It was Friday, 13th December 2013 when Sir Fudge landed in our lives. From a bad tempered, dirty, pain riddled dog of 10 years he has turned into the most loving affectionate boy, who has found his place in our pack. He has made us laugh and made us cry in varying degrees over the past 7 weeks, but he is here now until the end. He has changed our lives and we love him.
Collie Rescue were there for us 24/7, covered all the vet bills and will continue to do so for as long as he needs it. We all send a BIG THANK YOU
Sheila and Dave Payne and of course, Sir Fudge , Great Yarmouth. Norfolk
From the moment we set eyes on Bonnie-Prince on the 18th May, 2013, it was a "trip that changed out lives forever", we have no regrets about taking on this beautiful blind boy and giving him a home for the rest of his life. As I watch him play, I marvel at his will to live, our lives have been enriched beyond belief as he lives his life to the full - playing, chasing, running and jumping. Our only regret is that he cannot see his mum and dad., who absolutely adore him. As I stand at the window looking down the garden I can see him jumping, ducking and diving with his football playing with Ernie and I think - but for the grace of God - and the thoughtfulness of Chris Slater, Annette Rebmann, the rescue staff in Ireland who first saved him and looked after him, everyone else involved in bringing our precious cargo safely home to us. Thank goodness for Collie Rescue and their wonderful team. Margaret and Ernie Pearce, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Having a rescue dog in your life knowing they have not always been fortunate has made us determined to give them the best we can and they want for nothing, whether that be our time, love, exercise and what they enjoy most in life - food. Our dogs make us get up in the morning, get ready to go out and walk, something we do together and enjoy together. Is there a greater joy than doing things with the ones you love. Having our three collies and the support that comes with them from Collie Rescue is like having your cake and eating it. Mary and Steve Jefferson, Western Isles.
What "COLLIE RESCUE" means to me
Colleagues working and supporting each other On the lookout for dogs in distress Loving homes needed for these neglected dogs Loneliness gone forever when they are re-homed In our hearts always for the rest of their lives Everyone happy at last in their forever homes
Rescue these beautiful creatures from their torture Endless work goes into rescuing one dog Seeing the rescue through from start to finish Caring and loving unwanted dogs Useless neglect and unhappiness gone forever Enjoy your Collie Rescue Rough Collie
By Margaret Pearce
LASSIE ON HER VISIT
In May, 2015, we received a request to help a human in need. An elderly lady, suffering from dementia and living in a care home had lived with a Rough Collie during her childhood and would constantly talk about her dog, Tess. The daughter asked us if we could help by bringing a Rough Collie to meet her mum. Fortunately, there was a rescue collie, called Lassie, living not too far away and the family agreed to take her to meet this lady. Here is a piece taken from the e-mail we received following the visit .....
"Lassie came to visit Mom today, what a beautiful animal and very loving and caring owners she has in Kerry and Nick. They brought Lassie along to Mom's Care Home today and it was quite an emotional time for us as a family. We had talked all week to Mom about the visit, although we knew that she wouldn't remember, but she was having a reasonable day and as soon as she saw Lassie, Mom started to talk about her childhood dog, Tess. I can't thank you, Kerry & Nick enough for doing this, not only did it help Mom, it made my day to see her with the dog." Jane (daughter).