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.
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.