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2015 COLLIE/SHELTIE STATS
Rescues:
29
Adoptions:
25

 

 

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We rescue every purebred collie in our area needing help, no matter how old or how sick. All donations to Southwest Collie Rescue are tax-deductible under Sect. 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

KEMOSABE

DOG-SAVVY ADOPTER WANTED FOR BEAUTIFUL COLLIE GIRL

Her name is Kemosabe, and if you grew up listening to The Lone Ranger on the radio, you know that means faithful friend.”

This collie, six years old, is yearning to be someone's faithful friend and companion. She's sweet, cooperative, and eager to please. She enjoys being
brushed, walks well on a leash, rides nicely in a car, and takes treats gently. She sits and lies down on command.

Kemosabe loves being loved, and basks in human attention. She wants to bond closely with her human. She'll put her head in your lap as if to say, "Here I am,
just for you."”

So why, if this girl is so wonderful, does she need a dog-savvy adopter? Because she's a resource-guarder.”

As TV dog trainer Victoria Stilwell has written, Resource guarding is when a dog controls access to food, objects, people and locations that are important to him through defensive body language or overt aggressive display. Such dogs are deeply insecure, Stilwell explains. They perceive other dogs as threats to their food, their toys, their home, and often their human. They do not tolerate competition.

Kemo, for example, can't be fed in the same room or yard with other dogs. She'll gobble her own food and move on to take that of others. And if she's
chewing on your wallet, best not try to take it out of her mouth.

Usually, resource-guarders can be trained out of this behavior. But it takes time, patience, a lot of love, and an understanding of what the dog needs to succeed.
We have reason to suspect that Kemo, earlier in her life, had to compete with other dogs for food. We know that she was left in a shelter by her owner, who
apparently was moving out of state.

The right home for Kemo will have, in addition to our usual requirements, no children, no other pets, human companionship for much of the day, and a
commitment to using all-positive training methods. SWCR will be happy to provide the necessary information.

If you'd like to talk to us about adopting (or fostering-to-adopt) Kemo, please call Arlene Starkey at (505) 982-8538, or e-mail her at arlenestarkey@q.com.

 

JUST ARRIVED!!!

These collies or shelties have just arrived in SWCR. Each will be vetted and fostered until SWCR knows enough about them to write a bio. That process can take a few weeks. Then they will move to the Collies Needing Homes page. So click on this link to see if the collie you last saw on this page is now ready for adoption.

Sorry, no new collies at this time!

 

   

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SOUTHWEST COLLIE RESCUE, CONTACT arlenestarkey@q.com

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