Leading the Sheltied Life!
Featured Dog Stories:
STELLA has arrived. She is said to be 8-9 years old according to the people who were getting rid of her on Craigs List. They also had a German Shepherd in the house. She will soon be spayed and brought up to date on her shots and heartworm tested. She is quite shy and timid and is very reluctant to walk on a leash, so she'll be dragging one around for a while. I'll update more in the future once she's here for a while.
BELLE came to WSR from a breeder surrender to a shelter along with a male that they had. Judging by the size of her nipples, she’s had a few litters already in her short life. The shelter called rescue to help as Belle is very timid, not used to walking on a leash and would be very hard to catch if she ever escaped from her owners. Belle has started leash/harness training and comes in and out on her own. The good thing is that she’s VERY food motivated so she’ll do just about anything you want if she hears food rattling around in a stainless steel dish. She is a 2-3 year old blue merle and really loves to be in the corner and around the edges of rooms. She’ll rarely go out into the middle. She was VERY attached to the boy she came with, but he was adopted quickly because he was less timid & she’s doing fine. She is very sweet and will come closer to you if you’re sitting or laying down. She is crate trained and has not had any accidents at all during the night. She’s going to need a very patient person to bring her out of her shell.
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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.