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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 July 14, 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.

 

   

 

MOLLY - A MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Blond and White
Variety: N/A
Age: 1 year 3 months
Rescued: El Paso TX
Fostered: Alamogordo NM
Coordinator: Kathy Wallis at katwallis1@msn.com
Bio: : Mollie is a sweet girl who wants to please. She gets along great with other dogs, walks great on a leash, is housebroken, rides well in a car, and already has started her training in basic obedience commands. She loves to be brushed and pampered.

Mollie has completed her vetting, is microchipped, and is ready to find her forever home. Molly would probably do best in a home without least one other dog and with a family who is active as she has a great deal of energy to share.

Mollie is a medium sized dog but is small in body weight. She weighs in at 34 pounds and is pretty much full grown. She is a sweet and adorable girl and ready for adoption. Contact Kathy at katwallis1@msn.com.

   

 

LOGAN – A 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, rides great in the car, but doesn't know anything about toys or commands. Wherever Logan lived before he was rescued, he found himself infested with ticks and fleas, which was addressed at the shelter that cared for him. Logan has been on medication to treat ehrlichiosis and will continue his treatment after testing Ehrlichia positive from the tick infestation. Once he is cleared by the vet, he will be ready for a new life and family. He is ready to be adopted. 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.

   

AIDEN

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 9
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio: Aiden is approximately a 9 year old rough coated sable and white collie. He has had a show career and is a Champion collie of note. He is a fine representation of the collie breed per the standard, very good tempered, really a quite beautiful dog. Aiden was turned into collie rescue due to a death in the human family who could no longer keep him. He is neutered, has had a good dental cleaning and is generally in good health. Aiden did have a bloat issue when he was younger, which was taken care of, as his stomach has been tacked so it can not reoccur. Gas-X, over the counter helps alleviate any issues when needed, and he eats two smaller meals a day to minimize any concerns. Due to his sensitive stomach he gets a limited ingredient diet readily available at most stores such a Petco, Petsmart and Pet Club. He sometimes marks in the house, but with diligence, new owners should help to alleviate this issue. He loves attention and gets along well with other dogs and cats and children. Even Chickens! For more information about Aiden, please contact Bill Ferrell at bkferrell@cox.net.

   

 

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

   

 

JOJO

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 11
Rescued: Prescott AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio: JoJo is a sweet, easy-going, gentleman who loves to be near his people. He is affectionate, gentle for his size, and likes nothing more than getting his ears scratched or his tummy rubbed. He gives what his foster family calls "Collie hugs" when he comes and leans against you and literally wraps his body around your legs.

JoJo does not play with toys or with other dogs although he will stand and bark when another dog is at play. He will chase a laser light with great enthusiasm and it is one way that we exercise him. JoJo also loves to go for walks and behaves very well on a lead. He does like to bark at the garbage trucks and other neighborhood dogs.

JoJo is housebroken, knows how to use a dog door, rides well in a car, and does not beg (much) or counter-surf. He does not get into mischief, nor does he chew or dig. Although he would prefer to sleep on couches or on his human’s bed he is perfectly content on a dog bed or on a rug on the floor. He is excellent with children of all ages and is even fine with our dog-savvy cat.

JoJo does have a medical condition associated with his bowels, that requires a special diet of a venison based kibble and rice and ground beef. He is on Proin for incontinence and it seems to be doing the trick. He is also on a maintenance dose of Meloxicam, a probiotic and glucosamine. He is up to date on shots and is neutered. For more information about Jojo, 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. 

 

SUNNY - A SHELTIE

Sex: Female
Color: Tri
Variety: N/A
Age: 7-10
Rescued: Sunray TX

Sunny will be adopted as soon as her vetting is completed.

   

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.

   

LADDIE

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 14 months
Rescued: Estancia NM
Fostered: Tijeras NM
Bio: Laddie’s estimated birth is in spring 2016. He currently weighs 45 pounds, but is already gaining weight on 3 times daily feeding.

He is a smart collie who knows how to sit, is very responsive to recall, and is good on a leash. He is not housebroken but is crate trained and will overnight quietly in his crate. Laddie is extremely affectionate and trusting, and very open to people he doesn't know. He bonds easily and is eager to please his human.

He, as a young dog, needs lots of handling, settling, and exposure to new things as he is a little behind in social skills, and lacks confidence around unfamiliar things. He is good with other dogs but has a typical bouncy exuberant puppy behavior, but he does respect fellow dogs' orrections well.

Laddie has been vetted, appears to be healthy and is heartworm and parasite free. He will be neutered and microchipped next week.

He will be adopted by Mary in Santa Fe as soon as his vetting is complete.

   

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.

   

LACI

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

   
 
 
 

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.

 

KADY

Kady was diagnosed with diabetes and Cushing’s syndrome based on a comprehensive blood test and several clinical symptoms…drinking a lot of water, peeing frequently, lethargy, large appetite, weight gain with no ability to control it, and more. The blood test illuminated some major issues…a high blood sugar count and severe liver damage, and some other stuff out of normal range. We elected to try to bring the diabetes under control with insulin over the first two months.

That and additional testing have confirmed that she also has pitutary gland Cushing’s syndrome. but we will not know until we do some testing for that. She exhibits 8 of 10 Cushing’s clinical signs (some of which are also on the diabetes list as well). Testing for a dog with both diabetes and Cushing’s is tricky since findings of any test can be negatively influenced by the other, and “tricky” means many tests and many expenses just for the proper Cushing’s diagnosis. The good news is now that the proper Cushing’s diagnoses has been made, she can be stabilized and enjoy a great life on medication for years.

She is now on daily medications and feeling much better.

   

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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