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 Cooper

Cooper was very loved by his first owner but sadly she wasn't in a position to keep him. Cooper is a big sweetheart that just wants attention and to be petted. He is a large, 8-year-old male tri-colored collie. Although he is a bit older, he still has lots of energy and wants to play a lot. Cooper should be the only dog in his household as he is not well-behaved with other dogs. He is not aggressive but overly playful to the point where other dogs do not want to interact with him. This has been an ongoing issue since he was a puppy and has had a trainer work with him about it. As he still has not resolved this behavior, we think its unlikely it can be fixed at this point. He also might not work well with small children or seniors who are unsteady on their feet. He is so sweet that he tends to act like a big baby and wants to be with you and leaning into you! He can also be quite talkative (barking) at people when he wants attention. He is housebroken, neutered and up to date on shots. Unfortunately, he has a seizure disorder and will need to remain on regular medication to keep it checked. He most likely needs a calm household with a regular routine as his seizures seem to be triggered by over-activity. He is OK on a leash but may pull at times so might need a strong hand to walk him. He does know basic commands. He’s probably too pushy for cats but hasn't been tested with them much. If you are interested in Cooper contact Rebecca Gordon.

Meet Salt

Salt is an active, boisterous 3-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


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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!


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!