Hospice Care Program

A word about TCCR’s Hospice Care Program.

Sometimes a Collie or Sheltie will come into our rescue program and is considered not adoptable.  TCCR is blessed to have Foster Families willing to care for these dogs for the remainder of their lives, as we believe they should have the opportunity to live out the time they have left in a loving home environment.  Medical expenses are paid by the rescue with your help in donations.

Listed below are Collies and Shelties in the TCCR Hospice Care Program.  These Collies and Shelties are terminally ill or too ill or aged to adopt.  Therefore, they will live out their days under the loving care of a TCCR hospice foster parent.  They will receive abundant love and all the medical attention they need, not to mention lots of spoiling and petting.

Medical costs for these patients are very high.  If you would like to sponsor one of the following hospice patients, please send an email to contact@collierescue.com.  In return, you will receive pictures and updates of your sponsored Collie or Sheltie. Thanks to everyone who has supported and continues to support TCCR.  We couldn't do it without you!


posted Jan 14, 2019, 3:23 AM by Christa McElroy


posted Apr 15, 2018, 2:08 PM by Christa McElroy   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 10:09 AM ]

Due to severe and complicated medical issues, Desi has been moved to hospice care and will be dwell taken care of by TCCR for his lifetime.  "Desmond" (aka:  "Desi or Des") is a 7 year old Sable colored Rough Collie. He spent his first seven years with a senior gentleman who passed away suddenly,  leaving him an 'orphan' if you will, and homeless.  Desi is tall, long, and weighs 90 pounds.  He is NOT overweight.  He is a very smart, sweet, loving, and playful boy who is housetrained, crate trained and gorgeous!  He is also an excellent watchdog.



posted Jun 7, 2017, 7:34 AM by Christa McElroy   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 6:03 PM by Karen F ]

“Pepper”, a 13yr. old, Tri-Color Rough Female, has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia and is part of our Hospice Care Program.  In addition to her mobility issue and the physical assistance required, she is also hearing impaired but doing well learning hand signals.  Pepper has been in TCCR’s care for 2 years now, and is living out her remaining time, comfortably at Uncle Neil's Home for Senior Collies.


posted Feb 11, 2017, 7:42 AM by Christa McElroy   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 6:06 PM by Karen F ]

Peek-A-Boo is a Tri-colored Smooth female Collie.  Her birthday is 6-18-2004.  She is 13 years old and in permanent hospice care with TCCR.  Her foster mom just adores her, and she's obviously enjoying life at her new home.


posted Feb 11, 2017, 7:26 AM by Christa McElroy   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 6:07 PM by Karen F ]

Sunny is a Sable Smooth Male Collie.  His Birthday is 1-23-2007.  Due to his age and various medical issues, he will remain in hospice care with a TCCR Foster Family.


posted Jan 21, 2016, 4:48 PM by Christa McElroy   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 6:09 PM by Karen F ]

Laddie is a big boy about 80 lbs. He's a 10 year-old Tri-colored rough male Collie.   Due to mobility issues and difficult to control skin problems, he will remain in hospice care with a TCCR foster family.


posted Aug 30, 2015, 9:12 PM by Zachary King   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 6:11 PM by Karen F ]

Howell came to TCCR as an owner surrender, and due to his age will remain in hospice care with us. He’s a tall, tri-color, neutered Collie boy, 14 years old.

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.

When it comes to eating, Howell is a grazer, and has to be coaxed to eat.

He will share a water bowl (drink at the same time as our other dogs).

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