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Rescue

Sheltie rescue organizations take in abandoned, lost, and unwanted Shelties and attempt to find them new, loving homes. All rescue dogs are vet-checked, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Many are fostered in temporary homes, so each dog can be evaluated and the most appropriate permanent placement made. The goal is to find the right home for each dog regardless of the time it takes. A nominal adoption fee is charged for each dog.

A few rescue organizations work on a referral basis only, putting prospective owners in touch with the people or organizations that are housing the dogs.

All rescue dogs go to their new homes without AKC registration papers, but the owner can apply for a Purebred Alternative Listing/Indefinite Listing Privilege (PAL/ILP) number, which allows the dog and owner to compete in all AKC companion and performance events, including obedience, rally, agility, and herding.

Sheltie rescue believes there is a loving home out there for every homeless Sheltie. Are you the right home? If you are a Sheltie fancier, please consider lending a hand. Please contact Dorothy Christiansen for information about how you can help.

Another way to support Sheltie rescue is to make a tax-deductible contribution to the ASSA rescue fund. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated. Please send your check, payable to the ASSA Foundation and notated with "Rescue Fund" in the memo area, to Dorothy Christiansen, P.O. Box 819, New Lenox, IL 60451.

Almost every penny, dime or dollar raised or given to rescue goes directly to help Shelties. The only expenses are for stamps and office supplies. All workers are volunteers. Foster families are always needed. Thank you to ASSA for consistently supporting the work of its breed rescue, showing that all Shelties matter.

"The ASSA maintains this list as a public service only, and in no circumstance does the ASSA, or anyone connected to this web page and/or web site, (i) oversee, approve, endorse or sanction any rescue group; (ii) assume responsibility for any act or omission by any rescue group or individual connected therewith, whether or not such individual is an ASSA member, or (iii) guarantee or warrant the quality, health, temperament or appropriateness of animals placed by any rescue group; whether or not the rescue group is composed of one or more ASSA members, or is affiliated with, a part of, or sanctioned by an ASSA member club."

Click on a state to find a rescue group in your area


ALABAMA

Gulf Coast Sheltie & Collie Rescue

Jan Nickerson 850-626-3466
covering Alabama, Florida, Mississippi

ALASKA

No contact person

ARIZONA
Mid-Arizona SSC Rescue

Contact: masscr@earthlink.net
Phyllis Watson  480-464-1269

SSC of Greater Tucson

Maureen Metzger    520-298-9435

Nancy Reynolds   520-296-8183

Sheltie/Collie Rescue
Bill Ferrell   480-507-7996

ARKANSAS

No contact person at this time

CALIFORNIA 
Southland Sheltie Rescue, Inc. (Los Angeles)
Kathy Parsons    562-691-6038
Judi Barry       562-691-8118

Southland Sheltie Rescue (
San Diego)
Sarai Johnson      (619) 347-0379

Northern California Sheltie Rescue
Gale Ann Morris     sheltieroses@frontiernet.net  916-684-8615 or 916-804-2791

                               rescue@sacshelties.org

Sheltie Rescue Alternative, Inc.  (Van Nuys)
Eva Saks
     818-787-9353

COLORADO
Northern Colorado Sheltie Rescue Association
Peggy Fulton
  

Colorado Sheltie Rescue, Inc (Denver)

Jenni McKernan  303-783-5772

 

Mountain High Sheltie Rescue

Kathy Downey 605-787-5330

                         

Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue
Hope Hemperly      719-547-4008 

Western Colorado Sheltie Rescue (Cedaredge)  
Judy Baril      970-856-4841

Judy Harrington    970-434-2307

CONNECTICUT
New England Sheltie Rescue
Bob and Donna Vera     860-546-6775 

DELAWARE
Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue
Linda Isbell       410-515-7029 hm, 410-987-1515 wk

Tri-State Sheltie Rescue (NJ, NY, DE)
Julie Canzeroni 516-574-9989

FLORIDA

Jacksonville SSC Rescue
Darla Duffey      904-262-5420 or 1-800-292-5420

Gulf Coast Sheltie & Collie Rescue
Jan Nickerson      850 626-3466 

Sheltie Rescue of Central Florida

Barb Davis   407-719-1219

Friends of Collies and Shelties, Inc.
Faith Martin   904-716-0495

GEORGIA
Sheltie Rescue of Georgia, Inc. 

info@sheltierescue-ga.org   770-926-2001 (hotline) 

IDAHO

See Utah

ILLINOIS

ASSA Rescue National Director

Dorothy Christiansen   815-485-3726

Central Illinois Sheltie Rescue
Natalie Whalen   309-663-2440
Mike                       309-830-0017

Annette            309-452-2877

Cathi                309-310-6547


INDIANA
Sheltie Rescue of Central Indiana
Nancy Cassel      317-271-3848
John Mountford    765-342-5885 

Indiana Sheltie Rescue

Teresa Cotton    317-984-5737

IOWA 
Northern Iowa Sheltie Rescue

Barbara Duckett      

 

KANSAS
"SheltieShack" Rescue of Kansas
Linda Kotapish   
785-456-7680

Kansas City Sheltie Rescue, Inc.

Barbara Johnson  913-384-0366

KENTUCKY

Eastern Kentucy Rescue, Inc.
Lisa Scalf    606-478-4400

Louisville Sheltie Rescue
Barbara Boylan
     502-447-6527

Blue Grass Sheltie Rescue
Jim and Karen Ferencak
    859-548-3113

LOUISIANA

Sheltie Rescue of Louisiana

Mary Crawford

MAINE

Kennebec Valley SSC SR
Holly Fent    207-773-6677 

MARYLAND

Sheltie Haven Sheltie Rescue
Carol Guth     301-663-0635 

Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue
Linda Isbell     410-515-7029

SSC of Baltimore Rescue
Anne Laney     301-916-9114(h) 301-529-6044 (c)

MASSACHUSETTS

New England Sheltie Rescue

Donna Vera 

Alanna Kelly   781-769-9247

MICHIGAN

Detroit SSC Rescue
Pam Moore       517-569-2023

Western Michigan Sheltie Rescue
Carol Strotheide     616-453-8124

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Sheltie Rescue
Karen Marquardt    612-616-7477

MISSISSIPPI
Gulf Coast Sheltie & Collie Rescue, Inc.

Jan Nickerson  850-626-3466

covering Alabama, Florida and Mississippi

MISSOURI

Second Chance Sheltie Rescue (in St. Louis)
Janice Mitchell  
   888-873-5443

Kansas City Sheltie Rescue, Inc.

Barbara Johnson   913-384-0366

MONTANA
See Utah

NEBRASKA

No contact person

                                      

NEVADA

Northern Nevada Sheltie Rescue
Pat Mahoney 


Southern Nevada Sheltie Rescue
Annette McNaughton      775-537-1969  or  775-764-0345

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Granite State Sheltie Rescue
Jody Abrahamson   603-522-6370

NEW JERSEY
Shetland Sheepdog Placement Service of New Jersey
Aneita Frey   908-704-1241

Donna Coletti      908-475-8308

Tri-State Sheltie Rescue
Julie Canzeroni
516-574-9989

NEW MEXICO

None at this time

NEW YORK

Long Island SS Fanciers Rescue
Barbara Bellini     631-751-8028 

New England Sheltie Rescue

Karen Warren     914-764-8422

Tri-State Shetland Sheepdog Rescue, Inc.
Julie Canzoneri
  516-574-9989

 

NORTH CAROLINA

 

OHIO
Precious Secrets Sheltie Rescue

Cathy Tucker     513-336-0559

Northeast Ohio Sheltie Rescue
Cindy Hazelett      330-296-8257

Paula Adams 

OKLAHOMA

Sheltie Zen

Jennie Baxter      405-406-3177

ZsaZsa's Sheltie Rescue
Blair Crandell 405-315-5736

OREGON

See Utah

PENNSYLVANIA 

Reign & Hail Sheltie Rescue of PA

Ellen Felix       610-926-4959

Western PA Sheltie Rescue

Tammy Phaugh    

Mike Lamont

724-601-5159

mlamontwpasr@gmail.com

 

Dogwood Sheltie Rescue (VA and PA)

Lynne Dunham, 703-406-8920

One Home Away, Northeast PA

Linda Kotch       570-735-5069

 

 RHODE ISLAND

New England Sheltie Rescue

Donna and Bob Vera    860-546-6775

SOUTH CAROLINA 

Charleston SC Sheltie Rescue

Joy Davis     843-821-3175

Sherry Wallace     843-886-8045

South Carolina Sheltie Rescue
Laney Grubbs      803-920-0644

Amanda Kozlowsky  330-321-1797

TENNESSEE 

Fresh Start Sheltie Rescue    
Kim Fike 
   901-734-5414

TEXAS
Austin Sheltie Rescue
Sunne Wiginton      512-453-8094
Jennifer Steede     
             
Dallas/Ft. Worth Sheltie Rescue, Inc.
Becky Ramsey     469-569-7102
or 24 hr line 972-994-7848
 
Shalaine Sheltie Rescue

Sherry E. Lindsey   830-620-6661

Houston Sheltie Sanctuary

Linda Parlapiano  

Connie Goedecke 

West Texas Sheltie Rescue     

Jeannie Baxter       432-699-0350

UTAH 
Sheltie Rescue of Utah, Inc
Barb Edelberg                                      801-942-4762

Jim Melton                                            801-942-4762

VERMONT
none at this time  

VIRGINIA
Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue 

To contact one of our reps shelties@nvsr.org  703-912-4002

Sheltie Rescue of Southeastern Virginia

Kathy O'Pezio  757-638-2046

Dogwood Sheltie Rescue of VA includes WV, DC, and MD

Lynne Dunham, 703-406-8920

WASHINGTON
Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue
Lynn Erckmann

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia  Sheltie Rescue  

Debbie Kerns        304-263-2717 or 304-671-6066

Dogwood Sheltie Rescue of VA (also DC)

Lynne Dunham   703-406-8920

WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Sheltie Rescue
Lisa Martin      

WYOMING

See Utah

CANADA

Canadian Shetland Sheepdog Association Rescue Contact:
Elaine Inkster

South Ontario

Kathie Perron   

Quebec


                     


 

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