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The first step in the adoption process is to download, print, and fill out our adoption application.

Not all our available collies are posted on online.  If you are interested in adopting we recommend that you send in your application so when a collie becomes available that is a potential match, your application process is already complete.  If we don’t have a collie that matches a qualified adopter’s lifestyle, we can keep your application on file for future consideration. 


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CRLNE would like to present Teddy. Teddy is a lovely boy, both in personality and visually. He's very tall and handsome, a super model, about 2.5 years old. Despite his size, he's calm and gentle. He definitely likes toys to keep himself occupied. He might be a little destructive with stuffed toys. Teddy likes to play and romp in the yard with other dogs. As you can see in the picture below he's good with cats too, and loves people of all ages from young to old. He wants to be comfortable and happy in the house and with the people but isn't quite sure how to do that yet. He'll come for pats another dog walks up first, but on his own if you reach to pat him, he'll usually duck away. He led a secluded life before rescue and he's a bit shy. He likes to retreat to the area/room he considers his safe space. With time and dedication, he will become a happy, relaxed dog. He isn't super active or energetic, but agility or obedience might boost his confidence and give him something fun to do. I suspect he'd be really good at both, and he does really enjoy being with other dogs. He's also perfectly happy to lounge around too (and most of you know that's very typical collie ). He's young enough to need a little exercise to get out the wiggles, but not a dog who NEEDS a job. Teddy is really just a terrific, easy dog.

If you think you would like to be Teddy's new family, please submit an adoption application which can be found on this website. Please mail it to the address at the top of the application. If you already have submitted an application and had a home visit with one of our volunteers and your veterinary references have already been completed, please contact Andy Berley, the CRLNE Adoption Director at to let let him know you are interested in Teddy


Freya is a 65 lb. female black and white rough collie who will be 6 in November. Freya had a hard start to life and is fearful of people and her surroundings. She has been in semi-permanent foster for quite a while, and her foster feels that she is as ready as she will be to be adopted.

While we feel she can be adopted, Freya is a “special needs” girl. She needs someone that can spend one on one time with her and take her to a new level of confidence. They must be Ok with measuring Freya’s progress in baby steps and realize that she will never be a go anywhere, do anything dog, and that this will require much patience and understanding and allowing her to progress at her own pace.

We have more information we can provide and of course, an adopter would have to meet Freya and her foster. Her foster states that if it doesn’t work out, or no one is ready for her she is willing to keep her there, so there is no pressure. She is safe, and has a good home right now.

If you feel like you could provide a good home and guidance for Freya, please contact our Adoptions Director, Andy Berley, <>, and we can provide more info and description. A phone call with her foster can also be arranged for someone who is serious about pursuing adoption.

Again, she is not for everyone, but in the right home, she can do well, and be happy.


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