Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue
Another superb video by Denice Rutherford!
“Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”
Your pooch can be a video star!
Read all about it below and use the link provided to
send in your entry by December 15.
Lately, too many of the wonderful Collies and Shelties coming in to our organization have been neglected horribly. Senior Shelties that have never seen a vet in their entire lives, with abscessed teeth, elevated liver enzymes and a sad look in their eyes. Scrawny Collies with heartworm disease and straw-like fur. Dogs that spent their entire lives under a trailer and need long periods of rehab and recuperation, not to mention often extensive veterinary care. Morbidly obese Shelties that can barely manage to stand, let alone walk, and need time to regain some semblance of health. These abused and neglected dogs are the reason we do ongoing fund-raising. And we are always looking for creative ways to capture your attention and “beg” for some of your discretionary dollars.
Does your fabulous dog do tricks? Do you know at a glance if he is begging for something by his pose, his eyes or the twitching of his pencil nose? Would your pooch love to be a part of a video to be seen on our homepage? And who knows, the video could go viral and your dog could be the next superstar!
The ever-talented Denice Rutherford (our videographer) and our Mistress of the Web, Bonnie Simrell, are teaming up to have some fun by making a video using photos of your dogs begging with the Temptations hit song “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.” For a donation of $10 (or more if you chose) per photo of your beloved pet begging, history will record that your pooch participated in this project.
Photos and any accompanying text should be submitted digitally via the form found here. Deadline for submitting photos: December 15, 2013.
To watch Denice Rutherford’s great video of the 2013 Picnic
and for information about other happenings this summer and fall,
please visit our Events page.
If you’d like to volunteer for future RMCSR events,
please contact our Event Coordinators,
Sandy and Jerry York, 303-840-4861 or email.
Video from Denice Rutherford!
Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue, Inc. (RMCSR)
Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue, Inc. (RMCSR), formerly Pueblo Collie/Sheltie Rescue, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1979 to rescue, rehabilitate, and place lost, abused and abandoned Collies, Collie-mixes, Shelties, and Sheltie-mixes in loving, responsible homes. We are a certified rescue organization through the Colorado Board of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s office. Dogs stay in carefully selected foster homes and receive complete veterinary care until they are matched to carefully screened and approved adopters. We do not adopt out dogs at public events.
Shop for Merchandise!
Check out our merchandise shop where you can buy our exclusive t-shirts, mouse pads, and bandanas.
You’ll be the envy of the neighborhood when you walk your Collie or Sheltie in your very own Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue t-shirt while your 4-legged friend sports a matching bandana!
They will also make great gifts for the Collie or Sheltie lover on your list. This is a great way to help support our mission and look good doing it!
RMCSR Wine Shop
Looking for a great gift? Try a bottle or more of wine from the Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Cellars! Each of the six wines features one of our wonderful RMCSR adoptees. Your purchase helps Collies and Shelties in need of a second chance. Order online, by mail or phone – ordering information is at your fingertips in the RMCSR Wine Shop! To explore the selection of quality wines, click on the image below!
Help for Lost Dogs
We’ve been hearing a lot about lost dogs recently. The Missing Pet Partnership is an excellent source of information and tips to help find a pet. Their focus is on understanding the likely reactions of a lost pet to circumstances and events around him, including rescue efforts. There are comprehensive and well-organized sections on cat, dog, and other specific pet “lost behaviors” as well as discussions of counterproductive owner and rescuer behaviors. Here is the section on Recovery Tips: Lost Dog Behavior. Links to these and other useful articles are also provided in the RMCSR Resources page.
Can You Foster a Collie or Sheltie?
We have dogs coming in just about weekly, and we always need foster homes. If you have a fenced yard, are dog savvy and are a loving, responsible person — let us hear from you. Previous adopters make wonderful foster homes too! For additional information, Please visit our Fostering page.
Your Donation Makes a Difference
The economy has affected non-profit rescue organizations nationwide. Donations are down, but the number of dogs in need is going up. Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your donations are welcome and tax deductible.
You can be assured that 100 percent of your tax-deductible donation will be used for direct, hands-on care of our rescue dogs as we prepare them for a new life in their forever homes. You can make a monetary donation securely online at GivingFirst or PayPal. You also can mail your donation check to:
Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue, Inc.
234 S. Hacienda del Sol Drive
Pueblo West, CO 81007
Or check our Wish List for items we need.
PetMeds Donation Program
RMCSR is pleased to have been accepted into the PetMeds Donation Program. From their blog: “At PetMeds we love our pets, and we feel it is important to give back to the pet community. Each month we donate needed pet supplies to approximately 100 different Animal Shelters and Rescues around the country.”