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Serving Northern California
and Surrounding Areas
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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.
This beautiful, bonded pair will be a blessing to whoever brings them into their home.

Emily is 8 years old, spayed and up-to-date on her vaccinations.  Emily LOVES people.  She traveled a lot with her family as a young pup and was exposed to a lot of people in various situations.  As with most collies, she was usually the center of attention, wherever she went and ate it up.  While she was never certified in therapy, she spent many weekends serving in that role at local nursing homes where her loving and mellow personality would bring comfort and joy to the residents.

Emily experiences seizures when given flea and heartworm medications.  She must be treated holistically, if needed, for prevention of fleas due to her severe drug sensitivity.  Emily is starting to show signs of arthritis in her right front leg. A low dose of anti- inflammatory works wonders for her.   She recently had blood work done and it came back wonderful.

Katie is 5 years old, spayed and up-to-date on her vaccinations.  Katie is high energy and would likely do well in agility if her new family wanted to pursue that activity with her. She is loyal, sensitive and affectionate, but doesn't seek people out like Emily.

Katie has flea allergies.  Fortunately, she does not have Emilyís drug sensitivity and is doing well on an oral flea preventative with no side effects.  Katie also has severe food allergies and must be kept on a strict diet to prevent GI issues.  They are currently being fed Natureís Recipe Venison and Rice but Blue Buffalo is another brand they do well with, the lamb and rice.

Both girls are well mannered and know basic obedience commands.  They donít beg as they were never given people food.  Nor are they barkers indoors although, when excited, Katie loves to express herself in a way only collies can.  She will, however, immediately quiet down if asked.  They have been raised in an apartment and are indoor dogs. They are housebroken - to the point where Emily will vomit before going in the house..  They get along well with other dogs and cats.  They love people and are good with kids. 

While we would consider adopting them out separately to the right homes. We would prefer to adopt them out together.

If you live in Northern California, have a love of collies, are willing to adopt them as a pair, understand collie allergies and drug sensitivity issues or are willing to learn -- Please complete our online adoption application.  If you have additional questions, and would like to discuss Emily and Katie further prior to completing an application, please email laurie@calcollierescue.org

These girls are currently being fostered in Davis, CA.  You must be willing to drive to Davis to meet them for adoption.
Perry was discovered in an animal shelter in Taiwan by dog rescue there. I saw him in some pictures
that were sent to me, and although they said he was a border collie, he looked very collie-ish to me.
Oops!  I did not know that border collies came in sable and white!  Come to find out they do, but sable
and white is a rare color for B.C.s I hear.  When I picked Perry up from SFO, that is when I realized,
yes, he is a pure bred B.C. after all. And what a sweet little guy he is. Almost perfect! And only 39 lbs.
If you know collies and border collies, you know that usually collies have a few less batteries than
border collies. In other words, usually collies are a bit less charged up.  But Perry is calm. He might
have one more battery than most collies his age, but for the most part he is very laid back. And smart
of course. Because that's how border collies roll.
Perry is approximately 7 years old. He had all of his vet needs taken care of in Taiwan. He was heart
worm positive and had a tick born illness, poor guy, but all of that has been fully treated and cured.
One thing though is that Perry walks with a limp. We had full body x-rays done to rule out things like
bone cancer and arthritis. The x-rays were looked at by a specialist who found that Perry had broken
both bones in one front leg at some point in his life. His leg was allowed to heal on its own, with no
medical treatment. Well it did heal, and he is in no pain,  but it did not heal properly so he will walk with
a limp possibly for the rest of his life. The good news is that we learned from the full body x-rays, that
his heart shows no sign of damage from the heart worm, and he has no arthritis or any other skeletal
issues. His x-rays will be available for review.
Perry is good with other dogs, great with cats, and even live stock and chickens. He has no desire to
chase or bother any of them, which is surprising for his breed. He doesn't seem to have much of a
herding instinct. He has not been evaluated with children, but he loves all people, so older children
would probably be ok.  He does love to play chase with other dogs, and sometimes gets the zoomies
in the yard.  He likes toys, and to play with other dogs. He is quite submissive. 
As far as we can tell, he had no training prior to being rescued, but he now sits on command. And he
does come when called usually, but that needs work as well.  He may have had more training, but
because he doesn't understand very much English yet, its hard to tell.  One thing he does do, which is
very cute, he likes to hold your hand. He literally puts his paw up and uses his nails to hold on to your
hand. Not in a harmful way, but just letting you know he doesn't want to let go.
Perry does need leash work. He does pull some, but because of his small size its not a huge deal,
and it can be addressed with training. He loves to go for walks, and gets excited when he sees the
leash. He doesn't require a lot of exercise. Just daily walks, and occasionally playing with a dog friend
and toys. He is not the type that needs to be worn out everyday to be well behaved and happy. He
does prefer to be with people over other dogs. And is content to just be petted and loved.

He is a couch potato when we are relaxing. He loves to lay on the couch and cuddle. Very
calm and good in the house. He never gets into things, and is not a chewer. He is a
complete Velcro dog. He wants to be with his human at all times but is totally fine being
left alone. He was a little needy at first, but after a month in foster care, he now will  play
on his own without his human. He is crate trained and uses a dog door at his foster home
to go out to do his business. He is house trained, but will mark in new situations. Which is
normal for a lot of males.
Perry loves to go in the car. He travels very well. Very relaxed in the car, never makes a
peep.  No car sickness.
Perry is a great little dog that needs a loving home with people who have time to spend
with him, and preferably, access to another gentle dog friend, either in his home or through
play dates. He would love a cat friend as well. He must be allowed on the couch. He would
not be happy otherwise. He sleeps on a dog bed or on the couch at night. All night, never
moves. He will sleep in a crate too!
If you think you have just the right home for Perry, please fill out and submit our online
adoption application. Please only Northern California homes, and no unprotected pools.