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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!

Mo: Central Indiana Rescue

This is Mo (Moses)- a sable sheltie available for adoption with Sheltie Rescue of Central Indiana.  He took a ride with me and my sister last weekend to pick up an owner surrender Sheltie.  While waiting for their arrival, we took in some shopping at The Christmas Tree Shop 

Auntie Robin found this mask to help keep Mo in disguise so as not to disrupt the entire store with his boyish good looks!  (He’s just 3!)  It didn’t work!  We couldn’t keep this canine Casanova under wraps for long.  Everyone who past him in the store had to pat on him and he returned the love with kisses to all his admirers!

Check out Mo’s page for more information & to fill out an adoption application!

Thanks for fostering this seriously cute guy, Jenny!

Benji: NJ Sheltie Rescue


This little cutie pie is Benji!

Currently 6 months old, 10.2 lbs and perhaps 11-1/2″ at the shoulder,  he’s going to stay on the small side when mature.  Apparently he’s quite the little character!

His foster mom reports that he loves to be snuggled and will stand on his hind feet with his paws on your leg asking to be picked up & held!  OMG, every Sheltie lover’s dream dog!

He’s also SOOO fast, his tiny body becomes a blur as he races around the room when playing with his “housemates”.  Pounces with delight on toys; which we all know is always just too cute for words. His foster mom is working on his house manners (and he has improved quite a bit since his first day in foster care less than a week ago!)

Benji is one of 3 puppies [age 5-6 months] recently rescued from the Lancaster mills by NJ Sheltie Rescue.  If you can’t resist adopting one of these sweeties, please visit NJ Sheltie Rescue’s website and complete an application:

Act fast, because with a face like that, you know he is going to be adopted quickly!!!!

8/14/2011 Benji is pending adoption, but two others are still looking for homes!

Dottie: St. Louis Sheltie Rescue

Dottie is a special needs girl looking for that special forever home!  Dottie is a very sweet, 6 yr old sable female that just came into Second Chance Sheltie Rescue.  She is crate trained and has lovely manners.  She gets along well with other dogs and is always looking for a hand to give her some ear scratches!

Dottie had a mammary tumor removed which was cancerous, but thankfully it was not an aggressive form of cancer and all was removed.  She is a breast cancer survivor and wears her pink ribbon proudly!  (She will need a chest x-ray every 6 months for 2 years.)

Dottie also has arthritis in her elbow and hip and will need to be on a joint supplement and possibly some pain medication. Although she is still quite playful!

Sadly, Dottie had also been shot in the foot by some abusive boys.  One toe is partly missing and another (a weight-bearing toe) was broken and never treated.  That toe healed completely crooked and therefore offers no ability to help bear weight on that leg.  This does cause her to limp some.

She would need a house with only one or two steps to the yard — preferably none.  To learn more about her & to see a video of her playing, visit her page at Second Chance Sheltie Rescue.

UPDATE 7/6/11:  Dottie’s was seen here on Sheltie Nation by Suzie in FL.  Her super sweet face could not be resisted & her adoption is now in progress!  Woot!

Save a Sheltie

Nothing breaks the heart of Sheltie Nation’s members more than to see a Sheltie in need.  Unfortunately there are plenty of Shelties waiting for loving homes.

Please support your local Sheltie Rescue. If you can’t adopt that’s OK, rescues need your generous donations of money, supplies or your time.  You can find the rescue of your choice by googling “sheltie rescue”.

If you are a rescue group and are interested in swapping links, email us.