COLLIE CONVENTION 2015
Sorry we didn't get round to organising an event this year. If it's not too late would anyone be interested in joining us for a chin-wag and walk in early November? Hopefully we will have access to our usual indoor venue and we would be able to provide hot soup, drinks, etc. Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone us (01789 269242) if you are interested.
We just wanted to let visitors to our website know that, whilst each year a number of rough collies will find themselves homeless through no fault of their own, Rough Collie Rescue (Midlands) is there to care for those whose journeys bring them to our "Collie Hospice" here in the heart of the Midlands.
Thanks to referrals from vets, dog wardens and rescue organisations, we have voluntarily taken in a considerable number of abandoned, neglected and abused rough collies since 1990. Promising to protect these orphans to the very best of our ability, we are pleased to say all have gone on to live with experienced collie people where they have been very happy, very settled and very loved.
Whilst we may shed a tear or two at having to part with our charges, we take comfort in knowing that their new owners will become part of our extended network of friends and supporters so essential to the continued success of our organisation. For those of us who have been touched by the companionship of this majestic collie, whose love is truly unconditional, the following quote will be particularly poignant - “Dogs come into our lives, leave paw-prints on our hearts, and we are forever changed.”
Of course we must acknowledge the fact that genuine reasons for any dog to be rehomed can arise. All we ask is for potential puppy purchasers to be honest with themselves and to realise the commitment they are making for possibly the next 12 to 14 years. As far as rough collies are concerned, their coat is high maintenance and they crave human companionship – if you cannot make these commitments then, sadly, the Rough Collie is probably not for you.
Rough Collie Rescue (Midlands) is an INDEPENDENT organisation committed to finding kind and understanding homes for stray and needy rough (and occasional smooth) collies. Dedicated to promoting responsible dog ownership, we ensure our collies are vet-checked, fully vaccinated, groomed, treated for parasites, micro-chipped and neutered before going to their new pre-checked, adoptive homes. Follow-up visits are made, backed up with a pledge of help and support for as long as it is needed.
The rough collies depicted in our banner heading are Alfie (blue merle) and
Tilly (sable and white), loved and proudly owned by our very dear friends Jane and Jerry.