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Welcome To Collie Rescue Network
Canadian Rough and Smooth Collie Rescue

Collie Rescue Network is a national, all-volunteer rescue group dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Rough and Smooth Collies in Canada who have been surrendered, abandoned, neglected or abused.  Our mission also includes educating the public about responsible pet ownership in general and the care of the Collie breed in particular.

Important Note:

We are coming up fast on June 2024, when CRN will be 20 years old!! How time flies!

Over the years, Collie Rescue Network has taken in many "not-a-collies" (breed other than a Rough/Smooth Collie). The last 4-5 years, however, there has been an ever growing need for more and more help for herding breeds in particular. We are fully funded by donations, and have always tried to limit the number of not-a-collies we took in, mainly because we know people donate to CRN expecting those funds to be used to help the Rough and Smooth Collies that they love, and we agree with them!  But we knew we could do more, as a rescue and as volunteers, if we figured out a way to help BOTH the Collies out there and the other herding breeds needing a soft place to land.

And so, Herd About Rescue was formed. We are the same volunteers, the same goals and way of doing things. We are still Collie Rescue Network at heart and always will be - and will always be there for and rescue Collies (Rough and Smooth) across Canada. But now, as Herd About Rescue, we will work towards helping as many of the other herding breeds as we possibly can too. This is not the end of Collie Rescue Network, not by a long shot. This is the beginning of new chapter for us, and for you!

Join us on Facebook as Herd About Rescue at this link: 


Check out the Herd About Rescue webpage at this link:

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