Leading the Sheltied Life!
Featured Dog Stories:
MIRANDA is a little spitfire. Very bossy and typical tiny female. She is about 1-2 years old and surrendered to another sheltie rescue due to financial reasons. She came to Wisconsin with a few other dogs because we didn’t have too many available dogs for adoption, and I think someone here is looking for a little dog like Miranda. [Read more]
LADDIE is about 10 years old. He was a stray at an animal control facility in a nearby state. After his required LEGAL stray hold, they tried to find him a home for awhile, but his senior status had him always getting overlooked for younger models. We love seniors at WSR!! [Read more]
ANIKA is 2-3 years old and was surrendered to rescue by the family of a man who was incarcerated. She has a lot of fun with other dogs, wagging her tail and barking and spinning. She loves feeding time and gets really excited. She would probably do best in a home where there is another social dog and where she can get some exercise to get a few pounds off.
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.