ADOPT A COLLIE
We may not always have adoptable collies available. However, if you’re interested in adopting a collie when one is available, please fill out an adoption application here.
Meet this playful pup, Isla!
Isla is located in Portland, Oregon. Isla is not in foster care with CCR; she is with her original owner and the goal is to place her directly from her current home. Isla’s owner adores her but is faced with changing health circumstances, and has made the difficult decision to rehome her. We are partnering with Isla’s owner to help find the perfect home for her.
Isla recently celebrated her first birthday on September 9th! Despite her young age, she doesn’t require a large amount of exercise. A playdate with a doggie friend here and there or a walk full of sniffs will fill her exercise quota (did you know that letting a dog sniff on walks fulfills their exercise needs better than focusing on walking by your side the entire time?!). If an adventure requires driving to, she would prefer not to travel too far due to a history of experiencing carsickness. It has mostly been resolved at this point but is worth being aware of.
Isla doesn’t require a crate when left home alone, and although she can be successfully left alone for a few hours, she would prefer to spend that time with you! Collies are an intelligent and handler-focused breed, and Isla certainly fits that bill. She will impress you with her ability to learn things quickly and will make you smile with the love she has to give.
With adolescence comes work; Isla’s challenges come down to experiencing sudden environmental change (typical of a herding breed at this age). Children have been the largest obstacle so far, after all, they are unpredictable and move erratically!
Although Isla isn’t a fan of human children, she loves other dogs! She would love another playful dog in the household, or playdates with dog friends in a backyard space or local Sniffspot (private outdoor spaces that can be rented by the hour as a safer and more controlled alternative to dog parks).
Overall, Isla will thrive in a household in which her humans look forward to creating a lifetime of memories with her.
If you think you might be the right match for her, please complete an adoption application here. If you have submitted an application within this calendar year, you do not need to submit another. We will review applications and follow up with those who may be the right fit. We generally do not place our collies outside of Oregon/Washington, although occasional exceptions may be made for an ideal match. Potential adopters must agree to a home visit in order to be considered.
Sugar is as sweet as her name! This beautiful girl was surrendered to the Idaho Humane Society in Boise by an owner who could no longer care for her. Sugar was transferred to our friends at Idaho Animal Welfare Group (IDAWG), and they helped get her to CCR.
We have very limited history of Sugar’s life before she came to us. According to the information her former owner provided to the shelter, Sugar is about six years old. She mostly lived outdoors and did not receive training or regular veterinary care. She is now spayed and current on vaccinations.
She has been adapting quickly to living indoors and being part of the family in her CCR foster home, although hardwood floors made her nervous at first. In the house, she is quiet and mellow. She enjoys carrying toys around and loves petting and affection from people. She walks nicely on a leash. She does get excited and may want to chase exciting things like bikes and bunnies (!!) but responds to “leave it”. We do not think she has lived with children, but she has met a few while in foster and has been friendly and appeared to enjoy being petted. We think she would do well in a home with respectful children.
Sugar has a mixed history with other dogs. She did live with multiple other dogs and a cat in her previous home, but we do not have any information about her interactions with them. Before coming to CCR she displayed aggression toward two larger shepherd-type dogs passing through the space where she was being housed. It is unknown exactly what triggered these behaviors. She is not living with other dogs in her current foster home, but she has met a number of other dogs while on walks and appears interested and friendly. She has greeted other dogs politely while on leash and has had a number of successful parallel walks. She also perks up when she sees dogs on TV. We think she would probably prefer a home with another respectful dog, but because of her unclear history, slow introductions will be important.
Sugar has been very tolerant of grooming and seems to enjoy being brushed. Regular grooming will be important to keep her beautiful coat in good condition and keep her nails short so she can stand and walk comfortably.
We have enjoyed getting to know Sugar in foster care over the past few weeks and are ready to begin taking applications for her. If you think you might be the right match for her, please complete an adoption application here. If you have submitted an application within this calendar year, you do not need to submit another. We will review applications and follow up with those who may be the right fit.
Sugar is being fostered in Vancouver, Washington. We generally do not place our collies outside of Oregon/Washington, although occasional exceptions may be made for an ideal match. Potential adopters must agree to a home visit in order to be considered.
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