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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 or cats, 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.

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Handsome young Radar is seeking an adventure buddy; couch potatoes need not apply! Radar’s owner adores him but is faced with changing life circumstances and has made the difficult decision to rehome him. We are partnering with Radar’s owner to help find the perfect home for him.

Summary of Radar’s best match:

Exercise/training needs: high!

Kids: older (~8+), dog savvy kids ok

Dogs: YES! playful, high-energy dog friends, please!

Cats/other small pets: probably not

Livestock: unknown

Read on for more information about Radar!

Radar currently lives with young children and loves them, but he doesn’t always understand his own size. He currently lives with another large, active dog, which helps satisfy his desire to play, play, play! He also lives with a kitty and is a bit obsessed with his feline friend.

Although Radar’s size and persistent playfulness might be too much for most cats, he loves other dogs! He would love another playful dog in the household, or frequent playdates with compatible dog friends in a fenced yard or local Sniffspot (private outdoor spaces that can be rented by the hour as a safer and more controlled alternative to dog parks). His exuberant play would likely be annoying to some dogs, especially seniors. He is working on learning to contain his enthusiasm when he sees other dogs while out on walks; his adopter should be prepared to continue this training.

Overall, Radar will thrive in a household in which his humans look forward to creating a lifetime of memories with him.

Radar is located in Vancouver, WA. If you think you might be the right match for him, please complete an adoption application at https://www.cascadecollierescue.org/application.html.

 

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.

Radar celebrated his first birthday on October 21st of 2022, making him about a year and a half old. Adolescent dogs require dedication and time. Radar will need a home committed to continuing his training, maintaining a safe environment, and providing plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. Radar has had some basic manners training in his current home, and has also started learning the game of barn hunt. He would love a family where he could continue exploring activities that work his brain and athletic body!

To help set him up for success and prevent him from chewing things he shouldn’t, Radar should be crated or safely contained when left home alone or when he can’t be supervised; he is not ready for free access to the house. He will do best in a home where someone is home much of the time, as this social boy thrives on attention! Collies are an intelligent and handler-focused breed, and Radar certainly fits that bill. He will impress you with his ability to learn things quickly and will make you smile with the love he has to give.

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