Adoption Process

  1. Fill out an application which can be found above.              

 2. Contact your veterinarian and give them permission to speak with us concerning your pets vaccination record.

3. A volunteer from the rescue will complete a veterinarian check to confirm that your current animals are up to date on all of their vaccinations.

4. Next, one of our volunteers will contact you to set up a home visit . Please don't change a thing as we are really just interested in meeting your family and your other pets if there are any. 

5. Within a week you can expect to hear from the rescue concerning the adoption.

6. Please know that we will work diligently to find the right dog for your family and the right family for the collie or sheltie.

Please send completed forms to

or by postal service to 

151 Sandpiper Street, Newport News, VA 23602


Scroll to see the beautiful Collies and Shelties waiting for their forever homes! Are you the key to one of their hearts?

Happy Family Adoptions



18 adoptions



13 adoptions 

as of November


Bailey is a 10 year old young sheltie weighing 13 pound.  He has been brought up to date on all vaccinations to include Lyme.  He is also microchipped. Bailey is scheduled for a teeth cleaning and neuter on December 5th so keep our guy in your prayers.  

Bailey is very timid and nervous at first but once he gains faith and develops trust a person or another dog he is very cuddly and likes to play. He will make a great companion!

Shelby (2)

Shelby (2) is a sweet 7 year old lady who was previously a momma.  She came to us needing some medical attention  and since has been caught up to date on all vaccinations to include Lyme.  She has been spayed and had her teeth cleaned and polished looking great!    Shelby (2) is microchipped and looking for her new home.

Shelby (2) is a bit anxious and is not recommended for  a home with small children under the age of 8.  She is fine with older children but does try to herd them. She is fine by herself but could be with another dog.  We would definitely do a meet and greet and spend some time to be sure she is comfortable.

Shelby (2) is learning to enjoy the good life of cuddles and being a

About Cora

Cora came from a hoarding situation in the southwestern part of Virginia.  She was taken to a kill shelter that happens to be fantastic about finding rescues to take their dogs!  

Cora is up to date on all vaccinations to include Lyme, DHPP, Rabies, and Bordetella.   She has had her full wellness exam including fecal. She is heartworm negative and up to date on her heartworm, and flea and tick preventions.  

Cora weighs about 35 pounds.

Cora is very frightened of men.  She tends to hide when men are around.  She has warmed up to the female foster and actually comes for unsolicited petting.  

Cora enjoys being outside and running around the fenced yard.  She is very quiet for a sheltie .  She would make a great addition to a calm home with another dog that is laid back.  Cora has the potential to be a very loving girl but it will take some time and effort.

Adoption and Foster application