Shelties Available For Adoption
The adoption process begins when you submit the ADOPTION APPLICATION form to us. We cannot stress enough how It is important that you answer all the questions. There are no right or wrong answers and no trick questions. Your answers will help us match you up with the right rescue.
It is important, however, for you to understand that each of these dogs comes with its own life experiences. Some come from loving homes, whose owners may have passed away, or perhaps moved and couldn’t take their dog with them. Some dogs are given up for health or other personal reasons. Other dogs were abandoned and are looking for loving homes.
Once SSPSNJ gets a dog, the dog is examined by a veterinarian, spayed/neutered, and brought up to date on all its shots. With all this complete, we do our best to find the right home for the right sheltie.
One of these dogs might be your ‘furever’ friend.
Thank you for considering adopting one of our shelties.
With any dog we have in rescue, we have a process we follow when considering an adoptive home, and the dog’s needs ALWAYS come first. FOSTER HOMES, VOLUNTEERS and PRIOR ADOPTERS get special consideration. We keep applications on file and try to match the Sheltie with the best possible adoptive home. Thank you for understanding!
SPECIAL NEEDS: LUCA
Luca enjoys playing fetch in the yard – we are requiring a securely fenced yard for Luca. He entertains himself playing with his toys as well – he’s a busy boy! He likes going for car rides and visiting Lowe’s or Petsmart with his family. You just have to be careful not to let him go nose to nose with any dogs, as he generally does not like other dogs. If you attended our Sheltie-Palooza this spring, Luca was there walking all over the property with one of our volunteers!
He does not like kids, so we will not place him in a home where young children live or regularly visit. He does not have great social skills when it comes to other dogs, so he will push to play to the point where a dog fight will happen. He is okay being in close proximity with other dogs in controlled situations – he ignores him. This is why we will place Luca as an only dog in a home. He is also NOT a dog that you will be able to take to the dog park for exercise. He gets along well with most people and is not overly shy.
His training is going forward. We will give full disclosure to anyone who is seriously interested in adopting this dog.
Peanut says hello! Peanut is a 6 month old sheltie mix. He is a busy boy! He weighs 17lbs and will get a little bigger but will likely be about 25lbs as an adult. He is working on some training in his foster home and is doing well with his housebreaking. He is learning to walk on a leash and will be learning some basic obedience skills.
Peanut is a little shy when he first meets new people but he warms up quickly. He loves playing with toys esp ones with a squeaker! And he is good in his crate. He does have an ‘off’ switch and will sleep or play quietly in his crate.
He fractured his front leg getting it stuck in a gate a few months ago but his owner said he was treated and on crate rest to allow it to heal properly. He has no problem running in the yard and playing puppy games.
Peanut has been neutered so we will be looking for his forever home. Peanut will need a nice sized securely fenced yard to burn off some of that puppy energy. He will also need another dog in the home that is tolerant of pesky puppy antics. Prior sheltie/herding dog experience is preferred as little Peanut does like to chase and herd people and other dogs. Fairly recent puppy experience is also preferred, as he is still learning his housebreaking. He will also need a home with a family who is not gone for long hours every day, as he needs to go outside every 4 to 6 hours and he also needs some more training.
We are going through applications on file but if you are interested in Peanut send in an application.
Sunny Boy just turned 7 years old. He received excellent care all his life, and just needed to be caught up on some vaccinations. He is quite shy but does warm up to new people. Sunny Boy has a very playful personality and would love to have a friend or 2 to play with. He will need a securely fenced yard and a buddy in his adoptive home. He has lived with cats in the past with no issues.
ADOPTION PENDING. LUKE, one of the Four from the Shore, has been getting the medical attention he needs after years of neglect. He is doing well and feeling much better. He’s had his dental and he’s doing great! His foster mom reports he is a very sweet boy.
ADOPTION PENDING. Big Rescue Welcome to CANDY! Candy is a 9 year old female. Her owner is in a nursing home and is unable to take care of Candy any more. Thankfully, her owner had a plan in place and some wonderful friends who made sure that Candy would be safe and well cared for with rescue!
RUDY is a 8 year old Sheltie/Eskie mix who was picked up as a stray and was not claimed by his family. He is a sweet dog, good with most other dogs but could be an only dog as well. If his adoptive home has other dogs, we will require a meet and greet to be sure everyone will get along. Rudy is housebroken, not destructive, and doing well in his foster home.
Rudy has been to the vet for his checkup, vaccinations, microchipping, and his neuter surgery. Everyone at the vet’s office loved him! He did really well with his neuter surgery and his blood work was excellent.
Since he was found as a stray, we are requiring a securely fenced yard at least 4 foot in height, to adopt Rudy. There will be no exceptions to this.
If you are interested in adopting Rudy, please submit an application.
Dogs in Foster Care are not available for adoption at this time. They are lovingly
cared for as their medical, behavioral and social needs are evaluated.