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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!

Utah Sheltie Rescue: Rio

Can you believe that this Sheltie was found wandering as a stray with a bullet in his hip?  Let’s help this little senior Sheltie find a home! He is currently up for adoption with Sheltie Rescue of Utah. Here is what his foster mom says about him.

rio1Rio is adorable looking and adorable acting. Once you meet him you’ll know how empty your life is without a cutie like this old boy. Rio is a senior boy around 10 years old or older but he is filled with such joy that you can’t help but feel great around him. He LOVES to cuddle. He likes to lay on my couch. He’s fascinated with our cat but doesn’t do anything to hurt her. He likes to follow her around and stare at her. He also likes to talk to her but we discourage that (barking). Rio has a little boy bark…not shrill…but softer than a typical bark.

Whether you have 6 months or 6 more years with Rio in your life, you wouldn’t regret adopting him for even a moment because he brings so much into any relationship. You know how some of your friends build you up and are positive people and others are not? Rio is like one of those great friends who can always see the positive side of things.

Rio was picked up as a stray by the Humane Society who turned him over to Sheltie Rescue. They would normally euthanize him because he is at least 10 years old and was not neutered. He is neutered now. I suspect he was used to breed. He has no teeth at all which tells me that someone was taking him for regular dentals and he needed all of his teeth pulled. When our vet checked him we found that he had a terrible skin infection which we’re treating him for with common antibiotics. That infection is clearing up beautifully.

rio2I gave Rio a medicated bath and when I did it became obvious that Rio is quite used to being bathed and groomed. At some point in this boy’s life someone took excellent care of him. We have no idea what caused him to lose his caring family and become a stray that was picked up by Salt Lake Humane.

For more information about Rio and to look into adopting him please go to and fill out our Application for Adoption. Rio’s adoption fee is only $100.00 but you’ve got to have a great home for a little old joyous Sheltie-boy, to adopt him.  :)

Can you believe I found this cutie at a shelter?

This is Maggie, a three-year old Sheltie I just adopted from the local humane society.

She is sweet as sugar and has great house manners.


Lucky you, Cecile!

Hugs for giving her a loving home.