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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 12, 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.

 
   

CASPER

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 8-10
Rescued: Apache Junction AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio: Casper is a sweet rough collie that was a stray at the Apache Junction Animal Control. He is a gentle and social guy who displays true collie temperament. At our adoption events he is typically the ambassador for our rescue program. He would do well in a variety of homes that will enjoy his company and respect his age. He gets along well with other dogs and cats. Since coming into SWCR he has been brought current on vaccinations, been neutered, and received a dental. He does have some arthritis in his back and is on pain medicine for that. He has a distinctive color pattern and is either a color headed white collie or heavily white factored. In any case, he will make the right household a great dog. For more information about Casper, please contact Bill at bkferrell@cox.net

   

MEDI – COLLIE/SHEPHERD MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: N/A
Age: 10
Rescued: Maricopa County AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio:Medi is a wonderful Collie mix that weighs in at 110 pounds. Based on his size we suspect that the mix could be Saint Bernard. He is truly a Baby Huey. He loves to play with squeaky toys and counter surf. When he steals (toys, shoes, remotes, linens and whatever else touches his fancy), he takes the items outdoors and puts them in a special place in the yard that he guards.

His health is generally very good. He has gained 30 pounds since being in foster care. The vet originally described him as not just underweight but truly emaciated. He was really in a very sad state after an extended stay at the Dog Pound. He does have a ping pong ball size lump on his belly. We believe it to be a cyst but it will be evaluated by our vet.

The limited history that we secured at the pound indicated some dislikes and bite concerns. We did have a bite incident immediately after removing him from the pound and with an unknown prompt. He does like to put his big mouth around your hand, arm, leg or whatever he thinks is relevant but he does not bite down. Medi tends to be possessive with the things he has proclaimed as his own. This includes inanimate objects and people. Additionally he does tend to bully the smaller and older foster dogs. He isn’t usually mean but he is serious. Because of his size and deep-throated bark, he does frighten them. He does have strong opinions on things like tugging on his collar and kitties. He really dislikes both these things. We are working carefully and diligently with Medi on these issues. We think he will require a diligent and dog savvy owner. This will not be a first time collie dog owner. For more information about Medi, please contact Bill at bkferrell@cox.net

 

   

STRYKER – COLLIE/AUSSIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Variety: N/A
Age: 2
Rescued: Laredo TX
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio: Stryker is full of energy. He is a friendly dog. Stryker can also be cuddly. He could use some training. Stryker knows the command "sit" and "in your box". He needs more training for walking, not jumping on people, down and stay.

Stryker loves toys. He takes the stuffing out of soft toys but he loves hard toys like ropes. He is the energizer bunny when it comes to playing tug and is very strong. Stryker also loves chewing on shin bones, antlers and hooves. He likes to chase tennis balls, Stryker will bring it back to you but wont let you have it. He runs around play growling with it in his mouth. He doesn't seem to get the concept the if he gives it to you, you will throw it again. He will rip apart a tennis ball into little pieces.

He will do rocket dog around the back yard with my sheltie chasing him and they play well in the house.. Stryker will bop her on the head and she will jump up and try to bite his ears and neck. Stryker doesn't bark a lot but he will bark at the neighbors when they are in the back yard.

Stryker is completely housebroken and loves our doggie door. For more information about Stryker, 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. 
 
   
   

THOR – COLLIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: White with Sable markings
Variety: Rough
Age: 7
Rescued: El Paso TX
Fostered: Los Ranchos de Albuquerque

Thor is in a foster home with Ann and if things work out, he will be adopted.

   

BLAAZ

Sex: Female
Color: Mahogany Sable
Variety: Rough
Age: 9
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ

Blaaz will be adopted by Pat in Phoenix AZ when she has lost enough weight to be spayed.

   
 
   
   

SKYE – COLLIE/BLUE HEELER MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Blue merle
Variety: N/A
Age: 12
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Coordinator: Bill Fereill at bkferrell@cox.net

This old girl will remain with her previous owner but be under SWCR care for the rest of her life.

   

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.

   

SORCHA

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

Sorcha will have on-going expensive vetting.

   

DOUG (BUDDY LEE)

Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Variety: Smooth
Age: 3

Doug is permantly incontinent and is a loving long term foster home.

   
 
 
   

SANDY

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 12
Rescued: Oklahoma City OK
Fostered: Albuquerque NM
Coordinator: Arlene Starkey at arlenestarkey@outlook.com

   

LIZZIE

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Smooth
Age: 3
Rescued: Malvern AR
Fostered: Alamogordo NM
Coordinator: Kathy Wallis at katwallis1@msn.com

   

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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