Forever Foster Program
SSPSNJ believes that there is a home for every dog we rescue and we are willing to wait to find it. However, every now and then certain dogs have ongoing medical expenses that make adoption more difficult. These dogs have a very special place in our hearts and still deserve a chance at happiness.
Why Sponsor A Dog in Our Forever Foster Program?
By donating to our Forever Foster Program, you are helping an animal who would be otherwise in a cage, on the streets, or worse. You are providing them with the means to live out the rest of their lives in a warm, loving home with a family who loves them. It doesn’t have to be a lot – donating $5 per month would mean the world to any of our Forever Foster dogs.
Our Forever Foster Program is an amazing program, but also a costly one. This program allows dogs to live out their lives in a home with amazing people who love them, when they otherwise would not have had that opportunity, due to their age and/or medical condition(s). By contributing to our Forever Foster Program, you are supporting these beautiful dogs and allowing them to live out their golden years with love, dignity, and a family to call their own.
How Can I Sponsor a Forever Foster Dog?
If you would like to make a donation to help with the “Forever Foster” program or a specific “Forever Foster” dog, simply go to PayPal to donate online or mail your donation check to us: Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services NJ, 107 Broad Street Suite 694, Hainesport, NJ 08036. Make checks payable to: Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services NJ or SSPSNJ. Note your donation is for the Forever Fosters Program or a specific Forever Foster dog. No amount is too small–truly. When it comes to rescue, a little bit goes a long way. If every person gave just a little, the animals in our care would have a whole lot.
Meet Our Forever Fosters...
Merrill came into NJ Sheltie Rescue’s care in April 2021. He ended up in the shelter with his 2 friends when his owner was unexpectedly taken to the hospital by ambulance. These 3 dogs had led a very quiet life with their owner up until that day. They were terrified and confused and didn’t understand what had happened to them. But through the persistence and perseverance of several volunteers, and with the blessing of the shelter, the rescue was able to get all 3 dogs out and into foster homes. We at NJ Sheltie Rescue will do everything in our power to help any sheltie that needs us.
Merrill is the oldest of the 3 dogs, at the age of 13. It took him a little bit of time to settle into his foster home, as is normal. He missed his old owner and was confused about his life being turned upside down. But he did settle in and he found his ‘happy’ once again. He is such a sweet boy and his foster family adores him.
Your donations to NJ Sheltie Rescue go to help dogs like Merrill. We accept donations and sponsorship for specific dogs – please indicate that you are donating for “Merrill”.
Shelly is now one of our forever fosters due to her age and medical needs. She has arthritis and has been diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease, both of which are being treated with medication and testing. Her medical treatments will continue so she is comfortable for her remaining years. Shelly has responded to her treatments so far and is in a forever foster home where she will be loved and cared for.
We will gladly accept donations for Shelly to help with her ongoing medical needs. She will need daily medication for Cushing’s Disease, regular blood work, vet exams and supplements for arthritis for the rest of her life. Please indicate that you are donating for “Shelly”.
Penny is a 13 yr old female sheltie/ American Eskimo mix.
We have decided to make Penny a Forever Foster due to her age and she has behavior issues that would make it difficult to find a suitable home for her. She is doing well in her current foster home who have learned to work with each other.
We will gladly accept donations for Penny to help with any medical needs she may have along with her regular care. Please indicate that you are donating for “Penny”.
In 2009, Momma was in a Lancaster puppy mill. It was a life she was born into – producing as many puppies as possible for the pet trade. Momma dog and puppies came to NJ Sheltie Rescue. Momma and babies got their vaccinations, and Momma was spayed once the puppies were weaned. The puppies were adopted out, and Momma was adopted out to a lonely older man who was looking for a companion.