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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 February 14, 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.

 
   

CHEWY – COLLIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: N/A
Age: 8 months
Rescued: Chaparral NM
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio: Chewy is fun, outgoing collie mix of about 8 months of age. He came to Southwest Collie Rescue as an owner turn in after having been a stray. He has been bounced around a bit for such a young guy. Nonetheless, he is very affectionate and playful, readily seeking and accepting attention from us. He has gotten along well with people of varying ages from preteens to grandparents but might be a bit rambunctious for small children.

Chewy loves to go for walks and is making great progress in learning to walk well on a lead. He responds best to positive reinforcement, gentle direction and treats! It is obvious that he wants to please! Because of his energy level he would probably be a great running or hiking companion with just a bit more training.

If you are looking for a playful pup, look no further! Chewy loves to play, especially if the game involves running, playing fetch, keep-away or tug-of-war. Although Chewy wants to play with our adult collie, he gets carried away at times and becomes aggressive. We think it may be a dominance issue as our collie is very docile. A simple timeout gets him under control every time.

Chewy is quite agile! He can literally switch directions midair! He would probably be a great candidate for agility training. The best home for him will have someone who will play or run with Chewy at least a couple of times each day. After all, he is a puppy.

It is obvious that Chewy has received very little training or socialization but he has made great progress in the short time he has been in our home. He rides well in the car, does not try to steal food from humans or our collie, is crate trained and housebroken. He is not a barker except when excited in play. Otherwise, he is quiet pup. Chewy does like to chew on things but by having acceptable chew toys and treats, he has not been at all destructive. Lastly, he is very curious about our dog savvy cat but has not been aggressive.

Chewy has great potential to be a wonderful, fun addition to your life. He just needs someone who will be patient, gentle and loving in training him to be the dog he is meant to be. For more information about Chewy, please contact Bill at bkferrell@cox.net

   

THOR – COLLIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: White with Sable markings
Variety: Rough
Age: 7
Rescued: El Paso TX
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio My name is Thor. I am a handsome 7 year old guy and I love people and I get along well with other dogs. I have also made friends with a hen at my last foster home. I am a strong and athletic boy, so A fence that is 5 feet high or taller helps keep me safe in a yard. I know how to use a doggie door, but I also am really good to ask to go outside in places where there is no door. I have never - not once - had an accident in a house.
I enjoy baths, love to be petted, and belly rubs are my favorite. It is so nice when I get to spend time with my humans and I especially like going for walks or hikes, riding in a car, and am even good for the vet.
Having a crate is nice, too. I like having my own space and when I get tired or too excited, a crate is my own quiet space. It's also good for my humans to let me stay in a crate or a quiet place inside whenever they have to leave me. I don't like being left alone, so having another dog companion would be perfect for me. I am learning about cats, but I find them very interesting and have chased a couple of them when they wanted to run around me.
If you are interested in a big, handsome guy like me, I would love to come and live with you. Just get in touch with Kathy Wallis at katwallis1@msn.com or anyone from Southwest Collie Rescue to get more information or to make arrangements to meet me.

   

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

   
 
 
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. 

 

   
   

SCOTTY

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 8
Rescued: Santa Fe NM
Fostered: Port Townsend WA

Scotty is being treated for heartworm and will be adopted by John and Claudia in Port Townsend, WA when his vetting is completed.

   
 
   
   

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.

   

COLLIE

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 1 1/2
Rescued: Shallowater TX
Fostered: Shallowater TX

Collie is a Foster to Adopt with Sheryl in Shallowater TX.

   

TASMANIAN (TAZZIE)

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 12
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered:
Phoenix AZ

Taz will get whatever assistence she needs to live our her life peacefully.

   

LADYBUG - SHELTIE

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: N/A
Age: 13 -15
Rescued: Borger TX
Fostered: Borger TX

Ladybug is an old and somewhat fagile sheltie who just had 18 teeth extracted and has been put on medication for her failing back issues. Hopefully, she will get to live out the rest of her life pain free andd enjoying her permanent foster home.

   

SORCHA

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

Sorcha will have on-going expensive vetting.

   

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, and may be the oldest living collie with 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.

   
 
 
   

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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