Trulee (Available)











9/20/17:  The animal control picked me up as a stray, shaved my matted coat and spayed me.  You might notice I have a bite mark on my face and that happened somehow before I got to the shelter.  I’m a small collie girl at 34 pounds and about 4 to 5 years old.  I am housetrained and crate trained although I don’t need a crate.  The rescue folks are getting to know my personality.



Roxie (Available)











9/7/17:  I just turned 9 years old and about 65 pounds.  My person has a debilitating disease and can no longer take care of me.  I’m a very sweet girl that is no trouble, housetrained and get along great with the other dogs.  Cats and birds are ok with me too.  Not a barker, ride well in the car and good on the leash.  I’m going this week to get my teeth cleaned and will then be ready for my new home.

Thank you Karen Creager  for helping with my medical needs.


Gunner (Available)











9/3/17:  I am a 5 year old white collie fellow at about 55 pounds.  My owner is going through some really rough times and could no longer care for me.  I have a bit of a skin infection which has caused a lot of hair loss.  Getting a medicated bath this coming week and a check over with the vet.  I’m great with the other dogs and cats are ok with me.  Walk well on the leash, housetrained and crate trained but I don’t need one.  I have very good manners in the house.

Thank you Kimberlee Rettberg and Susan Veld for helping with my medical needs.



Symphony (Available)











9/18/17:  Doing great in my foster home and learning so many things.  Outstanding progress with my obedience training.  Went to herd the sheep one day and I do have the instinct for the job.  I’m a happy girl that loves everyone.  I have included a link below so you can see how well I am doing.









8/28/17:  Last week I went for my spay and ready for my new home.  Miss Jean doesn’t like barking in the house and if I do she squirts me with that water bottle.  So I just do a soft huff, huff, huff if I feel the need to bark and don’t get squirted.  I am easily corrected if I am doing something I shouldn’t but spend most of my day playing.  I am learning basic commands like sit, down and come.

























8/20/17:  I’m the youngster here at the rescue and only 10 months old.  I was picked up as a stray by the animal control and thanks Anita and Paul for helping me find my way to the rescue.  Last week I was spay and received my vaccinations.  Doing good with the housetraining, crate training and learning basic commands.  I love everyone, the other dogs and cats are ok with me.  The rescue folks aren’t sure what my DNA mixture is but I have enough collie that I don’t like that squirt bottle.



Chloe (Adopted)










9/17/17:  Came home from the vet where I had my medical needs taken care of and feeling so much better.  The Sanderson Family came to meet me and take me home.  I have my very own children and enjoy watching football with my new collie pal Molly. I’m going to fit right in here and thanks everyone that helped me to find my family.










9/3/17:  I am a 7 year old blue merle collie girl at about 55 pounds.  My owner is going through some really rough times and could no longer care for me.  I have severe ear infections that I am going to the vet for and will also be spay.  Getting a bath also and know it will fill so good for my coat to be pretty again.  I’m great with the other dogs and cats are ok with me.  Walk well on the leash, housetrained and crate trained but I don’t need one.  I have very good manners in the house.



Lila (Adopted)


9/17/17:  Miss Lois came to take me home today and she understands my shy nature.  Lois is very gentle with me and knows it will take time for me to build the confidence I need.  It will be just us girls and Lois says we have plenty of time to get to know each other.  I think we will do fine together and sure am glad she is giving me this chance.
















9/3/17:  The animal shelter picked me up as a stray wearing a harness so I must have had an owner at some time.  However they didn’t come to pick me up so I am with the collie rescue.  I’m a 3 year old collie mix girl at about 40 pounds and a little shy.  I’m starting to come out of my shell to venture around the house and play with the others.  Going to the vet this week for a bath and my spay.  I am housetrained and no problem there.



Declan (Adopted)


9/4/17:  It is definitely a memorable day for me as I am starting my new life with the Clifford’s.  Now how about this, they are Iris just like my name and I’m going to fit right in.  Dad has plans for us to go jogging together.  Mom is a school teacher so she knows how to keep youngsters like me behave.  However I’m pretty sure I am going to be spoiled rotten and I have found the perfect family for me.








8/27/17:  Just arrived today with a story I’m sure you have heard before.  My folks were moving where they couldn’t take this handsome, four year old collie fellow.  I’m a smart guy also knowing commands like sit, stay and come.  I am housetrained and ride great in the car.  Doing great with the others here and have very good manners.  This coming week I will be neutered and get a bath.
















Royal (Adopted)



3/27/17:  Liz and John came to take me home today and I will start my new life with them.  They have just retired and we will spend lots of time together.  Thanks everyone that helped make it possible for me to become a member of the Conway family.
















8/20/17:  I sure am feeling better after my grooming and bath.  I’m a smart fellow, no problem with housetraining and know basic commands.  Today I learned to do the Lassie wave.



















8/13/17:  My folks took me to the shelter no longer wanted at 3 years old.  My coat is matted, I don’t smell very good and I hadn’t been neutered.  I understand that is all going to change now with me being altered and getting a good grooming.  The rescue folks are getting to know my personality and will update as they know more.

Thank you Joel Kane and Kevin Hughes for helping with my medical needs.



Hardy (Adopted)


3/27/17:  Everyone told me not to worry because folks would come to adopt me.  Sure enough when Laura and Ed came on Saturday if was to meet me.  There was never any doubt that I would be going home with them and my new friend Leahanne.  After getting home I met the chickens that are ok with me and I will guard them.  We are going to be a great family and thanks everyone that help me to find the Ernyey’s.















8/20/17:  A little sad news for me, I was adopted and some wonderful folks took me home but the daughter was allergic to my coat so I had to come back to the rescue.  I know there is a family out there for me because I am such a good boy.  My gosh who wouldn’t want a dog with my gentle, kind nature?  I get along great with the other dogs and will hop right in the car when asked.



















8/6/17:  Just arrived at the rescue from the animal shelter where my folks took me since they were moving.  I am a 8 year old collie mix fellow at about 80 pounds.  I have impeccable house manners and ride well in the car.  I get along fine with the other dogs and a gentle kind of fellow.  I sleep quietly in my crate at night although I don’t really need one.  I like being with adults and children very much.

Thank you Karen Creager for caring about this fellow and helping with my medical needs.


Micky (Adopted)

8/27/17:  My special day has come and I’m going home with the Shomaker’s.  Mom couldn’t come because she had a cold but I met her a month ago before they went on the cruise.  I liked them the minute I met them and knew Phillip and Cheryl were the ones for me.  However I did hear them discussing how I would be staying on a diet until I reach a healthy weight.  Monica in the picture is my new human sister and she lives next door.  She has dog friends for me to play with and some animals I have never seen before like cows and a donkey.  After we got home dad and I went out to sit on the porch and I laid at his feet while we watch the world go by.  I will miss the volunteers at the rescue but will get so much more attention here in my very own home.



6/25/17:  Will you just look at me and I am really slimming down.  Now at 67 pounds which sounds like a lot but I have come a long way.  I have no problem sitting now and have learned the dog door to go in and out.  I can even jump into the van now and pretty proud of that.  I’m pretty much a homebody since me and my senior fellow rarely went anywhere I’m not used to going places.  The only time I bark is when people leave and would prefer they stay.







5/28/17:  Big news for me, I am losing weight and building muscle with all the exercise I am getting.  I can now run and go up the steps with no problem.  It will take time but before long I will be a normal, healthy size.  I have a wonderful personality, rarely bark and get along great with the others.
















5/7/17: Just arrived on Friday and I am a 6 year old Shetland Sheep dog at 87 pounds. My person had to go into a nursing home because he could no longer care for either of us. He loved me very much and wanted to make sure I was in a safe place. We pretty much ate the same food and how I gained so much weight. We lived in an apartment so I didn’t get much exercise. Being so heavy I can hardly sit up and have to either stand or lay down. I am on a diet now although I don’t much care for it but enjoy walking around in the fenced yard. I’m a sweet, little guy and housetrained also.

Thank you Debra Shuman and Jamie Bodenmiller for helping with my medical needs.


Mator (Adopted)



8/13/17:  The Boggs Family came to visit today and I’m going home with them.  Catherine, Thomas, little Barbara and I are going to grow up together.  I am very gentle with the children and this is the perfect family for me.  I am their second adoption from CRC and my dreams have come true.










8/8/17: I was in a small crate being sold at the flea market. A nice lady noticed me, took me home and found a rescue for me. I am a collie / golden mix fellow about 1 year old and 55 pounds. I have great house manners, never tare up my toys and not a chewer. I’m a gentle kind of fellow with a very deep bark and will let you know if strangers come around. I like the other dogs and children also.













Thank you Claudia Kelley for helping with my medical expenses.



Creed (Adopted)



8/12/17:  Katie came all the way from NJ to meet and take me home.  She likes to play ball and I showed her how smart I am.  We are going to do so many things together and I am her third adoption from CRC.  I have truly hit the good life and thanks everyone that helped to make this possible.

























8/6/17:  My people were moving so to the shelter I went.  I am a 2 year old collie/sheltie mix fellow at 40 pounds.  I really enjoy playing ball and with my toys.  I am housetrained, crate trained and know basic commands.  I am good with all humans big or small and enjoy riding in the car.


Captain (Adopted)



7/25/2017:  It’s my Gotcha Day!  I’m going home with the Duncan’s and my new pal Finnegan.  After the long ride home Finn showed me around the yard and I did my best to put my mark on each part.  We are getting along great and I know I will have a wonderful home with Joan and Hugh.
















7/16/17:  Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Your Captain Speaking but they call me Cappy.  My people took me to took me to the animal shelter because I chase cars.  Well I am a herding breed and we did not have a fenced yard to keep me safe.  I just turned 7 years old in June and have been neutered since coming to rescue.  I’m a quiet, gentle kind of guy that really loves being in the house with no accidents.  My coat is very dry like straw and bleached out from the sun.  I get along great with the other dogs and so happy to be in rescue.


Patriot (Adopted)



7/16/17:  I knew Kathy and Owen were the ones for me the minute they arrived.  I showed them I had read everything in the how to get adopted manual.  They were missing their Ginger that passed and I am just the one to cheer them up.  So I will be their third adoption from CRC and know I am going to a wonderful home where I will be loved very much.  Thanks everyone who helped me to find the Chavoustie’s.














7/16/17:  They call me Patriot because I came to rescue around the 4th of July.  I am a 1 ½ year old collie mix fellow that was picked up by the animal shelter as a stray.  They say I am a very good puppy because I listen well and have a strong desire to please.  I am housetrained and crate trained but very good out in the house.  I don’t have an aggressive bone in my body and submissive to the other dogs so we all get along very well.


Arnie (Adopted)



7/15/17:  Going home with Mary today and this is the perfect home for me.  I will get to be the only dog and the grandchildren will come to play with me.  I have a brand new bed, toys and treats to welcome me to this new, wonderful life.  I never knew such a home could be possible for me and what a long way I have come.
















6/25/17:  Well I had a bath with a good brushing and had my teeth cleaned.  In 2 weeks I will go for my heartworm treatment.  My ears have healed and a quiet, gentle kind of fellow at 56 pounds.  I get along great with the others and housetrained also.









6/10/17:  A very nice lady found me as a stray and took me in.  She tried unsuccessfully to find my owner so she called the rescue.  They are guessing me to be about 7 years old and I am skinny at 52 pounds.  My teeth are very bad and need cleaning and I also have heartworms that will need to be treated.  My ears are half eaten off and life as not been very good to me so far.  I just arrived on Thursday and a bit scared what is happening to me.  I will go to the vet next week for a full check up.

Thank you Lizabeth Meyer, Barbara Crockett, David Cooley and Kimberly Agzigian for helping with my medical needs.


Hollis (Adopted)


6/17/17:  My new home will be in VA with Susann and we are on our way.  She knew I was the one for her the minute she saw my picture and she loves the seniors.  We are going to have a great life together and I will have her all to myself.  Thanks everyone that helped to make this great home possible for me.
















5/28/17: I was found tied to a chain link fence with a shoelace and taken to the animal shelter. My coat was all matted and the nice folks shaved it off and gave me a bath. No problem, the hair will grow back and I am a rough coat collie girl. The rescue folks are guessing me to be about ten years old and I am 57 pounds which is a good weight for me. I have a very nice personality and get along well with the others here at the rescue. I am housetrained and looking for a home to spend my senior years.


Rizzo (Adopted)



6/13/17:  I’m so excited to be going home with the Braden’s and starting my new life.  They like to go camping and there is no doubt I will be the bell of the campground.  I enjoy meeting new folks and camping sure suits my personality.  I rode home great in the car and now getting to know my new home.  What a long way I have come from being 1 of 437 to having my very own people.  Thanks everyone that helped me to find Shirley and Smokey.














6/10/17:  I come to the rescue as part of a 437 animal seizure and I was the only collie.  The Humane Society took me and were very good to me there.  They called the collie rescue so I could be with others like myself.  The rescue folks call me Rizzo because I am a fun loving kind of girl.  I am 6 to 7 years old and a big girl at 75 pounds.  I get along with all the others and know basic commands.  My coat is a dream to groom and the brush just slides right through.  I’m having my teeth cleaned next week and will be ready to go.

Thank you Susan Veld for helping with my medical needs.


Merlin (Adopted)










5/28/17: As a 10 week old puppy I traveled to the United States from Budapest, Hungry. I am with the rescue now because my owner could no longer keep me. I am 4 ½ years old and 63 pounds although I could stand to lose a few. I am a sweet fellow that gets along with the other dogs and cats also. I do know basic commands like sit and down. I like to play fetch if they yard isn’t wet. I have a huge coat that will need weekly grooming.


Auggie (Adopted)


6/10/17:  I’m in my new home with Claudia and the cat.  I let the rescue folks know I would like a quieter home with not so many dogs.  Claudia and I go for several walks every day and sometimes I lay in the streams along the way to cool off.  I enjoy interacting with the cat, not sure about what the cat thinks but she is very kind and likes me as well.  I have several dog beds throughout the house that me and the cat claim at various times.  I am very comfortable here with Claudia and enjoying my new home.  I have even started to bark a little and realized this is my home.  I don’t know how I could possibly thank all the people who helped to save my life and make this great home possible for me.  Thank you, Auggie









5/23/17: Today I came home from the vet and my wounds are almost completely healed. I’m a sweet little guy at 10 years old and about 48 pounds. I rarely bark and will follow you everywhere.









5/10/17: Finally arrived here from SC and went straight to the rescue veterinarian where I am receiving laser treatments to help my wounds heal. They are real good to me here and I get special treats.









5/1/17: I was found lying in a lake with bite marks all over my rear. I was immediately taken to the Humane Society and they called the vet. No one knows what bit me for sure but the vet thinks it was a snake. I needed extensive care and will go to collie rescue when I am healthy enough for the ride.

I would like to thank all the folks who played a part in helping me.


Mae (Adopted)






6/3/17: Melissa and Ajax came to meet me today and decided I would be a good fit with their family. Once we were home I got to meet the whole group and I’m going to fit in just fine here with the MacKinnon’s. The others have let me know they are well taken care of and I have landed a really great home. I am their 4th adoption from CRC over the years. Thanks everyone that helped me to find this great home.









5/21/17:  Well I have been at the vet on bed rest most of the week because I fractured my leg some how.  It is healing quickly and the swelling has gone down.  I have started to gain weight and guess I was just feeling a little to good.









5/14/17: My name is Mae and I am a 6 year old blue merle girl. My folks were getting divorced and was going to take me to the pound if no one stepped up to take me. Thank goodness Tandy immediately contacted the rescue and my new life starts today. Anyway I am very underweight at 39 pounds so I get extra special food. I’m a very sweet girl that is housetrained and love everyone. I will be spay as soon as I am healthy enough for the surgery.

Thank you Carolyn Crutchfield, Jeryl Stoltz and Deena Hilbert for helping with my medical care.


Princess (Adopted)









5/20/17: The Jarrett’s came to take me home today and I am so excited to start my new life with them. I will be their 3rd adoption from the rescue and they really love us senior ladies. This is my new pal Lilly in the picture with me and we will be great friends. Once we arrived home I quickly made myself at home on the comfy couch. Yep, this is going to be fine with me and they love me already.









4/30/17: My mom is going through horrible times with everything changing in our home. Right now she just felt I would be happier in another home although it hurt her very much to let me go. I’m doing good here at the rescue and like to sleep on the bed. I am a ten year old girl at about 53 pounds and in very good health. I am housetrained and a little scared of loud noises.

Thank you Jeryl Stoltz  for helping with my medical care.


Derby (Adopted)


5/14/17: I HAVE A HOME and the Sanders were able to see my collie heart. This is my new, little brother in the picture and his name is Hairy Truman. We are about the same age and he was adopted also.  He is used to big dogs and I am used to small ones. Since getting home I have taken over his little mini bed but he doesn’t seem to mind. I going to be fine with Larry and Antoinette and thanks everyone who worked with me to get over my fear of men.















4/5/17: I’m hoping with this wig I will look more like a collie for you folks. I have the heart of a collie but you can’t see my heart unless you meet me. I have been working so hard on my training and we go to Lowes Hardware once a week where I meet men. They all want to help me get over my fear and give me lots of treats. I’m still a little unsure but doing so much better learning men can be nice too.









3/14/17: Met this creature today and was a little afraid of her with all that jerking and jumping around she does. My DNA says I am 50% collie (mom) and 50% American Staffordshire Terrier (dad). Since I look so much like dad you would probably think I would mostly have his nature but I don’t. You see I am afraid of men because they can be loud and scary. When I see them I tuck my tail in and try to hide or get away. I’m ok with young boys though and not afraid of them. The men that come to the rescue are working with me on this but I would really like a home with a woman that needs me. I am the most gentle fellow you will ever meet and so very smart.




1/5/17:  Here I am on the way home from being neutered.  I ride very well in the car and like to look out the window.



















12/30/16:  You are probably going “WOW” what is that fellow doing on the collie rescue page? Well actually my mom was a collie but it seems I got all of dads bulldog looks. However I got moms personality. A sweet, gentle fellow that even likes cats and chickens. I am 2 ½ years old and about 80 pounds. Pretty good on the leash, housetrained and crate trained. Ziggy and I came into the rescue together. I going this week to be neutered.

Thank you Claudia Kelley and Susan Veld for caring about the mix collies also.


Pluto (Adopted)


5/15/2017: Can you believe I am on my way to Canada? Yep and I am their second adoption from collie rescue. Once we get there I will meet Fox who will be my big brother and my new parents. Erin is a veterinarian and I’m staying with her until we start on our long journey. I enjoy riding in the car and am a good boy staying in my seat. Can’t wait to run in the rolling meadows and see all the snow. I am so happy and thanks everyone that helped to make this possible for me.













5/14/17: I’m here at the rescue because my person did not have enough time for me. I am a one year old mix fellow that is mostly collie and a very smart guy. I am housetrained, crate trained and learning the basic commands. I’m great with the other dogs big or small and have a wonderful personality.


Cutty (Adopted)









4/14/17: Just when I thought live could not get any belter I am now going home with Scott. He has adopted many senior collies over the years and my new pal Goose in the picture. So far I have learned to go in and out the doggie door and Scott let’s me sleep on the bed. My foot continues to heal nicely and I have truly hit the good life. Thanks to everyone that donated to help with my medical needs.









4/12/17: My foot is healing nicely and I’m going home on Thursday. While I have enjoyed all the special attention at the vet I’m ready to start looking for my permanent home.









3/20/17: I’ve had a stroke of bad luck with something poisonous biting my foot when I stepped on it. It made my foot swell up with the skin is falling off and very painful. I have been at the vet all week getting foot soaks, antibiotics and laser treatments to help make new, healthy tissue. I get to wear this cool sun glasses while the laser treatments are being done.  They are very nice to me here and I get special attention. My foot is starting to heal and I can now put weight on it. If you would like to help with my medical care just hit that donate button.









3/14/17: Feeling so much better after by bath and I really got the spa treatment. The ladies that bathed me were so gentle but sad as the water ran red from all the flea poop on my skin. I feel so bad that when the bath was over I shook to get the water off and slung dead tape worms into the ladies hair. Needless to say she screamed and went home to give herself a bath. With those long toenails gone I can walk so much better but overtime they have caused my feet to splay or be flat. My blood work was good and I will be neutered in 2 weeks. Teeth are in good shape and no need for a dental. Thank goodness I do not have heartworms or any tick disease. I’m looking forward to my new home.









3/13/17: I’m a 9 year old fellow at about 70 pounds and here at the rescue because my owner passed away. My toenails are so long they curl around and I have a huge hot spot on my back from me biting at those fleas. Headed to the vet tomorrow for a medicated bath, blood work and a nail trim. It will feel so good to be able to walk normal again and have my skin clean of the flea dirt. If my blood work is good I will be neutered and have my teeth cleaned later. I’m a very sweet guy and would appreciate your prayers.

Thank you Robert Blumenthal, Ann Bishop, Joelle Weltzin, Vincent Cooper, Under The Maples, Michele Lane, Andrea Brewer, Deena Cuda, Anita Van Lew, Helen Kline, Dave Broich, Shirley Braden, Anne White, Kim E. Moore, Carol Lightcap, Merry Day, Alice Howe, Susan Veld, Pamela Ensley, Cheryl Fluckiger, Hollis Kerfoot, Maria Maxwell, Gale Davis, Cheryl Damm, Anita Price, Elizabeth Kintzing , Claudia Kelley, Virginia Coile, Michael Lane, Carol Roodhouse, Barbara Crockett, Jenny’s Cause 4 Paws, Amber Knapp, Sylvia Montgomery, Patricia Godwin, Lizabeth Meyer, Gilbert Olvera, Dubble B Lures, Eugene Williams, Charles and Celes Jones, James Silverstorf  and Susan Hopkins for helping with my medical cost and caring about me.,