Paisley

 

Paisley 3 Paisley & Toot

3/28/15: This little westie and I play very well together and I am great with all the dogs. Today I learned to sit with a hand signal and it was so easy I’m ready to learn more. I have a very outgoing personality and being deaf is no handicap for me, I just follow the other dogs.

Paisley Paisley 2

 

 

 

 

 

3/27/15: I am a little six month old, deaf girl who is what they call a double dilute. Double Dilute collies can be produced when both parents are blue merle or carry the merle gene. This breeding can cause possible blind, deaf or blind and deaf puppies and should not be done. However some breeders do it any way so here I am. I’m the sweetest little thing and don’t really know that I can’t hear. I just follow the other collies and they let me know when it is time to come in. Doing great here at the rescue and have learned crate training. Right now I weigh about 28 pounds.  Please check back to see my progress.

Woo Hoo, Anne White has donated to help with my medical cost.

 

Jeter

 

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I play shortstop on the team and so glad to be here. I am a three year old white collie with a tri head. I sure did love having a bath and wagged my tail the whole time. This new good life where there is plenty of food is so new to me and a little scary. So many things I have never experienced like love and kindness. However I sure am ready to give it a try and understand my life is only going to get better.

 

Cal Ripken Jr.

 

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3/22/15: I am a pretty valuable player on the CRC team. Not to mention I also have this cute teddy bear face. I am about 3 years old and a white collie with a sable head. This picture was taken after my bath and before I was brushed out. This good life is a bit hard to take in when all you have ever know is being hungry and only having the other dogs for friends but we had to fight for our food. Therefore I am underweight and need to gain some pounds. Each week the volunteers come to work with us on leash walking and just showing us love. It is just a little hard to accept this wonderful new life.

How about that, Mary Witul Ann Moyle and Sandra Schuck are helping with my care.

 

A-Rod

 

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3/22/15: Well I guess you can figured out why I am named A-Rod and not much of a team player. I like to argue with the others and boss them around but someone has to be in charge. However with humans I don’t have all that much confidence. While I enjoy being petted I just can’t let them know yet. It will take a while for me to come around and accept the good life because it is so overwhelming. However the volunteers here at the rescue love a challenge and I have become the special project. Please check back to see my progress.

Thank you Debbie Olsakovsky, Nancy Covey, Susan Huneycutt and Kim E Moore for seeing the potential in me.

 

Marla

 

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3/16/15: I am named after Marla Hooch from the movie A League of Their Own and play second base for our team. I am a one year old, white collar girl at about 40 pounds. I sure do need to gain some weight as we never had enough food to go around. I am adjusting to this good life here where the food never ends and there are toys to play with. Although I was pretty scared when we first arrived I have learned crate training and love being in the house.  Saturday I had a good brushing where all the mats were removed and a bath.

Thank you Ann Bishop, Sylvia Montgomery for helping this little girl.

 

Papi / David Ortiz

 

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3/15/15: Today I had what was probably the first grooming of my life. Unfortunately some of my coat was matted to the skin and had to be shaved. It sure does feel good to have the air hitting my skin and the hair not pulling. I was a good boy in the tub and enjoyed the brushing. I’m a very sweet fellow and sure do appreciate being here.

3/12/15:  I’m part of the baseball team and about 3 years old. Need to gain a few pounds and we didn’t always have enough food to go around for the nine of us.

Thank you Brenda Goodman for caring about this fellow.

 

Diego

 

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3/11/15:  Pleased to meet you folks and I am a 3 1/2 year old, tri collie fellow who just got here today.  My folks couldn’t keep me anymore so they contacted the rescue.  Things are a little confusing right now and I understand I am to be neutered on Friday.  Please check back to see my progress as the rescue folks get to know more about me.

Thank you Pam Barron for caring about me and helping with my medical cost.

 

Zibby

 

Zibby 3

3/21/15: The volunteers came today to teach us about love and I totally get it. I’m loving this new, good life and it suits me just fine. Being petted is great and then there is belly rubs that feels so good. That bath wasn’t to bad either with all the massaging. Yep I’m on my way to the good life and never knew such a life existed or possible for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zibby Zibby 2

 

 

 

 

 

3/12/15: Hello, I am a one year old collie girl that came from a hoarding situation with eight others. I’m a small girl at 38 pounds but I do need to gain weight. I know you are looking at my picture and saying “her nose looks crooked” and yes it is. That’s just part of my cuteness and makes me unique. I have been full vetted with shots and spay. Now ready to learn about the good life where there is plenty of food and people love me. Today the huge, tight mats were shave from behind my ears. It feels so good to have the air getting to my skin and to be able to scratch. Please check back to see my progress as the rescue folks get to know more about me.

Thank you Margie Hoffman for sending your love and helping me.

 

Manny / Mickey Mantle

 

 

Manny bath

3/15/15: Today I had the first grooming of my life and I have to say I sure did love the beauty treatment. All that massaging and treats while the brushing was going on. I sure do smell a whole lot better and looking forward to my new home. The other collies here tell me my life is only going to get better and can’t believe that is possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/12/15: As part of the baseball team coming from the hoarding situation they have named me after Mickey Mantle but they call me Manny. The other eight players on the team have never liked me and always beat me up and I pretty much just took it. But the other dogs here at the rescue like me just fine so I go out in the yard with them and love being in the house. I have been fully vetted with neutered, vaccinations and sure enjoying that food bowl that I get twice per day. I’m a very gentle soul so ready for someone to love me. Please check back to see my progress as the rescue folks get to know more about me.

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Thank you so much Karen Grecus, Margie Hoffman, Laurina Emery-Jacobs, Lynne Bishop, Jeanne Hommes and Ann Bishop for caring about me.

 

Denali (Adopted)

Denali home Denali & Bunting's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/28/15: Just look who is going home today and the Bunting’s have decided to adopt me. This is my new friend Sadie and we hit it off right away. Wow have I hit the good life and come a long way from an unneutered, heartworm positive collie in the shelter. Thanks to everyone that helped to make this great family possible for me.

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2/26/15:  Had a great time out playing in the snow today and doing great here at the rescue.  I enjoy playing with the other dogs and they have treats here.  Oh yea and I stole Fancy’s toy, ha ha.  The rescue folks are guessing me to be six years old.

Germanton Stokes

 

 

 

 

 

2/20/15:  Home from the vet and had a bath while I was there.  Sadly we did find out I have heartworms that will need to be in the next couple of weeks.  If you would like to help with my medical cost just hit that donate button and say it is for me.

2/18/15: That isn’t a football under my chin and a huge mat where I haven’t been brushed. The animal shelter picked me up as a stray and that sure was my lucky day. The rescue folks came to get me and immediately cut that mat out. I am a male, white collie with a sable head at about 7 years old. Tonight I am at the vet getting neutered and a dental. While I was glad to see that mat go don’t think the other is really necessary.

Oh my gosh Thomas Jeffries, Michael Sanderson, Kim E Moore, Edward Brown, Georgeanne Cheng, Kim Rettberg, Sandra Schuck, Jane Friedman Rankins, Ryan Pifer, Audrey Sumner, Mary Witul and Gordana Kosutic have donated to help with my heartworm treatment and thank you so much.

 

Robby (Adopted)

Robby & Marge

3/22/15: Well that didn’t take long and when I came into rescue the folks knew I would be just right for Marge. She needed a friend to keep her company and we hit it off right away. Her son who has two collies from CRC lives down the street so I will go on visits to play with them. There is no doubt I am going to be very much loved and spoiled here with Marge. Thanks everyone that helped me to find her.

 

 

 

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3/21/15: Just arrived at the rescue today and thanks to the folks who gave me a ride. I am six years old, know basic commands, housetrained and get along great with the other dogs. What more could anyone want? My owners health was failing and could no longer take care of me so I went to the shelter.

Thank you Gordana Kosutic for helping me on my way to my new home.

 

Evelyn (Adopted)

Evelyn & Harris Family

3/22/15: Here I go with the Harris family to start my new life. Jack & Kathy do not mind that I am not sure of all these new things yet and will take time for me to learn to trust. However I have these two poodle fellows to show me the ropes and they sure seem to love these folks. I slept all the way home, had supper and investigated the house. Home, that sounds so funny and 2 weeks ago never imagined I would have one. Wow have I come a long way thanks to so many folks.

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3/16/15: I am named after Evelyn Gardner and I play right field for the team. I am a one year old collie girl who is adjusting to this good life where there is plenty of food to go around and toys to play with. It is pretty scary for us since the only life we have ever known is neglect from humans. However so far I love coming in the house and learned crate training. On Saturday I had a brushing and a massaging bath and wow do I smell better. The other dogs here welcomed us and let us know our lives are only going to get better. I’m not sure if that is possible but never imagined being so well taken care of and loved. I weight about 36 pounds and really need to gain a few but we have to take it slow.

 

Ty Cobb (Adopted)

Ty & Ryan

3/21/15: I’m the first of the team to go to my new home and Ryan is taking me home with her. I’m a little better adjusted than the others and more accepting of the good life. Anyway we made it home safely and I have met the cats who don’t really interest me but they sure are checking me out. Thanks everyone who helped to make this possible and I am on my way to a much better life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ty bath

 

3/15/15: I was very good for my bath today and what a great massage. However when it came to all that brushing I was pretty much over it and wanted to get down and play. I’m pretty much the only one who is a decent weight at 63 pounds and it is a good weight for me. I found our my name is for the best all-around baseball player that ever lived and that really suits me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/12/15: Wow have I hit the good life and this rescue place is pretty great. They have plenty of food here and lots of love to go around. Since there were nine of us in the hoarding situation we have become the baseball team. Therefore I am named after Ty Cobb and an outstanding player. I am about 6 years old and have been fully vetted with shots and neuter. On Saturday I am to get a bath, mats shaved from behind my ears and a good brushing. All this attention is very new to me but I am very trusting and know I am on my way to a better life. Please check back to see my progress as the rescue folks get to know me.

Ty 3 Ty 2

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much Roberta Folino and Aimee Ellingsen for donating to help with my medical cost.

 

Shailene (Adopted)

Shailene & Linda

3/21/15: Miss Linda came to meet me today and we went on an outing. Don’t tell anyone but we stopped by McDonald’s where I had a few fries. Then we went on to meet some folks and the cats. I passed all the test with flying colors because I am just an all around kind of girl. I am Linda’s third adoption from the collie rescue and there is no doubt I am on my way to a good life. Thanks to all that helped to make this possible for this little mixed girl.

 

 

 

 

 

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2/28/15: Hi there and I am a collie mix girl about 3 years old and 45 pounds. You probably noticed I don’t have much coat and that is because I recently had babies. Having children sure does take a toll on the body. Anyway I understand that will not be happening anymore because I am to be spayed this week. I was picked up as a stray and taken to the animal shelter and what a lucky day that was for me when the rescue folks came to get me. I’m on my way to a better life and thank you folks so much for giving me this opportunity. Please check back to see my progress as the rescue folks get to know me.

Wow, people care and thank you Terri L. Cheema, Kimberlee Rettberg, Bobby Chastain, Ruth Cummins, Pam Barron and Chris Hillhouse for donating to help me.

 

Abbie (Adopted)

Abbie & Sligh Family

 

3/10/15: Going home with the Sligh Family and they adopted Tyler some time back. The girls fell in love with me and I am so gentle they can take me on walks. Thanks everyone who helped to make this possible for me.

 

 

 

 

 

Abbie 5
2/26/15:  This snow taste pretty good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2/21/15:  Doing great after my treatment and will be spayed in a month.

 

2/17/15: It snowed today and we all had a great time playing. Tomorrow I will be going for my heartworm treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbie

 

 

 

2/14/15:  Sadly my heartworm test came back a light positive and I will be going for treatment.  Then in a month I will be spayed and no more babies for me.  Doing great here at the rescue and love being in the house.

 

 

2/7/15: I just arrived today and I am a 7-8 year old smooth, white collie girl. I belonged to a breeder who has terminal cancer and he wanted to make sure I am in a safe place. It is a bit confusing to leave the only home you have ever known but the other collies have let me know this is a great place. I’m a very sweet girl with a wonderful personality. Please check back to see my progress as the rescue folks get to know me.

Thank you so much Bobby Chastain, Laura Webb, Susan Huneycutt, Victoria Hollifield, Sharon Ross, Edward Brown, Sheila Nelson and Jennifer Appetta for helping with my heartworm treatment.

 

Santana (Adopted)

Fancy, Santana & Susan

 

3/7/15: Fancy and I are headed to our new home together and we are going to live on the beach. We picked Susan out right away and she sure is happy for us to be part of the family. She will take us for walks every day and we are going to have a great life. We made it home safely and I slept most of the way. So far I have met the neighbors and learned how to go up and down the stairs. Thanks everyone who helped to make this possible for me.  We are going to make a great team.

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2/21/15: I just arrived here to the rescue today and would like to thank the folks who made this possible for me. My folks didn’t care much about me but the neighbor did and she was feeding me over the fence. She finally convinced them to let me go and contacted the collie rescue. You can imagine how amazed I was when I arrived and met others just like me. I am about 2 years old and a real collie fellow at 75 pounds. I understand I will be neutered this coming week and will then be ready for my new home. Please check back to see how I am doing as the rescue folks get to know more about my personality.

Wow I have really hit the good life and Debbie Olsakovsky and Kim E Moore have donated to help with my medical needs.

 

Fancy (Adopted)

Fancy, Santana & Susan

 

 

3/7/15: Santana and I are headed to our new home together and we are going to live on the beach. We picked Susan out right away and she sure is happy for us to be part of the family. She will take us for walks every day and we are going to have a great life. We made it home safely and I slept most of the way. So far we have met the neighbors and I have made myself at home. Thanks everyone who helped to make this possible for me.  We are going to make a great team.

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2/26/15:  I played out in the snow all day and got these snowballs on my feet and legs.  No problem I ate them and went out to get more since I have mastered the doggie door.

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2/13/15: Wanted to show everyone my favorite toy so whoever adopts me can get one. This week I have learned to go in and out the doggie door and doing great here. I made it my job to play with the puppies while they were here and take care of them. I’m doing great here at the rescue and enjoy all the people that come to visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2/7/15: My name is Fancy and I am an eighteen month old collie girl. I have perfect house manners and know most commands. Great on the leash, like rides in the car and get along with the other dogs fine. So by now you are wondering why I am at the rescue if I am such a good dog, huh? Per my original owner I have explosive diarrhea about every six weeks. I have been on special food and taken to the vet for it many times however nothing seems to work. After the last time it happened and I pretty much messed up the carpet in every room she brought me to the rescue. She loved me very much and hoping the rescue folks can help me with this. Since I arrived I have been put on Activia each day with my grain free kibble. Jerry the collie that use to be here had the same problem and Activia worked for him. Miss Jean watches my poop very carefully to make sure it is solid. So far so good but we are only on week two.

Thank you Bobby Chastain, Sylvia Montgomery and Under The Maples for donating to help with my care.

 

Doc (Adopted)

Dillon, Doc & Debra

2/27/15: We just can’t believe our good fortune and going to our new home together. Deborah came to meet us today and we really liked her. She spent a lot of time out in the cold getting to know us and sharing treats. We weren’t real sure what was happening to us after leaving the only home we have ever know and then going to the vet where they did horrible things to us like neuter. However this is our lucky day and we are going to be very much loved with her. We made it home safely and have met the other collie boy and girl. When called to come in we just followed them right in which is great progress for us. Yep we are home and thanks to everyone that helped to make this happen for us.  Dillon & Doc

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2/26/15:  Well I went to the vet where they cleaned my teeth and I got neutered.  The vet found out I have little sight and will probably eventually lose what I have.  It is a slow progress so I am able to adjust as happens.  Thanks everyone for helping me.

2/20/15: We had a great time playing in the snow and then I came in the house for the very first time in my life. It’s pretty cool once I get in here but I don’t much like the coming in part and getting use to doorways. I’m not really afraid of the sounds in the house or that vacuum. I’m headed to the vet on Tuesday for my neuter and dental which I’m really not looking forward to. Guess it has to happen so I can get ready for my new home though and I will keep practicing on those doors.  Oh and I went to the groomer where I got my very first bath and brushing.  I’m a big collie boy at about 66 pounds

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2/14/15: Dillon and I are new here at the rescue, getting to know the others and made friends. You see our owner got us as puppies and we have never been out of our yard in our entire life of 8 years. We have never been to a vet or in a car so the ride here was a bit traumatizing and we have never been on a leash. All these things are new to us but we are willing to learn. Thankfully we were heartworm negative and have received our vaccinations. We will be going to the groomer this week and then on to be neutered. We are good size collies at about 70 pounds and since we have been outside all our lives have put on tremendous winder coats. Please check back to see my progress.

Thank you Gordana Kosutic, Kimberlee Rettberg, Nancy Covey, Debbie Olsakovsky, Ann Moyle, Jennifer Phillips and Thomas Jeffries for helping me on my way to a better life.

 

Dillon (Adopted)

Dillon, Doc & Debra

2/27/15: We just can’t believe our good fortune and going to our new home together. Deborah came to meet us today and we really liked her. She spent a lot of time out in the cold getting to know us and sharing treats. We weren’t real sure what was happening to us after leaving the only home we have ever know and then going to the vet where they did horrible things to us like neuter. However this is our lucky day and we are going to be very much loved with her. We made it home safely and have met the other collie boy and girl. When called to come in we just followed them right in which is great progress for us. Yep we are home and thanks to everyone that helped to make this happen for us.  Dillon & Doc

Dillon snow Dillon house

 

 

 

 
2/26/15:  At the vet they found out my gums were growing down over my teeth and I had an umbilical hernia.  These have been corrected now and I was also neutered.  I’m not so sure about ever going out the door again.

2/20/15: Big things going on here for me with going to the groomer for my very first bath and brushing. I was a very good boy and enjoyed every minute of my beauty treatment. I also got to come in the house and think this is way cool. I’m going in and out and also learned about the crate where I get special treats. Tuesday I will be going for a neuter and dental at the vet which I’m not really looking forward to but guess it has to happen. I weigh about 60 pounds and could stand to gain a few.

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2/14/15: Doc and I are new here at the rescue, getting to know the others and made friends. You see our owner got us as puppies and we have never been out of our yard in our entire life of 8 years. We have never been to a vet or in a car so the ride here was a bit traumatizing and we have never been on a leash. All these things are new to us but we are willing to learn. Thankfully we were heartworm negative and have received our vaccinations. We will be going to the groomer this week and then on to be neutered. We are good size collies and since we have been outside all our lives have put on tremendous winder coats. Please check back to see my progress.

Thank you Anita Price, Kim Rettberg and Kim Moore for helping this fellow.