Sheltie Rescue is a non profit, State Licensed, ALL Volunteer organization that helps homeless or abandoned
Shetland Sheepdogs.........also known as "Shelties".
We take in the Shelties that need us, and adopt them out to wonderful
new homes. Founded in 1998 by our current director, Natalie
Whalen, Central Illinois Sheltie Rescue takes in and places
approximately 150-200 Shelties each year!
will take in any Sheltie that needs us. We do not have a shelter facility. All dogs are housed and cared
for in our network of foster homes.
This allows us to get to know each dogs personality along with any
special needs it may have.
All of our dogs get the best of medical care. Each dog is
treated for any medical problems.....then spayed or neutered, brought
current on all shots, wormed, treated for fleas and ticks, heartworm
tested and treated if positive for HW, started on
preventative medication, started on flea prevention medicine, and
groomed. All shelties are then carefully placed in
approved, responsible, permanent homes.If you are looking to
adopt a Sheltie, "Rescue" is a great place to look!!
If you are browsing this site to simply
learn more about this breed, then please visit all the links on the left
side of your screen.
We take in
Shelties no matter what their age. However, we do get more older
dogs than puppies The puppies and young Shelties are the ones
who always get chosen first. So..... Please consider
adopting an older Shelties. They are SO confused and scared
when they get here, and so badly need the routine of a permanent home. The older
dogs are usually the best trained, the best behaved, and are so easy to care for.
You may view
some of the Dogs Available for adoption, by clicking on the link to
If you have a Sheltie that you need to get in to our program, please
click on the appropriate link on the left pane.
safety of our dogs, we ask that our dogs only go to homes with fenced yards.
Why do we ask so many questions?