Juke came into Second Chance Sheltie Rescue a year ago from a hoarding situation and he was my foster dog.  Only ONE person was interested in him in the 8 months he was in rescue! I think people were put off by his eye, but you wouldn’t even know he has anything wrong with it.  (Juke has one brown and one blue eye. However, his blue eye can’t really be seen due to a birth defect and he’s partially blind in that eye.) He gets around just fine.  

He has the cutest, sweetest, friendliest personality and I couldn’t resist him. I finally had to adopt him in Oct. 2011. He’s now the perfect Sheltie ambassador for our rescue events and greets everyone with a kiss!
 
We can see why you couldn’t resist him Angela. Hugs to you for giving him a forever home!

Some of the members and friends of Northern California Sheltie rescue got together for a Sheltie Romp on the 4th of July.  These are just some of the 39 four-legged attendees…  The little tri-color right in the middle is 14 year old Sunny – rescued from a ‘backyard breeder’ at the age of five.

Such intensity Rick!  LOL

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!

If you haven’t ordered already,  this is a reminder that tomorrow is the cutoff to order a rescue ornament for arrival in time for the holidays.

We normally don’t peddle much merchandise here on Sheltie Nation, but in this case I’d like to ask you to consider purchasing one or two!  (They are quite beautiful and  I personally have the Sardonyx for my tree in honor of my heart dog Trevor.)

If you are giving it as a gift, it comes in a lovely pouch & gift boxed; all ready for wrapping!

Incolay has been generously donating their time & artistic skill to this project.  100% of the profits directly benefit Shelties currently in need.

To order your “Sheltie Angel” ornament, click here.  If you already have one please leave you comments & let others know how much you love yours!

Grouplogosm It is that time of year again!  As we hurry preparing for the upcoming holidays, lets not forget the Shelties that need our help.

“Sheltie Angel” is a collectible Christmas Ornament, designed exclusively for The American Shetland Sheepdog Association and it’s endorsed Rescue Groups.

The ornament is available in 6 colors, all of which are handcrafted in the USA by the artisans at Incolay.

The ornaments sell for $24.95 each, with 100% of profits directly benefiting Shelties currently in need. It is a great way to give back to the breed that gives us all so much joy!

To order your “Sheltie Angel” ornament, click here.

Be sure to place your order no later than December 10th to insure delivery by Christmas!

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Additional information about Incolay:

Incolay is a handcrafted product that is made right here in the USA. It is not mass produced by machinery in China.

All products are made by hand, from beginning to end by skilled artisans. This means that the Incolay 2-part stone formula is mixed by hand, poured by hand, de-molded by hand, finished by hand and antiqued by hand.

There is a lot of time and work that goes into each product, which accounts for the cost and collectibility factor.

To learn more, here are a few pictures from some of the artisians at the Incolay factory.