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Our Featured Winston-Salem, NC Partner:

Collie Rescue of the Carolinas

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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We realize there are good homes for Collies in states other than the Carolinas and have no objections to out of state adoptions. However when a match is made, the prospective adopter must be willing to travel to meet the Collie and take him or her home. We will work very closely during the adoption process to suggest a Collie that will fit in at your home.

About Our Rescue Group:

Collie Rescue of the Carolinas is a non-profit 501 C (3) organization dedicated to the safety and welfare of purebred rough and smooth collies. Animal shelters, humane societies, animal control, and private citizens in both North Carolina and South Carolina use our services. The typical scenario is that someone contacts a member of our group about a collie that needs a home; often these dogs are only days, even hours, away from death. We then make arrangements to pick up the collie and pay adoption and medical fees required by the surrendering organization. If all medical work has not already been done, we take the collie to a veterinarian.
Before it leaves our care, it must have been vaccinated for rabies and communicable diseases such as distemper and parvo, spayed or neutered, tested for heartworm and treated if infected, and wormed. In addition, we have set broken bones and removed bullets and shot from collies in the program. Our new charge is also brushed out or clipped if the coat is too matted, bathed and treated for fleas and ticks.
Next, each rescue collie is placed in a foster home to receive care until a suitable adoptive home comes along. The foster caregivers treat each dog as they do their own. A photograph and brief biography is placed on our web site so that prospective adopters know what collies we have available.
When interested adopters contact us, we go over prospects with them and answer any questions. The adopter must have an appropriate fenced area, know something about the responsibilities of dog ownership, and allow the collie to have at least some indoor privileges. When a match is made, the adopter must fill out an adoption contract and agree to a home visit when possible.

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption fee is $250.00 with special consideration for Collies seven years or up. Includes spay or neuter, routine shots, heartworm check and preventative, flea prevention, worming, grooming and a six month supply of heartworm preventative.

After receiving the application, the vet reference will be checked to verify that current pets are up to date on all vaccinations and preventatives. Applicant will be interviewed in their home by a volunteer in the area. We cannot promise the collie applying for will be here when this process is completed.

Once this process is complete, we will work to match you with a dog that is right for your family, or we’ll place you on a waiting list. At the time of adoption a contract must be completed and signed.

We reserve the right to refuse an applicant if, in our judgment, the home situation is not compatible with the needs of a collie or if the breed is not suitable for the applicant.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.