August 8, 2015


THE REUNION HAS BEEN RESCHULED FROM OCTOBER 3RD TO NOVEMBER 7TH DUE TO RAIN AND THE INCOMING HURRICANE. We have been very lucky for ten years but 100 percent chance of rain and high winds are just to much to deal with.


Jean Smith

*EVERYONE IS INVITED!  If you have rescued a collie, have a collie or would like to participate all are welcome.

WHERE:  Middle Tree Farm, 340 Old Cedar Dr, Pittsboro, NC

RSVP To:  Pennie at or and let her know you will be attending.  We would need to know how many people and as well as dogs that will be coming.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: La Quinta Inn and Suites Raleigh Cary, 191 Crescent Commons, Cary, NC, 27518. To receive the CRC rate of $79.00 per night with no pet fee.  Call 919-851-2850 ask for La Quinta Raleigh Cary.

REQUEST:  The farm is completely fenced however, please be sure your dog(s) have on a secure collar and are leashed.  You may also want to bring a crate for them to take a break in and a water bowl.  There will be water buckets placed around the farm also.  Bring a chair for yourself to take a rest from the many activities.

LUNCH:   The rescue will be providing hamburgers and hotdogs for lunch along with all the fixings.  Please bring a side dish or your favorite dessert to add to the food table.  We do request a donation be made to help defray the cost of lunch and there will be a donation jug on the food table.

Tempe*The herding instinct test starts bright and early at 8:00 am and is on a first-come first-serve basis.  The fee for the herding test is $20.00.  Please sign up at the registration desk when you arrive so your dog’s name can be put on the list.  Even if you do not plan to participate, come early and watch the other dogs give it a try.

CGC*Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing will be offered by the Piedmont Collie Club.  Per the American Kennel Club website,, The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.  There will be a $10 charge for each dog tested.

3603_4681247157540_1197688329_n*As always the “Collie Shop” will be located under the “big tent”.  We have lots of collie merchandise; toys, sweatshirts, socks, figurines and more for your buying enjoyment.  There will also be toys for the collies to do their shopping.

*There will also be a silent auction held with items up for bid.  If anyone has an item they would like to donate for the auction, please contact me at

*For those coming to the reunion on Friday, October 2nd we will have a gathering at Marla Dorrel Park, 111 Thurston Drive, Cary, NC 27518. It is 2 miles from our hotel and I have reserved the shelter from 5:00 pm until sundown. Dogs on leash are welcome at the park and please bring a dish to share.


March 16, 2015

The Baseball Team

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3/9/15: All volunteers were on deck to welcome us and help with our arrival after the seven hour journey from a hoarding situation. We don’t smell so good and have mats hanging from our coats but the rescue folks didn’t care. Most of us are skinny because there was never enough food to go around so we had a big supper and then we checked out our cool beds and houses. This great, new life is something we have never known and will take some getting used to. Since there are nine of us we are named after baseball players. Zibby, A-Rod, Evelyn, Papi, Manny, Jetter, Marla, Ripken and in the back Ty Cobb. Thank you folks so much for taking us in and making this new life possible. If you would like to help with our care just hit the donate button and say it is For The Team.

We are amazed at the wonderful folks who care about us.  Thank you Carolyn McCullough, Kimberly Almeida, David Taylor, Mary Jane Checchi, John Olsakovsky, Susan & James Ellis, Joel Kane, Deb Slade, John & Ann Blanton, Carol Sizemore, NorCal Collie Rescue, Scott Perman, Kim E Moore, Rebecca J Fox, Bill Lindquist, Susan Cate, Kathy Boyes, Thomas Nicholson, Margie Hoffman, Jeffrey Stein, Shirley & Smokey Braden, Ronald Cohn, Jane Friedman Rankins, Diane Macdonnell, Linda W Gruno, Judy Haughey, Joanne Cowulich, Cindy Schober, Jenny’s Cause 4 Paws, Inc., Robert Welborn, Nancy Pergolizzi, Gayle Taylor, Patti Morken, MGV Marketing, LLC, Lorraine Crawley, Caryn Godin, Linda Zeiter, Greta Duckett, David Lamparter, James Sain, Jodi Padilla, Edward Brown, Jan Wiley, Beverly Hirt, Carol Lightcap, Brad Thabet, Bobby Chastain, Barbara Gaster, Carolyn McCullough, Ana Ederich, Debra M Staples, Virginia Coile, Colleen Van Gelderen, Hollis Kerfoot, Rebecca Fox, Laurina Emery-Jacobs, J Michael Neibert, Jennie Rogers, Lindy Wang, Gail Von Gonten, Stella Bevis, Jacqueline Mongan, Patricia Klein, Karen Brown, Kristina Marshall, Sylvia Montgomery, Susan Lamparter, Theresa Hunsberger, Pamela Brown, Iris Fox, Bob Jones, Katherine Skalak, Jennifer Parham, Kristen Kucera, Edward Settle, Brett Frankenberg, John Turner and Lizabeth Meyer


December 6, 2014

Buddy copy 2014

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