Rehoming a Pet

TSCR understands that circumstances arise where owners can no longer care for their dogs, a breeder or show dog may be retiring and in need of a home, or a death may have occurred, leaving a dog in need. The decision to give your Collie, Sheltie, or mix thereof a second chance at a happy life is both applauded and respected. As a safe and reassuring alternative to Internet listings, newspaper advertisements, or shelter abandonment, TSCR has successfully placed over 5,000 Collies, Shelties, and mixes since our inception in 1984.

All TSCR adopters are carefully screened and matched according to the individual needs of each dog. Having every dog’s best interest in mind is at the heart of our cause, which also means that we never release any of our dogs to shelters. You can feel confident that TSCR will find the best possible home for your beloved family member.

Upon entry into our program, each TSCR dog receives a thorough examination from our veterinarians, including MDR1 genotyping, vaccinations, treatment, medication, and any necessary surgeries before going to a foster home. We supply monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventatives for every dog in our care. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization; if at all possible, please consider making a tax-deductible donation before turning your dog over to us. This will help to defray some of our rescue expenses and enable us to continue saving Collies, Shelties and mixes thereof in our ever-expanding service area.

TSCR has never refused a dog when the owner could not afford a donation, pay for veterinary care, or provide proof of vaccinations, but please remember that it is the generosity of our donors that allows us to rescue, provide care, and find happy homes for these dogs. If you cannot make a donation at the time of surrender, perhaps you will remember us in the future.

It is important for TSCR to have as much knowledge as possible regarding the needs of your dog. Any information or documentation pertaining to your dog’s health and behavior will allow for a smoother transition into our program.


  • Fill out the Contact Form on our website to let us know that you need assistance with rehoming your dog. Our Director will then reach out to you directly by email to ask for a brief description of your pet, a photo, and a phone number where you can be reached.
  • Complete the online TSCR Surrender Form. Fill out the form in full, and please print and sign a paper copy before you submit the online form. Be as detailed as possible, and present the form at the time of surrender.
  • A TSCR volunteer will call you and confirm arrangements to pick up your dog.
  • Please provide the intake volunteer with any previous vet records, your dog’s current rabies certificate, present medications (including dosage instructions), and a completed surrender form.

NOTE: None of this information is released to anyone outside of TSCR. It is used solely for the purpose of placing the dog in the best foster home and determining any medical needs. You are always welcome to contact TSCR for an update on your surrendered pet, but please know that we do not release adopter information, either.

Entrust Your Pet to TSCR

Rehoming a Pet

Tri-State Collie Rescue Rehoming Form

This section to be completed by a TSCR representative.

Vaccinations Record

General Information to help us place the dog

I, am the owner, or guardian of this collie. I voluntarily release this animal to Tri-State Collie Rescue, for placement through their program. By signing this release, I understand that I am relinquishing all future claims to the aforementioned collie. I hereby give my veterinarian permission to release all medical records pertaining to this collie and hereby give my permission for them to discuss all medical diagnoses and treatment while the collie was in my care. I certify my understanding that all collies who enter TSCR are examined by a veterinarian, and that those found to be aggressive or suffering from a terminal disease will be euthanized. I understand that TSCR may use and disclose the information in my application form, and any other information that TSCR receives in the course of the application process, in evaluating my application and for other purposes related to the operations of TSCR, I give my unconditional consent to such use and disclosure and I agree that TSCR shall not be liable for any claims related to the use and disclosure of that information.