What is a "Rescue"?

Most breeds have their own breed rescue organizations. This is a group that knows their breed, better than any regular animal shelter. Once the dog is healthy, it goes into a foster home, and lives as a member of the family until the perfect permanent home is found and approved.

Dogs come into rescues for a variety of reasons ranging from simply unfortunate (such as an owner dying) to downright cruel (such as from a puppy mill).  Sometimes, these poor puppies either don't have a home anymore or have been removed from what was a bad home.

How do we work?

We do not have a "shelter" facility. All dogs are housed and cared for in our network of foster homes. This allows us to get to know each dog's personality along with any special needs it may have. 

If you are looking to adopt a Sheltie, a "rescue" is a great place to look!! See if we have any available doggies right now!

What kinds of dogs?

We take in Shelties no matter what their age. However, we do get more older dogs than puppies. 

The puppies and young Shelties are the ones who always get chosen first  so please consider adopting an older Sheltie. They are so confused and scared when they get here, and so badly need the routine of a permanent home. On the other hand, the older dogs are usually the best trained, the best behaved, and are so easy to care for.

Why Shelties?

The American Kennel Club (A.K.C.) describes Shelties as "playful, energetic, and bright". They are generally mid-sized dogs—often about 13-16 inches high at the shoulder—bearing a strong family resembance to their bigger cousin, the Collie. On one hand, they like to bark and, while not agressive, are a bit reserved towards strangers. This makes them a good watch dog. On the other hand, they are sensitive and very in tune with the mood of the household. Because of that, they make for great companions. (They also come in handy if you have sheep. 🐑)

What do we do for the dogs?

All of our dogs get the best of medical care. When a dog comes into our program, they start by visiting our veterinarian. Each of our dogs is fully vetted, including: 

We also treat any illness or injury the dog has.

Of course, all of this costs money. If you would like to help us help the Shelties, please consider donating—one time or on a regular basis.