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!
MILES is available for adoption!
DUKE & DUCHESS are available for adoption!
The ROYALS: DUKE and DUTCHESS. 2 year old Duke and Dutchess lost their home when their owner could no longer afford them and dumped them at the shelter. The shelter was above capacity and has been euthanizing dogs on intake but because these dogs are adorable and very adoptable, they reached out to Sheltie Rescue to help out. These 2 dogs are littermates and also very bonded so will be adopted together. They are current on their vet work although both are overweight and should weight about 12 to 13lbs (they are 17/18 lbs now). We will be requiring their adoptive home to continue to work on getting them to a healthy weight. They are very sweet although DUKE is more shy. They walk well on a leash. We will be requiring a fenced yard for these 2 as they do like to run and play together. We do think they are Sheltie / Papillon mixes but they are 100% adorable. We are accepting applications for DUKE and DUTCHESS but please remember, we will be adopting both dogs to the same home. They must go together as they are bonded.
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.
THE MISSOURI MILL DOGS…OUR FOUR SPECIAL SHELTIES
ONYX is a 2 year old bi black female. She is not yet available for adoption. ONYX is one of our Missouri Mill dogs and has a lot to learn about living in a home, as she has lived in an outside kennel her entire life. She is not housebroken nor does she know how to walk on a leash. She is very shy and needs to learn that all good things come from people. When she is ready for adoption we will be requiring a securely fenced yard in her adoptive home. There will be no exceptions to this as she is a big flight risk. She will also benefit from another young, tolerant dog in her adoptive home to help teach her how to be a great house pet.
JOURNEY is one of our Missouri Mill dogs. He is a light sable and is about 5 or 6 years old. Journey lived his life in a backyard puppy mill with minimal human interaction. He is in a foster home where he will learn to be a pet and not livestock in a shed behind the house. Journey is very shut down right and will need a lot of time to decompress and realize he will be okay. He does not yet know how to walk on a leash, and is not yet housebroken. Those things will come with time. Journey is not yet ready for adoption.
TRIP is one of our Missouri Mill dogs. He is a 2 or 3 year old sable merle with beautiful blue eyes. He is less shut down than Journey but is fearful of people. He also lived his life in this puppy mill with minimal care and food. He will need to learn how to live in the house as a pet and not as livestock out in the shed behind the house. He is young and once he feels more comfortable he will probably be higher energy. Trip is not yet ready for adoption.
Big Rescue welcome to the TRI GUYS: TEAGAN and TOBEY!
ADOPTION PENDING. 8 year old TEAGAN and 10 year old TOBEY lost their home when their elderly owner went into hospice care and sadly passed away. These sweet boys are going to the same foster home and we will be determining if they need to be adopted together or can go to separate homes. They are in good shape but could use a grooming and they will need to be caught up on all their vaccinations and vetting. And they will need to be neutered.
We will be sharing more info about these 2 as we get to know them better. In the meantime, we will make sure they get plenty of love and good care.