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This page is a lasting tribute to honor the Southwest Collie Rescue dogs who have passed on, as well as dogs of all breeds who have shared their lives with SWCR members and friends. As SWCR joins Arizona Sheltie Rescue into the new Southwest Collie and Sheltie Rescue, we shall be welcoming more shelties to this page.

Duke - July 2019

Duke lived with his sheltie friends, Ladybug who has already passed, and Bella.

Loved and missed by Brent in Amarillo TX

Andre - 2004-June 8, 2018

Andre was a wonderful, photogenic, and sweet dog who was a constant companion of mine. I got him from the Arizona Sheltie Rescue in 2010 and he lived nearly 8 years with me in Phoenix. He was affectionate, sensitive, smart, and strange. Aaron misses him forever and is grateful for his love.


Jaime - December, 2019

Jamie has been our guiding light to joy and the love of life....may his light shine on with Jessie and Gilda in eternity. Loved by Suzy and David in Mayhill, NM.


Trudy - May 31 2019

Trudy was denied a chance to live a normal dog life. Her 11 Gran Mal seizures prevented her having surgery to replace her two malformed hips.

She was loved and will be missed for all who knew her - Wendy and Kevin, her foster family, and everyone else whose lives she touched.

Run with the wind pain free now, Trudy.


Gilda - August 31 2017

Loved and missed by Suzie and David in Mayhill NM

Jessie - June 20 2019

“Our quintessential Collie boy. Our love was endless.”

Loved and missed by Suzie and David in Mayhill NM


Brady - April 19 2019

He is dancing with Christina and Scooby in the sun! He was a sweetheart and was the best watchdog anyone could want. He was the oldest Collie we’ve ever had. God speed buddy, we will miss you. David and Nan in Roswell NM


Laci - May 17 2019

Loved and missed by Cindy and Brent in Phoenix AZ

Duke - May 18 2019

"Heaven wouldn't be Heaven without our Duke."

Loved and missed by Courtney Lewis and family in Tucson AZ

Hershey -
Feburary 1 2007 - March 7 2019

He was a very special guy and was loved and is missed by Valerie and Ron in Phoenix AZ

Ladybug - March 9 2019

Loved and missed by Brent in Amarillo TX

Tazzie - March 20 2019

Loved and missed by Wendy and family in Gilbert AZ

Pearl - December 2018

"Pearl my Girl" was the perfect dog. She was a unique gem of a collie. Loved and very much missed by Joan and Dan in Denver CO.

Aiden - February 2019

Loved and missed by Keinith and Terry in Glendale AZ

Fiona - February 20, 2019

I fell in love with Fiona's picture when I first saw her on the Southwest
Collie Rescue website in September 2012. Fiona was fond of following me everywhere and was very liberal with her kisses.
She enjoyed reprimanding me with her "Darth Vader" bark when I had to leave
the house. Fiona was my soul-mate and will be forever loved and missed by
Marie, Laddie, Frankie, and Johnny in Tijeras, New Mexico.”

Bowie - October 2018

He was a wise, comforting, funny source of pure love for us and we miss him dearly. Thank you for bringing him into our lives; we are forever changed.”

Kathleen in Albuquerque NM

Magpie - December 2018

Run free Miss Maggie. We'll see you at the Bridge.

Beverly in Amarillo TX

Shelby - Deceember 26, 2018

We met Shelby, our sweet sheltie in July 2010 from Southwest Collie Rescue. She was incredibly gentle and kind; but she was also very quiet, shy, and needed lots of coaxing to eat. As the years passed, we were delighted that Shelby learned to bark and run, to play with toys with her brother Piccolo, to love car rides and to develop a great love of all food. She enjoyed her meals, three-dog-bakery treats, fruit, even bell peppers - one of her favorite vegetable snacks! Even though she hated the rain, she loved the snow and would scoop it onto her nose during our wintry walks following a snowstorm. She was an amazing herder, making sure that we got out of bed on time, that we all went for walks and that we all stayed together, that meals were served at the proper time with nose bumps, and she herded us to bed at night. If one of us were away on travel, or late to come home, she would patiently wait by the garage door longing for the missing person to return. Shelby passed away unexpectedly from a liver cancer at ~9 years 7 months, which was much sooner than we were expecting or ready for. We all miss her deeply (looking for her every time we turn around) but we are incredibly thankful to Southwest Collie Rescue for the honor of having this most compassionate, sweet, loving dog. Shelby will forever fill our hearts!! Much Love, The Daniels Family


Max - July 5, 2018

Max was always there for us. Loved and missed by Terry an Laurie in Desert Hills AZ

Kelly - August 2, 2018

Loved and missed by Teri in Tucson AZ

Mojo 2009 - 2018

Adored by Kathy, Tim, and family.
Alamogordo, NM

Candy - February 1, 2018

Loved and missed by Suzan in Tucson AZ

Brownie - June 18, 2018

Loved and missed by Damon and family in Albuquerque NM

Ben - June 29, 2018

He had a gentle spirit and we called him Gentle Ben. Loved and missed by AnnaMarie and Bill in Phoenix AZ

Cole - March 20, 2018

The sweetest boy and the best foster "brother" to so many dogs who were welcomed into our home.

Loved forever by Lisa, Kim, Bama, Danny Boy & Parker, Santa Fe NM

Princess - April, 2018

Sweet, affectionate, and beautiful.
Run free, happy girl.

Loved and missed by Kathy and Tim
Alamogordo, NM


Hunter - April, 2018

Hunter-man. Adored and forever missed by Tony in Pahrump NV.

Joey 2005 -November 7, 2017

The love of my life, my heart, my soul. You were the most faithful, loving and sweetest boy. You were my protector, my guardian angel, my ever faithful companion. I carry you in my heart, always. Stacy in WA.


Northwest Nicky - February 7, 2018

Loved and missed by John and Claudia in Port Townsend, WA

Jewelz - October 2 2016

Loved and missed by Rick and Amy in Mesa AZ

Aimes - December 5, 2017

Loved and missed by Margaret in El Paso TX

Blanco - January 6, 2018

Loved and missed by Pam Smith in El Paso TX

Merline - January, 2018

Loved and missed by Pam Smith in El Paso TX


Luna - September 1, 2017

"Best Collie Ever"

Dearly loved and missed by Nancy in Avondale AZ


Sampson - December 2, 2017

Loved and missed by Jenny and Mitch in El Paso TX

Finnigan - Dece,ber 27. 2017

Loved and missed by Juan, Amanda, Savannah and Ricky in Farmington NM

Ginger- August 28, 2017

Dearly loved by Margaret and Leo Fourzan in El Paso, TX


Kady - August 2, 2017

Forever loved and missed by all who knew her, especially by Joan and Bob, Arlene and Tess in Rio Rancho and Lisa, Kim, Cole & Bama in Santa Fe. Run free of pain now Kady girl!

March 10, 2005 - October 4, 2017

Always the Baby Collie and forever loved. Missed dearly by Arlene in Rio Rancho NM

Honey - June 5, 2017

Loved and missed by Bill and Anamarie and all who knew her in Phoenex AZ


Rusty - June, 2017

Loved and missed by Arlene in Tucson AZ

Penny- July 31, 2017

Loved and missed by Annick and Steve in Little Rock AR


Brandi - March 3, 2017

Loved and missed by Bill and Anamarie in Phoenex AZ

Logan - April 10, 2017

Loved and missed by the Hoffman family in Tijeras NM

Steely - May 8, 2017

Loved and missed by Luke and Amy in Phoenix AZ

Toby - January 17, 2017

Rest now, Toby. You fought the medical battles as long as you could.

Loved and missed by Debbie, Ron, and his waiting adoptive family that never had the chance to know this wonderful collie.

Sheik - January, 2017

He never had a chance to be adopted. Loved and missed by his foster family in AZ.

Holly - March, 2017

Loved and missed by Mary Ann in Rio Rancho NM.

Nova - May 5, 2016

In loving memory of Nova. Rest in peace, Nova, and we'll see you and April with open arms at the Rainbow Bridge.

Margaret and Gene.



2005 - 2016

In loving memory of Mitzi. She is missed by Lyndi, Jim, and Kira da collie.


Passed away peacefully 12/26/2016 at age 14. Sweet, gentle boy.

Loved and missed by Nancy Winston.


Grey - July 26, 2016

Loved and missed by Lee Michael and family.

Jamie - September 15, 2016

In loving memory of Jamie. Adopted 2007 and crossed the rainbow bridge on 9/15/2016. He became part of my life in Tucson, AZ and spent many years in Houston, TX where he loved the grass and keeping watch in his front yard with his best buddy, Arnie. He was the most special companion to Arnie and made his life complete. May God bless you as you run the fields in heaven. Until we meet again. Arnie and Beth.

April Star -September 19, 2016

In loving memory of April Star. Rest in peace, sweet April Star and we'll see you and Nova with open arms at the Rainbow Bridge.

Margaret and Gene.

Morna - January 27, 2016

Loved and missed by Kathleen, Gidget and Laird.


Tessa - January 2016

I am forever thankful and grateful she chose me to share her life with. You are profoundly missed my 'Tessa-buggy'.

In Loving Memory,
Brenda Campbell

Princess Fiona
October 3, 2004 - May 4, 2016

Our precious little Angel blessed us every day of her life with so much love and joy. She always knew how to make a tough day better with her gentle manner and sweet disposition. She was a great dog and wonderful companion; she was family.

We love her and will miss her dearly!

Fiona's forever family,
Ova and Matthew

Princess - April 1, 2016

"She was my greatest partner!" Loved and missed by David in Albuqueruque NM

2004 – April 12, 2016
Loved and missed by Brenda & Mat, Albuquerque, NM

Prince - April 26,2016

Loved and missed by Molly and Gerald in Phoenix AZ and all who knew him.

Cassidy - November 19, 2015

Loved and missed by Jackie in Rio Rancho NM.andall that knew her.


Prince - February 10, 2016

Loved and missed by David in Albuqueruque NM


Mike - 2004-February 20, 2016

Loved and missed by Arlene in Tucsson AZ

Rian May 19, 2015

Rian filled our lives with boundless love, joy, and comfort.
As his sweet puppy soul looks down on us all, may we celebrate his loving spirit.
We are thankful he adopted us and we will feel his love forever. Sebastian, Melinda, Thomas, and everyone who loved him

Leo - May 14, 2015

Loved and missed by Carol and family in Sierra Vista AZ.

Roger - July 7, 2015

Dearly missed by Candy and Rich as well as the veteran's, nursing home patients and children who read to him? He was an awesome therapy dog who touched many people's lives.

Daisy May November 27, 2014

Loved and missed by Debi and Jake in Phoenix AZ.


Sheena 2004 - April 30, 2015

Loved and missed by Brenda, Matt and Showboy in Albuquerque NM.


Shasta - May 8, 2015

Loved and missed by Carina, Kelvin and family in Gilbert AZ.


Stacy August 15, 2014

Loved and missed by Candy, Rich and Roger in Rio Rancho, NM.


Webster June 13, 2014

Loved and missed by Karin and Jame in Chino, CA

Christina May 27, 2014

Loved and missed by Nan and David Hines in Roswell NM


Mikey June, 2014

The best copilot and companion is so very much loved and missed by his family, the Reel's.


Leo June, 2014

Loved and missed by Donna and Jerry in Albuquerque, NM.


Abby July 21, 2014

Wish you had more time to stay with us. You were finally happy.

Missed by all who knew her, especially Kathy in Alamogordo and Arlene in Rio Rancho.


KylaMay 22, 2014

Loved and missed by Kathy, Mojo, and Lily.



Tony May 27, 2014

Loved and missed by Rita Walker in Santa Fe, NM.


Muffin/Sassy - May 23, 2014

Loved and missed by Mary Martin in McNeal AZ.


Rascal - March 6, 2014

Rascal was a Queen who helped foster many collies back to health and happiness.  She was a great dog, a grand dam, who is now running free with Lazy and Pogo in the great sheep ranch beyond.

Loved and missed by the Funes family in Albuquerque NM


Sadie - November 3, 2008 - February 07, 2014

Sadie-girl our love was unconditional.  Even though you left me way to soon, with a heart to mend, you were valiant to the end.  We shared many days of fun & adventure together.  Thank you for being my companion. 

Loved and missed by Tony Carra in Pahrump NV


Angelina - May 2, 2014

We adopted Angelina in 2007.  She was a great collie. She watched over all of us and kept us safe from cats or anyone thinking about entering the yard. She kept us herded together and quietly loved us all.  She had stage 4 cancer.  We miss her terribly. 

The Stevenson family of Mesa AZ



Bella - January 25, 2014

A gentle soul loved and missed by all that knew her and shared a portion of her life.



Lupita - February 17, 2014

Loved and missed by David and Bettina Ross of El Paso, TX



Henry - February 10, 2014

Loved and missed by Patrick Verstraefe in Mesa AZ and Henry's furry family.


Gypsy--Feb. 2, 2000 - June 14, 2013

Loved  by two Ross families: Edgar and Florence Ross of Maryville, TN, and David and Bettina Ross of El Paso, TX



Travis - October 2, 2013

Loved and missed by Roger Martinez of El Paso, TX and the Hoffman family of Tijeras, NM



Kiwi - 2000 - 2014

Loved and missed by Lee and Michael More of Santa Fe NM


Lazy - June 25, 2013

Loved and missed by Pat Funes and family in Albuquerque NM



Sir Lancelot October 1, 1996 - October 12, 2010

Loved and missed by Barton Butterbaugh in Scottsdale AZ



Mandi -July 10, 2003 - July 9, 2013

"Forever in my heart!"

Loved and missed by Arlene Starkey in Rio Rancho NM



Ben (Slim) - May 20, 2013

Loved and missed by Deb Horvath and family in Phoenix AZ



Misty -June 10, 2013

Loved and missed by Steve and Annick Shaffer in Little Rock AR



Scooby - June 24, 2013

Loved and missed by Kathy Wallis and family in Alamogordo NM


Tiffany - August 20, 2003 to April 5, 2013

“If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.”

Jennifer, Robert, Cody, Cayla



Ice - April 8, 2013

Loved and missed by Lisa and Michael De Soi in Ivor VA



Taffy - April 30, 2013

Loved and missed by Roxanne in AZ



Jake [Becker] - March 7, 2013

Loved and missed by Tammy Smith and family in Albuquerque NM



Kylie - February 11, 2013

I miss her terribly and will love her always.

Scott Drummond in Phoenix AZ



Joy - March 15, 2013

"If dogs go to heaven, and we know they do, Joy will be the perfect angel."

Jackie Moseley in Rio Rancho NM


Princess Bee July 16, 2007 – December 26, 2012

"Forever in our hearts and will be deeply missed."

Loved by David, Tammy and Hollywood Viator, Apache Junction, Arizona



Skuda - February 8, 2013

Loved and missed by the Lin family in Cave Creek AZ



Mr. Magoo - February 14, 2013

Mr. Magoo was a gentle, kind old man. He was a vital member of the "pack". Sweet dreams old friend.

We will miss him.

Johnny, Pam, Marty, Kelly, Toby, Ozzie, Dini and Chica



Sadie - October 11, 2012

Loved and missed by Lynn in Phoenix AZ



Brooklynn - November 1, 2012

Loved and missed by Diane, Rick and Pal in Sedona AZ


Socks - January 11, 2011

Loved and missed by Lisa in Santa Fe NM


Sam - June 22, 2012

Now he’s with Lucy, his good friend for many years. Together they wait for me to join them. So many years, so many wonderful memories .  I’ll not say goodbye, rather au revoir.

Loved and missed by David, Albuquerque, NM


Laddie - July 31, 2012

"A colie that will not be forgotton."

Loved and missed by Beverly in Amarillo TX


Molly - August 9, 2012

"We were honored to have Molly in our family.  She brought us a lot of happiness and joy, and we miss her deeply."

Loved and missed by Kris and Madeline in Mountainair NM


Robin - February 23 2012

Loved and missed by Lee and Michael, Santa Fe, NM


Daisey - February 28 2012

Loved and missed by Vicky, Las Cruces, NM


Ben -March 1, 2012

Loved and missed by Peg and Denise, Tucson, AZ


Quincy - December 2 2011

Such a good and loving collie, who tried so hard to please.  We miss him very much. Annick and Steve, Little Rock AR

Pooh Bear

Pooh Bear - December 5 2011

In Memory of Pooh Bear who passed away today. So gentle, so kind, so true, no one ever loved me like you, that was my Pooh. Rest in peace sweet boy. I will see you on the other side. Jenny and Mitch Costa, El Paso TX

Pooh Bear

Zia's Beka Rythm 'N' Blues (Jazzy)   - December 61997  - November-2011

Loved by Vicki and Richard, Las Cruces NM




Sunny - October 2011`

Loved by Michelle and Bill, Abilene, TX


Tucker - November 24, 2011

Loved and missed by Candy and Rich, Rio Rancho, NM





Donovan Brody - September 7, 2002 – November 18, 2011

lived in Scottsdale, AZ, with Al, Celeste, fellow collie “sister” Topaz Joy and feline buddies Puddin’ Pie, Bing and Clancy Daniel. We all miss our wonderful, beloved boy so much!



Topaz Joy - July 7, 2000 to October 23, 2013.

She was “Topaz Joy the Wonder Dog” because we always wondered what she was going to get into next. Her mischief, spotted nose and loving grunts are sadly missed. - Celeste Winters and Al Beasley, Scottsdale, AZ





Sabrina - April 2011`

Loved by Barbara & Family, Tejeras, NM

Hunter head

Hunter - September 2011

Loved and missed by Lee and Michael, Santa Fe, NM



Loved by Rich and Micki Proshold, Albuquerque, NM



Pixie* --November 21, 1994-February 14, 2011
Missed and loved by Vicki Loucks and Mark Fratrick



Samatha -July 27, 2011
Loved by Bev, Amarillo TX


laddie volvo

Laddie - August 10, 2011
Loved by Don and friends. Phoenix AZ



Molly - April 22, 2011
Loved by Steve and Annick, El Paso TX



Cody - 1997 -June 20, 2011
In 2001 Lyndi and Jim Perry of Corrales, NM, adopted Zia’s Code of Honor (1997-2011) through New Mexico Collie Rescue. Cody will be missed by his family including his canine companion and fellow SWCR rescue, Mitzi.



Kayla* - April 3, 2001 -November 21, 2010
Taken too soon.

Missed and loved by Vicki Loucks and Mark Fratrick



Arthur - February 22, 2011
Loved by Wendy Lamp Phoenix AZ


Lucy - February 25, 2011
Please visit my website at http://davidscollies.yolasite.com/Loved by David Pearson Albuquerque NM


Lady Jane

Lady Jane- March 5, 2011
Loved by Paul and Teri Ulivi Phoenix AZ

Carson Courageous - 1997? - October 25, 2010
"We gave you hope, you gave us love."

Loved by Kathy and Brian Wallis, Alamogordo NM


Wags - November 13, 2010

Loved by Kathy and Brian Wallis, Alamogordo NM

Obi-Wan - November 15, 2010

"Obi, thank you for sharing your life with us."
Loved and Missed So Very Much by Robert, Ed and Kelle Delaney, July and Mr. Clinty Albuquerque, NM




Wookie - July 24, 2010
Loved by Tom and Suzie Stockton, and his collie buddies Dixie and Trace, Ruidoso NM


Scout - July 28, 2010
Loved by Steve and Annick, El Paso TX

Hootie - September 20, 2010
Loved by all who knew him, especially Mel in AZ




Jules - July 20, 2010*
Loved by Jenny Costa, El Paso TX


Max - July 21, 2010
Loved by Eleanor Caponigro, Santa Fe NM


Cassie - July 23, 2010
Loved and fostered by Anamarie and Bill Ferrell, Phoenix AZ




Luke - March 22, 1999 - May 31, 2010* Hollicove Almasi Skywalker
Loved by Lisa Boegl and family, Santa Fe NM


Olive - November 22. 1996 - June 8, 2010*
"Forever in our Hearts"
Loved by Kathy Wallis and family, Alamagordo NM

Ben - July 8, 2010
Loved by the Wirtz family, Corrales NM



Pooh - September 5, 1996 - May 9, 2010*
CH Kayloma's I'm Just A Lil Bare AX OAJ HC CGC
Loved by Vicki Loucks and family, Taos, NM


Laddie - May 12, 2010*
Loved by Lee and Michael More, Santa Fe NM


Chrissie - May 12, 2010
Loved by Lee Larsen, Anchorage, Alaska





Indy - May 9, 2010
Loved by Linn Rojewski, Phoenix AZ


Rebel - May 3, 2010*
Loved by Lisa Miller and family, Amarillo TX


Shadow/James - March 15, 2010
Loved and fostered by David Pearson, Albuquerque NM





Vincent - March 3, 2010
Loved and fostered by Dory Munder, El Paso TX


Emily - February 16, 2010
Loved by Mary Ann Benkoski, Clay, NY


Mackenzie - February 15, 2010
Loved and fostered by Linn Rojewski, Phoenix AZ




Sophie - April 4,1996-November 20, 2009*
 Burrowdown's T'Era NA OAJ
Loved by Vicki Loucks and family, Taos, NM

Tristin 1996-2009
"Tristan was my best friend.  Gone but never forgotten."
Loved by Sandy Antilla, Cave Creek, Az


Josh (Barkley)February, 2003- April 29, 2010*
Loved by Cindy Vlosic  in AZ