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.

WI Sheltie Rescue invites all the Adopters and Adoptees back for a reunion every year in the county park in Chilton, WI.   That is over 130 Shelties returning with their owners!  There is a huge picnic lunch followed by fund raiser events:  rummage sale, silent auction, sale of t-shirts, sweat shirts, dog beds made by Lisa Martin, founder of the rescue.

Hugs to each & every one of you for adopting!  :0))

Keegan355x231Keegan has been in the Rescue program since last October.  He generates a lot of interest at adoption events because he’s a very handsome & sweet boy.  However people become apprehensive when they learn he’s deaf.  Maybe Sheltie Nation members can help him find his forever home?

Keegan is a 2 year old blue merle Sheltie that is a bit over sized (30 lbs.) but he is neutered, microchipped, doggy-door trained & up to date on shots.  He also walks well on a leash.

He was turned in by his owner for destructive behavior and they did not have the time to work with him.  Keegan was born deaf, but he is very outgoing and attentive.  He is currently learning hand signals and doing very well!  He is very people oriented & wants to be where ever his foster family is.  He does well with most dogs but, are unsure of cats at this point.

Keegan will probably do best in a home that has another canine to help alert him since he cannot hear and would do well with older children.  Due to Keegan’s deafness he might require a little more attention than the average dog, but the love you receive in return will be well worth it!

If you’d like more information on adopting Keegan please contact Arizona Sheltie Rescue. Out of state adoptions will be considered.

UPDATE 12/18/2010:  Keegan’s foster parents have now decided to adopt him!  :)