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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!

MD Sheltie Rescue: Sable & Gracie

This cutie-pie named Sable is available through Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue.

Sable is a happy, healthy 10 years young Sheltie.   His foster mom reports he is an absolute sweetheart and is as close as they’ve seen to a perfect Sheltie!  He loves to cuddle and gets along with other dogs.  He is okay with kids, very obedient and attentive and did I mention cute as a button?  He would prefer a fenced yard but does walk well on a leash.

Gracie is a smaller spayed female, also about 10 years old.  She is a playful, active girl.  She tries to play with other dogs but doesn’t quite know how; so she may do best as an only dog (or with a laid back dog that will tolerate her antics!)

She would make a great companion for someone who is home all day or not gone for long periods of time.  She is hard of hearing but manages very well!  A fenced yard required for Gracie.

Contact the rescue and fill out an adoption application today!