BellanoahPictured here on the left is Bella, a 5 to 6 year old female sheltie that was found abandoned in a Michigan cornfield.  She is a foster that is currently waiting for a forever home. (Her friend is Noah – a blind tri-color who was rescued a couple of years ago.)

She was brought to Adopt-a-Pet of Fenton, Michigan where she hid under a desk for her first couple of weeks.  Terry, her new foster dad, offered to take her in and observe her until her forever home could be found.  He reports that Bella is a beautiful, shy little girl that is very quiet and spends most of her time between his wife’s chair and his own.  She does play with the other dogs on occasion and like cats.  Bella has the softest fawn colored coat.  She had a few rotten teeth pulled but eats regular dog food and chews on bones and chewies just like all their other Shelties.

She will occasionally bark when she hears a noise, but most of her time is spent on her blanket.  She prefers women, but will tolerate a man if you have treats for her (& could come around with love & time). Bella is up to date on shots and has been spayed.

Do you have room in your family for a needy Sheltie like Bella?

If you are interested learning more about Bella, you can get more information from:
Adopt-a-Pet
13575 N. Fenton Rd.
Fenton, MI 48430
(810) 629-0723
[email protected]

UPDATE: According to Adopt-a-Pet, Bella has been adopted!

Nj_rescueNJ Sheltie Rescue has taken in 11 Shelties for fostering that were rescued from a puppy mill in PA.  The age range is 3-8 years, most are females.  They were brought in September 26th and went through vet exams, shots, blood work, spay/neutering, dental, etc.

They all seem to have very sweet temperaments but are shy/unsocialized, frightened and in need of TLC. (Pictured here is Cinnamon who is one of the girls who is up for adoption.)

For information and pictures, please go to:

NJ Sheltie Foster Moms

Update 3/6/08: Several of these wonderful Shelties have been adopted, others are “ready”, but waiting for the right person to apply!

Jessie_1Check out this cutie pie who is up for adoption!  Jessie is a six year old tiny guy at 12″ and 20 pounds.  His coat is a dark shaded sable.  Jessie’s original owners were in the military and couldn’t take him when they moved, so he was given to a friend.  Sadly, that person moved also, leaving Jessie with an ex-girlfriend.   She really wasn’t able to handle a dog – especially one that was basically dumped on her.  Thankfully, she contacted Sheltie Rescue.

His foster mom reports that he has a happy little face and is always smiling.  Considering how many times he has moved around, that shows what a forgiving & easy going personality he has.  Jessie is full of life, has oodles of energy, loves toys (will toss them back to you!) and is a total snuggle bug.

What more could you want in a best friend?  :)

For more information about Jessie & to inquire about adopting him, contact his foster mom, Linda.

UPDATE: Jessie was adopted to a wonderful home ~ he has 3 sheltie siblings and 2 terrific parents!

Remember Sugar, the Sheltie we featured on August 11th?  She has been adopted!

We got a wonderful note from Lisa Scalf of East Kentucky Rescue telling us that a nice family saw her on Sheltie Nation & went to adopt her.  We love happy endings!

Sugar2Sugar looks a lot happier in this photo & we are confident she will thrive in her new home.  How do we know?  She already has her own blog!…check it out, it’s called Sugar’s New Forever Home.

Lisa, thanks for all you do for needy Shelties!

SugarMeet this handsome man, Brando. He’s not been groomed in this picture yet, but he’s
still beautiful…and look at that smile!  This awesome dog deserves a better life than what he’s had.  It’s absolutely shameful that this beautiful dog was dumped because he cried to come inside to be with his family. That action alone describes the kind of life he’s had…one without love. He will make some lucky family a wonderful friend and family member.

Brando is 8-10 years old, already house trained & knows commands and tricks!  You can see a video of him at www.found.petfinder.orgBrando is up to date with routine shots & has been altered.  He gets along fine with other dogs.

He needs a fenced yard and no young children. He also needs some extra time to get to know a few men…Some he takes up with right away, others..well they need to make an effort. :)

If your interested in Brando, there is an online adoption application.  Contact Lisa Scalf of East Kentucky Rescue for more information.

UPDATE: Lisa is happy to report that Brando has been adopted! YEA!

Sugar This beautiful little girl is Sugar.  Apparently, her family could no longer keep her because of a new baby.  Sugar has been taken away from the only family she’s ever
known, and she’s having a hard time. Sugar is heartbroken. :(

Sugar is 8-10 years old, good with cats, already house trained.  She knows commands and is the perfect little lady. Sugar is up to date with routine shots & has been altered.

She is very shy around strangers (as many rescue Shelties are).  She may nip at small children, so no little kids please.

Will you be that Sheltie Saint to show up and help her?  Someone that understands what it is like to have a broken heart?

If your interested in Sugar, there is an online adoption application. Contact Lisa Scalf of East Kentucky Rescue for more information.

UPDATE: Sugar has been adopted!  Yea!  See our 8/21/07 post for the details.

This is our second installment in our new category called “Adopt a Sheltie” & will be featuring Shelties that are available for adoption from various rescue groups.

Maine – Kennebec Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club Rescue

BustertoysBuster is a young Sheltie who was purchased from a pet store by his family. They then realized that they were unable to handle an energetic, unsocialized young Sheltie & turned him over to rescue.

Since Buster was not socialized as a young pup, he is afraid of strangers and new experiences.  He will need to go to an understanding home, preferably one that is Sheltie or herding dog experienced.

His forever home will need to take him to a positive obedience trainer and use desensitization and counter conditioning techniques to help him get past his fears – obedience training alone will not work.  (This rescue will be able to help his forever home with this.)

Since he is so active, he will need a fenced in yard (no exceptions) and he will not be able to be placed with young children.  He does very well with other dogs, especially Shelties, and cats.

Please contact Holly Fent or Cathy Small if you would like to find out more about Buster.

Holly, Thanks for doing what you do to help needy Shelties. :)

UPDATE: Buster has been adopted!