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Sheltie Nation Fundraiser for Petunia

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 – – 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! 

Spare Change in Your Couch Cushions?

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

Bella: Kansas Sheltie Rescue

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:

Ginger: VA Sheltie Rescue

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:  Tell them Sheltie Nation sent you!

Northern VA Sheltie Rescue: Home in time for Christmas?

Look at these sweet Sheltie faces! If you have been considering adding a new family member to your household, this rescue has many needy Shelties looking for their forever homes.

Digby is an easy going guy that quickly adapts to new situations. He greets you each morning with a tail wag and usually a toy in his mouth. He is not the least bit demanding and only asks for a bowl of food and someone to open the door. You don’t even have to open the door for him if you have a doggie door to a fenced yard, because he quickly learned to let himself in and out by watching the other dogs. Even though he has a few years on his paws, he’s always ready for a game of fetch or tug. He’s quick to alert you if he hears a strange sound, but he’s not an overly vocal boy. He walks nicely on a leash and travels well.

He would appreciate a home with few stairs and a doggie door or someone home to let him out frequently. He is tolerant of cats and other dogs as long as they don’t invade his personal space. One person said, “Digby is the coolest Sheltie I’ve ever met!”

Max is a 12-years young bright, funny scamp who grew up in a home with little structure where he was allowed to have his own way most of the time. He is a “resource guarder” who claims anything that falls on the floor as his own. His favorite game is to steal a tissue from the waste basket and run around shaking it in his caregiver’s face to invite a chase.

Max’s playful ways belie the difficult life he led in recent years with an owner who suffered from dementia and frequently forgot to feed him or give him water. When turned into NVSR by concerned relatives, Max suffered from severe dehydration and near starvation. His loving foster family has nursed him back to surprisingly good health. Max enjoys walks and hanging out with other dogs in a fenced yard.

Pepper is 12 years young.  Pepper is a very handsome tricolor boy and just a delight to be around. He’s happy to do whatever you are doing as long as he can be with you.   He enjoys a game of fetch but is also happy to hang out with you.  He would enjoy a nice daily walk or a car ride.  He is a gentleman on the leash or in the car.

Pepper is glad to meet any new friends and is not shy – he’s a dog you could take anywhere as a Sheltie ambassador.  He loves attention and appreciates a good belly rub.  He is good with other dogs and even cats!

If you are interested in adopting any of these cutie-pies, visit the Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue website and fill out an application today!

Update: All these cuties have been adopted!  There are other dogs waiting for their forever homes in this rescue, so be sure to check them out!