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1/17/15: Just arrived yesterday and I am a 7 year old tri female named Sissy. I’m expecting a busy week with going to the groomer on Wednesday and to the vet for spay and a dental. My person has cancer again and she wanted to make sure I am in a good home before she has to start treatment again. Today the volunteers gave me a much needed brushing and I loved every minute of the attention. I particularly like laying my head in your lap while you rub my head. Please check back to see my progress as the rescue folks get to know me.

Thank you Sandra Schuck, Mary Witul, Edward Brown, Sharon Ross, Steve Jarrett, Kim E Moore for helping with my medical needs.




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1/17/15: My name is Austin and I am a 4 year old, Australian Shepherd mix fellow at 53 pounds. You probably noticed my beautiful blue eyes and that I have no tail. I came into the collie rescue with Sissy because our person will be going through cancer treatment again and she wanted to make sure we have good homes. Before dad left he use to take me all over the country with him in the big rig truck. I’m a very smart guy knowing most commands like sit and give paw. I am great on the leash and of course ride great in the car. This week I understand I will be neutered and please check back to see my progress.

Well thank you so much Steve Jarrett for helping with my medical cost.


Sochi (Courtesy Listing)

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SOCHI ~5-6 years old.  Good with older considerate children, dogs and cats.  Apartment appropriate.  Please visit our website at

Sochi is a fabulous blend of blue merle collie and German shepherd. His coloring makes him look older than he is however his pearly white teeth and sassy attitude tell me he is between 5 and 6 years old. He was found cowering along a highway loaded with fleas, missing lots of hair, skinny and scared. GSRA to the rescue!!! Sochi has obviously been abused. He would cower if voices were raised, regardless if it is directed at him or not. I explained to him that I will disagree with a behavior and correct him, but I would never hurt or hit him. He has accepted this and no more cowering. He’s moving on!  YAY! Since being in rescue he has learned how to live with other dogs and cats. Sochi is crate and housetrained. He is fine loose on the floor all night but crated when I am not home. He just wants to be near you. He is an expert couch rider but the vet says to be sure he gets regular walks and exercise to keep him limber. Sochi loves to go for rides in the car and can be quite vocal about his excitements and boy does he love to play tug with soft toys. He tries to be gentle and will “drop” something on the first request. Sochi has grown fond of his foster pack but does not play much with them. He saves his bountiful energy for games of tug, fetch and jump with the soft stuffed toy. I wouldn’t recommend him as a playmate for a younger dog. Sochi tolerates and kind of likes his foster mates but that’s about it. I haven’t had him around small dogs. Adult people are Sochi’s “thing”. That said, I would not recommend him to a home with small children. He may not have the patience, but teens and adults are fine. With a lot of love, a good diet, a calm leader, Sochi will bloom into a confident, happy dog.


Joy (Adopted)

Joy & Pomplin's

1/17/14: Going to my new home with Chris and Randy today. I know this is the good life everyone promised me but I was still a little scared. The ride home went really well and I’m doing great with the other dog and the cats. When we go on our walks around the neighborhood I now have a bit of a spring in my step. They have plenty of food and treats and I will gain some much needed weight. Yep, I’m going to be just fine and a big thanks to the folks who made my new home with the Pomplin’s possible.







Joy1/10/15: I’m doing great and what a sweet girl I am. Quiet, gentle, wonderful on the leash and will ask when I need to go outside. I have learned to come in the doggie door but not go out yet. I’m not real big on spending a lot of time outside especially in this cold. We had a birthday party here today and I got lots of treats. That is ok since I need to gain weight.





Joy 312/12/14:  Had my heartworm test today and I was negative.  However I do have Lyme disease which I am on antibiotics for.  I will be going to the vet on Tuesday for a check up and bloodwork.  I am wagging my tail now and so happy to be here.  Please check back to see how I am doing and if you would like to help with my care just hit the donate button.


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12/11/14: Here is a picture of me at the shelter where they picked me up as a stray and no one knows how long I had been out on my own. Carol came to take me to the rescue and gave me a nice bath. She gave me the name Joy and said my life will be filled with it from now on. I will be going to the vet this week for a checkup and some bloodwork. Thanks everyone who helped to make this Christmas miracle for me.  I’m on my way to a better life.









Wow, this great folks care about me:  Thomas Jeffries, Terri L. Cheema, Randa Mayfield, Ann Bishop, Karen Harmon, Nancy Covey, Michele Edge, Kim Rettberg and Phyllis Hosbach






Missy (Adopted)

Missy & Landersman






1/9/15: Going home to VA with my new family the Landersman’s. This is going to work out great because they love to throw the ball and I love to fetch it. I hopped right in that car and rode quietly the entire trip to my new home. They have adopted from collie rescue before and I know I am in good hands. Yep, I’m going to be just fine and very much loved. Thanks everyone that helped me to find them.





1/2/15:  Happy New Year and ready to start mine.  I am very much a people collie and not really interested in the other dogs.  Oh I get along fine with them but don’t really interact focusing all my attention on the humans.  Although I try to keep my feet on the ground I get so excited and tend to jump up.  While we are working on this we are not being very successful.


12/20/14: This isn’t my first Christmas at the rescue and I was adopted in 2012. My person had unexpected major surgery and just couldn’t take care of me any longer. I am a five year old girl who loves to play fetch and has plenty of energy. I am obedience trained, housetrained and crate trained. I am also good with cats.  Just click this link to see me play:

Thank you Deborah Knowles for caring about me.


Tyler (Adopted)

Tyler & Sligh Family

1/2/2015: Please meet my new family, The Sligh’s. They came to meet me today and decided I would be a good addition to their family. They have had shelties before and understand I am a little shy. Unfortunately they also understand I need to lose some pounds, lol. We are going on walks each day which I very much enjoy. Thanks everyone for helping me to find this great family.

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12/30/2014:  Today I went to the vet and had my teeth cleaned.

12/27/2014: I’m a sheltie man who will be six years old In January. A bit overweight at about 37 pounds so I’m going on a diet. I am housetrained, crate trained and under the bed trained as that is my favorite place. A sweet little fellow who is a bit shy but I am a little confused right now. My person had to move and could not take me.

Thank you Debra Shuman for donating to help with my medical needs.


Teddy (Adopted)

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12/20/14: The Cross Family came today to meet me and there was never any doubt that I would be going home with them. I did great on the ride home and meeting the other dogs here in my new family went fine. Heck Tanner looks a lot like me and I will be just fine here. Thank you everyone who helped me to find the Cross Family.






















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12/14/14:  Doing great here at the rescue and really come out of my shell.  I like to play with the leaf blower and just click to watch me.

12/11/14: Hello folks, I am a one year old, white fellow with a blue merle head. Housetrained, crate trained and a little bit shy which we are working on. I am getting to know the other collies here and they are teaching me how to toughen up. I was surrendered to the rescue because my people had very small children and I was a bit much for them.


Easton (Adopted)

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12/20/14: Today I finally got to go home with the Scott’s. I have met the other dogs and we all went for a walk together. This will be my first Christmas in a home where I am loved and cared for. Thanks everyone that helped to make this possible for me.

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11/19/14:  Will you just look at my after my beauty treatment and Meg sure did a great job.  I gave her kisses the entire time she was bathing and brushing me.  I sure do feel a lot better without those mats in my coat.  I’m at the vet today having my heartworm treatment and please keep me in your prayers.

Easton11/11/14:  Going to the groomer on Thursday and please check back to see me all cleaned up.  Sadly I did test positive for a light case of heartworms that will need to be treated.  Please hit the donate button below if you would like to help with my care.


11/9/14:  My name is Easton and I am a 5 year old collie fellow.  Thank you Deb, Karen and Shana for bringing me to this great rescue.  I will be going this week for grooming, vaccinations and neutering.  I belonged to a collie breeder but he now has terminal cancer and wanted me to be in a safe place.  Please check back to see my progress.



Oh wow, Deborah Sullivan, Debbie Olsakovsky, Elizabeth Ferrell, Jennifer Phillips, Beth Bania, Dorothy Bolding and Beverly Hirt has donated to help with my care.


Slate (Adopted)

Slate & Bonnie
12/17/14: In the last ten days my life has really changed. I went to the groomer, got neutered and today I am going home with Bonnie. We pretty much picked each other and never imagined such a great life could be for me. We made the four hour trip home to Smithfield, VA safely and this town sure smells like bacon. I have met the cat who has sort of accepted me and no doubt we will become friends. There are many restaurants and shops here that welcome dogs so Bonnie and I will be going many places together. It was my lucky day I went to the animal shelter and will have a home where I am loved this Christmas. Thanks everyone that helped to make this good life possible for me.

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12/15/14: Just look at me now after Meg came me a bath and a good brushing. Wow do I feel great although not to happy about that neuter tomorrow.






















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12/11/14: I am a blue merle collie fellow about four years old. I was in an animal shelter and some nice folks brought me to the rescue. On Monday I will be going to the beauty shop and then neutered on Tuesday. I’m a very sweet fellow but a little afraid of these tile floors. However I am starting to adjust to them and being in the house which is wonderful.


Sedona (Adopted)

Sedona & Debra



12/13/14: All my medical work is complete and I’m going home with Debra and Rory today. I’m going to be in a home for Christmas and my very first time. Rory will be there to show me the ropes and to play with.

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11/19/14:  Miss Meg gave me a bath and a good brushing which I was very good for.  I sure do feel a lot better now that I am clean.  Today I am at the vet being spayed and in two weeks will have my heartworm treatment.  Please keep me in your prayers.

Sedona11/11/14:  Going to the groomer on Thursday and please check back to see me all cleaned up.  Sadly I did test positive for a light case of heartworms that will need to be treated.  Please hit the donate button below if you would like to help with my care.


11/9/14:  I am a 5 year old, blue merle collie girl that just arrived yesterday.  A former breeder girl and understand that will change as I will be spayed.  I am in need of vaccinations, spay and grooming.  I am really looking forward to my new life.  Please check back to see my progress.




Thank you Sandra Schuck, Sharon Ross, Mary Witul, Anne White, Nancy Covey and Kimberlee Rettberg for helping with my medical cost.


Luna (Adopted)

Luna & Chris


12/3/14: Chris and Skipper came to meet me today and have been waiting a while for the right girl to come into rescue. Clearly I am the one and will fit right in the family. I understand we will go for walks three times per day and Skipper let me know I will be very much loved as he is. I can’t leave for a couple of weeks while I am finishing my heartworm treatment but looking forward to my new home where I will be spoiled.








12/1/14: Just arrived here at the rescue and I am a 2 year old, blue merle collie girl. Tomorrow I will be spayed and then will need heartworm treatment as I have a light case. I am here from a former breeder in TN who has terminal cancer. I am a very sweet and smart girl.


Thank you Anna Craig, Carol Lightcap, Lizabeth Meyer and Karen Creager for caring about me.


Beau (Adopted)

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Neutered Male, 6 years old and 80 pounds
Meet Beau. Our loveable Border Collie/Collie mix. We are not sure what breed of dog contributed to his large size but we don’t care, he is a wonderful pup, so easy to love and to have around. He is good with all people, dogs and even good with cats. Beau came into rescue with some health issues but they are all fixed now and he is good to go. He has a lot of space to run and play at his foster home. Beau does spend a lot of time outside as he spends most of his day out in the fresh air with his 5 foster brothers and sisters. He also enjoys playtime as he will chase a ball- he probably won’t give it back but he does like to chase it!! Beau enjoys toys but does tend to tear up stuffed things. So, we are careful what we do give him to play with. Tough Kong’s are best and he does love squeaky toys!
The only thing we have to be careful of is food. He is a bit protective of his food so we solve that by feeding him alone in the bathroom with the door shut. We can give him treats while other dogs are around him so this is not a serious issue. He does have a large appetite but we feed him once a day at night. He has also lost about 10 lbs since he has been in rescue (he now has a waist!).
Beau would be a great family dog. He is totally housebroken and just loves to be with his people. Beau forms attachments easily. He enjoys quiet evenings watching TV, rides in the car, visits to the dogpark, and chasing tennis balls. He is always interested in going for a walk.
Beau is being fostered in Franklinton, NC. Contact Nancy Solum at if you have any interest or questions about adopting Beau.
Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescue dog. They are the BEST!!


Dante (Adopted)

Dante & Kaplan's


12/1/14: The Kaplan’s drove all the way from Pennsylvania to meet and take me home today. Dad was so excited to meet me he got a speeding ticket on the way. Hal & Kathy are experienced collie owners and understand I am a little shy at first. However I warmed up to them pretty quickly, hopped right into the car and we are on our way home. Thanks everyone that helped me to find these great folks.

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11/19/14:  Went to see Miss Meg and she gave me a bath with a good brushing.  I know I’m looking pretty good now and feel so much better.  I’m at the vet today getting my heartworm treatment and please keep me in your prayers.

Dante11/11/14:  Going to the groomer on Thursday and please check back to see me all cleaned up.  Sadly I did test positive for a light case of heartworms that will need to be treated.  Please hit the donate button below if you would like to help with my care.


11/9/14:  My name is Dante and I am a 3 year old collie fellow.  Thank you folks for taking me in and finding me a new home.  My previous owner has terminal cancer and wanted me to be safe.  This week I will be going for grooming, neutering and vaccinations.  Please check back to see my progress.




Thank you Kim Rettberg, Lee Ann Bunn, Ann Moyle, Arlene Druther, Carol Lightcap and Terri L. Cheema for helping with my medical needs.


Sam (Adopted)

Sam & Jim



11/30/14: Jim who also likes to play ball came to meet me and we decided we would be good friends. We are both single dudes and can always use some company. On the way home we stopped at PetSmart where I was a perfect gentleman and we are going to do many guy things together. Thanks everyone who helped me to find Jim.







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11/19/14:  I’m not much of an alpha fellow and really enjoy playing with Jack the blind fellow.  If you would like to see a video of me just click this link:




















11/2/14: Hello folks my name is Sam and I am a 3 year old collie mix fellow.  I am housetrained, crated trained and know basic commands.  A smart guy easily trained and love rides in the car.  I absolutely love a soccer ball and to play with the children.  I am very much the comedian and will make you laugh.  I’m a good size fellow at 69 pounds.  Although I have a shorter, very manageable coat one of my people has become allergic to me so I am in the rescue.

Thank you Pam Barron, Edward Brown, Kim Moore, Stephanie Smith for donating to help me.


Jack (Adopted)

Jack & Irene


11/22/14: I’m going home with Irene today and we will have a special Thanksgiving. I will have my new collie friend Jamie to play with and he will show me how to get around. I will miss all the folks at the collie rescue but looking forward to my new life.










Jack lap dog11/19/14:  I am very gentle on the leash and just watch this sweet girl walking me:


11/9/14:  As you can see I like being a lap dog and have put on my winter coat.  Is there anyone out there that can recognize me for the great collie I am and overlook that I am blind?

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11/4/2014:  I’m doing great here at the rescue and the folks think I have been blind since birth because of my great perception and they way I don’t bump into things.  I just seem to sense objects are there and go around them.  I am wonderful on the leash and hop right in the van to go for car rides.  I go up and down the five deck stairs with no problem.  A housetrained, crate trained, very sweet, loving fellow who gets along with everyone.
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8/22/14:  While I was being neutered they discovered both my ears have infection so I have medicine for that.  I’m a small collie fellow at only 45 pounds and that is a good weight for me.

8/21/14:  Hello folks my name is Jack and I am a six year old collie fellow at 50 pounds.  Unfortunately I am at the vet today being neutered and they sure don’t wasted any time here.  I am in rescue because my people built a new house and there wasn’t enough room for me since the yard was smaller.  I am a friendly kind of fellow that loves everyone and great with the other dogs.  I do need to let you know that I am blind but I have very good perception of where things are and do not bump into them.  I am great on the leash and will hop right in the car to go for a ride.

You folks are wonderful and thank you Ann Bishop, Pam Barron, Margie Hoffman, Kimberlee Rettberg, Sharon Ross, Lisa Dalkey, Rebecca Fox, Chris Hillhouse , Barbara Minakakis, Bobby Chastain and Kim E Moore for caring about me.


Shabon (Adopted)

Shabon & Gary
11/22/14:  Well that didn’t take long and Gary came to take me home today.  When we get there I will meet Tyson who was adopted four years ago.  I’m looking forward to having lots of attention and sleeping on the bed.













11/15/14:  My name is Shabon, a seven year old 90 percent collie girl.  My folks are getting divorced and neither could take me with them.  I am adjusting and getting to know the other dogs which I do well with.  I am housetrained and cratetrained.  Please check back to see my progress.