We adopt our collies into Southern California homes only. If you live outside Southern California, please see The Collie Club of America's Rescue List for a listing of Collie Rescues by state, where we hope you'll find the right Collie Rescue. Southland Collie Rescue (SCR) reserves the right to refuse to adopt an SCR dog to any person for any reason. 


Meet Oliver/Ollie!

Oliver is a smooth collie mix who was born on January 4, 2018 into a litter of 10.  His father was a short-haired merle collie and his mother was collie-pharaoh hound mix.  He was originally adopted at the too-young age of 4 weeks and has grown into a gorgeous 90+ pound bundle of energy. At 18 months, he is still very much a puppy...a BIG puppy...with all of a puppy’s affection, playfulness as well as, unbridled energy.  While Ollie loves to cuddle, play fetch, tug of war and run around with other big dogs, sometimes, he can also be somewhat grabby and quite protective.

Ollie was neutered at 6 months and is fully house-trained. He is very, very smart and knows basic commands having worked with two trainers. Oliver needs a very active and engaging home life.  He requires a yard with lots of space so he can run around to burn off his still-puppy energy. He could probably be trained to be a great agility or working farm dog. Oliver absolutely requires a physically and mentally strong person who is willing to devote the necessary time to continue his training. This individual needs to be an exceptionally savvy dog person who is motivated to work with Ollie to make him into a great companion.

Because of Oliver’s size and energy, he will not be adopted into a household with cats, small dogs or children under the age of 16. If you are interested in Ollie please email Mitch at

Meet Salt

Salt is an active, boisterous 5-year-old sable merle headed white smooth collie. He is a big, long-legged collie. He loves to play with other dogs but needs a younger buddy like himself as older dogs tend to get fed up with him. Salt is very wary when meeting new people and should not be approached until he is comfortable enough to come up to he is not like most collies who just accept everyone right off. He really needs a dog savvy owner who while not being intimidated by his issues, doesn't take his quirks for granted either. He can get mouthy with people in play so we would not place him in a home with young children. He likes to chase cats but he doesn't hurt them. Salt is very sweet and affectionate once he accepts you. He will be a great companion for the special person who can and will take him on. Salt is loving, understands basic commands and will follow you everywhere. But we really want an experienced adult home with another dog(s) who is comparable in play style to Salt...and possibly needing that active buddy too. If you are interested in Salt contact Linda Kratz

Referral dogs


We are happy to say that her foster family fell in love with her and adopted her!

Piper is a beautiful 43 lb collie mix, who has been with us since she was a puppy.  Her mom was a pure bred rough collie but no one knows who dad was. She's 9 years old and in great health - she's frequently mistaken for a much younger dog because she is so full of joy!  Unfortunately, Piper is not good with children and we had a baby last July so we recently made the very difficult decision to rehome Piper.  We really wish we could keep her because she is such an awesome dog and a member of our family but it's just not working with the baby.

Piper is looking for a home where she can be the only dog and can relax with her people regularly. She likes to go for hikes but is also very happy just hanging out with her people being lazy. She went to work in an office with one of us for years  and adores getting attention from adults. Belly rubs and rump scratches are her favorites.  She can be leash reactive and it's 50/50 whether she will get along with other dogs, so it's best to rehome her where she can be the only dog. She needs an experienced dog owner because when she gets anxious or nervous, she will react badly, so she needs a consistent, firm owner.

Our preference would be to keep Piper within a couple hours of the Bay Area but we'd be willing to drive her further for the right home.  Please email if you're interested and we can go from there.

Hi there! Are you looking for someone to go on walks with and play a little fetch with now and then? So am I! Do you prefer the kids in your world to be a little older? So do I! I think 10 years old would be good. I think playing with toys together would be the best fun there is. Sometimes when we walk on leash I like to slither between your legs from behind. I hope you don't mind. I am housebroken, like a good boy. And I wait patiently to be invited on the couch! Since we have it so good together I really don't see why you need any other pets than me. I can tolerate other dogs when we go on walks as long as they keep their distance and show me great respect. Any dogs that think differently I will correct with a snap. Friendly teenage dogs shouldn't even try to make friends as they are not worthy.

Staff: Social with a warm up to get acquainted. Nervous of invasive or abrupt touch if not acclimated to the handler first. LOVES toys interactively, in particular the tennis ball makes a great pacifier as well as for some fetch. Knows sit. Toy motivated. On leash can lean on your legs or through your legs which can be off balancing when caught unaware.

Dog to dog: Clearly wants to be the only dog, probably only pet. Quick to correct a dog who is not deferential in manner. 

For more information about this animal, call:
Chula Vista Animal Care Facility at (619) 691-5123
Ask for information about animal ID number A209973



Meet beautiful Louise who is newly adopted!!. This 19 month old gorgeous girl is a total puppy! She is sweet and playful and would benefit by having another dog to play with. She is absolute puppy and needs training! She needs a dog savvy owner that can train her and guarantee that she lives a happy and healthy life. She would benefit from great obedience classes as she is smart! She is a chewer and with proper attention that can be refocused. This girl is sweet as can be! With the right home she will prove to be everything that a collie should be! Loyal, smart and loving. Contact

Meet Kilo

Kilo is an almost 2 years-old, majestic male, purebred rough-coated, double-merle, collie. Kilo was born blind, but can hear remarkably well. After months of evaluating, training him and searching for his perfect forever family he is ADOPTED! He now has his very own family in Altadena who will love and care for him the same as any sighted collie. Kilo adapted very quickly to his surroundings and moves about as if he can see everything...because he wants to learn EVERYTHING! He loves adventure, activity, excitement, other dogs, cats and people.

This handsome boy is now full grown and stands 27" at the shoulders...he weighs 63lbs and his beautiful white coat, that had to be shaved when he was rescued, is growing back fast. People who meet Kilo when he's out for his walks think he's a real "show stopper." 

Despite his rough start in life, Kilo still has a puppy-like spirit. Even more so now that he is ADOPTED!


Meet Mystery

Sweet Mystery was found roaming the streets of Victorville by a good Samaritan. She tried finding the owner, worked with the local shelter, but no one came forward to claim this beautiful girl. SCR to the rescue! Like so many rescue dogs she came to Us afraid of strangers and new situations. In came one of our hero SCR volunteers! She agreed to foster her and work on these special needs. Missy is doing well but still is afraid of changes. But that didn't stop her foster family from falling in love. Mystery is ADOPTED! A rescue dog like Mystery needs the security of a dog savvy home. Lucky Missy. This is the face of rescue!

Mystery update

Take a look at how happy she is now! Collie Rescued and healed in the loving arms of Shirley Abbott! Shirley says “Mystery is such a sweet girl, she loves to snuggle and will do almost anything for a treat.  She now goes up to strangers to say hello and have her ears rubbed.  She likes to explore- as long as we stay near home (she gets car sick).  She loves meeting all the other dogs in the neighborhood.  She does not know how to play with regular dog toys but does play with a tennis ball and she likes to go jogging with me.

This is why Southland Collie Rescue and our wonderful team does the work that we do! Every collie deserves a loving home! Thanks Shirley! You are beautiful Mystery!