Welcome to Tri-State Sheltie Rescue
We have a few dogs needing foster homes.
PLEASE MEET DAISY!
We have a very cute and sweet, female, three year old double merle Sheltie in need of a forever home. For those of you that don't know what a double merle is, it occurs in a merle to merle breeding (which should never be) - two blues bred together or two sable merles bred together. The merle coloring is due to a recessive gene. When two merles are bred you oftentimes wind up with an all white or totally white sheltie (which should not be) and many times they are blind, deaf or both. This girl is very fortunate in that she can see and hear. Her eyes are smaller than they should be, but if she has any vision impairment, she doesn't know it. Thankfully she's a perfectly healthy very energetic and happy girl. Daisy is a very much loved girl, but due to the unfortunate circumstance of her owner being sick and a recent break up, she needs a new home where she is guaranteed a loving family for the rest of her life. She has a true sheltie personality as far as a very strong herding instinct and nipping at ankles and keeping her "flock" in line, but is not shy or reserved in the least bit. She very happily meets new people and is very social. Daisy is completely housetrained and walks well on a leash, but a fenced in yard is required for her adoption because she does need to run and play. Daisy would do best in a home with no young children due to her herding and a home with one or two other sweet dogs as she has never been without other dogs and loves to play with them. She is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on her vaccines.
If you are interested in adopting this Sheltie, please contact email@example.com.
PLEASE MEET PHINNEAS!
This fellow is Phinneas. He is in need of a foster or permanent home. Phinneas is a seven year old, neutered, male Shetland Sheepdog. Phinneas came into rescue for not doing well with children. He was in a home with five children under the age of five. Four years ago he apparently bit a child over food. The family gave him another chance since food was involved and yesterday, four years later, he bit the two year old children. We have no idea of the circumstances of yesterday incident, but were called and told if we didn't take him right there, they were driving him to the SPCA to euthanize him.His owners did tell us Phinneas is a very, very sweet dog and never had an issue with adults, that he is a great boy. Thankfully his owner was convinced to give us until this morning so we were able to send someone to get him.
Our volunteer reports that Finn is super sweet and she sees no sign of anything yet but a very sweet dog. He has not been to a vet in four years so we have to get him to the vet for a very thorough check up. Phinneas' coat is horribly neglected and obviously has not been brushed or groomed in a very long time and our volunteer feels he'll be lucky if he has a few teeth left after a much needed dental. Finn is only 7!!
If anyone is interested in fostering for adopting, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE MEET MOLLY!
Molly is approximately a one year old female Sheltie. She is spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped. While Molly is a beautiful Sheltie, Molly is also an EXTREMELY energetic Sheltie. She has more of a border collie personality about her so she ideally needs a performance home - one where she can learn agility or sheepherding or flyable.
If you are interested in Molly, please contact us at email@example.com.
PLEASE MEET DAKOTA and DANTE!
Please meet Dakota and Dante! These best friends are both six years old and have been together since they were young pups. Dakota is a Sheltie and Dante is a Pomeranian. These are both VERY SWEET DOGS! Dakota is a little more shy and reserved as are most Shelties. Dante is very outgoing and wants to meet everyone. Their owner is sadly giving them up because she has lost her job and home and cannot afford to give these friends the care they need and deserve. These guys need a home together. Please do not ask us to separate them because we will not. We are looking for a home that wants them both equally and a contract will need to be signed agreeing to keep them together for the remainder of their life. We will be doing follow ups to assure this. Both Dakota and Dante are neutered and up-to-date on all their vaccinations.
If you would like to open your home to these two fun guys, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
PLEASE MEET CHASE!
This sweet faced 9 year old boy is Chase. Chase is in need of a new home because his owners feel they no longer have the time he needs and deserves. They work all day and when they come home all their time is spent doing homework with their young son. They are also expecting a second child which is going to make things even busier. They feel like they are constantly shooing him to the side and it is not fair to him. They love him and want him to have a more fulfilling life than they can offer him at this time. Chase is a sweet boy. While he lived with an Aussie who was his buddy (Aussie died a few years ago) he is afraid of other dogs. He has never bitten or gone after another dog, but hisowner reported that he is uncomfortable. Chase was attacked by two German Shepards as a young dog, so this is where his uncomfortableness has stemmed from. He is good with kids and with cats. Chase is up to date on all his vaccines, but still does need to be neutered which will be done prior to adoption. Please feel free to share him. If you or someone you know is interested in this boy, please contact us at email@example.comThanks!
PLEASE MEET MADDY!
So sadly we have a 14 year old who needs a foster or forever home. Maddy has lived with same family since he was a puppy. There was a divorce and a new marriage and a six year old step daughter who can't understand not to startle Maddy who is losing his hearing and vision. The little girl startled Maddy and he bit her so his owner said he has to give him up. Maddy also had low thyroid which the owner is treating for and that in and of itself, can make a dog very cranky. It's important to know that dog has never bit anyone and is a sweet boy. Breaks our heart that at 14 he has to come into rescue. If you can foster this dog or know someone that can, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE MEET SHEBA!
SHEBA is a very pretty nine year old, color-headed white sheltie. Her story is a sad one - her owner passed away from lung cancer at a relatively young age leaving her with his girlfriend who lost her home forcing her to move in with her sister. When she was picked up, it did not seem like a good situation at all. Sheba is very overweight with possible hip dysplasia. It took four hours to brush her coat which looked like it hadn't been touched in years. As of right now she really cannot get up off the floor and walk. Sheba needs a foster home with no stairs and someone to take many short walks with her and commit to putting her on a strict diet.We are actually enrolling Sheba in six weeks of therapy where she is going to be getting hydro-therapy (walking on a underwater thread mill), acupuncture, or joint supplements and injectable joint supplements (Adequan). We are hoping this, combined with a strict diet and exercise will enable her to get up on her feet and walk more comfortably. We are looking for a foster home as well as adoptable home for this girl. She is beyond sweet, house trained and a perfect house guest.
If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com
PLEASE MEET BOOPIE!
Boopie is a senior male Sheltie who is somewhere between 10 and 12 (family gave us three different ages). He a very sweet dog and is up-to-date on all his vaccinations, heart worm tested, microchipped and neutered..Boopie is good with people and would do best as an only dog or maybe with one other, preferably a sheltie or a dog of similar size and one that won't be on top of him. Boopie does great with the sheltie and a puppy in his foster home, but is not a big fan of the bigger Duck Tolling dog in the home. Boopie should NOT be with small children as their sudden movements and noise make him very nervous. He would be ok with older children that understand they have go slow with him and not make quick movements or gestures around Boopie.Boopie is not a big barker, but when someone else is barking he will chime right in. He does not play with toys as of now, but enjoys chewing bones. He is very loving and likes to put his paws up on the couch or bed for a pat and will cuddle with you. Boopie is crate trained and a very happy boy whose tail never stops wagging. Boopie had to be shaved due to severe matting, but his coat is growing in. He is a real cutie!Boopies needs a home to call his own for his senior years. If you'd like to adopt Boopie, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share him with your family and friends!
PLEASE MEET LUCY!
Little Lucy is a very tiny, adorable 1.5 yr old female Shetland Sheepdog. She is spayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations and microchiped. Lucy's owner was a young girl who bought her when she moved in with her boyfriend. Unfortunately when they broke up, she had to move home and her family already had two dogs and would not allow her to keep Lucy.
Lucy's kidneys did not grow to normal size and sometimes she will urinate in her sleep. We have done sonograms and a medical work up on her and the vet has started her on a medication to hopefully help this issue. Even with it, she is quite manageable and willingly accepts wearing a diaper to sleep with no problem or putting a pad in her crate.
Lucy is very happy and very full of energy! Please give this love a chance!
If you are interested, please contact email@example.com.
PLEASE MEET CODIE & LUCY!
Codie is an 8 ½ year old female who has lived with Dixie and Lucy most of her life. She is shy but friendly as she gets to know you. She is a sable merle, but is mostly tan with just a hint of silver on her ears. Codie’s previous owner recently died and before she died, she loved her dogs with plenty of food. Codie will need to lose several pounds. She struggles with some arthritis now and losing weight should really help her get around a lot better. When the others play, she tends to sit on the sidelines and watch. She does walk well, but slowly, on a leash so a patient person should be able to help her get the exercise she needs to lose the weight.Codie rides well in the car, but gets a little car sick. She sometimes will pee when excited or really nervous, but in a relaxed environment she behaves very well.Codie is spayed, up to date on all her vaccines and will be microchipped before being adopted. She will need a dental cleaning in the near future and will need to stay on supplements or meds for her arthritis. A fenced yard is recommended for Codie. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lucy is Cody's good friend! The came into rescue together. She had lost a few pounds and is doing wonderfully. She is about 7 and is a shy girl. She will take time to warm up. She is up to date on all vaccines, spayed and microchipped and gets along well with other dogs. We are hoping to adopt her out with her friend Cody and want a home for these two that equally wants both of them.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested!
PLEASE MEET QUINCY!
QUINCY is 1.5 years old and the youngest of our shelties from ahoarder in Brooklyn. He is very timid and afraid due to being kept inside a boarded up house with no utilities his entire life. A fenced in yard is a must for this boy and another laid back dog he can learn from would be ideal.
UPDATE: Quincy has been here about six weeks and doing wonderful! He's come such a long way. This boy is a snuggle bug and wants to sleep with you every chance he gets. He also loves, loves, loves to play with other dogs. Though he is still scared of many things, he is such a happy boy! It's been a pleasure watching him blossom about learn about the world.
UPDATE 3/8/13 : Quincy continues to improve every day! In the home he is now completely a normal dog, no longer afraid of everyday sights and sounds. He's becoming more and more comfortable in his backyard and loves to be out playing with the other dogs. We are beginning to work on the outside world now that the weather is becoming warmer. Quincy loves attention and wants to be the center of your world. He is very happy to be sitting or laying on you however he can manage it - even if he looks uncomfortable! He just wants to be near is person. He is a sweet, sweet boy!!
***PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE RECEIVED MANY INQUIRIES FROM POTENTIAL ADOPTERS WHO DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER DOG. QUINCY MUST BE PLACED IN A HOME WITH ANOTHER DOG THAT HE CAN BECOME FRIENDS WITH AND CONTINUE LEARNING FROM. PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO MAKE AN EXCEPTION. HE IS FINE WITH CATS, BUT NOT IN PLACE OF A DOG.
****QUINCY ALSO REQUIRES A VERY SECURE FENCED IN YARD - NO EXCEPTIONS. WIRE FENCING IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF FENCING FOR THIS DOG.
Quincy is neutered, current on vaccinations and microchipped. If you would like to learn more about this cutie-pie, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-574-9989.
If you would like to sponsor Quincy or any one of our rescue dogs, please contact us at email@example.com. For your convenience, Paypal is available on our website www.tristatesheltierescue.org if you would like to make a one time donation.
PLEASE MEET WALTER!
So Walter is one of the only dogs left from the Brooklyn hoarder other than Quincy. Walter is still in rescue because he gets attached to his people and isn't friendly too others. He is harmless but just does not feel comfortable with strangers. He is so easily managed by just crating him when strangers come in - he doesn't make a peep.
Walter is a very funny dog and keeps us laughing all the time. With his one ear up and one down, he can't help but exude total cuteness. Walter likes to put himself to bed by 9pm at night and wakes in the morning seeking lots of cuddles and love.
Walter LOVES other dogs and loves to play with them. He is only 13lbs so large dogs do intimidate him. He needs a house with a very secure fenced yard because he has adventure in his blood.
Because of his issues we do not want to place him in a home with children due to friends being in and out all the time.
Walter is a dopey, fun little guy.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
***FENCED YARD NEEDED
*** NO CHILDREN
***WALTER NEEDS THE COMPANY OF ANOTHER FRIENDLY DOG
PLEASE MEET JACK AND JOE!!!
Jack is a Parsons Terrier and best bud with Joe, so we could not leave him behind at the shelter. Joe is a Shetland Sheepdog and is a female. Both these dogs are 11 years old, current on
vaccines,spayed and microchipped. They are SUPER sweet and need a home together where they can continue their beautiful friendship with a family that would like them both equally.These guys are 11 but do not act it at all. They have an amazing amount of energy and love to run and play all day.
If you are interested in this pair, please contact us at 516-574-9989 or email@example.com.
FOREVER FOSTERS: Please Note - Forever Fosters are NOT Available for Adoption
SAMMY NEEDS AN ANGEL
If you remember a couple of weeks back, we posted about Sammy, one of our hoarder dogs, who went with three others to Houston Texas Sheltie Rescue who had helped out with the hoarder dogs in the past. Unfortunately, the rescue had to close down and Sammy was still without a home. We immediately said we want him back here in NY with us.
When Sammy came back to us, he was, sadly, not doing well. He lost a lot of weight and you could tell he just was not well. After spending time at our vet, Terry Animal Hospital in Rockville Centre, NY, and a battery of tests including bloodwork, ultrasound and urines, we have discovered that Sammy's liver is failing, he is borderline anemic and has absolutely no protein in his urine (which is a bad thing -there should be some).
Sammy is also so emotionally drained. This dog has lived approximately, 10 years in the hoarder house with no utilities or water or connection with the outside world. We trekked him halfway across the country in the hopes of finding his happily ever after only to have to come all the way back and still no family to love him.
While Sammy has not shown any aggression in his foster home, he has not dealt well with the poking and prodding at the vets office. He needs a quiet place to hang his little Sheltie hat, be fed wonderful nutritious food, be given his meds and supplements and have peace and love for the remainder of his life however long or short it is. The veterinarian has said he could realistically still have a couple of years with good support.
Because of all this sweet boy has been through, his medical needs and our want for him to just have a family to love and honor him, we are looking for a forever foster home to care for Sammy. What this means is we are looking for someone to open their home for him, but he will remain in the custody of TSSSR and we will pay his bills for the remainder of his life.
Sammy's ideal home would have no more than 1-3 dogs, be a quiet envirornment with no young children running in and out (visiting kids ok - Sammy can be crated or kept in a bedroom) and a fenced in yard.
Sammy must remain in the immediate tri-state area.
He really deserves at least a little time knowing the love of a family before he leaves this world.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to offer this boy a temporary or forever foster home.
Sammy is a tiny boy - only 14lbs.
BENNY AND LITTLE STAR ARE A PACKAGE DEAL!
UPDATE: Benny and Little Star are no longer available. Star is now a "Forever Foster" and Benny has been adopted by the Forever Foster Home. They will live ou there lives together!!
Benny is an eight year old Shetland Sheepdog. Little Star is about 11 and is a mixed breed - possibly papillon and chi. Due to a family tragedy,their owner was forced to relinquish them to rescue and has hopes that they can stay together. It is very apparent that Benny relies on Little Star to feel secure.
**Please do not ask us to separate these dogs or apply for them unless you want them both equally. We will not separate and will be doing follow ups to ensure they are leading a happy life together.These two dogs are so incredibly sweet and a very nice pair. If you would like to open your home to these BFF's, please contact us at email@example.com or call 516-574-9989.
PLEASE MEET NIKI!
Niki is a 14 year old tri-colored Shetland Sheepdog who has sadly found himself looking for a new home in his senior years. His family had a series of bad times and decided he'd be better taken care of with a new family. Niki is a very sweet boy, good with other dogs, fully vetted and current on all his vaccinations. Can you be the perfect forever home for Niki?
Please contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about this special senior boy!!
Tri-State Sheltie Rescue - “Forever Homes for Every Sheltie in Need”
We are based in Long Island, NY but serve the Tri-State area of NY, NJ, CT including the five boroughs of NY; Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx and Manhattan. We serve all of Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), New Jersey and Connecticut. We are also now assisting in Pennsylvania (PA) and will also accept owner relinquishes and adoption applications from Delaware.