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SWCR Adoption Fees are $275 for puppies (younger than 12 months), $225 for adult collies (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 September 18, 2017

 

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.

 

   

 

LOGAN – A COLLIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Variety: N/A
Age: 3
Rescued: Las Cruces NM
Fostered: Alamogordo NM
Bio: Logan gets along great with other dogs and cats, loves people, is leash trained, housebroken, crate trained but no longer sleeps in a crate but sleeps quietly in the bedroom until morning, rides great in the car, but doesn't know much about toys. He is doing well in his obedience training, but he makes more progress at home with practicing than at the training yard with other dogs (he wants to play with new dogs instead of paying attention).

Logan is a big handsome boy, good with kids, has no food aggression , and is figuring out his manners. He is not a barker, loves his Kong toy, and gives hugs. He is pretty good with SIT, DOWN, PAW, and WAIT (although "wait" is sooo hard when you are young and playful. He is ready to be adopted and go to his forever home. For more information about Logan, please contact Kathy at katwallis1@msn.com.

   

BROWNIE - A COLLIE MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Smooth
Age: 10 1/2
Rescued: Los Alamos NM
Fostered: Albuquerque NM
Bio: Brownie is a gorgeous smooth Collie cross that is about 11 years old but you’d never know it. Her easy-care coat has coloring in multiple shades of gold with a speckled chest, collar and front legs. She is a bit underweight from being a short-time stray but she has a wonderful appetite and is gaining her weight back. She doesn’t get cross around the food bowl with humans or other dogs. She loves rides in the truck and is non-aggressively vocal with a passersby but will quiet down when told to. She will sleep through the night anywhere in the house. And, she is completely housebroken. She is very good on a leash though her energy tugs a bit.

Brownie has boundless energy but listens well, loves to play keep-away and is highly social with animals and humans alike. She loves human contact and affection and doesn’t seem prone to run away. In fact, she will follow her people anywhere. For more information about Brownie, please contact Arlene at arlenestarkey@q.com.

   

 

BEN

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 14
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio: Ben is a pleasant, lumbering type guy who enjoys attention and will typically follow you around the house. He gets along fine with the multiple other dogs in the household. We are unsure about cats but we don’t expect them to be a problem. Not a very active boy and spends a fair part of the day sleeping and dreaming. He will express his opinion by barking but this is not a problem and he has been “bark softened”. Unfortunately, he has not been good about his housetraining. He seems to be in relatively good health for his age and is on tramadol for the typical senior aches and pains.

For more information about Ben, please contact Bill Ferrell at bkferrell@cox.net

   

LACI

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 11
Rescued: Yuma AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Coordinator: Bill Ferrell 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. 

 

LC - SHELTIE

Sex: Female
Color: Tri
Variety: N/A
Age: 10
Rescued: Las Cruces NM
Fostered: Alamogordo NM
Coordinator: Kathy Wallis at katwallis1@msn.com
Bio: LC is a petite sheltie that is a sweet girl but in spite of the best efforts of her family, remains shy. She he gets along well with other dogs, loves her afternoon walks on a leash, enjoys car rides, likes a soft bed and uses a dog door. She is housebroken.

Although LC is quiet and cooperative, she is timid and doesn't usually seek out affection on her own. She can be picked up, held and groomed and such, but she does not actively engage to ask for such attention. it is possible that at some point in her early years, she was the victim of neglect, abuse, or something similar which affected her spirit and caused her to be somewhat withdrawn. She does not bite or snap and has never shown any type of aggression or intolerance in the years that we have known her.

LC will be Fostered To Adopt by Debbie and Ron in Phoenix AZ.

   

RIO – A COLLIE MIX

Sex: Male/Neutered
Color: Sable and White
Variety: N/A
Age: 2
Rescued: Las Cruces NM
Fostered: Alamogordo NM
Bio: Rio is a social little collie mix. He is neutered and is now heartworm free (but Dr. Miller wants to do a follow up recheck in February). Although his foster mom adores him, Rio has "claimed" her and has begun to growl at the resident dog and his foster dad if anyone gets too close when Rio is with "mom". Rio is good with other dogs, is leash trained, likes car rides, but we don't know how he is with cats just yet. He is crate trained, but really isn't too fond of a crate. Rio is on the small side, at about 35 pounds, but very cute. Rio has an adopter pending.

   

TARIC

Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Variety: Rough
Age: 6 1/2 months
Rescued: Glendale AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Coordinator: Cindy Reel at reelracer@aol.com

Taric is now Foster to Adopt with a family in Tucson until his vetting is complete.

   
   
 
 
 

DOUG

Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Variety: Smooth
Age: 6 months
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Coordinator: Bill Ferrell at bkferrell@cox.net

Doug has been identified as having a spinal injury and will be undergoing vet evaluation and further treatment before he is ready to be adopted

 

SANDY - A COLLIE MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 9-10
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ

Sandy is having recurrent seizures of undetermined nature (after serious vet specialist exams) and will remain on medical hold. She is not available for adoption at this time.

 

HERSHEY

Sex: Male
Color: Tri Color
Variety: Rough
Age: 10
Rescued: Phoenix AZ August 2011
Permanently Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio: Hershey is a very distinctive looking rough-coat collie who gets a lot of comments about his unusual color.  That is actually the result of his having Canine Cyclic Neutropenia (Gray Collie Syndrom). It is a genetic stem cell disorder that occurs in Collies. This disorder is caused by an abnormality of the stem cells in the bone marrow from which all blood cells are developed. The result is a cyclic fluctuation in blood cell numbers.

Hershey has a "spell" about once a month for two days where the number of neutrophils drop dramatically, then rebounds. During his spell, he is mopey, doesn't want to eat and he drools a lot. The rest of the time he acts like a normal dog. Affected dogs rarely live beyond 3 years of age and often die within the first few weeks. Hershey is about 6 years old so he is definitely different. We have consulted some specialists and some feedback suggests that since he has lived this long that he may live a relatively normal lifespan.  Symptoms of this condition are that the dogs are typically smaller, have gray noses, gray coloring, are prone to bacterial infections, bleeding issues, bad teeth, and have small eyes. Hershey is not on any treatments nor has he had any treatments in the past. He was on an antibiotic when we received him for swollen gums, but hasn't had any problems since.

His medical issues are a shame because he is just a laidback, sweet boy. He is very friendly and loves attention. He is usually quiet except when his foster parents come home, then he will bark. He would rather be inside then outside or wherever his foster parents are.

Hershey is now on permanent medical hold. He is too frail to be adopted.

Hershey
 

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

 

 
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