Prior to 2011


posted Jan 24, 2016, 1:50 PM by Christa McElroy

RUBY is a petite, sable, 8 1/2 year old female who acts like she is 4 years old. She has competed in the past in agility competitions and was a certified pet therapy dog.Her history is a sad one, as she has been returned by three adoptive homes through no fault of her own. One home had work schedule changes and the other two were the result of debilitating illnesses which left the owners unable to care for her.

Ruby is very affectionate, very smart and very willing to please. She acts a fraction of her age and truly needs a “forever” home.


posted Jan 24, 2016, 1:48 PM by Christa McElroy

LILLY is a 2 year old Smooth Collie mix and is low maintenance when it comes to grooming. Lilly is quiet, not a barker. She is good with children and other pets and also very affectionate. She is energetic and loves to play, but is also happy curling up next to you. She has one bad habit: she is an escape artist. For Lilly, the grass is literally greener on the other side of the fence so she digs her way there. She needs a yard with an electric fence, or possibly someone who lives in a condo who could take her out on a leash. If your looking for a best friend Lilly might be your answer.

Luke (1)

posted Jan 24, 2016, 1:47 PM by Christa McElroy

LUKE is a beautiful male sable and white collie just turned 6 in December. He is not your typical rescue dog…he doesn’t have the long sad story of abuse or neglect. He had a wonderful, well cared for life from 7 weeks old to present. His turn in came due to divorce. He is very loving and very gentle. He knows his basic commands and gets along with children and cats. He loves to take long walks.


posted Jan 24, 2016, 1:45 PM by Christa McElroy

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posted Jan 24, 2016, 1:45 PM by Christa McElroy

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posted Jan 24, 2016, 1:44 PM by Christa McElroy

LILLIE is a young nine year old white Collie with a Tri-colored head (also known as a Tri-headed White), who came to us because her owners had to move to an apartment where they could not take her. Her coat is growing in nicely after being shaved She is good with kids, cats, and other dogs. Lillie is housebroken and trustworthy when left home alone, unsupervised. She loves to go outside and for walks; she is also a quick learner and is quickly mastering her commands. If you have room in your heart and home for this sweet, loving senior, please call for an appointment to meet her. You won’t be sorry!


posted Jan 24, 2016, 1:42 PM by Christa McElroy

TYSON is a beautiful blue merle about 2 years old. TCCR bailed him out of a shelter after he was dumped there by his third owner. Beyond that, we can only guess at his history. He doesn’t seem to know many commands, but is learning quickly since his fosterpersons are working to teach him. So perhaps no one took the time to train him. He gets along well with the other dogs and the cats in the home, but doesn’t readily run and play with them (maybe he was an only dog). He walks nicely on a leash; he’s pretty laid back for a 2 year old dog which is a good thing because he’s a large sized collie. He will seek out the company of his fosterpersons for his fair share of attention. Tyson seems to find everything a novelty, as if he didn’t get out much before to see the world.


posted Jan 24, 2016, 1:41 PM by Christa McElroy

ZEUS is a 9 year old ‘ish’ Sable and White Collie, found as a stray. He is sweet and very attentive to his foster mom, good with cats, and loves to ride in the car and go for walks. He’s good on the leash and doesn’t pull. Steps are not a problem for Zeus. He knows come, sit, give me a paw, etc. Zeus is trustworthy when left home alone, loose in the house; he is not destructive. Zeus is looking for his new forever home and would especially like someone to keep him company much of the day. If you’re looking for the new love of your life, than, Zeus may be for you!


posted Jan 24, 2016, 1:40 PM by Christa McElroy

TYLER is a 2 year-old male, sable, rough collie; although he currently does not look like one. Prior to coming to us, he was shaved at the shelter because his coat was severely matted. If you are looking for a young collie, Tyler fits the bill. He is curious about everything, very energetic, and playful all the time. Tyler is house trained. He is also crate trained, but only at small intervals. We are working with him on not to jump on people or other dogs. He gets along well with other dogs, but tends to have a food aggression towards them. We’re not sure if he likes cats. Tyler is tall, lanky, and loves people and attention. He is good with kids, but may run them over while playing. Tyler definitely needs obedience training. He wants to do the right thing, but he just doesn’t know what that is. He needs a special family that would love to take the time to teach him to become the special collie that he is. When his coat grows back, watch out, he’ll be a knockout.

Candy (1)

posted Jan 24, 2016, 1:38 PM by Christa McElroy

CANDY is a 7 year old Sable & White female. She came to us through an animal shelter on the west side of the state, where she was picked up as a stray. She came in with her 7 year old Golden Retriever housemate/sister. The two of them were picked up and tagged the year before and returned to their owners. When they were found this time, the shelter knew who the owners were and tried to contact them but got no response. Of course the owners didn’t want them back, they were both heartworm positive! Candy has completed her heartworm treatment and has tested negative. Her Golden housemate was adopted, the family whom we met by accident on our first vet visit. Candy is a push-button dog who absolutely adores attention. If you start petting her, she will nudge your hand if you stop! She is completely housetrained and has the run of the place if we are away. We have three other collies in the house, Candy gets along fine with them. It took her awhile, but she has finally learned to play with the youngest one. Candy would do best in a home with children. When our grandkids come for a visit she wants to be wherever they are. She gives up her place on the floor on my side of the bed at night to be by their side. When she sees (or hears) the leash, she wants to go with me, beats me to the door. Walks or rides in the car, doesn’t matter as long as she can go!

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