DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Adopted to date:
13 Precious Shelties in 1999
56 Precious Shelties in 2000
87 Precious Shelties in 2001
90 Precious Shelties in 2002
126 Precious Shelties in 2003
101 Precious Shelties in 2004
100 Precious Shelties in 2005
73 Precious Shelties in 2006
74 Precious Shelties in 2007
71 Precious Shelties in 2008
54 Precious Shelties in 2009
53 Precious Shelties in 2010
42 Precious Shelties in 2011
25 Precious Shelties in 2012
18 Precious Shelties in 2013

All dogs available for adoption are shown BY APPOINTMENT ONLY after receipt of your completed application.

The current available Shelties are pictured below.

Is a Sheltie the right breed for you to adopt? Click here to find out.
When we started PSSR in 1998, we always knew the day would come when we would have to take down our shingle and close our doors. Sadly, that day has come. After saving 1,027 shelties, we can no longer take in any more dogs due to our own health issues. Sadly, we still have several dogs here who still need forever homes. Even sadder, they are the ones no one wants; the older ones and the ones with medical or behavioral issues. If you truly have a heart for the homeless, especially the seniors, please take a look at the dogs who have been left behind. They truly would love to live in your home and get the TLC they so deserve.

To those who have financially supported PSSR, please do not stop. As we all know, the medical needs of older dogs is greater than the youngsters. Without financial support, we will not be able to continue to care for these furkids like they need. Food, treats and daily care cost a lot, but their senior veterinary bills are outrageous.

Chase and Glory
Chase and Glory have been together for years and are too devoted to each other to split them up. They came to us in 10/2013 when their owner had to move back home to care for a sick family member. Sadly, they could not go with her. With a very broken heart, Chase & Glory were left in our care. Glory (female-DOB 05/03/07) is a total love bug. She will be your shadow and demand all of your attention. Chase (male-DOB 07/19/04) is more reserved and needs someone willing to work with him. He wants to trust people, we see it in his eyes and in his tail wagging, but it is not there yet. He needs someone who is dog savvy and to teach him love again. These sweethearts would do best in an adult home and must have a fenced yard; no exceptions.  Are you the person that Chase and Glory have been waiting for? 

Frannie
Frannie was living in a car with a homeless person when a good samaritan rescued her. At that time, this person was fostering other dogs and asked us to keep Frannie at our sheltie rescue for two weeks until the other dogs were gone. When the two weeks ended, this person refused to take Frannie so now we need to find her a home. We are not sure what Frannie is mixed with, but she is 2 years old and weighs 32 pounds. Frannie is a spunky girl who would not do well with toddlers, but would love older children to play with. She is very intelligent and learns things very fast. The only negative thing about her is she does have some issues with other dogs, but this could be because she was never socialized with them. She is now spayed, heartworm tested & negative, up to date on all vaccines (including rabies) and mircochipped. Her total vet bill came to $200 and this is all her adopt fee is.

 

Heidi and Keisha
Heidi and Keisha were surrendered to us on 03/01/14 when their owner was unable to care for them any more. They must be adopted together. Heidi (sable female DOB about 04/01/04) is the more playful and spunky girl. Keisha (tri female DOB about 01-01-02) is the more laid back and easy going girl. Both get along with other dogs and even like cats. Since they like to patrol the yard, they do require a fenced yard. Could these two be the ones to complete your family?

 

Prince
When Prince arrived into our rescue in 2013, one glance at him and we knew he would never be adopted.  Prince arrived overweight, could hardly walk due to weakness in his rear and with horrible skin issues.  Many trips to the vet, including the dermatologist, have diagnosed a lot of health issues.  Sadly, the weakness in his rear has continued (most of the time needing help to just stand) and skin issues continue to reoccur.  Thankfully, we have a wonderful foster Mom who is willing to love him and gives him all the TLC he needs.  His meds are expensive, but just look at the smile on his face.  That smile says it all!  He is a very happy boy where he is and will remain with his foster Mom forever.  If you would like to donate to Prince’s care, it would be deeply appreciated.

 

Precious and Secret
Precious and Secret were rescued from a shelter on 12/06/12 where they were deemed unadoptable due to being totally unsocialized.  If we had not rescued them, they would have been euthanized. These sisters (DOB April 2012) are looking for a home with a dog savvy owner(s) where they can be adopted together. They are absolutely crazy about each other and do require a fenced yard where they love to romp and play outside.  Due to their shyness (more Secret than Precious), and still being effected by loud noises, they would not be happy in a home with small children.  They could blossom with older teenagers who are willing to work with these precious souls.  Precious has come out of her shyness more than Secret and loves to sit on the couch and watch tv.  Secret likes a quieter place behind the couch, but will come out when the house is quiet.  Adopting dogs like these two will not be an overnight success, but so rewarding to watch them turn into a loving members of a family.

 

Remy
Remy was a stray to a shelter.  When her family never came to claim her we took her into our rescue in July of 2012. The vets felt she was 10 years old at that time. She is a very active girl who definitely has a mind of her own.  Although she thrives for attention and will be your shadow, she must have an owner who will not allow her to be the alpha of the household.  Remy must know that you are the boss and not her.  She is currently being fostered in a home and gets along with laid back dogs.  She will definitely not get along with an active, alpha dog.  Remy loves attention and would make a great companion for someone who is home alot. Could you be the one to be Remy's best friend?  

 

Izzy
Izzy was a stray to a county shelter. When she was not claimed by her owners, we took her into our rescue on 12/30/11.  Izzy is a smaller, sable merle sheltie with an estimated DOB of 01/2004.  After arriving at our rescue, Izzy was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and will need some special medical care and special food the rest of her life. As a senior, she is starting to have vision problems.  Because of this, she is protective about "her space", so she will not do well with an active dog or young children.  She is a very loving dog who sleeps a lot (may be older than the vets think), but when awake will follow you around the house and be your shadow.  Could Izzy share your couch with you? 

 

Shelby
Shelby was a stray to a kill shelter in northern Ohio. When her owners never came to claim her, we took her into our rescue 11/07/11.  Shelby arrived obese, weighing 60 pounds, but is now an average size sheltie who  weighs 25 pounds.  As a senior, estimated DOB of 11/2001, she is a little arthritic.  Since we do not like giving pain meds for this condition, she is being treated and on meds, from our holistic vet.  She is doing great with this treatment and a happy girl.  Shelby loves everybody and will be your shadow.  Shelby would be a perfect companion for a senior home who needs a best friend.  Could Shelby be the one to make your family complete?

 

Niecy
Niecy was rescued from the Amish puppy mills on 05/12/10.  At that time, the vets guessed her to be about 9 years old, giving her a birth date of 05/2001.  Sadly, she arrived with very bad teeth and had to have them all pulled.  Don't worry, she does not have a problem eating.  This is her favorite time of the day.  Niecy is a shy girl and needs someone willing to work with her.  Once she is picked up, she becomes a cuddler.  She gets along with dogs and cats and would not mind having a fur friend to live with.  Could Niecy be the one you are looking for to cuddle with you on the couch?

 

Oliver
Oliver was a stray to a Kentucky humane society. When his owners failed to come looking for him, we took him into our rescue. He is one of the sweetest dogs we have taken in. He loves to bounce around the yard and bark that happy bark, but we do not consider him barky. He loves attention, which is surprising since his burnt coat proves that he was forced to live outdside. Don't worry, that brown coat will turn jet black again and he will be more handsome that he is right now. The vet has guessed him to be 10-12 years old, but you would never know it. He acts younger and would make a great companion for a senior home.

 

Bryce
Bryce came to us on 01/26/11 from a back yard breeder who simply used him as a stud dog. Sadly, he lived outside since he was born on 05/24/03 and arrived with very little human contact.  He definitely needed someone to work with him and build his confidence.  He did not know how to be a member of a family and a loving companion.  Bryce has been in a foster home for a long time now and very bonded with his family.  Although he is still shy with strangers, but has learned what a loving home is and has learned to trust them.  He does great with other dogs and would do best in a home with a fur companion.  Since he gets stressed out by loud noises, he would do best in a quieter, adult home where he could continue to learn what love is all about.  With all this said, Bryce does require a fenced yard.  Could you be the family Bryce has been waiting for?

 

Calvin
Calvin was surrendered to us on 01/30/10 by his breeder when they no longer wanted to breed him. Sadly, this handsome man lived outside his entire life and never got any human contact. Therefore, he is scared to death of people until he gets to know them. He has bonded very well with several of our volunteers, but due to their home situations he would not be a good match to be adopted into their home.  Calvin’s DOB is 05/18/05 and he is looking for a home with a very dog savvy owner who is willing to work with him. He has had little contact with other dogs, but does better with bigger dogs than dogs his own size or smaller.  He would be happy being the only dog in your life and getting all your attention.  He definitely requires a fenced yard and a home without young children. Are you that special person Calvin has been waiting for?

 
ADOPTION FEES
0-1 years - $325.00
1-7 years - $250.00
8 and over - $150.00

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