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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 May 12 2018

 

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.

 
You might also want to view the collies or shelties that have Just Arrived into SWCR, but are not quite ready for adoption.

 

   

LUSCIOUS – COLLIE MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Tri
Variety: N/A
Age: 7-9
Rescued: Albuquerque NM
Fostered: Edgewood NM
Preliminary Bio: Luscious is a really great dog. She is well behaved and gets along well with a dog pack. She likes riding in the truck and jumped right in when we left the shelter. She really wants to please and could easily become a lapdog if allowed. No signs of counter surfing or food guarding. She prefers being indoors as she is a little hesitant about going out the door. Once out, she is very happy to run around and play chase with Jackson (a collie/sheltie mix). She is a really active girl.

She is spayed, chipped, up to date on rabies and innoculations and is heartworm negative. She walks great on a leash and comes when called. She knows her name, so perhaps it would best to not change her name. She is fine with cats. Her foster mom did take her to feed the horses and she did not bother them at all! For more information about Luscious, please contact Arlene at arlenestarkey@q.com

   

COOPER – A COLLIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: N/A
Age: 2
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio: Cooper is 45 pounds of pure affection and love. He's a medium energy dog who will race and play in the backyard, but in the house only wants to nap next to you, put his head on your knee, and snuggle up to you on the couch. He follows us everywhere. He's housebroken, and knows some commands like 'sit' and 'shake', He's not food-aggressive at all and doesn't counter-surf. Cooper is good on a leash and in the car. He's sweet and quiet, with a few quirks. So far every toy he's given or finds, he takes outside to play with. Once a week we bring them back in. His favorite position is on his back to get belly rubs. He enjoys brushing. When his foster dad gets home from work he makes a fuss and greets him warmly at the door. He is current on his shots and rabies, has a microchip and is neutered.

His backstory is sad -- after about 2-3 weeks in the desert, he was found by a family who called Animal Control. He was maltreated during the capturing process (the line around his neck broke blood vessels in his eyes and he lost a very healthy front tooth) and he is suffering some nervous trauma after that

Cooper would thrive as an 'only' dog. He is definitely a 'people' dog, and is easily picked on by other dogs. The family who adopted him had to give him up because he didn't get along with their male lab mix. He shows a jealous streak if his foster parents give attention to other dogs, cats or small animals. He doesn't hyperfocus, but is unpredictable about suddenly snapping at other creatures. He also takes a while to warm up to people. He's a bit standoffish the first few times he meets someone, but eventually caves in to get petting and then becomes a lovebug. For more information about Cooper, please contact Bill Ferrell at bkferrell@cox.net

   

THOR – COLLIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: White with Sable markings
Variety: Rough
Age: 6
Rescued: El Paso TX
Fostered: Alamogordo NM
Bio: Hello, My name is Thor and I am a big, sweet, handsome boy in need of a new family. I am about 6 years old.

I spent two long years on a chain in a backyard after my humans divorced. I lost weight because, as much as my mom loved me, she couldn't afford to feed me regularly after the split. She finally put my photo and a plea for help on a social media site. A very nice lady came to help us. She took me home and made sure I saw a doctor, she gave me really good food (as I was very thin and hungry), and a warm bed to snuggle in at her house. Once I started feeling better, she gave me this thing called a bath, and my fur was clean and shiny again! I liked the bath.

Pretty soon, the lady drove me to a new place where I met a new human. I was sad that I could not stay with the nice lady that had saved me, but she promised I would find a wonderful home soon. I'm still here waiting, but I am happy and well fed. I have three collie siblings that I play with, I get to go for walks and explore, I go for car rides, I have met a new doctor, and I get to watch birds and bunnies all day if I want to (because my foster dad lives in the country).

They say I am a collie "mix", whatever that means. I don't know for sure, but what I do know is that they say I "act" like a collie. I am calm, I'm housebroken, I am GREAT on a leash. I get along well with other dogs, but I don't know too much about cats. I met one, but wanted to chase it a little. I am a big boy, but I am quiet, good for the vet, and enjoy being brushed.

I will wait here until my new family falls in love with me and takes me home. I just can't wait! For more information on Thor, contact Kathy Wallis at katwallis1@msn.com

   

OZZY – A COLLIE/AUSSIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: N/A
Age: 3
Rescued: Las Cruces NM
Fostered:Edgewood NM
Bio: This young man is a definite “keeper.” He is a Velcro dog, always checking to see where his humans are, but willing to go on his own while enjoying yard time. And he loves to play with other dogs. We have no idea what he thinks of cats.

He came to SWCR with little socialization or training, so he is a “work in progress,” but learns easily. His first foster mom taught him to come into the house, which at first he did not think was permitted. Now he has mastered Doggie Door 101, and happily returns on call. He is learning to walk nicely on a leash, and can be a bit of an escape artist at the front door, so some caution is needed. He is learning “stay”, particularly at doors. playing with toys (What’s a ball, tug toy or Frisbee and what do I do with them?), and loading/unloading from a vehicle. Once in a vehicle, he travels well. He is current on his shots and rabies inoculation, is neutered, and did well with the groomer. He works for treats and is a hearty eater. Ozzy would probably make a good therapy dog for he learned immediately how to deal with his foster mom’s electric cart as she negotiates around the house and yard.

He could just be the “man for all seasons” and a perfect complement for his forever adopter. For more information about Ozzy, please contact Arlene Starkey at arlenestarkey@q.com or 505-892-8538.

 

 
 
 
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. 

 

AMBER

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 5
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ

Amber is a Foster to Adopt with Kristy in Cave Creek AZ.

 
   

AIDEN

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age:13-14
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ

   

BEN

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 14 - 15

   

BROWNIE - A COLLIE MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Smooth
Age: 12

   

DOUG

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

Doug is permantly incontinent

   

HERSHEY

Sex: Male
Color: Tri Color
Variety: Rough
Age: 11

Hershey has Gray Collie Syndrome

Hershey
   

LACI

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 13

Lacy is incontinent.

   

SANDY - A COLLIE MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 8

Sandy has reoccuring seizures.

   
 
 
 
 
 

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

 

 
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