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SWCSR adoption fees are $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.  A home visit is required before an adoption may be approved.  To download the adoption application or complete it on line, please go to our Adopt a Collie or Sheltie page.

Information last updated February 14, 2020

 

Available for Adoption

No match has been made yet for these dogs between SWCSR and a qualified adopter.  A qualified adopter has completed an application and has had a successful home visit.

 
   

DAISY – SHELTIE MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Age: 12
Bio: Daisy does not seem like she is on “death’s door” although she has questionable vision and hearing. She was able to navigate around her foster's back yard pretty easily and can find her way back in. For more information about Daisy, please contact Bill at bkferrell@cox.net

   

DOUGIE – SHELTIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Age: 8
Bio: Dougie was turned over to us by a young family in early January 2017, that could no longer care for him. We thought we could help this very cute, 4 year old, sheltie mix, only knowing that he supposedly has seizures about once a month. Once we got Dougie we soon found he had more problems than seizures and was terrified of his new surroundings and foster family for the first few days and would stay in his crate to feel safe, he revolted in charging and trying to bite them when he was afraid.
After a short period of time Dougie made a complete turnaround with his foster mom and dad and wants to be close to them, he loves to be petted and cuddled with. He loves to do tricks and play chase, he is very smart and food motivated once he's comfortable with you. He does not do well with visitors and is very reactive and has to be leashed or crated, although he has also accepted a family member that visit frequently, so he can learn to trust with time and patience.
He was in an apartment most his life and can use a piddle pad if left indoors but he has learned to use the dog door at his foster home. He rides well in a car and likes to go places with you, he does pull on leash. Dougie is okay with other dogs but can be dominant over food and treats, we are unsure about cats.
Dougie will need a home with an experienced handler and no children. Dougie is on phenobarbital for his seizures and is believed to be healthy, neutered, he has had all his vaccines and is micro-chipped. For more information about Dougie, please contact Bill at bkferrell@cox.net

   

MEDI – COLLIE/SHEPHERD MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Age: 10
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

   
   
 
 

SPORT

Sport is about 8.5 years old mix. He dearly loves walks, car rides and just hanging out on the couch. A roll in the grass is fun as well.

He is very well trained and will be a perfect forever companion. Sport has been transitioned many times since April 2019. Sport has possession aggression and a bite history. Recently diagnosed with EPI, he is on enzyme supplements and is slowly gaining weight back.

Sport would do best as an only companion dog. He is:
• NOT good with cats
• Selective with large dogs, NO small dogs
• Better with older children 14 and up

Sport needs a structured life to thrive. This handsome boy deserves a forever home with dog savvy pack leaders. For more information about Sport, please email valleydogs@valleydogs.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. 

STAR– ROUGH COLLIE

Sex: Female
Color: Tri
Age: 6 1/2

Star will be adopted by Char in Dewey AZ when her vetting has been completed.

   

BLAAZ - ROUGH COLLIE

Sex: Female
Color: Mahogany Sable
Age: 9

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

   
 
   

SANDY - ROUGH COLLIE

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Age: 12
Bio: Sandy is reaching the end of his life on earth. He is with a long term foster family that will see to his every need.

   

SHAGGY – ROUGH COLLIE

Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Age: 10-12

Shaggy is in a permanent long time foster home where he receives all the love he should have.

   

BENJI -SMOOTH COLLIE

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Age: 4 months

Benji has long term medical issues. He will stay with his foster family.

   

THOR –SIBERIAN HUSKY/RETRIEVER MIX

Sex: Male
Color: White with Sable markings
Age: 9

Thor is in a foster home with Ann.

   

SKYE – COLLIE/BLUE HEELER MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Blue merle
Age: 12

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

   

BELLA – SHELTIE

Sex: Female
Color: Tri
Age: 7
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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 - SMOOTH COLLIE

Sex: Female
Color: Blue Merle
Age: 6

Sorcha will have on-going expensive vetting.

   

DOUG - SMOOTH COLLLIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Age: 7

Doug is permantly incontinent

   
 
 
   

LITTLE MAN – SHELTIE

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Age: 12+
Bio: Little Man's owners had current vet care on this dog until 2014 when owner became ill. He was in the home with a family member until a little over a week ago. At that point, they ended up abandoned due to no fault of their own. Other rescuers in Roswell and helpers from the church contacted us to assist with the two shelties, Little Man and Toby.

Littleman is very sweet, but he has trouble with his vision and hearing. He has some arthritis and has a current pain medication prescription to assist him with mobility. He is easy to handle, appears to be housebroken, is good with other dogs, and loves attention. He seems to rely a great deal on the younger dog, Toby, that came in with him. For more information about Little Man, please contact Kathy at katwallis1@msn.com

   

LADY – SHELTIE

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Age: 10

Lady has a diagnosed degenerating heart condition with a prognosis of up to a year and a half. In addition to the heart condition she also has a limp/favored rear leg that prompted a specialist visit today on the limp. She was diagnosed with basically a partial dislocation in one of the leg joints.

   

ENZO – SHELTIE

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Age: 7

Enzo has been identified with two medical issues of very small bladder stones and a gall bladder with diagnosed mucoceole. This latter item is described as “sludge” clogging the gall bladder. He will need gall bladder surgery in the near future.

   
 

 



 
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