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NCR News
In our November Newsletter read about:
  • What Happens to Your Collie if Something Happens to You?
  • Bonded Senior Sisters Available for Adoption!
  • Our 5th Annual Collie Fun Day!
  • 2019 NCR calendars in NCR store!
  • How to Help Wildfire Animal Victims and prepare for a disaster.
  • "The Road Home" Helps Senior Collies.
"Road Home." Painting by Rick Aeschliman.
See bottom of newsletter for more info on painting and how it helps save senior collies.

What Happens to Your Collie if Something Unexpected Happens to You?

NCR Loves Our Seniors!

November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month. Many of our collies available for adoption come to NCR when they are seniors. Often they are beloved family pets whose owners must relinquish them when they become too ill to care for them. Some elderly collies find themselves homeless, abandoned in shelters, after their owner dies.
Katy and Abby, bonded sisters available for adoption through NCR, were once loved by a woman who was not old, but became ill. As her health declined, she was unable to physically and financially care for her cherished dogs at the level they needed. She passed away in her home, and it is unknown how long she had been gone before friends found her and the dogs. Were it not for a quick-thinking neighbor who contacted NCR, the police would have contacted Animal Control, and Katy and Abby, now in poor health, would have been taken to a local shelter with an unknown future. NCR provided the extensive and much needed medical care to bring these girls back to a normal health status, and they are now thriving and ready to go on to their new forever home together.

Thankfully, we were able to be the safety net these girls needed. However, this woman who so loved her dogs, never thought about what might happen if she passed away unexpectedly. She owned a home in Silicon Valley, but because she didn't make provisions for their care, after the settling of her estate, there were no funds set aside for the care for her collies.

The month of November is a good time to plan for the future of your pets if something unexpected happens. Things to think about: Do you want your collies to come to NCR?  Do you have family willing to care for them? Are they willing and able to financially care for them? If not, can you provide financial assistance out of your estate to ensure that necessary care is provided? 

The Humane Society of The United States provides a fact sheet with a wealth of information to plan for your pets future. Click HERE

NCR has a fact sheet on how to provide for your collies through NCR. Click HERE

November is Adopt-a-Senior-Dog Month

And NCR has 2 of the Sweetest Seniors Available for Adoption!

Meet Katy and Abby, 11-year-old sisters who lost their whole world last month when their owner passed away. Can you give them a home where they will feel loved and secure for the rest of their days?


Abby is an 11-year-old, spayed, sable, rough collie.  She is up to date on her vaccinations and has had a full dental. She is healthy and is a joyful, friendly girl with everyone she meets. She is good with other dogs, kids and is happy to receive love and attention from anyone she meets. Abby is housebroken.

Katy is an 11-year-old, spayed, tri, rough collie.  She is up to date on her vaccinations and has had a full dental. She, too is healthy and a joyful, friendly girl with everyone she meets. She is good with other dogs, kids and is also happy to receive love and attention from anyone she meets. She even does the cutest little dance when she is getting her rear end scratched. Katie does struggle with incontinent issues that we are working on, but we believe it can be corrected. Katie had a small cancerous tumor removed from her eyelid, but the vet indicated that it was not the type to metastasize elsewhere, so she should be fine going forward.
They are cat chasers, and while it does not seem to be in a threatening way, we recommend a family that does not have cats or at least have a very dog-savvy cat. They can be counter surfers if left unattended in the kitchen, but this is easily managed. Neither dog is very vocal. Abby rarely barks and Katy’s foster family has never heard her bark. These sweethearts love their toys and each other. They are very bonded and must be adopted together.

If you already have an application on file and would like to be considered for adoption, please email laurie@calcollierescue.org, otherwise please complete an online adoption application at www.calcollierescue.org to be considered for adoption. You must live in Northern California and have a fenced yard to be considered.

Seniors are the best!
5th Annual Collie Fun Day
October 6, 2018. NCR had a great turn out of over 100 collies at this year's event! We don't know who had more fun...the collies or their humans...or who was more tired at the end of the day. Thank you to everyone who turned out to support NorCal Collie Rescue and help make this day and event such a success.

2019 Calendars in NCR Cafe Press Store!

2019 NCR Calendars are in our Cafe Press Store! Calendars were a major fundraiser through the years, but we found that paper calendars are not as popular as in the past. We did not solicit for photos this year. Instead our Calendar Master Andrea Moss used some of our best photos from previous years to fill four fabulous calendars. We have Collie Portrait, Collie Friends, Collie Fun & All-Stars, and Collie Rainbow Bridge Calendars. This is our final year creating new calendars.

Click HERE for our store. 

How to Help Camp Fire Animal Victims

If you want to help the Camp Fire animal victims, the North Vally Animal Disaster Group has information on how best to help. Their website also contains valuable information on how to prepare for a disaster and be ready to evacuate with your animals. Click HERE.
Artist and NCR adopter and volunteer Rick Aeschliman painted "The Road Home," featured at the top of our newsletter. Rick donated a generous portion of his profits from the limited-edition print to the Angel Fund, which supports our senior and special-needs collies. The Angel Fund was set up by Cathy Toft, an NCR founder, and Rick, to help rescue collies that are elderly and those in need of special medical care. The Fund is named for Angel, one of our elderly rescue collies who crossed over the rainbow bridge in 2007.

Rick has donated the remaining limited-edition prints to NCR. They make a perfect Christmas gift for the collie lover in your family and all proceeds go to helping senior collies. For additional information contact Lauren Caudill at laurie@calcollierescue.org.
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