Meet Kinsley!

Hello humans! I'm Kinsley! I'm what my people call an "empty nester" doggie. I've had a lot of puppies in my years but I'm done now. And with all my puppies grown up and gone, I'm reallly interested in what life has in store for me. It sure is nice to be able to run around in a house, go out in a yard, play with the other doggies, and snuggle with my humans!

I'm still getting used to new places, but I sure do try and learn about all the new stuff. I like investigating new things and paying attention to what all the humans and dogs are doing. (And those other animals they call "cats"… but they're kind of boring.) Even though I'm curious, I am a little wary of all these new experiences. I sure do like being with people, though! It didn't take me long to realize that laying on the couch with a person is a great way to be happy and comfortable.

I'm also still a bit nervous about eating in front of others but I don't like being left alone in a room to do it by myself so I'm just having to get used to the idea. And I'm really getting the hang of going out in the yard, doing… well… you know… and coming back in. It's really not that hard, right? But I couldn't do that at my old place! (How rude!) This way seems so much nicer, don't you think?

My people tell me I'm sweet. (Dog Dad has started calling me "Special K." I don't know what that means.) I guess it's all that time I spent taking care of my puppies for years. And now I just want to be a friend instead of a mommy. So what do you think? Can we hang out a bit? Forgive me if I'm wary at first, but I'm sure we'll be friends real quick. (Especially if you like taking naps together!)

About Me

General Color Sable (Mahogany) and White
Current Size 22 pounds
Current Age 5 years
Microchipped Yes
Neutered/Spayed Will be on 11/9/22
Fence Required Yes
Shyness Level (1-10) 7. I am very shy but I am also very curious.
Will come when called No
Will run from you Yes
Will let you catch me Eventually, especially if you sit down or crawl to me.
Will let you hold and cuddle me Yes, I do love hugs and cuddles once I get to know a human.
Housetrained I am learning. The other dogs are showing me what the grass is for.
Obedience Training Needed Yes, I will need some training, but I’m pretty darn smart!
Exercise Needs I will need a yard to run and play in! I have started to play with my foster siblings.
Grooming Needs Moderate
Shedding Amount Moderate
Reaction to New People All people are new to me right now!
Good with Kids I am good with kids aged older grade school and up.
Good with Cats Yes, I ignore cats.
Good with Other Dogs Yes, I get along well with other dogs.
Adoption Fee My people say that they are asking for a donation of $450 to take me home. That helps to pay for all the veterinary expenses that these NSR people are doing for me.

I've got some medical appointments in mid-November but if that all goes well, I should be ready to join you in your home in early December.

I bet you have some more interesting people and places I can learn about. So you would like to hang out and watch TV and movies together, I would like to meet you. Fill out their application form so the NSR people can have us get together to meet!


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.

Adoption Application

If you are interested in adopting one of our Shelties—either an available one or one that may come in the future—please fill out our application form and send it to us. (Applications will be available to do directly on this site in the future.) If you are interested in a particular dog, there is a place to enter the doggie's name. If you are interested in being considered for any of our dogs—either ones we don't have yet or because one you are interested in is no longer available—fill out an application anyway. We will try to let you know when new dogs that match your interest become available.

Adoption Contract

When people adopt a dog from Nebraska Sheltie Rescue, they are asked to sign our adoption contract. This is so we can feel comfortable that our dogs will be going to good homes, be safe, and treated well. 

Even if you are not ready to adopt a dog yet, you can view this contract to find out and decide if this is something you are willing to do. (To be honest, if you really care about doggies, none of this will come as a surprise.)