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Missy has Arrived from Meridian Shelter - Deformed Limbs and All

Missy arrived here Sunday evening at about 10:00pm.  What a long saga this darling girl has been through!  I carried her inside and set her down in the room in which all the dogs eat (previously our formal dining room).  The room smells great to dogs because of all the kibble and dog treats we [...]

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Anti Inflammatory Drugs are killing my Shelties

In December, we lost 10 year old Chloe to acute renal failure. The vet said it was caused mainly by long term use of Rimydal. We took our Mattie in for teeth cleaning last week, had blood work done and she showed stage 1 signs of Kidney Disease. Vet said take her off anti inflammatory [...]

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Buffy’s Update 10-18-11

We have been fostering Buffy for nearly two years. He has been a good companion for Mattie since Chloe died in December of kidney failure. Buffy has struggled with weight since before we got him. I noticed a few months ago that he drank an excessive amount of water. We had him tested for Diabetes [...]

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Where to Start? Adoptions, Intakes, & Losses -- Collie-Girl Sally's Adoption

New Collie Mom Sondra with Collie-girl Sally. I love those smiles!

Sondra getting used to having a big girl like Sally by her side.

It’s hard to know where to start, because so much has happened recently. But I have to start somewhere…

Sally is a purebred Collie who was picked up as a stray [...]

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What Happened to Sheltie Rescue/Jim and Barbara?

Snickers

So, Jim left Utah for Florida.  He single-handedly sailed our boat to Snead Island Boat Works. They hauled our boat out of the water in preparation for a bottom job.  While the boat was out of the water we were going to get a survey done – it’s required every three years.  While Snead [...]

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Happy Adopted Rescue's

With my new assignment as Foster Coordinator, I have been receiving lovely replies to my introduction email checking on the status of all foster homes that are list on my list.

Here is one of the replies I received from Char Pierce. She had started out fostering these beautiful sheltie’s — three fosters at first, [...]

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Play Time...At least until I turned the camera on !

object>Play Time! Oversized Sheltie-boy Gabe loves to play as does little boy Colin. The one ear that looks deeply tipped on Colin, his left ear, was injured a long time ago before he came to us. It’s permanently folded into that position. There are still photos of Gabe along with his story [...]

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What Would You Do?

For the last three or four months, we’ve been paying a woman — let’s call her Chereen…mostly because that’s her name — to do some work for Sheltie Rescue as a contractor, such as trying to get our financial books in order and reorganize our office and the Sheltie Rescue Mall warehouse in the basement. [...]

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I still find it hard to look at Jasper

I’ve got a horrible sore throat and cold right now and I’m limiting my activities so it seems like a good time to try to catch up on the many sad and many wonderful things that have gone on since we got back from Florida in August. It still seems like just [...]

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I Slept With Jim Last Night!

This post is going to be a mix of what’s new in Sheltie Rescue and what’s up with where we sleep at night.

First, here’s a photo of Jim with his new and improved knee! (It’s the naked one.)

Last night I slept upstairs in the bedroom with Jim and Tommy, Skyler, Lucky, Jill, Tigger, Star, [...]