea” Leborn
Chadds Ford, PA (SE PA)
(484) 639-2640

Marina K. Pearce
White Hall, MD
Home (410) 557-7603
Cell (443)791-7129

Dee Roy
Holtwood, PA
(717) 284-2842

Joy Windle
East Fallowfield, PA

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Rhode Island
Lynn DePrizio
Seekonk, MA
(508) 336-8228

Scott Miller
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
(585) 967-5855

Patricia Sargeant
South of Boston, MA

South Carolina
Susanne H Cecere
Columbia, SC
(803) 786-6012

Donna Kate Morgan
Savannah, GA

KC Nelson
Woodruff, SC
(864) 238-1742

Lois Schulz
Durham, NC
Home (919) 490-6761
Cell (919) 884-6226

Tina Whisnant
Shelby, NC

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South Dakota
Deb Meyer
Omaha, NB

Chris Swilley
Persia, IA
(712) 644-3210

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Tennessee
Trish Aji
Nashville, TN
(615) 653-0311

Richard and Beatriz Flatt
Telford, TN
(423) 913-2812

Bill and Linda Grindstaff
Limestone, TN
(423) 257-4482

Debra Maldonado
Kodak, TN (by Gatlinburg)
(865) 712-2607

Cindy Michalak
Philadelphia, TN
(865) 717-7689

Sandra Moore
Quebeck, TN

David Nutting
Cell: (901) 262-2930
and Betsy Tolley
Cell: (901) 497-4594
Memphis, TN

Stephen R. Sims
Tuscumbia, AL
(256) 577-3178

Tina Whisnant
Janis Wander
St. Louis, MO

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Texas
Cynthia DeGrabielle
Houston, TX
Cell (713) 298-9966
Office (713) 658-4629

Mary Jane DeWitt
Abilene, TX (West Texas)
Cell (325) 668-2912

Lin Grado
East Texas
903-967-2788

Nancy Hopkins
San Antonio, TX
(210) 923-5949

Rita Rice
North TX
(817) 320-8551

Shirley McFadden
Axtell, TX
(254) 315-4166

Miriam Reick
Bryan/College Station, TX
(979) 589-1843

Deb Rogstad
North TX

Margaret Strother
Afton, TN
Cell (409) 338-3935

Susan Van de Water
Midland, TX

Victor Whitlock
McKinney, TX (Dallas Metro)
(972) 523-6075

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Utah
Jeremy & Jackie Freshwater
Brigham City, UT
(435) 720-0894

Sharon Johnson
Sandy, UT
(801) 571-3380

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Vermont
Mary Richter
(802) 225-5975

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Virginia
Dee Burkholder
Grandy, NC
(717) 575-4753

Michele Carter
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 721-5566

Shirley Grissom
Norfolk, VA
Home (757) 461-8204
Cell (757) 535-2006
Private (757) 925-9804

Karin Johnson
Quinton, VA (Richmond area)
(804) 932-3496

Joyce Mabry
Round Hill, VA (Northern VA)

Barbara Michalick
Chesterfield, VA
Home (804) 748-6644

Terry Moore
Roanoke, VA
(540) 204-1392

Debra Obier
Wicomico Church, VA
(804) 580-7600

Patricia Paris
Haymarket, VA
Cell (703) 508-7500
Office (703) 753-7006

Ruth Renkenberger
Easton, MD
(410) 822-6061

Jane Schreiber
Richmond, VA
(804) 598-1494

Lois Schulz
Newport, VA (near Blacksburg)
Cell (919) 884-6226

Frances Stroscio
Myersville, MD
(301) 293-2503

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Washington
Janet Adams
Valleyford (Spokane), WA
(702) 326-9051

Patty Anderson
Snohomish, WA
(360) 668-8758

Tamara Carey
Maple Valley, WA
(206) 914-2350

Claudia Cullison
Portland, OR
(503) 684-0529

Jan Leikam
Shelton, WA

Rey and Yvonne McGehee
Moscow, ID
(208) 882-8633

Corrine Miller
(208) 440-1642

Sharon & Ross Osborn
Walla Walla, WA
(509) 522-1623

Kristina Terra
Camano Island, WA
(206) 295-8498

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West Virginia
Kim Fleming
Carlisle, PA
Home (717) 249-0853
Cell (717) 580-5593

Lois Schulz
Newport, VA (near Blacksburg)
Cell (919) 884-6226

Frances Stroscio
Myersville, MD
(301) 293-2503

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Wisconsin
Kalen & Karen Dumke
Redgranite, WI
(920) 566-4023

Barbara & Doc Lord
Forest Junction, WI
(920) 989-2712

Susan Motisi
Madison, WI
(608) 251-9266

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Wyoming
Robin Casey
Cheyenne, WY
(410) 279-4761

Cindy Collins
Cody, WY
(307) 527-5151

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CANADA:
Alberta
Lexy Hancock

British Columbia
Coco Aders-Weremczuk
Vancouver and Kamloops, BC

Helen Lee
Kamloops, BC

Annie Swift
Cobble Hill, BC
(778) 356-3450
Cell (604) 802-9252

Nova Scotia
Norma Reid
Halifax, NS
(902) 865-4044

Ontario
Rosemary Baron
Thornhill, ON

Arlene Donoghue
Toronto, ON
Home (905) 259-5009
Cell (289) 240-5296

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