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 with people and other dogs. However, he can get a bit pushy with the dogs at his foster home. We think he might be best as the only dog in the household, but he may fit in with a larger, playful male dog. (He is a bit too pushy for small dogs and sometimes mounts females.) 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 seems to be good 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 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. He is looking for a family who will love and care for him the same as any sighted collie. Kilo adapts 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, (but he may be a little too active for very little people!)

Kilo is house-trained, walks on a lead, understand "sit," "come" and "no." He loves car rides, walks, toys, bully sticks and much, much more!!! Kilo will be a wonderful companion for a family or individual because he is a very loving, playful and exceptionally intelligent "Lassie."

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. He gets along with all dogs, cats and is even willing to share his food and water bowl!

He is neutered, up-to-date on his shots, micro-chipped and ready to go to his new home.

Southland Collie Rescue is looking for that perfect, forever home for Kilo. So if you and your family would like to share your life with an absolutely wonderful, loving collie, please contact Mitch Telson at for information about Kilo.


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