In 1984, Sharon opened her own small boarding kennel, Amber Lynn Kennels, in Ohio. She and several other exhibitors/breeders in Delaware and Franklin Counties began working together as a rescue and saved 17 Collies during their first year of operation. They knew that they could do more with additional resources, so Sharon added 12 more kennel runs to her facility, dedicating them solely for rescue. The group ensured that for each rescue dog, all medical needs were addressed, grooming was completed, and assessment was conducted by those with Collie experience and knowledge of the breed. Then, the rescue Collies were placed for adoption. This was the beginning of Tri-State Collie Rescue (TSCR).
TSCR grew enough to incorporate as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the early ’90s. At present, TSCR services 11 states, has over 100 volunteers, and has rescued over 2,000 since its inception. Our goal is to give our dogs a new lease on life, one at a time. With our expanding service area, we are always in need of volunteers, veterinarians who provide discounted services to rescues, groomers, shelter partners, and donors. If you can help in any way, please complete our Volunteer Questionnaire or use our site’s Contact Form so we can put you in touch with the appropriate TSCR department. Our mission is, and always will be: “Rescue, Restore, Rehome.”