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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 October 15, 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.

 
   

THOR – COLLIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: White with Sable markings
Variety: Rough
Age: 5
Rescued: El Paso TX
Fostered: Tucson AZ
Coordinators:Peg at sneekypie@msn.com or Kathy Wallis at katwallis1@msn.com
Bio: Pending

   

ATHENA

Sex: Female
Color: White
Variety: Rough
Age: 6
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio: Athena is a very personable strikingly attractive six year old believed purebred double dilute female. This means that she is the product of breeding two collies with the merle gene. While this often results in blind or deaf dogs,but we don’t think this effects Athena. She was removed from the Maricopa County Animal Control as a stray. She gets along well with all the other foster dogs and we think she would be curious but fine with cats. Athena should be great with kids as she is very gentle and respectful. She is well-behaved in the house and car. She often “talks” to you when you talk to her. Other times this changes to barking but she is responsive to correction. She is social with people. While social, we sometimes find her relaxing by herself in a quiet portion of the house. She shows well to those that meet her and has a true collie temperament.

While Athena is a great dog she does have a defective pancreas and suffers from pancreatic enzyme insufficiency. This means that she can’t process nutrients in her food and essentially food goes in and goes out without helping Athena. In fact, when we first got Athena she was at 36 pounds and skin and bones. You could easily see her backbone and hips. After testing we identified her problem, which she has probably suffered from for some time and could have been the reason she ended up at the pound. Since being diagnosed, Athena has been taking supplemental pancreatic enzymes and is on a prescription diet. She is now thriving and gaining weight. She is now over 50 pounds and could stand to gain at least another handful of pounds. So, she is now doing great and does not seem to have any ill effects other than chronic softer stools (which isn’t really a problem as she is very good with her housetraining). However, the supplement and prescription food is somewhat costly and this would need to be considered by any adopter. We are working to identify cheaper options but Athena’s condition is permanent. For more information about Athena, please contact Bill at bkferrell@cox.net

   

DARCY – COLLIE MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Red/Brown
Variety: Short hair
Age: Young
Rescued: Las Cruces NM
Fostered: Alamogordo NM
Bio: Darcy is a lovely young pup that is learning to deal with things that frighten her. She is about a year and a half, is around 45 lbs., and is working on confidence and socialization. Darcy is housebroken, all her vetting is done, and she gets along great with other dog-friendly pets. She is gentle, but still very curious, about cats. This pretty young girl loves attention, gently takes treats, and will alert to someone outside the fence or at the front door. She is a master with the doggie door, knows her name, and is very cooperative unless she is frightened.

Recently, Darcy has started to learn that the leash is not a scary thing and she has begun walking with her harness and leash. Her foster mom and dad are working with her daily.

Darcy will need a home with at least one other dog as she thrives on having a canine companion and having a human that is home often would also help her continue to make progress. Darcy is crate trained, but sometimes chews things or has been known to explore the trash if left alone unattended. She still suffers from a little separation anxiety, but we think it will get better as she gets older.

With continued patience and TLC, Darcy is going to make a wonderful pet for the right family. 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

   
 
 
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. 

 

   

SCOTTY

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

Scotty is being treated for heartworm and will be adopted by John and Claudia in Port Townsend, WA when his vetting is completed.

   

SKY

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

Sky will be adopted by Nancy and David in Roswell NM.

   

AIDEN

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 13-14
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ

Aiden will be adopted by Keinith and Terry in Phoenix AZ

   

TIA

Sex: Female
Color: Tri
Variety: Smooth
Age: 3
Rescued: Phoenix AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ

Tia will be adopted by Lis and Terry, her foster family in AZ

   
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.

 
 
   
   

SORCHA

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

   

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.

   
 
 
   

GYPSY – COLLIE/BORDER COLLIE MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Tri
Variety: N/A
Age: 1
Rescued: Alamogordo NM
Fostered: El Paso TX

Gypsy has been limping/favoring a rear leg. X-Rays showed that Gypsy has a serious congenital malformation in the head of the femur (the ball that fits into the hip socket is flattened and does not fit or turn in the hip socket. This is why Gypsy limps and it is something she was most likely born with -- quite possibly the reason she was abandoned. Because Gypsy is not a heavy or large dog, Mark explained that she is a perfect candidate for an Osteotomy. Most of us are familiar with this procedure, but it is where the top of the femur is removed, and the femur is secured with tendons and ligaments. It provides mobility for the dog without pain or early onset arthritis. It also means that Gypsy won’t be a long distance runner. It is a procedure that is best done when a dog is young -- like this girl. Gypsy needs a Osteotomy operation – estimated cost $700-$1000.

 

   

FUDGE

Sex: Male
Color: Sable Headed White
Variety: Rough
Age: 7
Rescued: Payson AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ

Fudge has had collie nose for so long or other nasal injury that he has cartilage showing. Also, his teeth are aligned so badly that his incisors are going into his palate. This is probably going to be an expensive dental and not by our vet but a specialist. Our vet was unsure what would need to be done about the nasal cavity.

   

SUGAR

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: Rough
Age: 7
Rescued: Payson AZ
Fostered: Phoenix AZ

Sugar has several medical issues that need to be resolved prior to her adoption.

   

BUSTER – SHELTIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Variety: N/A
Age: 5
Rescued: Amarillo TX
Fostered: Tijeras NM

Buster still has some undetected vetting issues and is not ready for adoption at this time.

   

RANGER

Sex: Male
Color: Blue Merle
Variety: Rough
Age: 4
Rescued: Santa Fe NM
Fostered: Sierra Vista AZ

He Is being for heartworm and will be adopted by Tony in Sierra Vista AZ 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 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.

 

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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