Collie & Sheltie Rescue of Middle TN

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Welcome to Collie & Sheltie Rescue of Middle TN

Who We Are

Established in 1999 (and formerly known as Collie Rescue of Thompsons Station, TN and Collie Rescue of Chapel Hill, TN) Collie & Sheltie Rescue of Middle TN primarily rescues unwanted, neglected, abused, or abandoned Collies and Shelties.

How We Operate

Every dog adopted out by our organziation must be intended for a housedog with outdoor privileges. Collies long to be with their companion/owner/family. They tend to get bored very quickly when cast outside to stay. We require a fenced yard. We do, on occasion, make an exception to this rule, depending on the situation, and the dog. Exceptions are at the sole discretion of our organization and primarily IF the dog is a known fence climber. We do not consider electronic fence an acceptable fence. Collies necks have to be shaved in order for a shock collar to penetrate their heavy coats and if t-storm scared, they will often run through it deliberately to run away, join (or chase) another dog, a cat or a kid on a bike, and then they can't get back in. In fact, an electronic fence gives an entirely unwarranted sense of security and cannot keep predators from entering the yard. You can fill out an adoption application here online, and we will be notified of receipt of your application and will contact you as soon as possible....fenced yard, vet reference, home photos and home visits are required....must be 21 yrs of age to submit an application. We will then schedule a phone interview upon receipt of the application. Adoption fee does apply to defray discounted vet costs and vary upon age (0-18 mos $350, 19 mos-4 yrs $300, 4 yrs-8 yrs $275, Seniors over 8 yrs $150, Mixed breeds $250). Our adoption fees helps to carry us from one dog to the next as not all rescues come in healthy, nor young. All rescues are fully vetted (treated for heartworms where applicable), placed on heartworm prevention and flea and tick control and microchipped. We do out-of-state adoptions, but it is the potential adopter's sole responsibility to travel here to meet/adopt the said rescue, and you would be approved for adoption prior to meeting the dog. *SORRY - we do not ship/transport dogs*

Come Visit Us!

We are located about 75 min. southeast of Nashville, TN.......visitors are welcomed once approved for adoption. We are NOT a facility - all of our rescues are fostered in private homes and met by appointment ONLY! We reserve the right to refuse anyone for adoption.