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* NorCal Collie Rescue is California non-profit public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation C2798651 EIN 20-3381549.
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Looking for a new best friend? Meet Piper! 

This little collie mix is dearly loved. She is looking for a new person or family who will keep that love flowing. She has strong opinions about whom she wants to share her life with, so read on to learn more about this special girl.
Piper is a referral collie. Her family writes: Piper is a beautiful 43 lb collie mix who has been with us since she was a puppy. Her mom was a purebred rough collie, but no one knows who her dad was. She's nine years old and in great health -- she's frequently mistaken for a much younger dog because she is so full of joy! Unfortunately, Piper is not good with children, and we had a baby last July. We recently made the very difficult decision to re-home Piper. We really, really wish we could keep her because she is such an awesome dog and a member of our family, but it's just not working with the baby.
Piper is looking for a home where she can be the only dog and can chill with her people regularly. She likes to go for hikes but is also very happy just hanging out with her people being lazy. She went to work in an office with one of us for years and years and adores getting attention from adults. Belly rubs and rump scratches are her favorites. 
She can be leash reactive, and it's 50/50 whether she will get along with other dogs, so it's best to re-home her where she can be the only dog. She needs an experienced dog owner that can be consistent and firm with her when she gets anxious or nervous. She has a high prey drive so may not do well in a home with cats. 
She is spayed and current on her vaccinations.
Our preference would be to keep Piper within a couple hours of the Bay Area, but we'd be willing to drive her further for the right home. Please email denhampiper@gmail.com if you're interested to discuss whether Piper would be a good match for your family. A re-homing fee of $150 will apply.
Listen to a great podcast by Animal Farm Foundation, Inc. on why in certain circumstances rehoming your dog in partnership with a reputable animal rescue can be the best way to ensure your dog thrives.
A Service Dog Team is a Working Team
Collies can make excellent service dogs. If you need a service dog or therapy dog, be sure you and your collie go through the appropriate training and certification before introducing yourselves in public as a working team. Brandy Arnold writes at The Dogington Post how untrained dogs posing as service dogs negatively impact the acceptance and public opinion of service dogs and their disabled handlers. To learn more about service dogs and new laws regulating them, read Brandy's article HERE.
International Collie Rescue Update
Out of an abundance of caution, NCR is suspending all international collie rescues until further notice. Over the past few years, the number of rescue dogs—both single and mixed breeds—coming into the United States from other countries has increased substantially. Organizations, such as the National Animal Interest Alliance, which promotes animal welfare worldwide, have raised concerns about unregulated rescue efforts, citing the potential for sick and underage animals to be shipped overseas. They point to potential abuses of the system by foreign “puppy mills.”
While NCR has always worked closely with reputable international rescues and veterinarians, ensuring every collie is fit and suitable for the journey, we cannot ignore these concerns. The NCR board will reconvene in the Fall of 2019 to revisit this subject. During this hiatus, research will be conducted to validate if this avenue should resume in the future.
We take all of your concerns very seriously and want to make sure we never lose sight of our mission: TO HELP COLLIES IN NEED. You can follow and comment on this issue on our Facebook POST.
Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

Kind Regards,
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