Meet Belle!

Hi everyone, My name is Belle. I'm 5 years old! I lived a great life with my brother in a house with a back yard. We were very loved! My owner had to move to an apartment, and though I tried very hard, I'm just not cut out for apartment living.

I used to love running around in my back yard chasing the birds and having conversations through the fence with the neighbor dogs! I would play fetch. Sometimes I would hide the ball from my brother!

When we got the apartment though, I didn't have a big yard to run around in anymore, and I've put on some pounds. I tried to be nice on walks, but I pull on the leash and can be hard to handle for someone who isn't strong. My owner thought I would be better off living in a house with a big back yard to run around in, so she selflessly surrendered me to Nebraska Sheltie Rescue.

I've been in a foster home, and I've been working on my leash manners. I have a strong herding instinct (I'm a Sheltie, after all!) so I want to chase things like kids on skateboards. What fun! For some reason they don't like that. How confusing.

The most favorite thing that I love to do, though, is be a cuddle bug. I lay next to my foster mom when she watches a movie. She even shares her chair with me! I just wish she would watch movies with more sheep and rabbits and stuff. Either way, it's just nice to be near her to get petted.

I also get so excited when she takes me out in the car. I just love looking out the window!

About Me

General Color Sable (Mahogany) and White
Current Size 42 pounds
Current Age 5 years
Microchipped Yes
Neutered/Spayed Yes
Fence Required Yes
Shyness Level 5
Will come when called Yes
Will run from you No
Will let you catch me Yes
Will let you hold and cuddle me Yes, I love to snuggle. I will be your Velcro dog!
Housetrained Yes
Obedience Training Needed Would benefit from a training class for bonding purposes
Exercise Needs Needs a yard to run in
Grooming Needs Moderate
Shedding Amount Moderate
Reaction to New People I'm a little cautious, but you will win me over with snacks!
Owner Experience Needed
Good with Kids Older children and up
Good with Cats Yes, I ignore cats.
Good with Other Dogs Yes, I get along well with other dogs. (I miss my brother...)
Adoption Fee I heard my people say that they are asking for a donation of $400 to take me home. I believe I'm worth that much just for the snuggles alone, right?
I will be ready to be adopted as soon as my teeth are cleaned on September 14th. I would love for people to apply to adopt me and maybe meet a few of you to see who is the best new home for me!

Fill out the online application and let the NSR people know you are interested in me!

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.)

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 online application form. 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.)