The Collie is a devoted family dog, especially with children. Although they require daily walks, they can also be couch potatoes. Despite the Rough Collie’s immense coat, they only need to be brushed about once a week, although the need for brushing may increase in shedding season. Collies are also a very clean breed and are noted for not having a doggie odor.
Kansas - Adoption Pending
Stormy - Adoption Pending
KiowaKiowa is a gorgeous, young spayed female collie. She was abandoned by her previous owners but is in beautiful condition, heartworm negative, microchipped, and up on all her vaccinations. She's definitely a people puppy so we'll be looking for an active family as her forever home. Our trainer has christened her one of the smartest dogs he's ever met so she'll need to be challenged and stimulated on a regular basis. No being a couch potato for her!
Kansas - Adoption PendingMeet Kansas, the glorious sable and white rough Collie. He is a 7-year-old neutered male that is active and funny and full of joy. At 66#, down from 70#, Kansas is fit and young for his age. He arrived already neutered and up to date on vaccines so the available dollars were spent on a heartworm test, blood chemistries and CBC and a complete dental cleaning and polishing with one minor extraction.
Stormy - Adoption PendingStormy is a sweet, elderly, mahogany sable spayed female. She loves everyone and everything and is a pleasure to have as a companion. Like many gracefully aging ladies she is slowing down a bit and is a little hard of hearing. Stormy would do best in a home where her person would be home with her most of the day.
Shelties love their families, but may be reserved at first with strangers. As a herding dog, they can be inclined to bark at and herd people. Shelties thrive on the farm but adapt to many living situations if given proper exercise. The breed’s dense double coat requires regular maintenance.
Minnie - Adoption Pending
Patches - Adoption Pending
Muffie - Adoption Pending
BellaBella, aka "Stinkerbelle" is an energetic, take charge kinda gal. She's about 7 yrs. old, in excellent health, and loves to be outdoors. While she looks very much like a sheltie, we think she may have a bit of something else in her veins. Bella's looking for a forever home with a dog-savvy family who won't let her get away with the whole farm. Could that be you?
ButtonsButtons is a 6-year-old neutered male Sheltie that came to us from our good friends at National Mill Dog Rescue. Buttons has surprised us with how quickly he has responded to good food and lots of treats taken from a human hand. He is walking well on a leash and coming when called (sort of!). Buttons is heartworm negative, has all his vaccines and had a dental at the same time as his neuter. He is microchipped, crate-trained, and well on his way to being housebroken. Kids over the age of 10 would be fun for him but not overwhelming.
Minnie - Adoption PendingSweet little Minnie is an 8-year-old spayed female tri-colored Sheltie. She is shy in the way that a puppy mill survivor can be shy but not catatonic like some of them can be. Minnie was used as a breeding dog until she was not of any use any longer. She was getting too old to produce litters so she was discarded. The family that Minnie has been dreaming of all these years is out there just waiting to give her all the love she has been missing out on. All adults and another quiet dog to show her the ropes.
Patches - Adoption PendingPatches, the 17# tri-colored Sheltie, must have belonged to someone who loved her earlier in her life, before she became a breeder dog on a commercial puppy farm. How someone could have sold or abandoned this little bundle is beyond my comprehension.Patches enjoys the company of other dogs unless they push their noses a little too far to sniff. She learns quickly and may even have a sense of humor when she is settled in. She likes our 10-year-old granddaughter as well as men and women. Cats are an unknown but since she may well be outweighed by a kitty, I doubt that it would be a problem. A friend who has met Patches suggested that she might have potential as a therapy dog, mostly for emotional support for folks who were ill. If I were to choose a life for her, I think that would be it. She is charming and absolutely precious.
Muffie - Adoption PendingMuffie is a puppy mill survivor. Can you see it in her eyes? She is an 8-year-old female that has had most of the vet care she needs, including vaccines, blood work, microchip and dental. Muffie has made great progress already. She actually will walk on a leash beside me and let herself be lifted into the van. Crate training came very easily to her.Time. That is what Muffie needs most now. Could you be the gentle soul that will give her everything she needs?
These are the lost or abandoned from breeds other than Collies and Shelties. They come into our program in many different ways, usually through the concern and effort of one or more RMCSR volunteers.
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These special Collies and Shelties have come to us with serious health issues or emotional damage that will require lengthy rehabilitation. They are loved and receiving the best possible individualized care.
RemingtonRemington is a project, one of those pups that inspired the "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" fundraiser described on our homepage. This little Sheltie mix had the odds stacked against him and had nowhere else to go. He was pretty much unsocialized with humans (but now thinks that some people may be all right). He was morbidly obese at 49.9# and could not even get himself to a standing position without help. Remi came into the world as a darling little mixed breed puppy that should have been treated with respect and good care. Instead he was left outside, without companionship, to grow into an almost feral dog. It is heartwarming to see how he is learning to trust. He must think humans have some redeeming value because he has not given up on us. Even though his owners gave up on him.
These Collies and Shelties have come to us with \”special needs.\” Humans may look at them as disabilities, but canines seem to overcome their challenges and move forward. We hope that RMCSR supporters will look at these precious dogs with the special eyes of love and consider giving them each a forever home.
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What to do if you see a baby you’d like …
Please begin the process for adoption by reading our Policies and Guidelines and, if we sound like the right group for you, proceed to the online Adoption Application. From there, our receipt of your completed application will be confirmed by email. You then will receive a follow-up phone call if we feel you are a good potential applicant for the dog. Lots of good conversation with the foster family, a reference from your veterinarian, and a home visit round out the screening process. We take dog adoption very seriously. Please put a lot of thought into why you want to adopt a dog, and help us make a good match for your family. We appreciate your taking the time to visit with us. We will look forward to hearing from you as well.