Lisa of East Kentucky Rescue sent us this happy success story to share with all of you:  “Pictured below is Dylan.  He came into rescue with no will to live…but after a few days of nothing but TLC, his inner Monkey came out!”Dylan1_2“This boy was always doing something funny.  He was
adopted and now keeps his new family rolling !! They sent me a picture of
Dylan’s new job…. He’s the pre-wash cycle!”
Dylan2We always like to hear these stories, thanks Lisa!

After a hard day of posing for pictures at a rescue reunion picnic, Debbie is all pooped out.  But hopefully her cute face got some other needy Shelties adopted.  Good work Debbie!

DebbiehatCongrats to you Tatha for adopting a second Sheltie!  Duncan must be so happy!

Christine sent us this wonderful note about her rescue Sheltie, Sabrina.  All Shelties should be as lucky as her…please consider bringing a rescue Sheltie into your life.

Sabrinie2_2This is my beautiful Sabrina. I rescued her in California 5 years ago. When I first got her she was paralyzed with fear from abuse and skinny and smelled like urine from neglect. She was used by a backyard breeder to attempt to crank out many puppies…and still fears most men. When she came to live with me she would not go potty for 5 days out of fear. It was the most heartbreaking thing you have ever seen.

Now 5 years later, she is happy and healthy. I had to teach her how to play, and that it is ok to relax and have fun. When she dissected the bathroom garbage for the first time I cheered because she did something “doggish”.  (BTW she has now perfected the art of the bathroom garbage inventory, so anything resembling Kleenex is now stowed safely away under the cabinet.) She is still quite shy, but no longer hides between my legs when another dog or person looks at her, and she loves treats and the beach. She has a vertical leap of about 5 feet from a stand still, most often witnessed upon any kind of real or accidental jangling of leash, in the anticipation of walk time. Or when I walk through the door. Could be 2 days or 2 minutes. All the same in a Sheltie mind!

SabrinieDon’t let the innocent look fool you. She just doused my face with a generous coating of spit prior to the camera timer going off!

Unfortunately there are plenty of Shelties waiting for loving homes this holiday season. 

During this season of giving, please consider supporting a Sheltie Rescue. If you can’t adopt thats OK, rescues need your generous donations of money, supplies or your time.

You can find the rescue of your choice by googling “sheltie rescue” or visit the National Sheltie Rescue site.
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