Welcome to Tri-State Sheltie Rescue
We have a few dogs needing foster homes.
PLEASE MEET LULU!
This is LuLu. LuLu is a two year old female spayed young lady who was bought by an older woman who realized a young sheltie should not be with a senior person. LuLu has tons of energy and has a strong herding instinct. She will definitely require a fenced yard as she is currently living with her owners daughter who has a farm and LuLu herds and chases everything. She will need someone who will take her to obedience classes and keep her very active.
If you are interested in the possibility of this dog, please contact email@example.com.
PLEASE MEET MISS APRIL!
Please meet Miss April. Miss April is 10 years old and her guardian recently passed away.
Miss April is currently in a foster home and is a very sweet girl. She did not settle for a few days as we feel she was looking for her mom and wanting to go home. She is settling down now. She does fine with the other two dogs in the home and is walking with them outside now instead of keeping her distance, but she does not like them near her bedding and lets them know. She loves attention and was very sweet on her veterinary visit. Everyone in the office fell in love with her. Please share Miss April so that we may find her a home or please consider opening your home to this senior girl who needs a retirement home! Aside from some "mature" cloudy eyes and lumps and bumps, she is a great old gal with a lot of love to still give!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to consider her! Thanks.
PLEASE MEET SADIE!
SADIE a two year old spayed female, came into rescue today very spur of the moment from a shelter in NJ. She was relinquished by her owners who said they were "moving".
We don't know much, but we do know she was bought in a pet store and the family had her living alone in the garage. She needs work on her house training, but is at a temporary foster home tonight and is kissing her fostermom Jen and play bowing at the other sheltie in the home! She seems a bit nervous on leash right now and with the bigger Duck Tolling Retreiver in the home.
We believe we have a good probable home for her, but she does need a temp foster if anyone would like to help for a few days. Sadie is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations and heartwormed tested and microchipped. If you are interested in Lucky and Rocky, please contact us at email@example.com.
PLEASE MEET LUCKY & ROCKY!
LUCKY (Sheltie) and ROCKY (mixed breed) are both female, both about five years of age and best friends. They are both spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations and will be microchipped prior to adoption.Lucky and Rocky were turned in to a shelter who called us to ask if we could help this duo and hopefully increase their chances of being adopted together. We said yes, we would keep them together until we found a home that wanted to adopt them both and would love them equally. The shelter reported to us that these two dogs were terrified being there.A few days prior to their scheduled transport to Long Island from PA, a shelter volunteer decided to walk Lucky by herself and left Rocky behind. Lucky, becoming very nervous being separated from her pal, backed out of the leash and ran off. During this time Rocky became a bit hostile and aggressive without her friend. Lucky was not leaving the immediate area of the shelter, but wouldn't let anyone near her. We feel she was staying close because her friend was still inside. Thankfully after a few days, we were granted a Christmas miracle and on Christmas Eve at 11 pm, a board member went back to the shelter to check a trap that was placed near the entrance of the shelter as it was a very cold night and there was Lucky sitting in a trap! We WILL NOT separate these dogs and will be checking up on them after adoption. Due to Lucky's skittishness, we do want a fenced yard for these dogs. They will be very scared when they first get to their new environment, but once comfortable, they blossom into very sweet and loving dogs. They are currently boarding in our kennel facility due to a shortage of foster homes and the kennel reports that Lucky is a very funny dog and they are both very nice.
If you are interested in Lucky and Rocky, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE MEET BANDIT!
PICK ME, PICK ME! Hi, my name is Bandit. At 12 years old, I found myself in the NYC shelter as a stray and I'm not sure how I got there because I'm such a sweet boy. I'm a medium size sable sheltie who just wants to please you. I follow my foster mom from room to room and just want to be where she is. I LOVE going on walks and I get super excited when it's time to go out. I walk very nicely on a leash, I know my basic commands and I'm on the quiet side. I love other dogs and all I want to do is say hi to every one of them on the street and play. I'm an all around super nice boy, and for 12 years old, I still have a bit of pep in my step. Please consider me to be part of your family because I still have a lot of love to give. I am up to date on vaccinations and will be neutered. I am microchipped.If you are interested in adopting me, please contact email@example.com Thank you!
PLEASE MEET QUINCY!
QUINCY is three year old, male, sable, Shetland Sheepdog. He is neutered, up-to-date on all vaccinations, heartworm tested and on preventative and microchipped.
Quincy came from a terrible hoarding situation (You can see the video of his story on the main page of our website - www.tristatesheltierescue.org/hoarderdogs.html).
As a result of living in a house a with no utilities (no electricity, water or lights) with no human contact , no exposure to the outside world and no socialization, Quincy came to us a very terrified little boy.
Quincy has been with us over a year. It has taken him a very long time to become comfortable with the every day living in a house. He loves the house and yard and playing with other dogs, but wants nothing to do with people he does not know or the outside world. The moment he is taken out the front door, he becomes terrified.
Due to Quincy's past and his fears, Quincy requires a very secure fenced in yard of at least 5 feet in height. We cannot accept any type of wire fencing for this dog. Quincy also needs another laid back, playful dog living in the home who he can continue learning from and feel comfortable with. He needs a very quiet environment in a home with no young children.
If you like to speak to us in greater detail about Quincy and his needs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE MEET BENNY!
BENNY IS AN INCREDIBLY SWEET BOY WHO FOUND HIMSEL IN A SHELTER.
HE CAME TO US OBESE WITH SKIN INFECTIONS.
BENNY IS LOOKING FOR A FOSTER AND/OR PERMANENT HOME. HE IS HOUSE TRAINED, UP TO DATE ON ALL VACCINES AND MICROCHIPPED. BENNY NEEDS SOMEONE WHO WILL BE DEDICATED TO HELPING HIM LOST 20LBS AND BE WILLING TO MONITOR HIS FOOD INTAKE AND TAKE HIM ON PLENTY OF SHORT WALKS!
PLEASE CONTACT SHELTIELOVE94@AOL.COM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!!!
PLEASE MEET DAISY!
We have a very cute and sweet, female, three year old double merle Sheltie in need of a forever home. For those of you that don't know what a double merle is, it occurs in a merle to merle breeding (which should never be) - two blues bred together or two sable merles bred together. The merle coloring is due to a recessive gene. When two merles are bred you oftentimes wind up with an all white or totally white sheltie (which should not be) and many times they are blind, deaf or both. This girl is very fortunate in that she can see and hear. Her eyes are smaller than they should be, but if she has any vision impairment, she doesn't know it. Thankfully she's a perfectly healthy very energetic and happy girl. Daisy is a very much loved girl, but due to the unfortunate circumstance of her owner being sick and a recent break up, she needs a new home where she is guaranteed a loving family for the rest of her life. She has a true sheltie personality as far as a very strong herding instinct and nipping at ankles and keeping her "flock" in line, but is not shy or reserved in the least bit. She very happily meets new people and is very social. Daisy is completely housetrained and walks well on a leash, but a fenced in yard is required for her adoption because she does need to run and play. Daisy would do best in a home with no young children due to her herding and a home with one or two other sweet dogs as she has never been without other dogs and loves to play with them. She is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on her vaccines.
If you are interested in adopting this Sheltie, please contact email@example.com.
PLEASE MEET PHINNEAS!
He is a 7 year old, sable, male sheltie looking for his forever home. Phinn came intorescue. The day we received a call about Phinneas it was due to a an incident with a two year old child and we were informed four years earlier he had bitten another toddler. Sadly the day we got the call from his owner they were on their way to euthanize him, barely giving him a fighting chance to be placed in another home. Luckily we were able to get to him in time because he has been nothing but an absolute sweetheart.
His current foster home reports that Phinn was a bit of a nervous sheltie when he first arrived, but after some time has passed he has gotten used to his surroundings and has settled in nicely. Phinn is a very chill dog. He is the happiest when he’s sitting and lying down next to you and will probably follow you around to be where you are. He gets along nicely with other dogs. He currently lives with a 2 yr old beagle mix where at first he didn’t want much to do with him. Once he got more comfortable, they became good buddies, playing and cuddling together on the couch. He walks nicely on the leash but he still gets spooked a little. Once he begins to trust you more and knows everything is ok, he relaxes. He doesn’t seem to want to spend too much time out in the yard at this point, but since he can probably lose a few pounds, walking will do him good. He is on a special low fat diet because of a minor pancreas issue but nothing that requires medication. Because of his past Phinn needs to go to a home with no small children.
Please open your heart and your home to a sweet boy that deserves a second chance.
If you are interested in adopting Phinneas, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE MEET MADDY!
Maddy is the youngest almost 15 year old Sheltie I have ever met! He has adapted well to his foster home with a number of other Shelties and seems to enjoy the doggie company. Maddy is very well behaved, and although he has limited vision and hearing, it's hard to tell because he gets around so easily. He plays enthusiastically in the yard and gets especially excited when it snows. He obeys basic commands (hand signals), and walks nicely on a leash. He is in very good health. Maddy needs thyroid medication each day and a bath every few weeks to keep his skin in good condition. He's a sweet boy and an excellent companion.So sadly we have a 14 year old who needs a foster or forever home. Maddy has lived with same family since he was a puppy. There was a divorce and a new marriage and a six year old step daughter who can't understand not to startle Maddy who is losing his hearing and vision.
The little girl startled Maddy and he bit her so his owner said he has to give him up. Maddy also had low thyroid which the owner is treating for and that in and of itself, can make a dog very cranky. It's important to know that dog has never bit anyone and is a sweet boy. Breaks our heart that at 14 he has to come into rescue. If you can foster this dog or know someone that can, please contact us at email@example.com
PLEASE MEET LUCY!
Lucy is an adorable, energetic, 12 lb, 2-year-old female sable sheltie. Lucy’s owner was a young girl who bought her when she moved in with her boyfriend. Unfortunately when they broke up, she had to move out and was unable to keep her any longer.
Lucy’s current foster home reports that she is a rambunctious, happy little girl. She loves to run around, jump and is on her way to becoming a champion Frisbee catcher. So we would love to find a home with someone who will continue this or possibly do agility with her. She is sweet and quite vocal and while she loves people, it takes her a little while to warm up to strangers. Lucy likes other dogs, and she currently lives in a home with 8 other dogs but she has recently had altercations with a couple of the older female dogs. The pack of 8 is probably a little overwhelming for her so it’s best we find a home with no more than 1 or 2 dogs so she can have a bit more attention paid to her.
Lucy’s kidneys did not grow to normal size, which she is currently on medication for. While her kidney issue is manageable with medication, she sometimes will have accidents during the night. Her previous owner used pads in her crate and Lucy has even worn diapers and will gladly let you put them on her, however, there is no guarantee that they will still be on her in the morning. Other than her medication the only other thing she requires is special food, which can be purchased at the vet. She is easy to handle and has no issues going to the vet and being groomed. She is spayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations and microchipped.
If you are interested in adopting this adorable little angel, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE MEET WALTER!
So Walter is one of the only dogs left from the Brooklyn hoarder other than Quincy. Walter is still in rescue because he gets attached to his people and isn't friendly too others. He is harmless but just does not feel comfortable with strangers. He is so easily managed by just crating him when strangers come in - he doesn't make a peep.
Walter is a very funny dog and keeps us laughing all the time. With his one ear up and one down, he can't help but exude total cuteness. Walter likes to put himself to bed by 9pm at night and wakes in the morning seeking lots of cuddles and love.
Walter LOVES other dogs and loves to play with them. He is only 13lbs so large dogs do intimidate him. He needs a house with a very secure fenced yard because he has adventure in his blood.
Because of his issues we do not want to place him in a home with children due to friends being in and out all the time.
Walter is a dopey, fun little guy.
If you are interested, please email email@example.com
***FENCED YARD NEEDED
*** NO CHILDREN
***WALTER NEEDS THE COMPANY OF ANOTHER FRIENDLY DOG
PLEASE MEET JACK AND JOE!!!
Jack is a Parsons Terrier and best bud with Joe, so we could not leave him behind at the shelter. Joe is a Shetland Sheepdog and is a female. Both these dogs are 11 years old, current on
vaccines,spayed and microchipped. They are SUPER sweet and need a home together where they can continue their beautiful friendship with a family that would like them both equally.These guys are 11 but do not act it at all. They have an amazing amount of energy and love to run and play all day.
If you are interested in this pair, please contact us at 516-574-9989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOREVER FOSTERS: Please Note - Forever Fosters are NOT Available for Adoption
SAMMY NEEDS AN ANGEL
If you remember a couple of weeks back, we posted about Sammy, one of our hoarder dogs, who went with three others to Houston Texas Sheltie Rescue who had helped out with the hoarder dogs in the past. Unfortunately, the rescue had to close down and Sammy was still without a home. We immediately said we want him back here in NY with us.
When Sammy came back to us, he was, sadly, not doing well. He lost a lot of weight and you could tell he just was not well. After spending time at our vet, Terry Animal Hospital in Rockville Centre, NY, and a battery of tests including bloodwork, ultrasound and urines, we have discovered that Sammy's liver is failing, he is borderline anemic and has absolutely no protein in his urine (which is a bad thing -there should be some).
Sammy is also so emotionally drained. This dog has lived approximately, 10 years in the hoarder house with no utilities or water or connection with the outside world. We trekked him halfway across the country in the hopes of finding his happily ever after only to have to come all the way back and still no family to love him.
While Sammy has not shown any aggression in his foster home, he has not dealt well with the poking and prodding at the vets office. He needs a quiet place to hang his little Sheltie hat, be fed wonderful nutritious food, be given his meds and supplements and have peace and love for the remainder of his life however long or short it is. The veterinarian has said he could realistically still have a couple of years with good support.
Because of all this sweet boy has been through, his medical needs and our want for him to just have a family to love and honor him, we are looking for a forever foster home to care for Sammy. What this means is we are looking for someone to open their home for him, but he will remain in the custody of TSSSR and we will pay his bills for the remainder of his life.
Sammy's ideal home would have no more than 1-3 dogs, be a quiet envirornment with no young children running in and out (visiting kids ok - Sammy can be crated or kept in a bedroom) and a fenced in yard.
Sammy must remain in the immediate tri-state area.
He really deserves at least a little time knowing the love of a family before he leaves this world.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to offer this boy a temporary or forever foster home.
Sammy is a tiny boy - only 14lbs.
BENNY AND LITTLE STAR ARE A PACKAGE DEAL!
UPDATE: Benny and Little Star are no longer available. Star is now a "Forever Foster" and Benny has been adopted by the Forever Foster Home. They will live ou there lives together!!
Benny is an eight year old Shetland Sheepdog. Little Star is about 11 and is a mixed breed - possibly papillon and chi. Due to a family tragedy,their owner was forced to relinquish them to rescue and has hopes that they can stay together. It is very apparent that Benny relies on Little Star to feel secure.
**Please do not ask us to separate these dogs or apply for them unless you want them both equally. We will not separate and will be doing follow ups to ensure they are leading a happy life together.These two dogs are so incredibly sweet and a very nice pair. If you would like to open your home to these BFF's, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-574-9989.
PLEASE MEET NIKI!
Niki is a 14 year old tri-colored Shetland Sheepdog who has sadly found himself looking for a new home in his senior years. His family had a series of bad times and decided he'd be better taken care of with a new family. Niki is a very sweet boy, good with other dogs, fully vetted and current on all his vaccinations. Can you be the perfect forever home for Niki?
Please contact Julie at email@example.com if you are interested in learning more about this special senior boy!!
Tri-State Sheltie Rescue - “Forever Homes for Every Sheltie in Need”
We are based in Long Island, NY but serve the Tri-State area of NY, NJ, CT including the five boroughs of NY; Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx and Manhattan. We serve all of Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), New Jersey and Connecticut. We are also now assisting in Pennsylvania (PA) and will also accept owner relinquishes and adoption applications from Delaware.