If we have any current doggies available for adoption (or coming soon), they will be listed here. Also, you can see some of the doggies we have placed in the past. Some doggies might be listed as adoption pending meaning that they are claimed but not yet placed.

If you would like to apply for one of the available doggies or be considered in the future when more become available, please fill out our online application.

Please review what we expect from our applicants to be considered for adopting one of our doggies. You can also download and review our adoption contract that we have all of our approved applicants sign when they bring one of our doggies into their home.

Please note that Nebraska Sheltie Rescue requires that a placement home has a completely fenced yard in order to be considered. There are too many horrible stories about dogs getting out and having bad things happen. (For more on NSR's fence policy, see here.)

Because of the home visits we do with our applicants prior to placement of a dog, we will only accept applicants in Nebraska or in Iowa, Kansas, and South Dakota within approximately 2 hours of Omaha (i.e. Des Moines, Sioux City, St. Joseph). Additionally, we do not "ship" dogs to people. If you are outside our operation area, please check with other rescues that may be near you at the National Sheltie Rescue Association.

Shelties Available for Adoption

Doggies listed here may be available immediately or shortly depending on where they are in their process. Please read their bios and scan their profiles for more information on when they would be available. Then fill out our online application to be considered for adoption!


Athena is a sable merle that came to us from Missouri on Sep. 15th. She is a shy girl who loves to runů and tries to escape! She is ready to be adopted to a loving family with a secure fence.

Read what Athena wrote for a bio!


Freya is a tri-color that joined us from Missouri on Sep. 15th. She needs to go through all her medical checks and procedures and to learn a bit more about people but should be ready in late October.

Read what Freya wrote for a bio!


Bella is 6 months old and due to bad luck had two failed adoptions. She has been in foster care for a few weeks now and is doing great with housebreaking and obedience training. She will be spayed and ready to be adopted by the end of February 2024. She will make a great family pet!

Read what Bella wrote for a bio!

Fill out our online application to be considered for one of these wonderful doggies!

Doggies Coming Soon!

These are doggies we have recently received. We are learning more about them and encouraging them to write their own bios. Once they do, they will be in the available section.

At the moment, all of our doggies are ready to be adopted or are reserved by an agreement with an applicant. This can change at any time, though.

If you want to stay up to date on new dogs, check back here to see or follow us on Facebook for updates.

In the meantime, if you want to be considered for our future dogs, you can fill out our online application form.

To learn more about what we do for our rescue dogs before we put them up for adoption, see our About Us page.

Past Placements

These are doggies we are happy to have placed in forever homes in the past!


Tinkerbelle came to us on April 2nd. Tinkerbelle had four puppies on May 7th. She has been spayed and is now ready for adoption! We are taking applications!

Read what Tinkerbelle wrote for a bio!


If you are looking for our buddy, Beau, we placed him at a great home in the summer of 2021! He wanted us to tell you all how happy he was to get all the attention and interest. He's pretty happy with the people he's with, though!

Read what Beau wrote for a bio!


Leia was starting to get over being nervous about the world and was ready to set out with a new family! She was placed with a patient new owner and new sibling doggies in September of 2022.

Read what Leia wrote for a bio!


Belle unfortunately had to be surrendered by her previous owner. She is calm, sweet, and amazingly well behaved. As of October of 2022, she is running around with her new humans and adoptive brother Collie!

Read what Belle wrote for a bio!


Rosie came from a bad overcrowding situation where she wasn't cared for very well. Rosie was placed in a great home with a loving couple and a sister doggie in October of 2022.

Read what Rosie wrote for a bio!


Kinsley arrived to us on October, 23rd. We are happy that Kinsley moved to her new home just before Christmas of 2022. She has great people and an Australian Shepard sister to love her.

Read what Kinsley wrote for a bio!


Lexie joined us on November 6th. She moved in with her new family the first week of January, 2023. And yes, there is a lot of petting just like she enjoys!

Read what Lexie wrote for a bio!


Zeus came to us on April 2nd. He is a 9 year old boy who was very timid. But with his foster mother's help he learned his name, how to walk on a leash, and how to potty outdoors. He went to his new home on June 27th!

Read what Zeus wrote for a bio!


Lucky is a 9 year old boy who is down on his luck. His owner was an older gentleman who has become ill and can no longer care for Lucky. He is a friendly guy, and is on the hefty side. But he is still adorable!

Read what Lucky wrote for a bio!


Fawn is a tricolor girl born to Tinkerbelle on May 7th 2023. She will be available in early July.

Read what Fawn wrote for a bio!

Clank (aka Finn)

Clank (aka Finn) is a tricolor boy born to Tinkerbelle on May 7th 2023. He is available again after being reserved to a family who are unable to adopt him at this time.

Read what Clank (aka Finn) wrote for a bio!


Iridessa is a tricolor girl born to Tinkerbelle on May 7th 2023. She will be available in early July.

Read what Iridessa wrote for a bio!


Bobble is a tricolor boy born to Tinkerbelle on May 7th 2023. He will be available in early July.

Read what Bobble wrote for a bio!


Lela joined us on September 10th and is currently getting used to her new foster home. She was a little nervous at first but felt better when she was cuddled. She is a 5 year old sable. We are hoping to find her a new home by mid- to late November.

Read what Lela wrote for a bio!


Juno is a 2 month old darling who joined us from a shut down puppy mill in Missouri on Sep. 15th. She loves being with people and all of the new-found freedoms that she is experiencing.

Read what Juno wrote for a bio!