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2018

Rescued 32
Adopted 22

 



 

 

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We rescue every purebred collie in our area needing help, no matter how old or how sick. All donations to Southwest Collie Rescue are tax-deductible under Sect. 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR GENEROUS FOLKS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO ASSISTING THESE DOGS!!!

WE ARE WELL ON OUR WAY TO "FIXING" EACH OF THESE DOGGOS.

     

Bella

Heartworm

Estimated cost $1100

Heartworm treatment has been started and Bella has been placed with a foster who will adopt her when her HW treatment is completed.

Scotty

Heartworm

Estimated cost $1100

Heartworm treatment has been started and Scotty has been placed with a foster who will adopt him when his HW treatment is completed.

Ranger

Heartworm

Estimated cost $1100

Heartworm treatment has been started and Ranger has been placed with a foster who will adopt him when his HW treatment is completed.

Fudge

Needs a dental specialist.

Estimated cost $3100

Extensive dental work is underway and Fudge is feeling much better now.

 

 

Gypsy

Osteotomy operation

Estimated cost $1000

Gypsy's Osteotomy operation is now completed.She did well with the surgery and Dr. Koshman believes that Gypsy will be fine, active, and happy once the hip heals.

 
 

FEATURED DOG OF THE MONTH

ATHENA

Sex: Female
Color: White
Variety: Rough
Age: 6
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio: Athena is a very personable strikingly attractive six year old believed purebred double dilute female. This means that she is the product of breeding two collies with the merle gene. While this often results in blind or deaf dogs,but we don’t think this effects Athena. She was removed from the Maricopa County Animal Control as a stray. She gets along well with all the other foster dogs and we think she would be curious but fine with cats. Athena should be great with kids as she is very gentle and respectful. She is well-behaved in the house and car. She often “talks” to you when you talk to her. Other times this changes to barking but she is responsive to correction. She is social with people. While social, we sometimes find her relaxing by herself in a quiet portion of the house. She shows well to those that meet her and has a true collie temperament.

While Athena is a great dog she does have a defective pancreas and suffers from pancreatic enzyme insufficiency. This means that she can’t process nutrients in her food and essentially food goes in and goes out without helping Athena. In fact, when we first got Athena she was at 36 pounds and skin and bones. You could easily see her backbone and hips. After testing we identified her problem, which she has probably suffered from for some time and could have been the reason she ended up at the pound. Since being diagnosed, Athena has been taking supplemental pancreatic enzymes and is on a prescription diet. She is now thriving and gaining weight. She is now over 50 pounds and could stand to gain at least another handful of pounds. So, she is now doing great and does not seem to have any ill effects other than chronic softer stools (which isn’t really a problem as she is very good with her housetraining). However, the supplement and prescription food is somewhat costly and this would need to be considered by any adopter. We are working to identify cheaper options but Athena’s condition is permanent. For more information about Athena, please contact Bill at bkferrell@cox.net

 

JUST ARRIVED!!!

These collies or shelties have just arrived in SWCR. Each will be vetted and fostered until SWCR knows enough about them to write a bio. That process can take a few weeks. Then they will move to the Collies Needing Homes page. So click on this link to see if the collie you last saw on this page is now ready for adoption.

BINGO – A SHELTIE

Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Variety: N/A
Age: 7
Rescued: Rio Rancho NM
Fostered: Rio Rancho NM
Bio: Bingo (AKA Bing) is the sweetest of dogs without a mean or aggressive bone in his body. He is so meek and submissive with other dogs that he lets them take advantage of him. He would do best in a home as an only dog or with an equally meek dog. He loves attention but isn't a pest. He likes scratches and rubs and loves to have someone talk to him. He'd love to sleep on your bed, curled up at your feet. He has excellent hearing and makes a great watch dog; the problem is convincing him the threat is over and he can relax. When bored, he will bark but knows what "No barking!" means and will usually comply after a sharp "No!" after a couple of subsequent barks. He doesn't like thunder or firecrackers and will bark to vanquish them so at the first sign of either, I bring him in the house.
Bing doesn't like to be brushed but his owner needs to persevere as his beautiful heavy coat mats easily. A professional grooming a couple times a year helps keep the fur under control. He'd love to walk with his person but needs a harness as he easily slips out of a collar since his head is smaller than his neck. Fortunately, he has good recall when is name is called and will come to you. He has not attempted to run away.
Bing would make an excellent companion for anyone who needs one and will dote on him. He'd love a quiet situation with no conflict. He needs attention and lots of love. He came from a home with cats and seemed to do fine with them. He's a really great little dog. For more information about Bingo, please contact Arlene at arlenestarkey@outlook.com.

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SOUTHWEST COLLIE RESCUE, CONTACT arlenestarkey@outlook.com

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Our Spring 2018 SWCR Newsletter is now online on our website. You can view it or download it, as you choose. Please go to SWCR Newsletter.
 
 
The Arizona Collie Clan, Est: 1948, is the oldest collie club in the state of Arizona and has a long history behind it. We invite fellow collie enthusiasts to contact us. We offer education, fun group events and help to old and new collie owners alike. We welcome new members to join our fellowship in honor of a special breed of dog - “the collie”

Contact: Wendy Lamp, (Vice President of the Arizona Collie Clan.) (Home: 480-899-8978) (Cell:480-231-8720) Reflexioncollies@cox.net.
 
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