THE COLLIE is 22 to 26 inches at the shoulder and weighs 50 to 75 pounds. Although a large, active dog, the Collie is both elegant and graceful, appearing to float over the ground as it runs. Loyal and affectionate, the breed is naturally responsive to humans. Marked characteristics include the beautiful coat of the rough variety and the breed’s lean wedge-shaped head. The coat can be rough or smooth and the four accepted colors are sable and white, tri-color, blue merle and white. The best-known Collie is, of course, the famous Lassie.
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.
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She took my breath away … a beautiful sable and white rough coated collie girl with a picture-perfect face, stunning amber-brown eyes and those oh-so-adorable tipped collie ears. Classy Cassie (a.k.a. Cassidy) weighs about 50 pounds and is in excellent health. She is heartworm negative, up to date on all her vaccinations, is also micro-chipped and her next rabies vaccination is a distant 2 ½ years away. She is house trained. Although her vision is good, Cassie has a genetic eye condition (Corneal Lipid Dystrophy) that will require treatment with Cyclosporene eye drops for the rest of her life. A lively, strong-willed young girl, she is quite confident in her abilities and will therefore make a fine watch dog as she will not hesitate to bark loudly when a stranger appears. She is good with older children, but toddlers are an unknown. We think it best for her that she go to a home with another canine playmate or two with the energy to keep her occupied.
Hurley is a handsome 4-year-old (?) male rough Collie who has begun a fantastic journey to a better life. He is learning that humans are a source of love, joy, warmth, snuggles, and good food . . . just the way it should be. Hurley loves having regular meals, and shows no food aggression toward other dogs or when human hands go near his bowl. Since he was starved for a good portion of his life, Hurley does not understand that not all food is meant for him. Counter-surfing is a habit he will need to break but that may be difficult. Hurley does very well with children, and has been around little guys as young as 3 years old.
Sahara is a 67#, 9-year-old spayed female, mahogany sable rough-coated Collie. She is a smart and gentle soul that loves everyone and everything; people, cats, dogs, birds and squirrels.
Miley is a 6-year old, spayed female, 58# blue merle rough-coated Collie. She is a bright and friendly little soul that loves humans and gets along well with dogs and even cats, when properly introduced. She bounds after squirrels and intruder cats in the back yard and can be a bit of a barker.
Please begin the process for adoption by reading our Policies & 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 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.