At this time and being the only active collie rescue in the state of TN, we are doing our very best to help any collies (and shelties) in need due to demand and any collies/shelties/dogs featured on Collie & Sheltie Rescue of Middle TN Petfinder webpages are being fostered in private homes.....we are NOT a shelter or facility. Nor do we rescue Border Collies - please contact East TN or West TN Border Collie Rescue for that breed.
Established in 1999 (and formerly known as Collie Rescue of Thompsons Station, TN and Collie Rescue of Chapel Hill, TN), Collie & Sheltie Rescue of Middle TN primarily rescues unwanted, neglected, abused or abandoned Collies and Shelties from various situations (animal shelters, owner surrenders, etc.). Should you have a Collie or Sheltie you need to surrender, foster space is on an availabiilty basis only as the dogs sitting in kill shelters will take priority and your owner surrender may be wait listed until we have room in our foster home/s available.
Every dog adopted out by CSRMTN must be intended for a house dog with outdoor privileges which requires a fenced yard - NO exceptions unless we are dealing with a known fence climber! Collies and Shelties long to be with their companion owner/s/family. They tend to get bored very quickly when cast outside to stay. Exceptions are at the sole discretion of CSRMTN and primarily IF the dog is a known fence climber/jumper/escape artist. We do not consider electronic fence an acceptable fence. Collies and Shelties necks have to be shaved in order for a shock collar to penetrate their heavy coats and if t-storm scared, they will often run through it deliberately to run away, join (or chase) another dog, a cat or a kid on a bike, and then they can't get back in. In fact, an electronic fence gives an entirely unwarranted sense of security and cannot keep predators from entering the yard. An adoption application will be sent upon receipt of interest in learning about a particular rescue......fenced yard, vet reference and home visits are required. We will then schedule a phone interview upon receipt of the application. Adoption fee does apply to defray discounted vet costs and vary upon age....seniors may be discounted to the right home: 0-18 mos $350 19 mos-4 yrs $300 5 yrs-8 yrs $275 Seniors over 8 yrs. $150 Mixed breeds $250 Our adoption fees help to carry us from one dog to the next as not all rescues come in healthy, nor young. All rescues are fully vetted (treated for heartworms where applicable), placed on heartworm prevention, flea and tick control and microchipped. *SORRY - we do not ship/transport dogs* If you are applying out-of-state, it is your responsibility to travel here to meet/adopt the said rescue, and you would be 'approved' for adoption prior to meeting the said rescue.
GETTING APPROVED FOR ADOPTION ~ visitors are welcomed for a meet and greet in the foster home once adoption application is approved for the dog of interest. Please email us regarding the dog who interests you. All applicants must be 21 years of age or older. You'll be sent our nonbinding application and when you submit it, we will telephone you upon receipt. We do ask for photos of your homestead at the time you send in your application (these include photos of the front and back of your home, front and back yards, all fencing and gates, main living area). A vet reference is then completed, then a home visit. Any pets already in your family must be spayed/neutered and their vaccines up-to-date before an application can be approved. All dogs listed for adoption have been "altered," fully vaccinated, examined and treated as necessary for parasites and/or other health issues. When you adopt, you'll be given all health records for your dog since he/she has been within our care. Submitting an application does not obligate you to adopt. CSRMTN reserves the right to refuse any applicants. WE ARE NOT A SHELTER OR FACILITY.....all of our rescues are in private home foster care. You MUST get pre-approved and schedule an appt. in order to meet any of our rescues.
Collie & Sheltie Rescue of Middle TN
Chapel Hill, TN
Email ONLY: joniwilloB@gmail.com
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter