Below are all of the Collies that are now happily living with a new family.
BISCUIT will be 10 years old come May 8. We originally fostered him back in 2003 . He is a very friendly dog to all and doesn’t have a mean bone in him. If you want a loyal dog who will always be at your side and be your best friend, that’s Biscuit. He likes to talk to you when he wants attention and loves to go after the garden hose stream and comes out of it soaking wet . The only issue he has is the kitchen floor. We had to put down rugs so he could get across to the other room. Biscuit has had little training and needs someone to teach him some basic commands. His former owner became ill and had to move into an apartment a few years ago so he didn’t get a lot of exercise just out on a lead to do his business. He needs a home with a yard and exercise. Biscuit came back to us when his owner had to move into an assisted living home.
HOLLY is a very pretty 3 year old. She is well behaved and knows basic commands, is very affectionate but somewhat shy and a little reserved.
Holly likes to be with children but also would do well with an older person.
She would benefit by being with someone who is home most of the time and would not do well left alone for long periods of time. She does well with cats or dogs. Holly has a mild case of ” collie nose” or more technically “nasal solar dermatitis ” meaning that Holly is sensitive to excess sunlight on her nose due to light pigmentation in that area. This is something that can be controlled by limiting her time out in the sun; sunblock and a simple vitamin regimen is also very helpful. A physical, above-ground fence at her adopting home is a requirement. Holly would be a loving addition to your family.
LUCY is a pretty, petite 4 year old Tri Color female collie with special needs. She has Addison’s Disease and will require moderately priced medications daily the rest of her life. However, given her medications regularly, she should be able to live a fairly normal life.
Lucy is a sweet, happy, intelligent dog who loves attention and tummy rubs. She is timid at first meetings, but later warms up. She is good with cats and enjoys not only playing with other dogs but also looking to them for guidance and protection. She responds to structure.
GUS is a seven-year-old tri-colored collie. He is up-to-date on all vaccines, is heartworm negative, and is a very sweet fellow. He gets along fine with other dogs and even tries to play with them. He is fine on walks and rides well in the car. Gus loves kids, he sleeps with our grandson when he stays over. He is very gentle, and loves our morning routine of a treat after being let out.
Gus has some issues however. He loves to escape and will run if given the chance. Gus was fostered by us four years ago and was the same sweet dog then. He was adopted by what we thought was a loving & caring family. When he arrived back here this June, he was Mr. Houdini dog. I don’t know what they did to him when they had him.
Gus needs a pretty secure containment system and someone who is dog savvy as he is a smart fellow who will gain your confidence and watch for his chance to escape.
Meet NELLIE, a Collie/Shepherd mix. While she carries something of the looks of the Shepherd, her personality is all collie — calm and gentle. Nellie was abandoned at a local veterinarian where she was brought up-to-date on all vaccinations and put on heartworm medication. She was a little underweight and shaky, but she is gaining weight and strength daily. She is walking a two mile walk without difficulty. Nellie’s age was originally estimated at 12 years, but we now think she is closer to the six year mark based on her teeth, strong coat, and general health.
Arf! My name is LASSIE and I am 8 years old. I came to Collie Rescue because my owner died of cancer and nobody wanted me for some reason. I am a VERY good girl! I know how to sit, stay, and come when called. I stay off the furniture and enjoy being groomed and petted. I am overweight because I got too many treats from my owner before she passed away. So, I am on a strict diet and am really good about getting my daily walks in for exercise. I am good on a leash! I love being with people and get along great with animals of all species. I’ve lived with cats, dogs, reptiles and rodents! If you like to travel, I’m your gal because I am well behaved in the car – it actually makes me sleepy.
BONNIE is a 3 year old girl who came with her sister, from the same owner, who loved and cared for them. But the owner died and the girls were given to TCCR to find new loving homes for them.
Bonnie is very affectionate and outgoing. She loves to be around people, is well behaved and knows her basic commands. She does well with other dogs. With cats she likes to play and chase them. We have been working with her on that and she is doing better. Bonnie likes to be around children but would also do well with an older person. Bonnie loves to cuddle and be next to you. She would make a wonderful companion.
BUCKLEY is approximately 4 years old, neutered and an ALMOST smooth collie. He is very skittish from being tied outside most of his life, but is getting used to lawn sprinklers, rollerbladers, bicyclists, the hair dryer, etc. Buckley needs a home where he will be the only dog and his owner/s are home more often than not.
ENOCH, is a 9 year old blue smooth male collie. He is a very handsome dog. He is a perfect gentleman, listens well, knows several commands and loves people and other animals. You could not find a nicer dog. He was adopted from a shelter in Nevada six years ago and owner turned in this time through no fault of his own. He is on phenobarbitol (an inexpensive medication) that completely controls his seizures (we don’t believe he had seizures often before starting medication).
ELLA is a one-year old smooth tri-color female collie. Ella is shy at first, but once she gains your trust, she blossoms. She likes playing with toys and taking walks. She is good with other animals. Ella is also comfortable with her car rides. She is good with older children. Smaller children frighten her.