NorthEast Ohio Collie Rescue Inc. was founded in 1995 by a group of individuals interested in the welfare of the Collie breed. A major portion of those charter members also belong to local Collie clubs, obedience clubs, as well as having affiliations with other rescue organizations and local animal shelters. NorthEast Ohio Collie Rescue Inc. is dedicated to: providing an alternative to those Collies in the northeast Ohio area who have been abandoned, abused, or given up by their owner, providing medical care, rehabilitation, and locating permanent new homes for these dogs, providing assistance to families experiencing difficulties with their Collie in an effort to prevent the need for rescue of the dog, and providing for continued public education about the care and needs of our dogs, whether they are companions, working partners, or assistants in our daily
The first step in adopting a Collie is to obtain and fill out the adoption application. Contact us and we will send one via email or snail mail. You may also download the form in Adobe Acrobat (located at the bottom of this page). The information on the application allows us to learn a little about your family. Information such as prior experience with dogs, number and age of children, existing pets, whether or not your yard is fenced and planned activities with your dog, helps us to find the right Collie for your family. After we receive and review your application, we will contact you to arrange a home visit. The visit will allow us to meet the prospective adopting family as well as answer any additional questions that might still exist. The home visit is not optional. Adopting a dog is a big responsibility and we want to make sure you’re ready for it! Chances are, we won’t be bringing a Collie with us on this visit since we’re still in the application stage, but we can try to answer questions about a Collie you might be interested in, or make suggestions about one that might be suitable. When the visit is completed our Adoption Coordinator will contact you to arrange for a visit with the Collie. The family and the Collie can meet and spend some time together to see how everyone gets along. Particularly important is how any existing pets receive the new dog. Carefully supervised introductions allow for safe evaluation of the interaction of existing pets and younger children. Let’s face it, they all look cute on the web page and we all think of Lassie when we see a Collie. Unfortunately, they all behave differently in real life and all possess unique personalities. You need to see the Collie and spend some time together before you can make an informed decision. Once the right Collie has been found and introduced to the family and all are in agreement, you will be asked to sign the adoption papers and pay the adoption fee. The Collie now becomes a member of your family to love and enjoy. There is no pressure to make an immediate decision. Actually, when practical, we prefer you sleep on it and call us the next day. This allows you and your family to discuss the adoption thoroughly and privately, avoiding an impulsive decision that you might regret later. A representative will call from time to time after the adoption to make sure that everything is working out well and to help with any difficulties that might arise. Important milestones are the first 24 to 48 hours and about 2 weeks. If you are going to leave the new Collie home alone for extended periods of time while away at work, shopping, or visiting, we strongly recommend that you obtain a Dog Crate and “crate train” your new dog to avoid any danger to other pets, or destructive behavior while you are absent. We can assist you in this if needed.
Elyria OH 44035 | 0.6 mile away
Due to recent events, we use discretion when adopting to a home with children under the age of 5 and to an adult under 23. This does not mean you are automatically disqualified, but we may require additional information. The adoption fee for all animals listed depends on the breed/species, age, vet care, cost to pull from the kill shelter, worming medicine, flea medicine, vaccinations, micro chip
Elyria OH 44035 | 2.6 miles away
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North Ridgeville OH 44039 | 4.1 miles away
We have a passion for boxers and know that they are often a misunderstood breed. Often slow to mature they are 'given up on' before being properly trained. Boxers can have separation anxiety as well and need to feel secure. We will help you through the process of learning about the breed and the specific dog you are interested in. We love our boxers and all fosters are also proud owners.
Avon OH 44011 | 6.1 miles away
Lorain OH 44052 | 7.2 miles away
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Avon OH 44011 | 7.3 miles away
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Lorain OH 44053 | 7.7 miles away
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Oberlin OH 44074 | 8.5 miles away
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Avon Lake OH 44012 | 9.4 miles away
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Columbia Station OH 44028 | 9.7 miles away
Mutt Motel & Makeovers is a small, family owned pet service business created to house and support rescue efforts of Rehoming Our Animal Refugees (ROAR), a registered, all breed, dog only rescue. ROAR was founded by a small group of dedicated individuals whom have been involved in rescuing, rehabilitating & rehoming animals for over 10 years. There are many animal rescue groups and animal w
Grafton OH 44044 | 10.3 miles away
ACE was started to help horses that will otherwise die. We do not take in healthy owner surrendered horses, but we do have great success networking them and finding new homes for the owners. ACE accepts horses in the slaughter pipeline ( race horses and horses posted on Craigs list under meat price) as well as abused and neglected horses. I started ACE Rescue because when I was younger horses we
LaGrange OH 44050 | 11.7 miles away
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