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

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!

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 www.SheltieRescueUT.org 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.  :)

booeyMeet Booey, a sweet natured, wonderfully energetic and playful girl now looking for her forever home via Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of New Jersey.

Booey was very loved by her original owners, but sadly, their toddler’s allergies kept getting worse and her access to the entire house was becoming more and more restricted. Now that she is in foster care, she is showing off and playing with total abandon. Enjoys games of Sheltie tag with her housemates and will play fetch with her foster mom for literally an hour or more before stopping for a rest.

To see videos and additional pictures, please visit her personal web page! Smitten? Adoption applications are available by clicking here. :) Someone is going to be very lucky to adopt her!

UPDATE 3/17/14: Booey has been adopted!

BuddyChipmunkThis is Buddy. We call him Buddy Bear. He was raised outdoors his entire life and had not seen the inside of a house until rescued by Second Chance Sheltie Rescue of St. Louis (SCSR). Buddy has fallen in love with his Chipmunk and it’s rare that the two are separated. This gentle giant is 100% love, tail wags and Sheltie kisses. It has been my extreme pleasure to foster Buddy and introduce him to the luxury of old quilts and a soft toy. I am confident he will find his forever family soon. In the meantime, he and Chipmunk sit and wait patiently.

Hugs to you Christine for fostering this sweet boy!

If you would like to learn more about Buddy and fill out an adoption application, please visit Buddy’s page at Second Chance Sheltie Rescue of St. Louis.

sammyPoor Sammy, he really needs an angel! Sammy was one of the hoarder dogs who went with three others to Houston Texas Sheltie Rescue who had helped out with the hoarder dogs in the past. Unfortunately, the rescue had to close down and Sammy was still without a home. Tri-State immediately said they wanted him back in NY.

When Sammy came back, he was, sadly, not doing well. He lost a lot of weight and you could tell he just was not happy. After spending time at the vet and a battery of tests including blood work, ultrasound and urines, it was discovered that Sammy’s liver is failing, he is borderline anemic and has absolutely no protein in his urine (which is a bad thing -there should be some).

Sammy is also so emotionally drained. This dog has lived approximately, 10 years in the hoarder house with no utilities or water or connection with the outside world. The rescue trekked him halfway across the country in the hopes of finding his happily ever after only to have to come all the way back and still no family to love him.

While Sammy has not shown any aggression in his foster home, he has not dealt well with the poking and prodding at the vets office. He needs a quiet place to hang his little Sheltie hat, be fed wonderful nutritious food, be given his meds and supplements and have peace and love for the remainder of his life however long or short it is. The veterinarian has said he could realistically still have a couple of years with good support.

Because of all this sweet boy has been through and his medical needs, the rescue just wants him to have a family to love and honor him. They are looking for a forever foster home to care for Sammy. They want someone to open their home for him, but he will remain in the custody of TSSSR – meaning they will pay his bills for the remainder of his life.

Sammy’s ideal home would have no more than 1-3 dogs, be a quiet envirornment with no young children running in and out (visiting kids ok – Sammy can be crated or kept in a bedroom) and a fenced in yard. Sammy is a tiny boy – only 14lbs. 

He really deserves at least a little time knowing the love of a family before he leaves this world!

Please contact Julie at [email protected] if you would like to offer this boy a temporary or forever foster home. Sammy must remain in the immediate tri-state area.

UPDATE 9/25/13: Sammy has been adopted!