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NJ Sheltie Rescue: Jenny

Jenny is a spunky 10 year old who came to NJ Sheltie Rescue in August via the Lancaster Humane Society. At that time she was quite chubby jenny-rescue-sheltie2from improper diet and needed TLC to get her coat and teeth back in condition. She was given the proper update on shots, had a much needed dental cleaning.

As of November she has lost quite a bit of weight (12 pounds !!) is getting her girlish figure back and her coat is absolutely gorgeous. There’s nothing “old” about this girl. She loves playing fetch with her favorite ducky toy and enjoys walks around the neighborhood. A total love muffin, she greets everyone with a tail wag and smile. The only time she gets upset and barks on leash is when people “leave” — either by walking away after petting/fussing over her or when they drive away from their house.

jenny-rescue-sheltie1Jenny does have a jealous, alpha personality and must be an only pet in her new home.

Applications are available at  Applicants must be within a 75 mile radius of Mt. Laurel, NJ where Jenny is being fostered (zip code 08054).

Missouri Sheltie Rescue: Dusty

dusty-rescue-1We’ve got a little shy guy available for adoption from Second Chance Sheltie Rescue in St. Louis, MO. that we’d love to share on Sheltie Nation!

Dusty came into rescue in late April from a hoarding situation.  Dusty’s history is not one of physical abuse, but better defined as neglect.  He is on the road to recovery.  Dusty is 3 years young, weighing in at 13 pounds, neutered, chipped, his rear dew claws have been removed and he has an awesome set of teeth. He is up to date on all vaccinations.

Dusty is described as shy, but curious.  Innocent, but mischievous.  Cautious, but eager to please.  He likes to be able to see his foster mom at all times.  He is gaining confidence daily and has a healthy appetite.  He is very alert, did extremely well during the Fourth of July fireworks and is not bothered by thunder.dusty-rescue-3

Dusty is a beautiful fawn color with a white chest and a gorgeous tail. He likes to hide toys in his crate, gather laundry, zoom around the house and is learning what it’s like to feel sunshine on his face and grass under his feet.  He is currently sharing his foster home with a senior male and he often tries to get him to play.  He does not yet know how to walk on a leash, and teaching him will require patience.  Dusty should be considered a high flight risk.  We have almost mastered the fine art of pottying outside and he will now bark when he needs to go outdoors.  He is crate trained.

We would like to see Dusty placed with another confident dog and with a family who has shy dog experience.  He is a work in progress, progressing well but will require time and effort with his forever family.  His brown eyes will steal your heart! You can view his page on our website here: Second Chance Sheltie Rescue

NJ Sheltie Rescue: Riley

Riley2Have you ever wanted a Sheltie but wished for one with short hair? Look no further!

Meet Riley. He is a seven and half year old who’s mother was a Sheltie and no one is sure what breed the father was. Riley is a sable and white neutered male who is about 28 pounds and medium in size. He does have many characteristics of a Sheltie (head, markings, body) but he has a smooth (short) coat.

He was well taken care of and enjoys going for walks and/or runs. He is housebroken, up to date on shots, micro chipped, and heart worm negative. He likes being with people. Riley even enjoys getting groomed. He is good with other dogs but we do not know about cats. He is very active Sheltie mix; do not let the age fool you. He has lots of life left and he would love to be a companion dog for someone.

If you are interested in Riley please go the the Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of NJ website and fill out an Adoption Application. This sweet boy deserves a loving fur-ever home. Come on Sheltie Nation, let’s help him find one!

Kansas City Rescue: Hutch

Hutch, along with 10 other Shelties from the hoarder rescue, are being fostered by Kansas City Sheltie Rescue and are available for adoption. They are all flourishing, enjoying life and will soon be ready for their ‘fur’ever homes!


Look at this cute face! Interested?

Contact them!hutch2

Hugs for all you do, Debbie!

St. Louis Sheltie Rescue: Gus

gussitGus is a lovable, 10-year-old tricolor male who came to rescue from a private home. He is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, micro-chipped and had a dental. Gus knows a couple of tricks like sit, paw and down. He walks well on a leash and has been trying to herd his foster sister in the backyard.

Gus crates well although he has the run of the house whenever his foster mom is gussleepinghome. He loves to be petted and have his belly rubbed—when you stop, he paws your hand or leg to get you to keep petting. He would do well in a home with at least one other dog.

Whether he is posing in the backyard or relaxing in his crate, Gus is always ready for some hands on loving. :)

To learn more about Gus, visit his page at St. Louis Sheltie Rescue.