Adopted Collies - 2014


posted Jan 21, 2016, 4:24 PM by Christa McElroy

Let me introduce myself. I am Ziggy, an 8 year-old, sable/merle male. I will capture your attention with my one blue eye and one brown eye. I'm quite the handsome senior gentleman. I have been very well taken care of by my previous owner who is moving into an assisted living home. I can be very playful, but I do not do well with small children. Teenagers would be best for the tall collie fellow that I am. I am excellent riding in a car and going for walks. I am an active senior who would make a wonderful companion for my new owners.


posted Jan 21, 2016, 4:03 PM by Christa McElroy   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 4:04 PM ]

Howell came to TCCR as an owner surrender. He’s a tall, tri-color, neutered collie boy, approximately 10 years old. He's up-to-date on his shots. We think he could afford to put on some weight, as he's a very slim 50 lbs.

He's pretty spry for a “senior”. He is able to jump a 31-inch doggy gate (he only did this once, as he didn’t want to be locked away from everyone else).

He’s a real lover and wants to be with his people. He is extremely loving, sweet, pretty mellow, and very affectionate. He loves to cuddle and sleep with his head on your chest, and likes it if you put your arm around him.

He seems to be more tolerant with our 9 year-old collie than he is with our 2.5 year-old collie. He would probably be better off as an only dog or with an older dog. He gets along fine with our two collies, and when our younger collie gets over rambunctious, Howell just gives him a little warning and our boy backs off.

We were told he is used to being crated and covered with a blanket although we haven't been crating him, as there has been no need to, as he’s not a problem at all when left alone. The vet confirmed that the wearing down of and the few broken teeth he has were probably from chewing on a crate.

He really hasn’t played with any stuffed or squeaky toys, but he does seem to like to chew on rawhide bones a little bit. He gets a little nervous during fireworks and thunderstorms and starts to pace and wants to be reassured.

He will bark to let you know if he needs to go outside, if he thinks it’s time to be fed, or he just wants your attention. When it comes to eating, Howell is a grazer, and sometimes has to be coaxed to eat.
He will share a water bowl (drink at the same time as our dogs), and he's not food aggressive to them or us at all.


posted Jan 21, 2016, 3:55 PM by Christa McElroy   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 3:56 PM ]

This is Jamie. She is a mahogany, 3-year-old, female rough collie. She has a sweet temperament and came from the same owner as Laci.

To begin with the only negative, and it is a stretch to call it a negative, she is vocal. When she has something to say, she says it. It is most likely because she needs to go outside. It also may mean she needs water or wants to play. She will also talk to you if you are playing, but not with her. She starts out with this ultra-cute inside voice, but if you don't pay attention, she gets progressively louder and this bark is shrill. Sometimes her foster parents call her Bob (as in Bob Barker).

Now for the positives. She is very, very close to perfect. Wherever her people are, that's where she expects to be. She loves car rides. She is great as a potty guard.

Jamie's indoor demeanor is great. She has very good manors and generally doesn't counter surf. She doesn't try to get on the furniture, but the furniture isn't large enough for her to be on anyway.

She doesn't realize she is a larger dog. She tends to overwhelm small people and small animals. She has a large quantity of puppy in her yet. It is unknown how she would be with cats.

The list goes on and on. Jamie would do well in any number of good homes, but, honestly, she deserves a perfect fit and that includes a home where she is not just a cool pet, but a family member. She needs loads of attention (including conversation) for her optimum mental benefit. She needs more than being petted and going on nice walks to thrive. She is a "companion"in the strictest definition of the word.


posted Aug 30, 2015, 7:31 PM by Zachary King   [ updated Dec 13, 2015, 9:07 PM ]

Hello everyone! My name is Lonach, but I go by Lonnie. I am a1-year-old, tri-colored, neutered male. I am very tall and am going to be a big boy. I have a lot of puppy in me and I am very affectionate. I get along very well with my foster brother, Ziggy. Now, please see below for a few words from my foster mom.

As a puppy Lonnie was taken out of an unhealthy situation and was well taken care of by a wonderful lady. Now the owner is faced with her own health issues and has to move out-of-state to a place that will not take dogs over 50 pounds. She has entrusted TCCR with finding Lonnie a forever home.

Lonnie is very friendly . He loves people and gets along with other dogs and cats. He is very comfortable on the couch and does like to jump up on you sometimes when not expected. Fencing may be an issue as he may be capable of going over a fence if he sees a squirrel or a deer. Right now, he is not left alone outside and is taken out on a lead. Lonnie barks at noises but, when told to stop, he usually does. He knows come and sit but needs to work on other commands. When on a long lead, he tends to pull and not respond to you. The owner put Lonnie on rice and lamb after having some stomach issues with other foods

Look for further updates on Lonnie as we find out more about him. Lonnie has a vet appointment next week to get checked and updated on his shots. Then, he should be ready for adoption.


posted Aug 30, 2015, 7:25 PM by Zachary King   [ updated Dec 13, 2015, 9:07 PM ]

Update, 5/4/14: Hi, my name is Laci. I am a 3-year-old female sable collie. I am looking for a new home.
I love to play with toys, but sometimes I don`t like to share them with other dogs. I also like to retrieve. I know some commands like sit and shake hands.

I am well behaved inside the house. I love being with my people and enjoy the attention. They say I am very affectionate and have a good temperament.

My foster family feels I need to loose a little weight. They recommend walks. If you have room in your heart and home, I will be waiting for you. Please contact

Laci is new to the rescue as of 3/24/14. This beautiful girl is a 3-year-old sable female and is very friendly and sweet. She came from the same owner as Jamie. Laci will be vetted and then evaluated by her foster family in the coming weeks. More information to follow.


posted Aug 30, 2015, 7:19 PM by Zachary King   [ updated Dec 13, 2015, 9:07 PM ]

Hello, my name is Lucy. I'm an approximately 2-year old, tri-color Australian shepherd/border collie mix. I’m about 65 pounds of solid muscle. I can sit, lay down, sit pretty (sit-up), dance, shake paws, and come when called . I'm going to obedience classes and learning to heel along with other things they are teaching me. I love belly rubs and I like to chew on rawhide bones and stuffed animals. I ride really well in the car. I love to look out the front window of the house and let everyone know I see them. I also get along well and play with my three collie brothers. I do take charge of my "brothers" as I am the leader of the "pack".

I’m not dog food/treat/toy aggressive, and I share with my "brothers". I do love to counter-surf if something smells good, and I beg for people food because I’ve had it before and I prefer it over my dog food. My foster parents don’t let me have any now, and I’m not very happy about it.

I have jumped a 32" doggy gate once when I really, really wanted to visit with some people who were visiting my foster family, but that was the only time. When my foster family leaves the house, they lock me in the bathroom (instead of a crate) with food/water/toys, and other than complaining for a few minutes, I just settle down and accept it and don’t do anything bad.

My foster parents agree that I am very lovable/affectionate and I like to give them hugs around their neck. I don't really like small dogs or female dogs. My foster parents don't know if I'm good around cats or other animals. They also say I’m headstrong and that I will need an adopter who has a firm, but loving hand. Is that you?

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posted Aug 30, 2015, 7:15 PM by Zachary King   [ updated Aug 30, 2015, 7:27 PM ]

Sophie is a 2-year old petite smooth coat collie mix who has a zest for life. This gal was so excited to leave the shelter and has settled into her foster home very quickly. She is very smart and in a short time has learned basic commands and knows how to give paw and roll over. Sophie loves to go for walks, but gets a little excited when she sees other dogs strolling by, even though she is fine with her fury foster home friends who are along for the adventure.

Her favorite yard activity is playing fetch; she does it with skill and grace. This little gal, 40 pounds, is terrific in the house and loves going for car rides. She does not chew on things, loves the doggie toy box, and will only get on furniture if invited. She has full run of her foster home while the humans are away. Sophie will also let you know if someone is at the front door even before there is a knock.

She clings to her foster dad, loves to be petted, and frequently snoozes near his feet. Sophie ignores cats, but would do best in a home with a submissive companion and older children. A home with an above-ground fence is also preferred. For more information or photos, please email

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