If you are interested in adopting a collie, please download an adoption application, or call us at 800-296-3265 and we will mail or email an application to you. ​Then fill out the adoption application and mail it to us at the address provided on the top of the application form. We do not accept emailed or
faxed applications.


One of our members will contact you within 5 business days after the vet reference is obtained to schedule a “home visit”. We are presently doing only phone home visits due to the pandemic. Once we are finally cleared to do in-person home visits we will resume them and a volunteer will contact you to
come to your home to meet you, your family members, and, of course, any pets that live in the home. If either the applicant or the volunteer is uncomfortable with an in-person visit, the process can be completed by phone.


After the visit we send a home visit report back to the board with any changes to the original application. Sometimes we find that potential adopters are open to a broader range of collies than indicated on their application.

The waiting period for adopting one of our collies varies. It depends heavily on what collies enter CRLNE and when they are ready for their new homes.  Each adoption is a very thoughtful process and is not based on first-come, first-served.

We thank you in advance for your patience, as we are an entirely volunteer-run organization.

For more information about the application please call us at 1-800-296-3265 or send an email to:

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“We applied to CRLNE to adopt a collie, and waited for about eight months before the ideal match for our family came into the league. We met him and fell in love. Now, a year later, it’s like he’s always been here; everyone who knows us tells us it’s amazing how well he fits into our family. We are so thankful to CRLNE!”

- Kerry & Tom 

"We recently welcomed Stormy, a five-year-old male Collie, into our home and our hearts. From the start of the whole adoption process; application papers, the home visit, and meeting him at the foster home, we interfaced with a unique group of “Collie People” who are caring, knowledgeable and enthusiastic individuals that made our adoption an enjoyable and wonderful experience." 

- Mike & Gail 


Less than 1 year $500      1-3 years of age $325      3-8 years of age $275      8+ years of age $225