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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 December 13, 2019

 

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.

 

SANDY - ROUGH COLLIE

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Age: 12
Bio: Sandy is a survivor. Left abandoned in a backyard in Oklahoma, he came through as an immensely loving and trusting fellow. About 12 years old, lean and getting more active all the time, he fought back from being tethered and neglected. He has an unbreakable spirit. He learned to gallop and maneuver along three other very active collies at his foster home. Unknown as to cats but he is such a gentle soul, the smart money is that he would love them too. He has a great appetite, and is housebroken. He is picking up on basic commands and he will hug all day long. He has had some trauma along his left face next to his eye but isn’t bothered by it at all. His fur is still a bit coarse from the dehydration and starvation but its coming back. He lost a few teeth during his dental surgery due to the previous lack of care. But he munches down every meal and treats with the best of them. Sandy would love to just hang out and bask in life. For more information about Sandy, please contact Arlene at arlenestarkey@outlook.com

   

FOXY – SHELTIE MIX

Sex: Female
Color: Tri
Age: 2
Bio: We pulled Foxy from Maricopa County Animal Control as a stray. She was literally petrified in fear there and was not showing well. She is a tiny girl weighing in at only 14 pounds and is cute as a button. She will need a quieter environment to gain confidence and we believe that in such an environment she will become more interactive. She was spayed at Animal Control as well as received all her shots. We will provide more information as she is observed in her foster home. For more information about Foxy, please contact Bill at bkferrell@cox.net

   

DOUGIE – SHELTIE MIX

Sex: Male
Color: Sable and White
Age: 4
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

   
   
 
 
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. 
   
   

SASSY – SHELTIE

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Age: 7-8

Sassy wo;; be adp[ted by Warren and Sandy of Fountian Hills AZ,

   

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.

   
 
   

THOR –ROUGH COLLIE 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

   
 
 
   

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.

   

BENJI -SMOOTH COLLIE

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

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.

 

 



 
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