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!

Here at Sheltie Nation we get lots of submissions of photos of much loved Shelties.  We have decided that we would try to do our part to help needy Shelties find loving forever homes, because all Shelties deserve one.  We have created a new category called “Adopt a Sheltie” & from time to time will be featuring Shelties that are available for adoption from various rescue groups.

Central Maine Sheltie Rescue has tried and tried to get these two senior Shelties out of the shelter and into a foster home. Meet “Roscoe &Tri”. They are sweetie pies, and deserved to be in a loving home. The Shelter won’t release them to a rescue group, so they must be adopted directly. They’ve been in the shelter now for over 2 months.


Here is the description from the Shelter: These two very friendly and affectionate Shelties came to us after their owner could no longer care for them. Rosco and Tri love everyone -men, women, children, dogs, and cats! Due to their advanced age, we prefer they not go to a home with children under the age of five. They are house trained and will bark at the door when they need to go out. They know the command to sit. They are looking for that perfect family who will care for them in their golden years. The shelter will waive the adoption fee for the right family.

Coastal Humane Society
Brunswick, ME

Phone: (207) 725-5051 Email: [email protected]

UPDATE:  According to the Coastal Humane Society website, Roscoe & Tri WERE ADOPTED SOMETIME IN EARLY AUGUST.  YEA!!!