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Heartfelt Collie Thanks To.....

Without the generosity of the following individuals, groups and businesses rescues like Collie Rescue Network could never continue to help the dogs we do every single day!  Heartfelt thanks from both CRN and from the rescue Collies themselves for your kindness!

Darlene Kerr

April 11, 2008

Gordon Lee

April 11, 2008

Mrs. Mary Armstrong

March 21, 2009

This donation is to be used for surgery required by Leroy who is being fostered in Ottawa. Leroy is suffering from Osteochondritis Dissecans.

Guy Paris

April 16, 2009

For Leroy, God bless him and all of you who are taking care of him.  Thank You.

Tom Hoadley

June 19, 2009

Ms. Patricia Cowie

This donation is being make in the hope that Leroy will be up and running before long. it comes from Oakley, Chelsea and Dory,…oh and their mom, Pat.

Mrs. Deborah Symington

December 16, 2009

Thank you for my wonderful Celeste!

Dr. Neove Barr

June 28, 2010

For friends, in memory of their beloved Collie.

Mr Hugh Waddell

April 20, 2011

We got K.C. through you, he is a great guy and we love him. - Gerald

Mr. Adam Rosenzweig

May 2, 2011

This donation is in memory of Russel Kreiger-Sloan. You will be missed.

Mr. Phil Herbst

January 16, 2012

Thanks for Luna, not just a member of the finest breed but the sweetest dog imaginable. I can place no monetary value on her but hope this helps a little bit!

Orleans Veterinary Hospital

June 7 2012

In memory of “Shelby” Martin

Mrs. Deborah Symington

July 14 2012

This is from our wonderful little Collie girl, Celeste. We can’t thank you enough for your efforts in rescuing and re-homing Collies!

Mrs. Angela Wassink

October 1 2012

I love all Collies and they all mean so much to me! I hope my donations helps!

Mr. & Mrs. David MacDonald

October 26 2012

In memory of Kiwi, beloved Collie of John and Lisette Gerry.

Mrs. Linda Kerry

Nov 9 2012

Just to thank you for all the hard work being done.

Ms. Barbara Robinson

November 13 2012

In memory of Ch. Pebblebrook The Best O’ Times, “Gracie”

Ms. Heather Winchester

November 16 2012

Because Lady has brought so much happiness to my family, I would like someone else to be able to have this love too.













Heartfelt Thanks for the generous donation left to Collie Rescue Network as part of the legacy left by Robert “Bob” Parkinson and Jack Cousins.

Robert “Bob” Parkinson and Jack Cousins were partners of almost 55 years. Throughout their lives together, they had many beloved companion animals. Their dogs ranged from Dachshunds to Standard Poodles, Golden Retrievers to Dandie Dinmonts. Jack used to show one of his Dandies, as a hobby.

When they were living in Hoggs Hollow, in Toronto, they had numerous raccoon visitors, every night. Jack would make them up peanut butter sandwiches, and Bob would gently feed them all, mommas and babies, mostly while they hung upside down from the roof of their bungalow!

In the mid-90s, they bought a four-acre property near Collingwood, on a private lake. They had two Goldens, who used to ride in kayaks with them. They also cared for the many feral cats on the property, building them winter shelters, having them spayed and neutered, and feeding them. There were, of course, plenty of raccoons who were also very happy to make their acquaintance.

Over the years, Jack and Bob were extremely supportive of local animal organizations, donating their time in arranging fund-raisers and of course, helping financially.

Jack passed away, after a lengthy and brave battle, in 2008. Bob passed away in February, 2017. Before he died, he ensured that his and Jack’s legacy would be one of compassion for the animals they dearly loved. Bob admired the work of Collie Rescue Network, as he knew and loved CRN Alumni Teddy.

Bob and Jack were not millionaires. They were a hard working and compassionate couple, who loved their own animals dearly, and wanted to help others who were in need. That’s their legacy.