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Christmas Cards now on sale

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We have a great selection of Christmas cards for you to buy - please see new page, Christmas Cards.  Buying cards will help to boost our funds as well as promote our rescue and the work we do.  Thank you.

Collie Convention 2013 - Update

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Lots of lovely pics have been added to the Collie Convention 2013 page.   More pics in David Garrington's folder.  Enjoy!!


Posted on September 27, 2013 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (6)


Our long-awaited second Collie Convention will be taking place on Sunday 6 October 2013 in Stratford-upon-Avon.

It will be a wonderful opportunity to indulge yourself in rough collie matters and perhaps some collie therapy for those of you who are currently without a companion.

Indoor venue available if weather is inclement.

Everyone who attended last year had a fantastic time. Over 40 collies and their owners came along and we're hoping that this year's event will attract even more.

Please email or phone us for further information. Thanks.


T: 01789 269242

Benji has landed on his paws!

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Benji went to his new home in early May and, on our way back from holiday, we called in to see him.  Since then we've had a couple of great updates on the progress he is making.  Our thanks to Gillian and Roger for taking such good care of Benji - after rather a rocky start in life, it's great to see him so happy and settled. 

We're still here!

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (4)

Humble apologies that we've been "silent" for quite a while.   We've been busy caring for a few "needy" collies since the New Year.   So glad the lighter nights have arrived.  Chris and I are now managing to get out and about for "pack walks"; going out in a group is so much better than taking two or three on our own. 

We have a ten month old tricolour smooth collie bitch looking for a home.  Pleased to say she does not appear to have any vices except for her selective hearing at times!   She gets on well with all our current gang but is always on the lookout for a game of chase.  She walks well on the lead but does tend to get distracted if she sees another dog.  It would be great to place her with another dog - preferably a slightly older  and sensible male - but we're confident she would be fine as an only dog provided she has regular daily contact with other dogs.  Please phone us for a chat if you feel you can offer Jess the home she deserves - 01789 269242. 


Collie Convention 2012

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (7)

We've just added a new page to share news of our recent Collie Convention.  Held on Sunday 22 July, we were so lucky that the weather had taken a turn for the better.  Everybody had a fantastic day.  It was wonderful for us to see so many of our extended family in one place at the same time.  It was a great success and we're hoping to hold a similar event next year.

We're still here!

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (2)

We had to say a sad farewell to two of our beloved foster collies in 2011.  We featured their stories in our newsletter, paying sincere tributes to their wonderful foster-owners.    Our rescue work would be a nightmare without the help of such kind and caring people.  Thanks Margaret & Norman for persevering with Rusty.  And thanks to Rita for being there for Sheena in her hour of need.


Posted on January 12, 2012 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (3)

Just wanted to wish all of our members a Happy New Year and to apologise to visitors that we haven't updated our website for quite a while.  Once the fundraising season was over, we were kept busy with looking after a number of collies in need of respite and TLC.

Please check back in a few days and, hopefully, we will have got round to bringing the site up-to-date.

Take care.

Please Support Fun Dog Show in Aid of TARRS

Posted on August 21, 2011 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

TARRS (The Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Society based in Warwickshire) will be holding a Fun Dog Show on Sunday 28 August at Ryton Pools Country Park, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, CV8 3BH.  Entries will be taken from 11.00 a.m. with judging to commence at 12.30 p.m.  Entry fees are £1.00 per class.

Schedule of classes - Dog with the Waggiest Tail, Most Handsome Male, Prettiest Bitch, Best Pedigree, Best Crossbreed, Best Rescue, Dog Judge would like to take home, Best Child Handler plus Best in Show.  Rosettes and Tropies - 1st to 4th places.

Rough Collie Rescue Midlands have been invited to have a stall along with other local animal charities.  TARRS will be holding its own raffle and tombola.  Refreshments will be available. 

For all enquires contact Sophie on 0773 444 2785 between 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. or email

Look forward to see you there!

Out and About - Raising Funds

Posted on August 21, 2011 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (1)

We're aware that we haven't posted anything on the Blog since early July.  Here's a quick round-up of where we have been and what we've been doing.  The summer months are our busiest period for "hands on" fundraising at dog shows, open days, village fetes, etc.  We love this time of the year but it all goes far too quickly.  Coupled with raising much needed funds, we've still been busy placing dogs in new homes and carrying out follow-up visits.  We will update the website on this aspect as time permits ... so please bear with us.

We had a fantastic day at the Stratford Racecourse Family Fun Day on 10 July.  There were hundreds of visitors, many of whom came to support our stall.  We raised the grand sum of £427.04 including donations - our thanks to everybody who helped to make this such a success, especially all the racecourse staff (in particular Zoe) for organising the event.  A special mention to Eric Harris (grounds supervisor) and his team for all their hard work in providing such a lovely events area.

Unlike previous years, the rain stayed away for the Brailes Village Show on 13 August.  As the sun emerged, the crowds flocked to this wonderful event to see all the entertainment that had been so well organised by the committee.  We raised £197.55 in total and, through the kindness of Malcolm and Helen Pendery (who covered the cost of our stall), this was pure profit.  Thank you Malcolm and Helen .... it was lovely to see you at the show.  Thanks to all involved in organsing the event, especially Ness Boyce who looked after us so well.  Finally, thanks to Jane Wollington for helping with our stall.

That Saturday turned out to be a bonus in that Lyn Fairbrother came along and presented us with the proceeds from the collection tin in her grocery shop - £28.64 ... more or less the cost of a vaccination/booster.  Thank you to customers at the Londis, Banbury, who donate their loose change when you go to buy your daily papers, etc. - please be assured your kindness is very much appreciated.

Yesterday, we had a stall at Tysoe Village Flower Show and Fete.  Despite a light shower early in the afternoon, the sun gradually appeared which brought out all the local residents and visitors from nearby villages.   Yet again, our Lucky Chip Stick Game proved to be a real success; we raised £128.50 including donations.  Thanks again to Jane for helping Chris to set up the stall and staying for the whole day.  Thanks also to all the show committee, especially Sam Littlewood for organising Petticoat Lane.

While we were at the Show, Carole and Brian Markham came to see us with Tess, one of our Irish waifs who went to live with them just over three years ago.  Take a look at our photo gallery where we will be downloading some pics we took of this lovely collie who has landed on her feet after such a rough start in her early life.

Think that's all at the moment.  Next weekend, we will be at the TARRS Fun Dog Show, Ryton Pools on Sunday 28 and Ilmington Village Fete on Bank Holiday Monday (not far from Stratford upon Avon).  If you are free, please come along.  We would love to see you.