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!
ONYX is available for adoption!
Since coming to rescue, Onyx has gotten all her vaccinations and treatment for parasites. She is now at a great weight (she was starved) and her coat is looking great.
Onxy is a petite, and very sweet young sheltie – she asks for pets and is very well mannered in the house. She prefers to hang out in her crate most of the time with the door open while in the home. She really loves being outside. She is now housebroken and is not destructive in the home. She is not really that interested in toys. She is not a pushy dog with her housemates and in fact the 2 smaller dogs in the home actually boss her around a bit.She’s okay with that. She is submissive and happy to let another dog be the boss. Onyx is a higher energy dog and loves to do laps around the yard. She would really love to have a buddy to play with, as she tries to play with the other foster dogs in the home and they are older so not very interested in playing. She has done great learning how to be a pet dog in a home.
Onyx is EXTREMELY SHY with people she does not know. She is also EXTREMELY SHY in new situations and with new people. She lived outside in horrible conditions prior to coming to rescue and had minimal interaction with people. Her adoptive family will need to commit to working with her on the shyness as this is NOT something that can be trained out of them quickly. It takes time, persistence, and a lot of patience.
We are requiring a SECURELY FENCED YARD at least 4ft (higher would be better) to adopt Onyx – she is a flight risk due to her shyness and fear. When she is not in her fenced yard, she will need to be wearing a very secure harness and a martingale collar, with leashes on both. Yes, 2 leashes. She is a flight risk because she is so shy so extra precautions are necessary. We are also requiring another CONFIDENT, FRIENDLY dog in the home as Onyx does rely on canine buddies to give her confidence.
We adopt dogs in or reasonably close to NEW JERSEY as we do in person home checks on every adoption. We like to keep our dogs close. We are also requiring a home with prior herding dog experience. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
Big Rescue welcome to Jubilee!
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
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.