A Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization

Serving Northern California
and Surrounding Areas
* NorCal Collie Rescue is California non-profit public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation C2798651 EIN 20-3381549.
   Your donations are fully tax deductible.
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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.
Important information for prospective adopters!  Please read!

All prospective adopters should fill out an adoption application as soon as possible, so that we can your home check done and get you on the waiting list.  Refer to our adoption checklist to see you through the adoption procedure.  Find out more about adoptions on our adoption information page.

Evaluation hold means that a dog is not yet available for adoption, pending further evaluation perhaps for behavioral or medical reasons.
Adoption pending means that the dog is in the process of being adopted but not yet signed over and delivered to the adopting home.

NCR reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone, if for any reason an area coordinator feels that a particular collie, or any collie, is not suitable for a  prospective home.  NCR will not adopt collies out of our area of coverage, which is northern California.  Some area coordinators will not place a collie too far to be able to support the adoption. NCR does collaborate with collie rescue organizations adjacent to our area of coverage:  Southland Collie Rescue and Cascade Collie Rescue.

Adoption fees are prorated by the age & condition of the dog.

See our schedule of adoption fees below.

Click here for more explanation of how adoption fees are determined.

If you didn't find a good match here, check our referral page!

THANK YOU for supporting collie rescue!  The collies thank you!
2010 NCR Adoption Fee Statement

Adoption fees are charged to cover the costs of rescuing and rehoming collies.  The single major cost of rescuing and rehoming collies is veterinary, to cover spaying and neutering and basic health care. Currently NCR adoption fees do not fully cover the average cost of rescuing and rehoming each dog. Generous donors make up the difference between NCR’s costs for rehoming and the adoption fee, but NCR does not yet receive enough funds in donations to defray these costs fully.

Click here for more information on how NCR sets adoption fees.

We have set the adoption fees to the minimum necessary to meet the needs of our collies and find them their forever homes.  Our fee schedule is based upon the age and health care needs of the dogs in their new homes. The adoption fee for a young, healthy adult dog can range from $500 to $350.  This fee may be adjusted at the discretion of the area coordinator, based upon age, adoptability, and probable health care costs or other extenuating factors.

Adoption fees for dogs over 5 years old or any dog with health or other issues will generally be less than $350. For puppies and young dogs under 12 months of age become available, the adoption fee will be higher.

Our adoption fee schedule is designed so that younger and more desirable dogs help to subsidize the care of the older, less adoptable dogs for which health care is expensive and reasonable adoption fees are limited.   Learn more about our Angel Fund, which also supports the health care costs of our older and other special-needs dogs.

We appreciate any donations and financial support that the adoptive homes can offer to defray our real costs of rescuing and rehoming collies.  To learn how you can help NCR financially click here.
Shiloh is a 10 month old female, sable puppy that just came in to NCR.  Shiloh has been spayed, is heartworm negative and is up-to-date on all of her shots.   She has been adopted by one of our interested, waiting adopters.

If you are interested in adopting one of our rescue collies, don’t wait for them to be posted on the website - complete an online application.  Most of our dogs never make it up on our website as they are placed with people who completed an online application and are patiently waiting for the right collie to come along. Don’t miss out!
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.
Sasha is a 7 year young, female, sable collie.  She has been spayed and is up-to-date on her shots.  She does suffer from “collie nose” and is in desperate need of a teeth cleaning, otherwise she is in great shape.  She is a small “farm collie” type, weighing in at only 40 lbs.

Sasha’s “mom” passed away and her family wanted to keep her, however, they determined their very busy lifestyle was not what was best for Sasha.  They want Sasha to go to a loving home that can give her the time and attention she very much deserves.   She is very playful for a 7 year old.  She loves to run and play with other dogs - large and small.  She is very social and submissive; she would get along with most any personality.  She loves walks and her people.  She is great with kids.  She has never been exposed to cats so her behavior with them is unknown.  She is well mannered and housebroken.  Sasha is an easy, easy-going dog that will be a wonderful addition to any family.
Sasha’s adoption fee is $200.  If you have additional questions please send emails to laurie@calcollierescue.org.   If you live in Northern California and are interested in adopting Sasha, please complete an online application.