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posted Jan 22, 2016, 8:19 AM by Christa McElroy

October 12, 2002 - May 20, 2014

Written by Foster Dad, Neil Persinger

Some of our senior foster collies come in to the rescue after living a tough life. Shiloh was one of these special needs fosters who I adopted and cherished every day with his wonderful personality. Shiloh loved everyone he met, and everyone loved him in return. He was one of the gentlest of souls. Despite his mobility issues, allergies, and cancer diagnosis, he continued to be a happy boy. Bladder cancer took him from us, and he will always be remembered and missed by his family and friends.


posted Jan 22, 2016, 8:02 AM by Christa McElroy

October 25, 2001 - August 4, 2014

Written by Foster Dad, Neil Persinger

Rocky passed over the Rainbow Bridge today. He was my hospice foster for two wonderful years of happy shenanigans, providing lots of laughs at his goofy antics and always willing to welcome new fosters into my home.

I can imagine him romping and playing in lush fields on the other side of that bridge with the other collies who made a difference in my life.


posted Jan 22, 2016, 7:57 AM by Christa McElroy

August 25, 2002 - January 6, 2015

Written by Dad, Neil Persinger

My Mandy Girl - Mandy came into my life in April, 2008 and has been the matriarch to the many foster and hospice collies who have come and gone at our household. Now, she has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge to join her collie family that she so lovingly cared for when they were here with us. Her loss is heartbreaking, but her memories will be forever. Loved you so much, my first “girly, girl” rescue. My Mandy Girl.

Sir Eldon

posted Jan 22, 2016, 7:53 AM by Christa McElroy   [ updated Jan 22, 2016, 8:23 AM ]

Sir Eldon

Dec. 14, 2004 - Jan. 24, 2015

Written by Foster Dad, Neil Persinger:

Sir Eldon was my special needs foster, always close to me although a bit wobbly at times due to his severe arthritis. Despite his physical disabilities, he always wore a big, happy, collie smile and bonded closely with his senior family. His loud, trumpeting bark signaled dinnertime each day during the year he was with us. Eldon was deaf, moderately vision impaired, and was diagnosed with severe arthritis of the spine and rear joints. Upon entering our rescue program, he was tested heart worm positive, and he managed the treatment like a trooper. Everyone loved him, but I was the fortunate one to have him as my hospice foster. I will truly miss my happy boy and that big affectionate smile.

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