Southland Collie Rescue
Southland Collie Rescue, Inc. (SCR) is a non-profit, all-volunteer group with corporate headquarters and central operations at our “O'Neil's Collie Haven” property in Riverside, California.
Our mission is to rescue every Southern California Collie in need. We take in, care for, and find loving homes for Purebred Collies (and Collie mixes when we can). The rescued Collies may be in shelters, abandoned, or given up by owners who can’t or won’t care for them any more. We ensure that every rescued Collie is spayed or neutered, current on shots, and checked for health and temperament. We also provide whatever medical treatment is necessary – one of our major expenses.
We maintain our Collies at Collie Haven or in a volunteer foster home, where they’re fed, groomed and loved as if they were the fosterer's own dogs. We then find the right “forever home”, interviewing and visiting all potential adopters to ensure that the Collie and his-or-her new family will be happy. Southland Collie Rescue (SCR) reserves the right to refuse to adopt an SCR dog to any person for any reason.
We adopt our Collies into Southern California homes only. If you live outside Southern California, please see The Collie Club of America's Rescue List for a listing of Collie Rescues by state, where we hope you'll find the right Collie Rescue.
SCR rescues approximately 75-100 Collies every year. Half of those Collies are rescued during the summer months, when so many people abandon or give up their dogs. SCR is always in need of dedicated volunteers; however, midsummer through the end of fall is the time our volunteer need is the greatest, especially foster homes.
If you’d like to learn more about welcoming a rescued Collie into your home (we hope you will!), click on the How To Contact Us link. You’ll then see a list of our Area Coordinators, with contact information for each one.