Check out this sweet boy! Rocky is a 6 year old neutered tri-color Sheltie. He is a wonderful dog with a great temperament. He gets along with other dogs and cats, walks well on a leash, knows sit, down, high-five and give. He loves to sit next to his humans while the TV is on, loves to play with toys and of course, bark! He has not been around a lot of children, but when he has he tends to ignore them.

He was in a lot of pain due to a torn ACL in his right rear leg, but came through surgery just fine. Some arthritis had set in and some bone spurs had to be cleaned up and filed down as well. Proper care and physical therapy are key to a full recovery, which will take about 8 to 12 weeks. He’s being a real trooper and is on the mend. He will be available for adoption once he has recovered from surgery.Sheltie for adoption in New Hampshire

As you can imagine the cost of the surgery has taxed the rescue so any donations would be gratefully accepted.  If you can’t resist Rocky’s sweet face, you can learn more about him and fill out an application by visiting Rocky’s page.

UPDATE: Rocky has been adopted by a wonderful family in CT who saw him right here on Sheltie Nation!

The Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue (located north of Baltimore, MD) has three older Shelties that are in need of good homes. Unfortunately the rescue reports they have a lot of wonderful dogs looking for homes and they are running out of foster parents. If you can’t adopt, consider donating or becoming a foster parent. Spread the word to your facebook friends and family!

Dwight: Dwight is a gorgeous, healthy 12 year old sable boy with personality plus! He has been fully vetted and groomed. Dwight loves everybody, gets along well with the other Shelties and is fine around cats and older children. He is housebroken, loves belly rubs, AND walks well on a leash.

Beauty: Beauty is appropriately named, inside and out. She is an adorable 10 year old tri-color gal. Beauty is happy, friendly and healthy, although a little chubby, but they’re working on it! She walks well on a leash, and gets along well with other dogs. Beauty is anxious to go to her new forever home.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a larger 50-lb male 8-year old trio-color Sheltie. He is very sweet and affectionate, loves belly rubs, being petted and attention! He walks well on a leash, gets along with other dogs, and loves to zip around in the yard. Cinnamon knows his name and comes when called.  He needs a fenced yard to run in and a family that is looking for a good, solid boy to be a companion. He’s ready for his new home!

Cindy Lou is a Sheltie mix with possibly Cocker Spaniel as the secondary breed. She is about 8 years old, is super sweet, gets along with everyone, loves playing with other dogs and is especially playful and gentle with puppies and small dogs. She is completely housebroken, crate trained and listens well. Please open your heart and home to this beautiful girl.

Last week we featured Petunia, a rescued Sheltie in need of some help.

Thanks to all of your generosity, it looks like Petunia will be getting the surgery she desperately needs!  She has her surgical consult scheduled for Wednesday, June 6th.

In the meantime Petunia’s foster dad has shared some recent photos of her out at a local park. He reports that she has regular baths, as she gets smelly – most likely from the tumors.  But she also gets along well with her foster brothers and as you can see, is really affectionate with humans.

Isn’t she amazing? In spite of all she may have been through, she still loves people.

Sick, senior or special needs Shelties require extra veterinary care.  Often, these dogs are the first to be euthanized at shelters.  Rescuing these dogs has become the focus of Sheltie Rescue Alternative, Inc.
Treasure is a “furever foster” at the rescue. He was pulled from a kill shelter just before last Thanksgiving at around age 15. Here he is, six months later, doing well and enjoying every day!

To inquire about adoptions, volunteering or to make a tax-deductible donation, you can visit their website.

Hugs for all you do for these special needs Shelties, Eva!

Tri-State Sheltie Rescue needs help for a wonderful Sheltie that came to them this week.  Her name is Petunia and she needs a CT scan and surgery that will cost an estimated $4,000.  They believe that this little girl deserves to have this surgery so she can live a normal life for whatever years she may have left.

Petunia is approximately nine years old and came from a shelter in PA where she was dumped.  Petunia was in horrid condition.  She had severe flea infestation and flea dermatitis causing her to lose patches of hair.  Her nails were so long that they curled under her paws making walking very difficult and painful.  Her ears were so badly infected with yeast and pus that they could not see inside her ear canals.  They are both completely blocked with such an infection that they think Petunia may be deaf due to this.  Her teeth are also in terrible shape and she needs to be spayed.

But this is not why the rescue is seeking help.  The reason they need help is that Petunia has two tumors growing out of her vulva.  One is about half the size of a woman’s palm!  Upon examination by the vet, they feel that the stem of this tumor is in Petunia’s urethra and therefore she needs a CT Scan and a specialized surgeon to remove it.  The tumors are already inhibiting her ability to urinate properly.  If the tumors are not removed, they will continue to grow causing severe pain and discomfort and sadly, Petunia will have to be euthanized.  (You can see more photos of Petunia on her page here.)

It is quite evident that little Petunia has been neglected and treated poorly her entire life.  She was most likely used as a breeder dog that could no longer produce and was thrown away.  She holds no bad feelings for the life she has been forced to live. All you have to do is touch her and her little tail wags with delight!

Any donation, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciate and help them get to the goal of $4000 so Petunia may have this life saving surgery.

Sheltie Nation will also be donating $20.00 from every new Premium Member Registration at our forums through June 11th.  You will get a Sheltie Nation decal and some great perks while also helping this deserving Sheltie! 

If you would prefer to make a donation directly to the rescue, please either go to the website –www.tristatesheltierescue.org – where you may use a PayPal button to make your donation or you can send a check made out to Tri-State Sheltie Rescue, Inc.  You can click this link to go directly to their paypal donation page.

TSSSR PO Box 422 Malverne, NY 11565

Please remember that all direct donations to TSSSR (501(c)(3) non-profit charity) are tax deductible.

Join us on the forums for updates on Petunia’s progress! 

Maine Sheltie Rescue has a Sheltie in foster care that has experienced sudden onset paralysis on May 6. (This means he has lost the use of his back legs.) Max is a 3 year old double merle that is deaf and sight impaired. He’s having all sorts of test done right now and the rescue is working hard on fund raising to cover his expenses.

Right now he needs extensive testing, physical therapy and maybe even a wheelchair, all of which will cost rescue between $1600 and $5000, depending on his needs. Max is not available for adoption at this time, since he needs a lot of physical therapy, and may need surgery. His foster mom says he’s an absolute sweetie.

Donations to help Max would be greatly appreciated.

KVSSC Rescue
P.O. Box 304
Palmyra, ME 04965

Isn’t Bella beautiful?  Little 3 year old Bella is available for adoption at Sheltie Shack Rescue of Kansas.  She’s just a tiny, 15 lb. girl, but is ready to settle into a home environment and become a cherished family member!

She was rescued from a puppy mill where she lost one of her back feet. (She is missing her right rear foot just above the ankle.) Bella doesn’t even realize it’s gone and gets around splendidly. The rescue is hoping applicants look past her minor glitch and don’t hold the slight visual affect against her. It certainly doesn’t slow her down & we think she is a very pretty girl!

Bella is most comfortable with other dogs, so a home that already has another dog to hang out with would be ideal. She is still a bit shy with humans, but will let her foster mother pick her up with some encouragement.  She does still need work learning to walking on leash, but she is working on it.

Let us help Bella find the happy forever home she deserves! Contact Sheltie Shack Rescue via their website, or e-mail: sheltieshack@bluevalley.net

Ginger is a sweet, gentle Sheltie who sadly has been lingering in foster care for some time. Let’s help her find her forever home!

Ginger came to NVSR very obese, and since then her foster mom has helped her shed a few pounds.  Her adopter must monitor her diet closely to help continue slimming her to a more girlish figure. :) 

Ginger is 15 inches tall, currently 32 pounds, and 12 years young.

Ginger especially likes to follow her foster mom around the house and sleep on a dog bed nearby. She would prefer to be an only dog but lives peacefully with three kitties in her foster home. In typical Sheltie fashion she loves an ear and rump scratch whenever offered! At night she likes to sleep on a comfy dog bed in the bedroom and in nice weather she likes to explore in the fenced dog yard.

Ginger loves her walks and is very good on a leash.  She also is great with children of all ages.  She is an all-around sweetie! If you might be interested in adopting Ginger, please read their adoption FAQ section and then send a note to: apply@NVSR.org.  Tell them Sheltie Nation sent you!