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News:  Neil Persinger

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of long-time TCCR member Neil Persinger.  "Uncle Neil" to many, "Big Brother" to Karen Farrington and good friend to many people in Tri-County Collie Rescue.  We lost more than a member, more than a foster home, and more than a friend at only 74 years.... we lost one of rescue's true champions, a hospice home.  Over the years, Neil took in and cared for untold numbers of senior collies and shelties, as well as those that were too sick to place in regular foster homes.  The Real "special needs" dogs.  He cared for and loved these dogs until their last breath.  He fed them by hand when they wouldn't eat, made sure they got their meds, he held them up when their legs gave out, and cleaned up after them when they couldn't make it outside in time.  

He never complained, and never said much at all about the round the clock work that some of these hospice dogs made for him.  It didn't matter.  He loved them, each and every one.

Each dog that Neil cared for was "perfect" to him, he loved being able to take care of the discarded, the abandoned, the canine wrecks that every rescue seems to get from time to time.  For each of these dogs, there was Neil - more than willing, eager to bring them into his heart and his home, where they lived out their final days warm, comfortable and content, knowing that they were loved.

Neil, we always knew that you were an Angel.  Apparently God decided to make it official.  The void that you have left on earth can never be filled, but we can be sure that the stampede occurring at the Rainbow Bridge upon your arrival shook the heavens.  You are loved and will be missed.

R.I.P. Neil Persinger.  The world shines less brightly without you.

**The Persinger family has asked that in lieu of sending flowers, donations be made to Tri-County Collie Rescue.  They can be sent to: 
TCCR c/o Beth Nemoff
24220 Coolidge
Oak Park, MI 48237.

News about Charli:

"Charli" is Home with her foster family! They picked her up after a successful 'surgery' to close/repair her heart defect (PDA) at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Much thanks goes to the Cardiology department: Veterinarian Specialist, Veterinary Students, Nurses,Techs, and other staff that helped bring about this great outcome for this sweet, deserving young girl; ultimately giving her a new chance for a normal, healthy, and long Collie life♡.

Also much thanks and our undying gratitude to all of the people that donated toward her care. We truly could not have saved this girl's life without each and every one of you!

*To keep up with Charli Girl's further exploits, medical condition, etc., please keep an eye on our facebook page!  The link is in blue below.   Thank you!


Please note!!






Covid-19 Precautions provided by the Metropark.
PLEASE click on link below and READ, if you plan on attending.

🐾🐾SAVE THE DATE🐾🐾   Saturday, August 1, 2020      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.                       

Tri-County Collie Rescue's Annual Collie Day in the Park

Lower Huron Metropark, 40151 E Huron River Dr, Belleville, MI 48111, at the "Tulip Tree" site.

Come join us for games, picnic, merchandise for sale. Meet up with old friends and make new friends.

Bring your dog(s), your family and something to sit on. Make a day of it.  Play games with your dog, purchase tickets for multiple raffles.

Covid-19 Precautions provided by the Metropark.
PLEASE click on link below and READ, if you plan on attending Collie Day in the Park.

SAVE THE DATE🐾🐾    Event has been rescheduled to Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20, 2020  

Tri-County Collie Rescue's Annual Garage Sale, at the City of Trenton (MI) City-wide Garage Sale.

If you have anything you would like to donate, please feel free to contact us.

SAVE THE DATE  (3rd weekend of August)   Event has been Cancelled

Sunnybank - The Gathering       381 Terhune Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470       

For more details, go to






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The Collie Specialty will be held on Saturday, 3-2-19 & Sunday, 3-3-19, at Springfield Oaks County Park.  The address is:  12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI  48350.  TCCR will be selling merchandise.     

The Collie Nationals will be held in Peoria, IL from March 22 - 30, 2019, at the Peoria Civic Center.  

TCCR's Annual Garage Sale, Saturday, 4-13-19 and Sunday, 4-14-19, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Donations welcome.

Collie Day in the Park, Saturday, 8-3-19, Lower Huron Metro Park, Belleville, MI.  Tulip Tree (change of location in the park).

Collie Day in the Park Saturday, August 4, 2018.  Fun starts at 10:00 AM.  Lower Huron Metro Park, Belleville, MI

Lower Huron MetroPark

TCCR is now accepting Shetland Sheepdogs aka Shelties into foster homes. 
If you know of a Sheltie in need of rescue, please contact Mary, TCCR's adoption coordinator, at mary@collierescue.com.

TCCR rarely has available dogs that make it to the webpage.   That is because people who already have an active application with TCCR are given first chance at dogs as they come in.   Fortunately, dogs are usually adopted almost as soon as they come into foster.   If you are interested in adopting a Collie or Sheltie from TCCR, please submit your application HERE.

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