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Serving Northern California
and Surrounding Areas
* NorCal Collie Rescue is California non-profit public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation C2798651 EIN 20-3381549.
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Collies Available for Adoption

Please read important information for prospective adopters at the bottom of this page!

Not all NorCal collies are listed on this page. We often work from a waiting list. If you are interested in adopting a collie, please send in an application[Click Here].  It often takes time to match each collie with just the right forever home.  Thank you for your patience.
Emma is ready to find her forever homes. She came into rescue in March morbidly obese. She could barely walk. She's lost about 20 pounds and has ten or so more to go. She has some issues due to her past weight that will need ongoing monitoring and medications, but she is an absolute sweetheart. She loves cats. She adores cats. And they love her. She gets along well with all. She is no pushover, though. She lets the other dogs in her foster home know her boundaries, and even the more aggressive ones have never bothered her. She was shaved to the skin before arriving, but her coat is beginning to come back in. She is 9 years young. She is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on all vaccinations. Available only to a home in Northern California.

Emma is a very special collie. She needs someone who is equally as special. If you are interested in Emma, please put in an
application or email charlene@calcollierescue.org.
Ruly:  Have you been searching  for a smooth collie pup?  Well look who we have!!

Ruly was found stray and then rescued from a shelter. He is probably between 9 months to a year old. He is neutered, micro chipped, Heartworm tested (neg) and up to date on all shots.

We think he is 3/4 collie and 1/4... well, not sure, that's still up for debate. Some sort of hound maybe? He looks and acts so much like a pure bred collie, but he has some of what they call "ticking"... little spots on his front legs which are not a collie trait. And his ears are floppy.  We have seen several pure bred collies with floppy ears, but we don't think in his case that his are 100% collie ears.

Ruly came to us knowing nothing as far as any obedience, or social skills with other dogs. He has very puppy-ish behavior.  All he knew was play play play! He loves other dogs, but he didn't seem to have an "off button". Which is common in a puppy, but can sometimes be annoying to other dogs.  So he was sent to our trainer for a few weeks. He has learned quickly and is doing much better now.

Ruly is very healthy, young and playful.  He loves to play with other dogs, toys, and is great with cats, kids.  He adores people.   He is very athletic. He loves to run and jump.  He needs to have lots of exercise every day or he will look for something to amuse himself.   

He is potty trained, and settles down nicely in the house and at his trainer's office.  After a good morning romp at the dog park, he will snooze for hours. He is a wonderful travel companion.  He is very well behaved in the car. He has been left unsupervised in the house many times, with the cat! and there were no issues. Although he is a counter surfer.  Food items cant ever be left within his reach, as this would reinforce that bad behavior. This can be trained away in no time.

He does not jump up on people and he is not a big barker. He's a pretty quiet guy most of the time. If he sees another dog, while out for his walks on leash, he will bark and jump up and down, because he wants to play with every dog he meets. He is not aggressive in any way. But still needs some leash work. 

He is very social and can go dog parks.  He doesn't get offended if another dog growls or snaps at him. He just wants to run and play.

Like all young dogs, Ruly will need to continue his training after he is adopted. He will need to go to puppy classes, or go to a home with experienced dog handlers that will continue his training. This is what we expect for any of our young active collies.

If you are looking for a love bug, Ruly may be your guy. If you think yours is the right home for him, please fill out and submit our adoption application.