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SWCR Adoption Fees are $275 for puppies (younger than 12 months), $225 for adult dogs (12 months old to under 10 years), and $150 for seniors (10 years or older). The adoption fee helps cover shelter fees and medical expenses.  A home visit is required before an adoption may be approved.  Please contact an SWCR representative to request an adoption application.  For more information or to download the adoption application, go to our Adopting a Collie page.

Information last updated November 21, 2019

 

No match has been made yet for these dogs between SWCR and a qualified adopter.  A qualified adopter has completed an application and has had a successful home visit.

 
   

SANDY

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 12
Rescued: Oklahoma City OK
Fostered: Albuquerque NM
Bio: Sandy is a survivor. Left abandoned in a backyard in Oklahoma, he came through as an immensely loving and trusting fellow. About 12 years old, lean and getting more active all the time, he fought back from being tethered and neglected. He has an unbreakable spirit. He learned to gallop and maneuver along three other very active collies at his foster home. Unknown as to cats but he is such a gentle soul, the smart money is that he would love them too. He has a great appetite, and is housebroken. He is picking up on basic commands and he will hug all day long. He has had some trauma along his left fact next to his eye but isn’t bothered by it at all. His fur is still a bit coarse from the dehydration and starvation but its coming back. He lost a few teeth during his dental surgery due to the previous lack of care. But he munches down every meal and treats with the best of them. Sandy would love to just hang out and bask in life. For more information about Sandy, please contact Arlene at arlenestarkey@outlook.com

   

MEDI – COLLIE/SHEPHERD MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: N/A
Age: 10
Rescued: Maricopa County AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio:Medi is a wonderful Collie mix that weighs in at 110 pounds. Based on his size we suspect that the mix could be Saint Bernard. He is truly a Baby Huey. He loves to play with squeaky toys and counter surf. When he steals (toys, shoes, remotes, linens and whatever else touches his fancy), he takes the items outdoors and puts them in a special place in the yard that he guards.

His health is generally very good. He has gained 30 pounds since being in foster care. The vet originally described him as not just underweight but truly emaciated. He was really in a very sad state after an extended stay at the Dog Pound. He does have a ping pong ball size lump on his belly. We believe it to be a cyst but it will be evaluated by our vet.

The limited history that we secured at the pound indicated some dislikes and bite concerns. We did have a bite incident immediately after removing him from the pound and with an unknown prompt. He does like to put his big mouth around your hand, arm, leg or whatever he thinks is relevant but he does not bite down. Medi tends to be possessive with the things he has proclaimed as his own. This includes inanimate objects and people. Additionally he does tend to bully the smaller and older foster dogs. He isn’t usually mean but he is serious. Because of his size and deep-throated bark, he does frighten them. He does have strong opinions on things like tugging on his collar and kitties. He really dislikes both these things. We are working carefully and diligently with Medi on these issues. We think he will require a diligent and dog savvy owner. This will not be a first time collie dog owner. For more information about Medi, please contact Bill at bkferrell@cox.net

 

   
 
 
These dogs have been matched with a qualified adopter and wait only for the final details of adoption to take place.  THEY ARE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE FOR A NEW ADOPTER TO CONSIDER. 
 
   

WESTLEY – SHELTIE

Sex: Male
Color: Bi-Black
Age: 6

With a completed home visit, Westley will be adopted by Francine in Pueblo CO.

   

BLAAZ

Sex: Female
Color: Mahogany Sable
Variety: Rough
Age: 9
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ

Blaaz will be adopted by Pat in Phoenix AZ when she has lost enough weight to be spayed.

   
 
   
   

THOR – COLLIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: White with Sable markings
Variety: Rough
Age:9
Rescued: El Paso TX
Fostered: Los Ranchos de Albuquerque

Thor is in a foster home with Ann and if things work out, he will be adopted.

   

SKYE – COLLIE/BLUE HEELER MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Blue merle
Variety: N/A
Age: 12
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Coordinator: Bill Fereill at bkferrell@cox.net

This old girl will remain with her previous owner but be under SWCR care for the rest of her life.

   

BELLA – SHELTIE

Sex: Female
Color: Tri
Variety: N/A
Age: 7
Rescued: Borger/Amarillo TX
Fostered: Amarillo TX
Preliminary Bio: Bella has been identified as heart worm and anaplasmosis positive and is now on medical hold with SWCR. She has been placed with a Foster to Adopt home and will not be available for adoption. Her dad, Brent, will take care of her in her forever home when she has completed her medical treatments.

   

SORCHA

Sex: Female
Color: Blue Merle
Variety: Smooth
Age: 6
Fostered: Tejeras NM

Sorcha will have on-going expensive vetting.

   

DOUG (BUDDY LEE)

Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Variety: Smooth
Age: 3

Doug is permantly incontinent and is a loving long term foster home.

   
 
 
   

BENJI

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Smooth
Age: 4 months
Rescued: Fulshear TX
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Coordinator: Bill Ferrell at bkferrell@cox.net

Benji is being treated for a couple of skin issues. He has some more vetting to be accomplished before he will be ready for adoption.

 

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

 
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