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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 July 13, 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.

 

   

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

   

DARCY – COLLIE MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Sable
Variety: Smooth
Age: Young adult
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 on Thor, contact Kathy Wallis at katwallis1@msn.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

   

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. 

 

   
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.

 

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

   

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.

   
 
 
 

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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