Leading the Sheltied Life!
Featured Dog Stories:
MAC - The shelter said he was very matted so they shaved him and he "looks like a little cow." I'm sure he feels much better. He is about 35 pounds and needs to be the only dog. I think he lived outside until now, because he doesn’t have normal dog manners as far as sit, off, and no digging in garbage. He is snarky to other dogs that try to drink from the water dish at the same time and he was recently neutered so the marking inside has stopped. The shelter put him at about 6 years old. He is very submissive and sweet to people, just wants to be the only dog.
MONTY is an 11 year old sheltie who was surrendered for being snipping at a toddler. He is also not tolerant of young dogs that are active near him. He'll try to take a swipe at them as they're spinning and he's quick! He's a beautiful dog and just a little arthritic. Loves people and loves to play with the ball. If there is anyone out there who would only like to have one sheltie (I know, that sounds crazy), Monty would like to be the only dog.
LASSIE is the cutest little thing, but she’s not as innocent as she looks. She can be a bully if she’s in a home with a dog who’s wimpy or doesn’t stand up to her. I feel bad that she needs a home as the only dog, because she really loves to play with other dogs. She went to a home with a very sweet senior boy dog and he didn’t like it AT ALL. She is about 15 pounds and needs a fenced-in yard for her activity level. I’m sure a round of obedience classes would do her some good too. She was transferred here from another sheltie rescue person who’s family is having some health problems. Lassie is 2-3 years old, housebroken and a lot of fun, but needs to be the only pet in the household. A sheltie-experienced home would be best equipped to handle her bossiness. Being wicked smart has it’s disadvantages.
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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.