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Welcome to the section of the site where you can find out what you need to know about adopting a collie how we assess dogs in our care and of course find details of all the dogs we have for rehoming. Unless mentioned otherwise, all the dogs we rescue are here at our rescue centre in Staffordshire.

The details of the dogs available are updated automatically so our website is always up to date 

For information on opening hours or our address, please follow the links to About Us

Our Rehoming Process is explained in the How Do I Adopt Page 

You will see that the first step if you wish to adopt is to complete an Application To Adopt Form

The How Do I Adopt? and Q & A pages will hopefully answer any questions you may have about how we operate. We do ask for a rehoming fee which is vital to support the work we carry out and without which we could not rescue the number of collies that we do every year

If you have any questions, please telephone our office Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm on 01889 577058 and our staff will be happy to help. At weekends and Bank Holidays our preferred communication is by email to

Colour coding

As you look through the details you will notice that each dog is coded Green,Yellow or Blue with further icons showing its assessment in certain areas. A full explanation of the system is explained on the Assessment page 

New Owners Living In Rented Property

We are quite happy to consider new owners who live in rented property but we will require written proof from your landlord (including their contact details) that you have their permission to own a dog.This should be brought with you when you visit or it can be emailed to

Kennel Cough

The nature of rescue work and the varied environments from which we rescue our dogs means that from time to time we suffer from a bout of kennel cough. Some people may be worried about this condition but generally it has little more effect on a dog than the human common cold or flu does to us. The below may help you to understand the condition and the difficulty in not only dealing with it but identfying a dog that may be affected but showing no symptoms. If you have any concerns please do speak to us when phoning or speak to staff on arrival and we will advise you of the current situation.

Kennel Cough or tracheobronchitis is a highly contagious canine illness which usually presents itself as an inflammation of the upper respiratory system.

Kennel cough is airborne and spread by infected dogs coughing and sneezing. It can also be spread by contact with contaminated surfaces and through direct contact. It is not unknown for humans to carry the virus on clothing and to spread as a result. It is highly contagious and usually occurs in environments where dogs gather, such as kennels, dog shows or groomers. Symptoms can take between 3 to 10 days to be seen after exposure.

Symptoms can include a harsh, dry hacking/coughing, recthing, sneezing or snorting especially in response to light pressure on the trachea or during/after exercise or excitement. It is not uncommon to see a dog with no symptoms begin to cough within a short space of time after rehoming. Most good vets will tell you that there is really nothing you can do to cure the disease. It generally runs its course for a week but the disease may persist for up to a month.

Our vet’s advice has been that dogs with kennel cough can be rehomed and will most likely recover quicker in a home than a kennel environment.

Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent secondary bacterial infections but this will not “cure” the kennel cough. Whilst most dogs will recover quickly, pups, infirm or older dogs may be at greater risk. The use of children’s Benyllin may help to ease the cough but you should seek veterinary advice if you have any concerns.

Vaccines can be used to prevent the majority of cases. But just because a dog is vaccinated does not mean it cannot get kennel cough. Like human flu shots, the protection is against most, but not all infectious agents.