Leading the Sheltied Life!
Featured Dog Stories:
SADIE was recently transferred here from another rescue. She is a medium-size (26#) sable merle. Sadie seems to have been mistreated and is almost "feral", but has made much progress since she came to the other rescue in July of 2014. She likes to roughhouse with other dogs, but learns a lot by just watching. She is easily bullied by another dog. She doesn't like doorways, but is learning. She is VERY smart and sweet.
LASSIE is darn cute, but I've been told she can be a bully if she thinks a timid dog is afraid of her. She is about 16 pounds. She comes when she's called and gets excited when I pull out a leash. She was surrendered to an out of state shelter due to financial reasons and that sheltie rescue transferred her to us. They believe she is about 3 years old. She is a little barky and then she howls, which I haven't witnessed yet. She sleeps on the bed.
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.
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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.