Note: Please take the time to read the information below before submitting a surrender
form. Also note that we can not take any dog into rescue without a signed surrender
form, which will be given to you on the day your dog is picked up.
The first step in placing a Collie into our rescue program is to fill in the form
found at the bottom of his page. While we understand the form may seem lengthy,
we require it be filled out in it’s entirety as the information you provide there
will allow us to ensure your Collie is placed into the foster home that best matches
your Collie’s temperament, medical needs or behavioural needs.
Please understand that our rescue is run completely by volunteers. If you are moving
tomorrow and need to place your Collie today, we will be unlikely to help you. We
need time to arrange a space in an appropriate foster home and to find volunteers
to get your Collie where he/she needs to go. Please give us as much lead time as
Please be honest while filling out the surrender form. If your Collie has bitten
children in the past we need to know that. If he is not good with cats, or aggressive
with other dogs we need to know. Understand that we have no kennel facilities and
rely on the foster care system - meaning if you don’t disclose that your dog has
a propensity to nip small children, and we place him in a foster home with small
children, YOU are putting someone else’s family at risk. We can work with almost
any medical or behavioural issue but we need to know, up-front, what those issues
are so we can place your dog into the appropriate foster home.
Once your Collie is accepted into the rescue program please have ready to accompany
him the food he is used to eating, his food and water dishes, his leash and collar
and any associated tags as well as any toys or bedding he particularly likes. We
also ask that you please contact your veterinarian and ask that all your Collie’s
vet records be faxed to us at 1-866-266-9856.
On the day your Collie is to be picked up a volunteer will have a copy of the form
you are about to fill out. You will need to sign and date this form at that time.
The form gives legal custody of your Collie to Collie Rescue Network, which allows
us to do any vetting that may need to be done while your Collie is in our care and
also allows us to legally place him into a new adoptive home when the time comes.
Collie Rescue Network asks that owners surrendering their Collies to Collie Rescue
Network make a financial donation to the rescue if possible. There is no set amount
and whatever each owner feels comfortable with is appreciated. This donation will
help off-set the costs of things like food or any medical expenses your Collie incurs
while in the care of the rescue. Please note that Collie Rescue Network will never
turn away any Collie if an owner is unable to make a donation. All cheques can be
made out to “Collie Rescue Network” and given to the volunteer who picks up your
Any questions about surrendering a Collie to CRN can be sent to