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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.
Mr. Pepper
11/11/14 update: Pepper has gained weight and now is at a healthy weight. He's quieted down a lot. Just needs a few basic lessons and will be a perfect family or companion dog. He is fine with all dogs. Is submissive, even to the Chihuahua. He walks well on leash, although not at a heel, but he is not a puller.  He shows a lot of youngster behavior.  Is probably closer to two years old. He is okay with cats, although he will show interest in chasing if one runs.  He's perfectly fine with one of my cats who does not run. If adopter has cats, will need to reinforce to not chase.

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Pepper is a collie mix who was found up past Berry Creek near the Plumas National Forest. He came in quite underweight at 35 lbs. We believe he’s possibly a mix of one or more of the following breeds: collie/border collie/sheltie/aussie. He’s estimated to be between 2-4 years old.

He’s been in quarantine for a nasty case of kennel cough, but he was neutered last week and is ready to find his forever home. He needs a family who knows the joys and challenges of living with a smart herding dog and will have a solid game plan in place to teach him all he’ll need to know to live in harmony with his new family.

He will learn quickly. He’s very loving. He’ll do well with other dogs. He has not been fully tested with cats, but hope to get that done in the next week. He’ll be good with children, but due to exuberant jumping (at this time), he can not be adopted to a family with children under eight.

He’s neutered, microchipped, HW tested negative, and vaccinated. All he needs is training and a family who will love this bundle of love forever!

If interested, please fill out our online adoption application
Lucy
Lucy is approximately 1 year old smooth, sable female.  Spayed, microchipped and current on all of her shots.  She is one of the Tomball, TX Seizure dogs.  She is loving, sweet, and great with other dogs,  She is full of playful puppiness. She shows no signs of aggression. She is fearful in certain situations and will alarm bark with a variety of strange noises.  She can not be placed in a home with children.  She is doing well in her socialization, however she will require basic obedience training.  It is helpful if her new home has experience with fearful dogs.  Her new family must commit to training classes to be considered. 

Adoption fee is $400.  We are currently interviewing waiting applicants to see if they are a good match for Lucy. 

If you are interested and don't already have an application on file, please complete our online adoption application
Barkley
Barkley is approximately 2 year old, blue merle, rough, male.  Neutered, microchipped and current on all of his shots.  He is one of the Tomball, TX Seizure dogs.  He is loving, sweet, and great with other dogs,  He is full of playful puppiness when he is feeling comfortable in his environment. He shows no signs of aggression. He is very fearful and will hide in his crate until it is safe. He is timid and needs more work to help him overcome his many fears.  He can not be placed in a home with children.  He will require basic obedience training. We will make him available for adoption once his confidence level increases. 

If you are interested and don't already have an application on file, please complete our online adoption application
Daysie
Daysie is a 9 year old, sable, rough collie whose owner passed away.  She will be evaluated and placed up for adoption in the coming weeks.

If you are interested and don't already have an application on file, please complete our online adoption application
Mercy Mia
Mercy Mia is approximately 4 years old smooth, sable female. Spayed, microchipped and current on all of her shots.  She is one of the Tomball, TX Seizure dogs.  She is loving, sweet, and great with other dogs,  She shows no signs of aggression. She is fearful and easily startled with loud noises or sudden movements. She can not be placed in a home with children.  She is doing well in her socialization, however she will require basic obedience training.  It is helpful if her new home has experience with fearful dogs. Mercy's foster family is considering making part of their family forever.
Kodie is mostly collie we think. He must have a pinch of something else in him, but your guess is as good as ours what it might be.  He is a sable headed white, with blue merle markings. He is very unique and flashy.

He is sweet, and cuddly as a collie should be. Plus he is extremely smart!

Kodie is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and is perfectly healthy.

Kodie is one of the "Forest dogs" (see Pepper's story on this page) We think that Kodie and Pepper are siblings, or are related in some way. Although we think that Kodie acts a bit more puppy-ish, so we are putting his age at between 1 and 2 years old.

Kodie has been with our NCR trainer for about a month now. When he first came to us, he had never seen the inside of a house before. Naturally he was quite curious about everything. He has been living as a house dog for 2 months now. He no longer needs to stay in a crate when unsupervised. He has full access to all parts of his foster home. He can be trusted left alone inside the house, as long as there are no shoes laying around. Yes, he still likes to chew on shoes. He is crate trained.
Kodie
Kodie is GREAT with cats!! We were quite surprised that he has no real interest, in cats, and ignores them for the most part. No cat issues at all.

He loves to play with other dogs, but because he was starving in the forest, in order to survive, he became a little food aggressive. He and Pepper most likely battled over any scrap of food they found. He guards his food in certain circumstances with other dogs. Never with humans. For that reason, Kodie might need  to be an only dog in his home, unless arrangements can be made to separate him when he is eating or enjoying a dog chew. He is not protective of toys or balls. 

Even though we recommend he be an only dog,  he does handle himself extremely well when playing with other dogs.  He never fights, and always defuses any hostile acts by other dogs, by walking away.  He just wants to run and play. He will need a lot of play time with dog friends. Everyday or several times a week at least.  He will need to go to a home that has access to dog parks, or play dates very regularly.

He is good around large live stock like horses and goats, but he can not be trusted with chickens or any other birds or small live stock. He must have needed to hunt birds and chickens to survive when he was in the forest .

It is preferred that Kodie goes to an adult home. Or to a home with very dog savvy kids over 12. He loves to play fetch, and he really doesn't jump up on people, but he needs to continue his training with experienced, active adults.

He is a very busy type. Yet he settles down nicely in the house.  He walks well on leash, but will pull if he sees something interesting. But is easily diverted back to his person when asked.He is a quiet dog. He hardly barks at all, but will alarm bark if he hears a the neighbor next door, or if someone is at the front door. Which is his job to do.  

Kodie is full of JOY. Just a happy go lucky boy, with a sweet, fun personality. He is one of the most affectionate dogs you will ever have.

Kodie is looking for an experienced dog home. He would be a great jogging partner.  He is very athletic... fast as lightning, and would be a wonderful candidate for agility or any dog sports. He even likes to swim!

If you think you have a place in your heart and home for Kodie, please fill out and submit our adoption application.