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SWCR Adoption Fees are $275 for puppies (younger than 12 months), $225 for adult collies (12 months old to under 10 years), and $150 for seniors (10 years or older).The adoption fee helps cover shelter fees and medical expenses.  A home visit is required before an adoption may be approved.  Please contact an SWCR representative to request an adoption application.  For more information or to download the adoption application, go to our Adopting a Collie page.

Information last updated March 1, 2015
No match has been made yet for these dogs between SWCR and a qualified adopter.  A qualified adopter has completed an application and has had a successful home visit.
You might also want to view the collies that have Just Arrived into SWCR, but are not quite ready for adoption.


JAKE – Collie Mix?

Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Variety: Smooth
Age: 2
Rescued: Hobbs NM
Fostered: Alamogordo NM
Bio: Jake is very intelligent and waits to be asked for whatever you want from him. He is ready for a home and will make a wonderful hiking, jogging, obedience, or tv watching partner. He is just that smart.  He loves to play with other dogs but doesn't seem to know what toys are. He is a handsome boy who is extremely sensitive and listens / watches for directions.  He does not get on the furniture, and so far, has not counter-surfed.  He loves a cozy bed and human attention. For more information about Jake, please contact Kathy at katwallis1@msn.com



FAITH – Collie Mix?

Sex: Female
Color: Sable and White
Variety: N/A
Rescued: Las Cruces NM
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Coordinator: Bill Ferrell at bkferrell@cox.net

These dogs have been matched with a qualified adopter and wait only for the final details of adoption to take place.  THEY ARE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE FOR A NEW ADOPTER TO CONSIDER. 



Sex: Male
Color: Tri
Variety: Smooth
Age: 1-2
Rescued: Tombell TX
Fostered: Albuquerque NM
Bio: Zorro is dying to be a complete dog-he’s just not sure how to yet. He is lovable but has to be prompted. He s housebroken and very good on a harness/leash but he does need more skill building. He simply needs patience to build the trust. He’s already come a long way. He was brought up in horrible conditions but he has gone from completely withdrawn to now walking around the house and approaching for cautious affection. He is not aggressive and gets along with other dogs. (Unknown as to cats though.) He does well with people and small children. The fact that he is so young bodes well for his future. He will romp like a puppy and runs like a gazelle. And his natural athleticism would prove him to be a good agility or herding candidate.




Sex: F
Color: White with S/W markings
Variety: Rough
Age: 5-6
Rescued: El Paso TX
Fostered: Alamogordo NM
Bio: Shasta, rough sable and white collie, was discarded once she was no longer useful as a breeder, and left to starve or die in the desert near El Paso when rescued. She was covered with ticks, filthy, skinny, and was carrying a four pound cancerous mammary tumor that was weeping and ready to rupture. It was successfully removed, and later two more mammary tumors were removed. She is spayed, current on her shots, and HW negative. She also had a dental extraction and a good teeth cleaning. Shasta is now a Foster To Adopt with Carina in Gilbert AZ.




Livvy, a 4-6 months old sable and white smooth collie, is and hopelessly cute, and has some mange, mostly on her head. Livvy is in a Foster to Adopt home in Alamogorgo NM, and awaits a spay and further vetting.




Prince, a 2 year old sable and white smooth collie, has heartworms and will need extensive treatment over a long time. Prince is now in his FTA home being treated for his heartworm. He still needs to be neutered, but he is most likely already in his final home in Amarillo TX.




Sex: Male
Color: Tri Color
Variety: Rough
Age: 5
Rescued: Phoenix AZ August 2011
Fostered: Phoenix AZ
Bio: Hershey is a very distinctive looking rough-coat collie who gets a lot of comments about his unusual color.  That is actually the result of his having Canine Cyclic Neutropenia (Gray Collie Syndrom). It is a genetic stem cell disorder that occurs in Collies. This disorder is caused by an abnormality of the stem cells in the bone marrow from which all blood cells are developed. The result is a cyclic fluctuation in blood cell numbers.

Hershey has a "spell" about once a month for two days where the number of neutrophils drop dramatically, then rebounds. During his spell, he is mopey, doesn't want to eat and he drools a lot. The rest of the time he acts like a normal dog. Affected dogs rarely live beyond 3 years of age and often die within the first few weeks. Hershey is about 5 years old so he is definitely different. We have consulted some specialists and some feedback suggests that since he has lived this long that he may live a relatively normal lifespan.  Symptoms of this condition are that the dogs are typically smaller, have gray noses, gray coloring, are prone to bacterial infections, bleeding issues, bad teeth, and have small eyes. Hershey is not on any treatments nor has he had any treatments in the past. He was on an antibiotic when we received him for swollen gums, but hasn't had any problems since.

His medical issues are a shame because he is just a laidback, sweet boy. He is very friendly and loves attention. He is usually quiet except when his foster parents come home, then he will bark. He would rather be inside then outside or wherever his foster parents are. He is housebroken, uses the doggie door, like to ride in cars and walks well on a leash. He gets along with other dogs, rabbits, and kids. We don’t know if he gets along with cats but would be shocked if he did not. He doesn't play ball or tug. Doesn't seem to want to play with other dogs, but he will roughhouse with his foster parents. 

Hershey is now on permanent medical hold. He is too frail to be adopted.