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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 September 22, 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.

 

   

SALLY – COLLIE/GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Sable
Variety: N/A
Age: 8 months
Rescued: El Paso TX
Fostered: Albuquerque NM
Coordinator: Arlene Starkey at arlenestarkey@outlook.com

   

BUSTER – SHELTIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Variety: N/A
Age: 5
Rescued: Amarillo TX
Fostered: Tijeras NM
Coordinator: Arlene Starkey at arlenestarkey@outlook.com

   

ATHENA

Sex: Female
Color: White
Variety: Rough
Age: 6
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Coordinator: Bill Ferrell at bkferrell@cox.net

Bio coming.

   

DARCY – COLLIE MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Red/Brown
Variety: Short hair
Age: Young
Rescued: Las Cruces NM
Fostered: Alamogordo NM
Bio: Darcy is a pretty young collie mix that came to us as a stray through a local shelter. It was immediately apparent to us that Darcy had suffered either abuse or some kind of trauma in her short life. She was terrified of collars and leashes, flatten herself on the floor when approached by humans, refuse to make eye contact, and would assume the most submissive position if she was unable to flee the situation.
Her first few days at her foster home required slow movements and trying to keep loud noises to a minimum. She got along well with the other resident dogs and cats. Within a few days Darcy begin cautiously approaching for treats. As time has gone by, Darcy has become comfortable with her crate, comfortable with car rides, and she seems to enjoy being talked to and petted. Her foster family is working on helping her learn to take walks with less fear.

We have happily found that Darcy is not fearful of thunderstorms and seems to enjoy walking around the yard in the rain and getting wet. We also discovered that she is quite fond of a kiddie pool.

Darcy eats well, sleeps quietly through the night, has mastered the doggie door, gets along well with other dogs, and is sweet and gentle but is highly fearful and timid of new people and experiences. Anyone choosing to adopt Darcy will need to understand that she will regain trust and confidence, but it will take time.
Darcy would probably do best in a home with at least one other dog as she does take cues and seems to find some comfort with a canine companion. For more information about Darcy, contact Kathy at katwallis1@msn.com

   

DEACON

Sex: Male
Color:
Sable and White
Variety: Smooth
Age: 1
Rescued: Albuquerque NM
Fostered: Albuquerque NM
Bio: Deacon seemed to have had a slow start in life by being left behind for basic dog things: easy commands, collar and leash training, food manners, and shy if not fearful back-aways. But, this boy has made such huge strides in those features as well as housebreaking and car rides, that he is proven to be a very quick study and a super huggy and loyal fellow. At one year, or so, this handsome guy has his whole life ahead. He is completely adaptable to athletic pursuits and total involvement in adventure. He gets along very well with other dogs and he has a very gentle but playful spirit.

His ideal adopter would have another dog and lots of time to work Deacon into the confident collie he would like to become. For more information about Deacon, please contact Arlene at arlenestarkey@outlook.com

   

TIA

Sex: Femalebkferrell@cox.net
Color: Tri
Variety: Smooth
Age: 3
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio:Tia is a 3-year old loving, sweet and sassy collie/german shepherd mix. She's a healthy weight of 70 pounds. She's housebroken and knows commands, like "sit" and "down". She doesn't counter-surf, hasn't chewed/destroyed anything inappropriate (just her toys), and she doesn't dig. She likes bones and gently licking soft toys to make them squeak. She's more interested in human affection than treats or other dogs. She is very gentle with children. Tia loves dog beds and will drag lighter ones to be closer to you!

She's easily excited medium-energy dogs and would do well with walks to tire out her energy. There are issues with separation anxiety and barking/whining/crying too much She happily barks at everything in the backyard while playing by herself so she needs training and time. She's good on a leash and has good car skills -- but may bolt unexpectedly so she needs a well-fitting collar or harness. Her eyes are unusual! She has one brown and one blue eye. It's a very striking look, and she sees fine from both eyes.

Tia's background is mostly mystery. She was picked up as a stray in New Mexico, transported to a southern Arizona location, next went to the Animal Welfare League, and then ended up with us, the Southwest Collie Rescue. She is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on shots. The vet said she is in excellent health. For more information about Tia, please contact 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. 

 

   
   
   
MAX

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 4 1/2
Rescued: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Fostered: Santa Fe NM

Max will be adopted by Louise and Anne, his foster folks, in Santa Fe.

 
 
   

SKY

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 4
Rescued: Santa Fe NM
Fostered: Roswell NM

Sky is extremely shy and a serious flight risk, so it will be awhile before he is properly trained and ready for adoption.

   

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

   

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.

   
 
 
   

SCOTTY

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

Scotty is a flight risk, needs a lot of socialization and needs to be treated for heartworm before he is ready for adoption.

   

BRYCE

Sex: Male
Color: Blue Merle
Variety: Rough
Age: 4
Rescued: Santa Fe NM
Fostered: Albuquerque NM

Bryceis a serious flight risk, so he will need some training before he is ready to be adopted. He s being for heartworm and will be adopted by Tony when he is well.

   

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 foster 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.

 

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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