How to Adopt

Dog Visits


Thank you for considering TSCR as your partner in adopting. If you have researched collies and shelties and know either is your breed, you are in the right place. If you would like additional information on either, please visit the Get to Know Your Collie or Sheltie section of this website. To start the adoption process, read on. We reserve the right to refuse any adoption. Please note, potential adopters are responsible for traveling to meet and pick-up their potential new family members from the foster family and responsible for return in the event it becomes necessary.

Complete the form below and click submit to send your application. Applications will ONLY be accepted through this page via PC or laptop and this is the only way we can guarantee we receive your application. We cannot guarantee we will receive any applications sent via iPad, tablet, or smartphone.

NOTE : After submitting your application, please ensure you check any spam folders or filters for email responses from TSCR. Also, it may take up to 72 hours to receive a response directly.

Adoption Policy

The adopting family:

  • Agrees that no member of the family has ever been charged with cruelty to animals.
  • Will keep the dog as a house pet and not in a doghouse, left in a fenced yard unattended for long periods of time or tied to a chain or cable run.
  • Will provide a fenced yard or will leash walk/exercise the dog regularly.
  • Will provide sufficient, food, water, shelter, and veterinary care.
  • Will obtain and keep a current dog license and rabies tag.
  • Will have the dog examined by a vet within ten (10) days from the date of the adoption.
  • Will have a two-week trial period of adjustment, during which time the collie may be returned to TSCR for a refund of 1/2 the adoption donation.
  • In the event that the adopting family is unable to keep the dog for whatever reason, TSCR must be notified and TSCR will assist in its placement. At no time may the dog be sold, leased, or given away.
  • Will, in the event that the adoptive family determines that the adopted dog must be returned to TSCR, agree to bear all costs and make all arrangements related to the return of the dog(s) to TSCR.
  • If the dog has not been altered at the time of the adoption, the adopting family will have the dog spayed or neutered by the date indicated on the adoption contract and will provide evidence of the surgery.
  • The adopting family agrees that if a TSCR representative determines that the terms and conditions of this agreement have not been met or that the dog is not receiving proper care, the adopting family agrees to surrender custody of the dog upon demand. Should it be necessary to litigate in connection with any dispute, the adopting family agrees to pay all court costs and attorney’s fees.
  • TSCR does not warrant the temperament or behavior of either the rescue dog or that it is free of genetic defects. Furthermore, TSCR is not responsible for any acts of the rescue dog while living with the adopting family.

Adoption Application

Contact Information


Living Situation

Veterinarian Information

Current/Previous Pets

Please note:

A submitted application does not guarantee adoption of a Collie from TSCR.

The dog an applicant would like to adopt from TSCR may not be the one best suited to meet applicant’s needs.

TSCR reserves the right to offer one they feel is better suited to match the application.

By signing this Application, I certify that the information provided is truthful and correct to the best of my knowledge. By submitting the application, I affirm that (1) I have read the adoption policies of the Tri-State Collie Rescue (TSCR), (2) I agree to be bound by those policies, (3) I understand that the decision on whether to accept this or any application, or to place any particular dog with any particular applicant is at the exclusive discretion of Tri-State Collie Rescue, (4) TSCR will speak with the applicant's veterinarian (please notify your vet that we will call and that you give your permission for us to check on past care of your animals) and references (please notify your references that we may call and that you give your permission for us to speak with them), and (5) all dogs are now and remain the property of Tri-State Collie Rescue and must be returned to TSCR upon demand.


For purposes of this application, printing your name constitutes a signature.

Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by the Tri-State Collie Rescue (TSCR). Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At TSCR, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

TSCR gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submission to forms and to receive our electronic newsletters.
  • Information TSCR gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does TSCR divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

We offer a free electronic newsletter, which requires some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users. TSCR gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided in every newsletter. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. Our content is geared towards adults over the age of 18, and therefore, we do not expect children under the age of 18 to provide us with any personally identifiable information.

TSCR tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. TSCR does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. TSCR uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site.

TSCR uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule, and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. TSCR never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners. When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

TSCR uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

TSCR operates secure data networks protected by industry-standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by TSCR. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

All payments and donations are processed by a third-party vendor. You will be redirected from the TSCR site to the third party site in order to complete these transactions

Statement of Confidentiality

By submission of a volunteer or foster application, I have read, understand and will abide by the Confidentiality Agreement for TSCR.

During my association with TSCR and thereafter, I will keep confidential, refrain from disclosing, and use only in the performance of my volunteer duties all confidential information of TSCR that I develop or learn about during the course and scope of my association.  I understand that this agreement covers all confidential business and technical information and know-how of or about TSCR which is not generally known to persons outside of TSCR and which I have not been specifically authorized to disclose or use.  Examples of confidential information include, but are not limited to, information on finances, donors or volunteer performance, condition of animals, campaigns, outreach programs and information received from others that TSCR has agreed to keep confidential.

Photos, surrender information and locations of animals are not be shared outside of the TSCR volunteer page and certainly not on private social media pages for the safety of said animals as well as the volunteers fostering them. Express written consent must be obtained from the TSCR Board prior to use of these images, records, locations for any reason other than “need to know” notifications on the private volunteer FB page.  Items which can be freely shared are those posted on the public TSCR Facebook page.