Leading the Sheltied Life!
Featured Dog Stories:
CASEY and TANK are two boys that were surrendered to a shelter by the family of a man who passed away. The shelter has worked with us many times in the past and recognized that it might be a challenge for them to find a home where these sweet boys can stay together. They really do love each other and always want to be near each other, even out in the yard when there are multiple other dogs around. They are 6 years old and have been well cared for their whole lives. I hope we can find them a home where they can continue in the life that they’ve been accustomed to. Please don’t ask me which one is which because it’s really hard to tell!
TOBY is 9 years old and thanks to an observant WSR supporter who spotted him for free on a Facebook swap site, he's now safe and sound in rescue. Toby's had a challenging life so far: Hit by a car twice and has the scars to prove it. He also has a broken tail (only he knows how that happened and he's not talking). He is very cute. They said he was a car chaser, so a fenced in yard would be best unless you want to do some training. I always laugh when ads say "needs a farm" at the same time people say the dog is a car chaser. Wouldn't that mean that cars go by faster in the country? Toby is a very youthful fun little dog and would love a home with another dog to play with. He shows no interest in cats either. Well behaved children would also be acceptable.
SNOWFLAKE was adopted out TWICE by the big humane society in Milwaukee. They gave some story about him being hit by a shovel and that's what makes him deaf. If they would know anything about shelties at all, they would know that he's deaf because he's a double merle, the product of a blue-to-blue breeding. The first home they sent him to had small children, never a good match for a herding breed who is handicapped. Of course he was soon returned so they would get their money back. They lowered his adoption fee. Then he was adopted out to a great couple who was was trying to ensure that Snowflake went to someone who knows the breed, as they had adopted shelties in the past.
Visit our Adoption page to see more dogs waiting for a home.
About Wisconsin Sheltie Rescue
Wisconsin Sheltie Rescue has two main purposes:
- Find new homes for displaced Shelties.
- Educate the public about the Shetland Sheepdog breed.
Wisconsin Sheltie Rescue was founded by accident in 1995. A former roommate abandoned a sheltie with the founder, Lisa Martin. Not knowing anything about the breed, Lisa researched for information that would educate her on Shelties. Through email, she met Dorothy Christiansen, National Sheltie Rescue Coordinator. The rest is history. Since 1995, WSR has rescued over 1,600 dogs and has mentored other rescue organizations through their own startup phase.
Wisconsin Sheltie Rescue is an all-volunteer group that grows every year by the number of adopters dedicated to helping dogs lead the “sheltied” life. All WSR dogs are beloved family members, some are also agility and obedience champions.
Shelties come to rescue at all ages, from puppy to 15+ years. The breakdown in age of WSR shelties is:
- 0-3 yrs. 15%
- 4-9 yrs. 50%
- 10+ yrs. 35%
No matter the age or background, each dog has the potential to "lead the sheltied life." There is a perfect home out there for each dog, and WSR helps that home find their perfect dog. Perfection in home and dog has little to do with housekeeping and adherence to breed standard. Perfection has everything to do with the “match.” WSR constantly strives to create that perfect match between human and canine.
General information about our adoption process:
We are not taking new applications at this time. For any questions, contact us.