JOE makes his home with long time a WSR senior dog adopter in the Chicago area. I was so happy to find a home for this 14 year old boy and if he settles in easily, he might be getting a friend too! Thank you to all the people who open their hearts to senior dogs.
MILEY is the little diva that came to rescue because her owner passed away. She went to a home where a previous sheltie diva had passed away so Miley's really happy to not be living at my house (a doggie daycare) anymore. She got some McDonalds french fries on the way home so I think she's going to be the spoiled princess that she thinks she should be.
KACEY (was Lacey) went to a new home with long-time boarding clients of mine. They have a rat terrier/something mix named Kraemer and they recently lost their sheltie/beagle mix to old age. I will be seeing a lot of her because they live close and she'll be boarded and groomed here.
RHODI (was Jared) is another senior that came to rescue after no one claimed him as a stray. Sometimes, all I have to say is that he “looks” like another WSR dog who was very cherished and that person can’t help but want him. This is exactly what happened! Thank you to Wanda for taking this older version of Reggie, who passed away last year. Now Rhodi has three WSR brothers in every color of the rainbow and a nice big fenced yard.
BUSTER is a little terrier mix that came in with a sheltie, but they didn't need to stay together. I posted him on my personal business page and found a home with a fabulous boarding client who's been looking for a boy toy for her two large breed girl dogs. He's doing great!
MISSY is the little 12 year old that came from another rescue. She now lives with a nice couple and their little WSR sheltie Patches. Patches is a little bit of a bully, and since Missy was surrendered for being a bully, neither of the are bossing the other around. Patches barks. Missy growls back at him and ignores him. Perfect match.
MADDIE - Miss Maddie has been adopted. She has some big shoes to fill. They previously had WSR Samimi, a sheltie mix for many years. Her picture was in the WSR calendar every year, so I'm sure Maddie's will be too. She has a nice big yard and lives with two active people who are retired. Life is good for Maddie!
LADDIE makes his home with someone who wasn't sure they were going to get another dog until they saw his adorable face in the newsletter. He's now the king of his yard and loves his walks around the neighborhood (leashed of course) and spending time with his new owner and her family.
ELLIE is the cutest little senior girl that came in from a northern MI shelter. Thanks to volunteers, Ellie took a road trip to WSR. She was adopted by a couple who haven’t had a WSR sheltie in quite a while, but they foster for the Maltese Rescue groups.
CUPID the senior lab found out on Lake Winnebago, came with no id tags, no chip and no one has ever claimed him as their lost dog. When he got here, it took him 3 days to stop shivering and 4 days to wag his tail. Since then, he's been my shadow. After trying a new home, he made it clear he wants to remain at WSR. He's here to stay and he's not going anywhere. He is very sweet and I am adjusting to a dog tall enough to counter surf.
NAPOLEON (Poly) is a sheltie mix that we rescued off of Craigs List and he found a home thanks to some networking through my boarding kennel Facebook page and great clients. He now lives in Door County on an island and gets lots of ferry rides.
PATTY was returned to WSR for being snarky at her sheltie sister. I'm not always able to find the exact home that a sheltie would prefer and sometimes they have to make the best of it. But this time, she's an only princess in her home and I'm positive it's going to work out. She has a big backyard to patrol squirrels and keep the neighborhood safe from varmints.
SAMMI makes his home in a nice quiet house with a few horses out in the barn to keep him occupied. He's looking forward to quiet walks down country roads and sleeping on the bed.
CHLOE is the female that came into rescue with Sammi. She is just the tiniest little thing so as soon as she arrived, I knew where she was going. She now lives with two other tiny WSR shelties..
HEIDI was here a LONG time. She finally got a very special home where she has WSR sister Libby to keep her company as well as a 10 year old boy who loves to play. Heidi is getting used to her new surroundings and I'm so happy that she has a forever home, FINALLY!
FURBY makes his home with three Brittany Spaniels; but there was a senior sheltie man in the house before so he'll fit right in.
CLYDE is a really cool middle-aged sheltie that was left at a boarding kennel for 5 months when his owner went into assisted living and didn't return home. His collie friend was with him and he's finding a home through the collie rescue. Clyde has a great home with a girl sheltie as a companion and playmate.
LADY makes her home with a great couple that was on the hunt for a third dog for about a year. She will be traveling the country for pet expos and be a good little sheltie ambassador for a booth filled with gorgeous pet themed jewelry. She has two active border collie brothers.
HOBBES (formerly Chester and Homer) is a cute little senior dog that now lives with a princess WSR sheltie and her two greyhound friends. He fits in perfectly with their quiet household.
QUINCY has a fabulous home with a nice fenced in yard for him to chase squirrels and he lives with a 40 year old TURTLE!! How cool is that? I can’t wait til summer when it comes out of hibernation in the basement and Quincy tries to herd it. Their cat will be grateful to not be his target anymore.
KINGSLEY waited awhile after his new mom and dad picked him out because they had travel plans and wanted to wait til after they got home to bring a new dog home (smart thinking). I took Kingsley to his new home and at first he was leery of his dad, but then the treat bag came out and it was all over...
COSMO - I’m so thrilled to report that he finally has a home! I knew it was only a matter of time, but he’s been here since June, so at times I thought he might end up as one of mine. He has a fabulous home with very patient people who will spend a lot of time teaching him all the cool benefits of being a pet.
LIBBY makes her home with a great family whose son will throw balls for her until she’s down to a nice slim weight. They have had shelties in the past, just not recently, and were ready for some life in the house!
MADDIE makes her home with a nice couple and their adorable sheltie boy Tucker. Maddie was at the house 5 minutes before the cat put her in her place. I’m sure by now they are playing like old friends.
JORDY (formerly Tucker) came to WSR because he was herding children and snapped at a guy who was jogging in front of his house. Now, Jordy has a nice fenced in area on the back yard if he wants to be off his leash, but otherwise he's ON A LEASH! He has a cute brother named Scout who looks a lot like him and a cat who hasn't been seen since Jordy arrived.
GRACIE is the cutest little thing and she needed a home where she could be the princess. She now lives with a really nice lady whose daughter and family have a WSR sheltie. Gracie gets to spend lots of time lounging around the house and going for walks down by Lake Michigan.
SPIKE makes his home in a nice subdivision where he'll get to go on lots of walks. His neighbor dog friend was anxious to meet him when I dropped him off. Spike's family are big Wisconsin Badgers Fans so I'm sure he'll be wearing a lot of red and white attire and watching lots of football.
SHILOH is a 3 year old that was purchased by senior citizens. 90% of the time he was with them, Shiloh was either boarded or at doggy daycare so he had come to expect that level of activity 24/7 and turned out to be too much for them. He loved it here and I really got attached to him, but I found him the perfect home where he has some big shoes to fill, but very different shoes. WSR Rebel recently passed away of old age and Shiloh is bringing light (and hair) to their home again.
MOOCHO was returned originally due to a move to a new house and no time for him. He also really really doesn't like storms. I placed him in a home with another WSR dog and three days after they got him, there was a storm and he made his way out the kitchen window to go visit the neighbors who called my number from his ID tag. It took him a while to find an easy window and he did alot of damage in the meantime.... Finally, I found him a home with a great lady and she lives above her retired parents so Moocho goes down to visit Grandma and Grandpa when a storm is coming and mom has to work. He's doing great!
RYLIE is the sweetest little sable female that came in because her owner took a job that worked long hours and Rylie was home alone all the time. Now she lives with a great lady who used to have a cocker (she upgraded ;) and two cats who are getting used to their new canine housemate.
FAITH came to rescue from someone who didn't take precautions with their pets and ended up with puppies. At 6 months old, Faith and her sister Heidi were still not sold and now very very timid so he surrendered them to rescue after getting his adults fixed. Heidi goes to a home that has a special place in my heart because they previously had a WSR dog that came in with my own Cody. Both of them passed away several years ago. Faith now lives with three other rescued shelties from other states in a huge fenced in yard where she'll get the training she needs to come out of her shell.
JOEY came to WSR from a humane society who got him as an unneutered stray, called the owners and the owners surrendered him. He is a whopping 8-10 pounds soaking wet and just the sweetest personality (now that he's neutered). He makes his home with new WSR adopters who are experienced sheltie lovers. They just have to get used to having a little Pomeranian sized sheltie instead of what they've been used to. Maybe I should send him home in a purse.....
RILEY is 7 years old and a relative of quite a few dogs that have ended up at WSR. He was born at Touchtone Shelties (Dori Stadler/Gibbs) in Red Granite. Years ago, this breeder surrendered a sheltie to WSR because he had a heart defect that she couldn't afford to fix and we paid for the $1600 surgery. At that time, he had 6 brothers and sisters that were for sale for $800 each, so I thought it was odd then that she couldn't use some of that money to fix it. Riley now has a great home with another WSR sheltie. He'll be spoiled rotten, go on vacations and have a wonderful home for the rest of his life.
BUDDY went to his new home in a nice neighborhood and when I took him there, Jerry heads to the basement to watch the news while Carol and I are upstairs looking at paperwork. Buddy soon disappears downstairs too. When I'm ready to leave, I call him and he doesn't come up... That's odd.. Carol and I go downstairs and Buddy and Jerry are sharing a plate of cheese and sausage. On Friday nights, a few of the neighbors come over and they watch movies on a big projection screen in the backyard by the pool. Buddy owes me big time...
LOVEY came to rescue from a couple who purchased her at Lambs Farm, the dog broker place just south the WI/IL boarder near Libertyville, IL. They purchases puppies from puppymills and sell them in their pet store on the property. Since it’s run by the disabled people, customers fall into the trap of thinking they are helping a charity when they are really supporting puppymills. Lovey now has a great home with a nice couple who has had WSR shelties before. She’s having fun with her new feline housemate and soon, Lovey will be fluent in Russian…Note: the mailing label on her nose is addressed to the Green Bay Packers.
ROXANNE is a tri color girl that came in from a friend who breeds show dogs and asked me to find a home for a few of the adults who are done showing. Roxanne’s new people had a bonded WSR pair Mac and Mollie and Mac passed away in November 2011. Now they'll have two girls.
GRACE went to a home with another sheltie to show her a few things about being a dog. Grace is learning steps and normal household activities, but it's going to take some time for her to get used to living in a house and having alot of freedom and new things. Her sheltie housemate is very laid back so hopefully some of that rubs off on Grace...
BOOZIE makes his home through the Pets for Vets program and has his own remote control for the doggie door out to his huge fenced in yard. Boozie is going to be very spoiled with his people home all the time to play fetch with him.
MAGGIE found a great home where she's the queen of the house. She has a great yard and gets lots of love and attention from her owner who was a referral from WSR adopter, also named Maggie!
BUDDY (formerly Bugsy) has a terrific home with a family who hasn't had a WSR sheltie for a few years, but Buddy is their fourth WSR adopted dog. He has the cutest grandkids to follow around and a place 'up north' to go to on the weekends.
HOPE came to WSR with Murphy and through a stroke of good luck, they get to stay together. Their new owner is finding out that having two is not that much different than having one and they keep each other company.
MURPHY came to WSR with Hope and through a stroke of good luck, they get to stay together. Their new owner is finding out that having two is not that much different than having one and they keep each other company.
PRECIOUS came to rescue because her owner died. At the very same time, Suzie entered rescue under identical circumstances. A veteran WSR adopter met both of them, thought they might make good companions, and off went Precious and Suzie to the same great home!
SUZIE came to rescue because her owner died. At the very same time, Precious entered rescue under identical circumstances. A veteran WSR adopter met both of them, thought they might make good companions, and off went Suzie and Precious to the same great home!
COLIN (formerly Buddy) came in as a 2 year old who moved around a lot in his life. He started at a breeder, was sold as a puppy, surrendered to a shelter at 6 months, adopted to a busy family, sold on Craigs List, surrendered to WSR and FINALLY in his forever home who has the knowledge of herding breeds to work with his teenage behaviors. I have also been informed that Colin's new owner has already taught him not to bark when she leaves for work in the morning.
CODA came in because his young owner passed away and her husband and daughter had to move in with family. Coda was happy being the only dog and now he has his wish again. He lives where WSR Tyler lived before his passing and he’s going to have a lot of fun there. He will even get airplane rides!
MUFFINS is a double merle sheltie that was in both the KY and IN sheltie rescues trying to find a home before we all agreed that she might have a better chance in WI. Once here, she found a home within 2 weeks! WSR Riley will be there to show her around as she is mostly deaf and blind. Thanks to Facebook and social networking, people can see these dog's pictures before the newsletter comes out and it gets them into a new and permanent home a lot quicker. Thanks to Ron and Ceora who gave Muffin a ride to her new home in the U.P.
CAMERON makes his home in MN with a great lady and her WSR sheltie Sadie, and previously WSR Lucky, who passed away last year. Her roommate, also had WSR Bob before he passed away. They are long time WSR supporters. Cameron spent his first night in a hotel room before they headed back to MN and he had a great time sleeping on the bed. I’m so happy that someone is up to the challenge of taking such a smart boy.
BINGLEY formerly Benson, was renamed after a character in his owner's favorite book. He is getting used to his new house and his sheltie sister Darcy. I recently visited them and feel bad that Bing didn't have a playmate for the first year of his life because he and Darcy are now inseparable. They love each other (and get in trouble together too!). They've already dug a little hole in the yard and demolished a full size real coconut that had sentimental value.... All is forgiven when you look into his cute little face.
SAGE is a nice 5 year old boy who came in due to stress in his household. He has some allergies and went to a great home who just lost their WSR sheltie Magic, where he will get lots of playtime and loving.
HARLEY is "the chosen one" for a great dog-savvy family. He is going to the perfect home. Two young ladies to play with, a collie and a golden retriever. His new mom is the president of a humane society so Harley will get to participate in a lot of different events once he finishes up his obedience classes. I'm sure we'll see him at the reunion.
BUSTER found a home in the same county where he was a previously a stray, but this time he's with a wonderful lady who's going to keep him safe in his nice fenced in yard. She has been patiently waiting for the right sheltie to come along for a pretty long time and it was worth the wait for both of them!
PEANUT -- While technically not a WSR rescue success story, Peanut is a 4-5 year old Pekingese that an area vet clinic asked me to find a home for. He now lives in a wonderful home only 10 miles from me with two other canine friends.
PATTY was surrendered by the family of a man who went to a nursing home and I got Patty started on her weight loss journey. She now lives in a quiet, yet active home and gets to go to the dog park all the time with her WSR sheltie sister Chibi. I can’t wait to see half of Patty at the 2012 reunion!
SASHA is the big eared mixed girl that we got from a humane society. She now has a wonderful home with a former grooming client of mine who likes sheltie mixes. She teaches piano lessons to kids, so Sasha will have lots of visitors and I’m sure she’ll be ‘announcing’ each one.
ARCHER came home from the 2011 sheltie nationals in St. Louis with us and has been here since April waiting for the right home. I’m so happy that he has a home with a big fenced in yard and two collie sisters to romp around with. I can’t wait to see him again at the reunions!
DIVA Diva has been fostered for a while with WSR adoptee Tucker. They wanted to make sure that Tucker would be happy with a companion. Diva passed the trial period and now has a terrific home where she’s the queen again.
LILY has a new home with two sheltie boy siblings to play with. She really became attached to me while she was here, and now she has her own home and her own mom.
GRACIE - After having her three months and doing all the hard stuff (housebreaking, fear training, obedience training), I have decided to keep Gracie. Robin loves her, Rocky loves her and Baxter hates her antics so majority rules. I swore I'd never have another girl after Daisy and after seeing some of the diva things that Gracie does, she is truly Daisy Incarnate so I'm in for a long 15 years I think. At this point, the only thing worse than keeping her myself is placing her in a home where she will get away. If I knew she was lost out in this cold Wisconsin winter, I'm not sure I could function.
SULLY, formerly Alfie, has a great home with WSR sheltie Mac. He’s a mix without a lot of sheltie traits, but he sure is smart. He has already learned some badly needed manners and is working on teaching Mac how to play. His mom has her hands full.
TIMMY has a great home with a dog who is just a little whiter than he is. They previously adopted from American Eskimo Rescue and thought it was time for a little color. Timmy was excited to get to know them and I'm sure he will win over his new brother's heart in no time. They have already budgeted for a swimming pool for Timmy this summer so he'll get all the water time that he wants.
MICKEY is a sweet tri-color that was surrendered when his owner went into assisted living. He now has a more active home where he gets to go to Grandma and Grandpa's all the time. His dad rides a Harley so don't be surprised if you see Mickey in a sidecar at the reunion.
MAX has a terrific home where he gets to go to the dog park on a regular basis with a sheltie friend Hallie. He lives with a retired lady so he'll get all the attention he's been waiting for.
PONCHO has a great home with a nice fenced in yard and an aussie girl friend to chase around. I took him there on a rainy day and he went right outside to check out 'his' yard and go potty. Then he came in and started chewing on the bone that was on the living room floor. It looked like he had lived there his whole life!
REMMIE, formerly Callie, is a pretty bi-black girl that came in because she was too active for the senior citizen that purchased her as a puppy. She now has a great home but since her sheltie sister’s name is Allie, we couldn’t have Callie and Allie so she’s getting used to her new name.
ALEX is a pretty and petite 7 year old. Alex never stops wagging his tail. He was transferred here from another rescue. Alex was given up by a back yard breeder that didn’t want him anymore. He was living out behind a barn on a cable/runner in tall weeds. He was very matted and dirty. He seemed extremely happy to be freed from living outside in the weeds, and everyone that meets him loves him.
LADDIE, formerly Latte, has a terrific home where his ‘Grandpa’ lives next door so he gets to go there for daycare while Mom’s at work. He has TWO fenced in yards to play in!
DUKE makes his home with a great young couple and their pet rats who live a pretty laid back lifestyle. They were in the market for a middle aged dog who would like a home where it’s quiet. He’ll get lots of exercise and lots of love.
CASSIE went to her new home in Onalaska after being spayed. She will have a nice little sheltie role model to teach her how nice it is that she's not Amish anymore.
REMY went to her new home in Darlington with the nicest man and his senior dog. He has a motorhome, so hopefully everyone can meet him at the reunion next year
MOLLIE makes here home where Ginger lived until she recently passed away. Ginger wasn't a WSR dog, but she may as well have been since she attended all the events and reunions.
CODY was a little guy who was surrendered for 'guarding the mama', something HE thought was cute, but no one else did. He now lives with a new Mama and Dad and two human sisters who are going to keep reminding him that HE is the dog and THEY are in charge. Hopefully, he'll get the hint and be happy with his new lower status :)
BETTY stays with her foster mom. WSR was lucky to have a willing volunteer knowledgeable about pigs. After a few months of "foster", Betty is home.
BUDDY makes his home with a great couple who recently lost their sheltie. I knew as soon as I saw Buddy that he was 'the one' for them. When I took him to his new home, it was interesting because they live directly across the street from a house I lived in until I was 3 years old. Buddy has a beautiful yard and his dad is retired so they can hang out and watch Animal Planet all day.
ELVIS is a little puppy that came in from the TN rescue who purchased him and 13 other shelties at a dog auction. Elvis has some training to do, but he’s a sweet little energetic puppy who now lives in a house with two good sheltie role models.
SUNNY the little terrier mix that I was trying to find a home for since May has a new home! They met her at the reunion and fell in love, but the timing wasn’t right. Now they’ve been fostering her for a little while and decided that Sunny would make a good anniversary present to themselves!
WRIGLEY came in with Harley and now he has a nice home where he gets all the attention and lives close to a lake. His pastime will soon be tooling around the neighborhood on a four wheeler.
BUDDY will soon be going to a home where a previous WSR sheltie recently passed away. The couple took care of Buddy on Reunion Day but weren’t ready for a 2nd dog until their little senior guy went to the Rainbow Bridge.
KACIE has two great homes. One is a summer motorhome on the western side of the state near a lake where he’ll learn how to burn around on the four wheeler with his little Papillon girlfriend named Princess. The other in a nice house with two retired armed service folks who miss having a sheltie in their lives. He’ll get in lots of traveling and camping.
MALEAH has a great home with a woman and her senior sheltie. Maleah is ‘almost’ the queen of her house again. Her new little friend Benji is happy to give her the respect she commands and Maleah is having a blast going to the dog park and on walks. She might be the spunkiest little 7 year old ever to come to WSR.
CHIP and Lady went to their new home in Madison. They have a lovely fenced in yard and on Sundays in the fall, they can hear the band and cheers from Camp Randall Stadium only a block away.
LADY and Chip went to their new home in Madison. They have a lovely fenced in yard and on Sundays in the fall, they can hear the band and cheers from Camp Randall Stadium only a block away.
HARLEY makes his home without his brother Wrigley, who’s still available, but with some great folks who haven’t had a sheltie. I’m sure they’re keeping him busy enough so that he is enjoying being an only dog and getting all the attention.
TATE came to WSR from a shelter in Michigan. He is a whopping 6.5 pounds and just adorable. He now lives with two sheltie girls and a little mix.
TASHA makes her home with a great guy who learned about sheltie rescue through another adopter he met at a grocery store! Tasha came into rescue the very day she was picked and after a nice grooming and vet appointment, she was ready for her new home.
LASSIE the collie has a great home with three adopted mixed breed dogs her size she has plenty of playmates to horse around with (literally). I took her to their summer home where Lassie can lounge around out on the deck and watch boats go up and down on the water. I hope she doesn't bark at everyone!
LACEY makes her home with a great couple who adopted from a different sheltie rescue before. Lacey has some big shoes to fill because their previous sheltie, Toby, passed away unexpectedly due to veterinarian surgical complications so they were not expecting to lose him. I took Lacey to their house without them meeting her and she fit right in immediately. She has a beautiful yard to watch the birds and critters and someone who's home with her all the time.
CHELSEA went to her new home where there was previously a golden retriever. I took her there and she acted like she's lived there her whole life. When her owner travels, Chelsea gets a live-in petsitter to hang out with.
MINI is a busy little guy that came into rescue from a home that couldn't figure out that neutering a dog will stop the marking. He is neutered now and doing great in his new home with an easy going sheltie brother.
LUCA was fostered by a friend of mine while I was at the sheltie nationals and she decided that she'd like to keep him! She had a sheltie in the past and both of her dogs recently had passed away due to old age so Luca is an only dog and enjoying his daily walks and car rides out to Grandpa's house.
PORTER came into rescue after having three years of hardly any attention and now he can't get enough of it. He is a garbage hound and a counter surfer, both endearing qualities once you get used to it. He has a WSR sheltie sister named Belle and now lives in Minnesota with our web guru and her husband.
STORMY is a cute little bi black girl that was surrendered for economic reasons. She now has a home with WSR sheltie brother named Aidan in a quiet house where she'll get plenty of attention and playtime.
MOLLY (was Dixie) has a great home with Maggie and they have a big fenced-in yard. It took a while to coordinate them getting there due to vacations and other things, but it was worth it! They both have such different personalities that it will be interesting to hear how it’s going in a home together. I am putting my bet on Maggie to be the bossy one.
MAGGIE has a great home with Molly and they have a big fenced-in yard. It took a while to coordinate them getting there due to vacations and other things, but it was worth it! They both have such different personalities that it will be interesting to hear how it’s going in a home together. I am putting my bet on Maggie to be the bossy one.