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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 June 18, 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.

 

   
MAX

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 4 1/2
Rescued: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Fostered: Santa Fe NM
Bio: Max was turned over to SWCR by his elderly owner in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Her health had declined and she wanted her beloved, beautiful collie to come to us. We believe he was an only dog.

Max is a very large collie, yet he weighed just 66 lbs. when he was rescued. His ideal weight: probably 80 to 85 lbs. He’s a long, lean boy whose favorite trick is to stand up, put his paws on your shoulders and plant a wet kiss on your face. (Cute the first time, maybe, but when you’re not expecting it, a problem.)

Max didn’t understand English when he crossed the border. He missed his owner terribly. He paced. He searched for her. He marked in whatever house he was in. At his foster home in Santa Fe, he bonded instantly and closely with his new mom, but would rush at her husband, growling and offering to bite.

Now, weeks later, Max has settled down some and pretty much learned:
• To “do it outside!”
• To refrain from galloping down the hallway and crashing into all before him.
• To show respect to his new dad and stop trying to chase him out of mom’s bedroom — and never try to bite him again.
• To show respect to the three smaller dogs in the house. When affection or food were offered, Max would barge in front of them. Still, Dog Etiquette 101 remains a work in progress.

Think of Max as a puppy in a big dog’s body. He’s smart, curious, and wants to sit on your lap, cuddle on the couch or lie in bed next to you (and you alone). He’s loving and affectionate — but wants to be at your side 24/7. (Again, cute the first time, but not when you need to leave the house without drama.)
We think the perfect home for Max would have:
• A big yard with a high, secure fence and gate.
• An adopter who’s home most of the day.
• An adopter who’s really focused on his/her dogs.
• Maybe a big, sweet dog to play with.
• No small children to crash into.
• No frail adults to knock over.

And, above all, measureless love for a great collie who still has some growing up to do.

For more information about Max, contact Lee at leemore@mac.com.

   

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@outlook.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

   
 
 

CALLIE - A COLLIE MIX

Callie is a 2-year-old Collie-Lab Mix. She weighs 55-60 lbs. A Happy, Loving Girl. She loves all beings, including cats. Kids are a favorite. Callie Loves Life. Enjoys swimming, hiking, playing ball. This is a Perfect Family Dog!

Callie is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped. She has her bags packed and is ready for her New Loving Life. She is in Roswell, NM.

Please contact Carmella for more info: 505-690-8889, or carmella.montoya@ymail.com.”

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. 

 

NINA

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 7 mo
Rescued: Cuidad Juarez Mexico
Fostered:Phoenix AZ

Nina is in a Foster to Adopt home with Kevin and Wendy in Gilbert AZ

   
 
   

SORCHA

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

   

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

   

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@outlook.com

 
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