About Collie Rescue Network
Our mission is to find homes for all Collies who find themselves, for whatever reason, homeless and in need of assistance. We take Collies into our rescue program from shelters all over Canada as well as from owners who can no longer care for their beloved dogs.
Collie Rescue Network has NO kennel facilities and instead relies on the foster care system. Collies in our care stay with a foster family, living indoors as part of the family, until their furever adoptive families are found.
All “staff” at CRN are volunteers. All money raised by CRN goes directly into the rescue fund which in turn helps to pay the bills incurred by the Collies while in the care of the rescue. Currently, the adoption fee for any dog adopted through Collie Rescue Network is $500, while our average cost per dog while in our care is over $700. The adoption fee helps to off-
All dogs adopted through Collie Rescue Network will have, at minimum, the following vetting done prior to being adopted by your family and all vet records will be provided to you at the time of adoption:
Our Mission Statement:
Collie Rescue Network is a national not-
We cannot do this without YOU!
Find out how you can help on our Volunteer page!
How Collie Rescue Network came to be:
The Collie in the CRN logo!
The Collie in CRN’s logo is Jake and he is why Collie Rescue Network exists today. I adopted Jake from the Kitchener-
He had been seriously neglected; much too thin with his coat in terrible shape and his skin so bad it smelled like it was rotting in places. He had obviously been abused as he would duck and flinch when you would do things like move the broom or raise your arms. Jake, however, was the sweetest, most gentle soul I've ever met and no matter what his past, he just loved people and wanted nothing more in life than a soft place to lay his head, a butt scratch and to follow me from room to room all day long.
Jake had never been indoors but lots of hotdog chunks later he’d mastered the stairs. I will admit, Jake never fully figured out the housetraining end of things no matter what we tried. He had number-
Jake taught me a lot, about Collies and about how fiercely you can love a dog, and because of him I fell in love with the breed. Jake was My Boy and he blessed us by sharing seven years of our lives together. Jake passed away just three days after my father-
A few weeks later I approached my husband with the thought that we might do some kind of volunteer work in memory of Murdo (my father-
In late 2003 I started doing research and in June of 2004, Collie Rescue Network was born! To say Collie Rescue Network has grown since that day would be such an understatement. Because of Jake, the Collie in the CRN logo, that dirty, matted, sad, old boy sitting in the Kitchener-
As each new volunteer arrives at Collie Rescue Network and as each rescued Collie finds his or her new family to help complete, I’m always so grateful that Jake was there that day, waiting for us to find him and bring him home so he could teach me what I needed to know and to lead me to where I needed to be in order to create CRN and to meet all of you that enable it to be where we are today!As each new volunteer arrives at Collie Rescue Network and as each rescued Collie finds his or her new family to help complete, I’m always so grateful that Jake was there that day, waiting for us to find him and bring him home so he could teach me what I needed to know and to lead me to where I needed to be in order to create CRN and to meet all of you that enable it to be where we are today!
Heartfelt Thanks to the hundreds and hundreds of people who have turned Collie Rescue Network into the family we have become.