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Prospective adopters should fill out the Adoption Application below and return it, either by e-mail or regular mail. You can send the Adoption Application as an attachment to an email to our Adoption coordinator for Southwest Collie and Sheltie Rescue arlenestarkey@outlook.com or mail the application to SWCSR, 211 Summer Winds Dr NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.

Or you can simply send it to the volunteer you may already have contacted.  If you e-mail the application please include a subject line such as 'Adoption Application for SWCSR' so that your e-mail won't be junked by spam filters.  You will be notified of its receipt within 24 hours.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement within this time period, please contact any SWCSR representative and let us know that your application was not received.

All adopters will need to be visited in their homes by an SWCSR volunteer.  Adopters should have have a securely fenced yard, a bed indoors for the collie at night, and a lot of love and attention to give to their rescued collie.

Our adoption fees of $325 for puppies under 1, $275 for dogs 1-9, and $175 for dogs 10 or older help cover some of the high costs of rescuing a collie or sheltie who has been neglected or abandoned. All of our dogs are thoroughly examined by a veterinarian; spayed or neutered, if necessary; brought up to date on vaccinations; tested for heartworm, and given a fecal exam. If many ticks are present, we also test for erlichia. Some rescued dogs may require X-rays, dental cleaning, surgery and various medications.

Due to high gas prices and volunteer limitations, adopters interested in SWCSR dogs being fostered in distant locations should plan on participating in the transport of their adopted dog to their new home. Depending on location and distance, this may require the adopter to arrange for the entire transport of their new collie or sheltir. Adopters who are unable to participate in transport should seek the advice of their local SWCSR representative.

To fill out the Adoption Application, download the MSWord document below. Enter all information, cut and paste the document into an e-mail and send it to arlenestarkey@outlook.com. Or print out the .pdf version and mail it to Southwest Collie and Sheltie Rescue, c/o Arlene Starkey, 211 Summer Winds Dr SE, Rio Rancho NM 87124 or another SWCSR volunteer. 



Adoption Application MSWord

Adoption Application.pdf