Every Collie Deserves a Second Chance

Collies that arrive into rescue are often no different than collies from a reputable breeder. More often than not, they are surrendered to the Collie Rescue League of New England because their owners are experiencing a major life event like divorce, relocation, or financial changes to a household. Generally, they are healthy and were raised in home environments where they were loved and cared for.

In some cases, they have not had the benefit of a good start in life. In these situations, our foster homes may work longer to get them settled and prepare them for their new forever homes. Because of their gentle nature and intelligence the collie breed is great at adapting to changes in their lives and will thrive when given a second chance!

Collie Rescue League of New England collects adoption fees for collies they release from their care. This money goes directly towards CRLNE to help cover all of the expenses accrued during a collie’s stay with us. All of our collies are groomed, vetted, and neutered or spayed before adoption so they are healthy and ready to go to their new home when the right match is found.  All information we learn about the collie’s medical status and temperament while they are in their CRLNE foster home is shared with the adopter. 

Our fees are broken down by age for puppies, adults, and seniors:

Under 1 year old- $500

1 to 3 years old-   $325

3 to 8 years old-  $275

9 years and older $225


Please note that not all our available collies are posted online.  Below are a few of the collies currently in foster care.

To fill out an application Click Here 



Collie Rescue is pleased to welcome collie "Saint." Saint is a six-year-old mahogany sable male, and is currently under assessment in his foster home. So far we know he is great with other dogs and other animals. Watch for more to come on this sweet collie. If you might be interested in Saint please complete our adoption application, available for download on this page or by mail by calling 800-296-3264.


A big welcome to Layla who recently entered our foster program. She is a 3-year-old spayed sable female collie with lots of energy and playfulness. Layla is currently under evaluation so we are just getting to know her. She will need a fenced yard, and an owner who will be committed to continuing to work with Layla on her manners and social skills. This girl has lots of love to give! If you may be interested in adopting Layla, please submit an application available for download at the link above or by calling us at 800-296-3265.




We have collie puppies!!

CRLNE has announced the surprise arrival eight collie puppies - 5 males and 3 females! There are two merles, one tri-color, three sables and two sable merles. They will be six weeks old on May 26, and all are in good health. All puppies are busy learning about their world in between naps and feedings. Mama is also doing well. 

We expect the puppies to be available for adoption by the second week of June. To be as fair as possible, we will be adopting the pups to applicants who have been waiting a lengthy time for a collie. No new applications will accepted for the puppies. Contributions toward care of these munchkins are happily accepted to help offset the costs for vaccinations, goat's milk, puppy food and the like. If you wish to mail a contribution, our mailing address is PO Box 3689, Cranston RI 02910-0689  


Please call us today at 1-800-296-3265 or email us at CRLNEApplications@gmail.com if you’re interested in learning more about our application process.