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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A gentle girl in excellent health, 12-year-old Allie has been microchipped, is spayed and house trained. She is at her optimal weight of 72 pounds. She is heartworm negative, and she is current with all required vaccinations other than rabies, which will lapse on January 18, 2015. Allie is a loyal girl that will be at your side whenever the opportunity arises. She is very good on a leash, content to mosey along and take in the scenery. She is not distracted by critters or cars, as she’s been there, done that… she’s merely out for a stroll and some fresh air. Her size may seem somewhat intimidating to toddlers, but she is a mellow girl and very patient with children. Six years and older is best suited to her temperament.
Maria is a tri-colored spayed female smooth Collie mix, perhaps mixed with Husky. She is about 5 years of age. She is house-broken and crate-trained. Living in a noisy shelter for three years was probably very stressful so she would be best suited as a single pet in a household with no small children. Maria is healthy, incredibly affectionate, playful and self-assured.
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.