Shelties in need
of forever homes
Can you open your heart and home
to fostering a rescue sheltie
Our Spring Auction is now done. A big THANK YOU TO ALL who particpated and congratulations to the winners.
All proceeds go to help us continue our mission to help Shelties in need in New Jersey. SSPSNJ is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.
What is Sheltie Rescue?
We are organized to help find homes for shelties in need of new homes. Our dogs come to us from shelters, owner turn-ins, or strays. The reasons people give for giving up their dogs are endless. Two of the most common include family health issues (i.e., allergy to dogs) and the family relocating and they can’t take the dog, and of course there are some that no longer want a dog. We are often asked to help find loving homes for dogs whose master has died.
Often these dogs do not know the love and attention of a good family. When they are given the affection that they have longed for, they are forever grateful.
All dogs are taken to a veterinarian for a check up, brought up to date on all shots, heartworm checked, and spayed or neutered (if needed).
We evaluate them to make sure that we place them in their forever home. Home checks are used as an aid in ensuring that we are placing the right rescue in the right home.
We hope that you will consider adopting one of our shelties. If you have any questions, please feel free to email any questions you may have.
The Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of NJ is a New Jersey based rescue. We place Shelties in New Jersey. If you live outside the area that we place Shelties, please go to either the National Sheltie Rescue Association’s website https://nationalsheltierescueassociation.org/groups.html or Sheltie Nation’s website https://sheltienation.com/rescue-a-sheltie/ and check out their rescue pages. They list rescues by state and you should be able to find a rescue near you.
Message from our President:
What will happen to your dogs in the event that you can no longer care for them? What will happen if you are in the hospital, or if you pass away, and cannot make any decisions as to their care? Accidents happen. People get sick. It’s not something any of us want to think about, but it’s so important for our beloved dogs.
Please think of what you want to happen. Do your dogs go to a family member or friend you trust? Do they go to rescue? It’s not enough to ask someone if they will care for your dogs if you are unable, you need to put it in writing, put it in your will, put it in your living will. It’s best to talk to your lawyer and discuss different options. Do not leave it to chance. If no one has POA for you and there are no directives in place, it’s likely your dogs will go to the shelter for a period of time while the legalities are worked out. The shelters do the very best they can to take of the animals, but there are typically a lot of animals there. Some are better than others. Shelters are loud, and filled with strangers (from your sheltie’s point of view), and scary. Think about that. Do you want your sheltie stuck in that situation for a period of time? Please be proactive and ensure you have a plan in place, in writing, notarized, and that your family and friends know what your wishes are. Not just for your shelties, but for all pets you have in your home.