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We are Tri-State Collie Rescue Inc.

A 501©(3) non-profit organization

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TSCR is a 501©(3) non-profit that is a volunteer and foster-based rescue headquartered in Ohio. We have volunteers and provide services in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Tennessee and West Virginia. Our rescue provides all veterinary care, housing, assessment and general training for owner-surrendered, breeder released, stray or neglected dogs.

Our History


Our founder and current Director, Sharon Goodburn, began saving collies at the tender age of 17 when she obtained her first collie, Princess. Princess was Sharon’s constant companion for 14 years. Sharon loved the breed so much and wanted to be around collies as much as possible, so she began volunteering at Kingswood Kollie Kennel, owned by Elva Alexander, in 1959. Sharon took care of the grooming and dietary needs of the collies at Kingswood, and her volunteering lead to being owned by a second collie, Dutchess. Then, she co-owned a 3rd & 4th (Tammy & Amber) with Elva, and thus began decades of dedication to the admiration and preservation of the breed.

In 1984, Sharon opened her own small boarding kennel, Amber Lynn Kennels. She and a couple of other exhibitors/breeders in Delaware and Franklin counties in Ohio began working together as a rescue, and saved 17 collies the first year. They knew they could do more with additional resources, so Sharon added 12 more kennel runs to her facility, dedicating them for rescue. The group ensured all medical needs were addressed, grooming was completed, those with collie experience and knowledge of the breed assessed the collies, and then they were placed for adoption. Thus, the beginning of Tri-State Collie Rescue.

TSCR grew enough to incorporate in the early 90s as a 501 ©3 non-profit. Currently, TSCR services 11 states, has over 100 volunteers, and in 2019 rescued 131 dogs. 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 service to rescues, groomers, shelter partners, and donors. If you can help in any way, complete our volunteer questionnaire or utilize the contact form on this website so we can get you in touch with the correct department. Our motto is and will remain, “Rescue, Restore and Rehome” The Ultimate Recycle!

Sharon with her collies, Chad, Caitlyn and Solo
Sharon with her collies, Chad, Caitlyn and Solo

Our Mission