WE WILL NOT BE PLACING OUT OF STATE ADOPTIONS.
Because of the shortage of shelties coming into
will be servicing our area of Western PA only for the
looking to adopt a Sheltie:
Please read through the entire Adoption
Process page before inquiring about any particular Sheltie
we have for adoption or before
submitting an application. We are a volunteer organization with lives
rescue and our time is better
spent attending to the applicants that have read the information and have
all the necessary requirements
for adopting before submitting an application. All to many times,
applications or inquiries are
made without requirements being met, ie: physical fence in yard,
for adoption. Please don't
waste our time or yours, if you don't have a fenced in yard.
It is most definitely needed
for the dogs coming into rescue or we wouldn't be so adamant on the
Cinnamon is approximately 4
years old and is energetic and playful now that sheís learned from her
foster Mom/ Trainer how she should have been living since her birth.
Cinnamon knew nothing but puppy mill cage her entire 4 yrs on
this earth. She loves having other dogs around to play and run with
and is a vocal girl who has so much excitement about all the new
things she is experiencing after having a place where she knew nothing
but a puppy mill cage her entire life. She happily will take treats
out of your hand and likes to hang around the kitchen when you cook
just in case you drop anything. She like to explore her surroundings,
but if she gets into something she shouldn't she responds quickly to
ďleave it". She loves her toys especially her chew toys. She is still
learning to walk on a leash since that is new to her, but loves being
outside and has done well with housetraining and leash training as her
foster Mom is also a trainer and worked diligently to bring Cinnamon
out of her shell. She is still learning to trust people so she
sometimes ducks or moves when you reach to pet her, but she is getting
comfortable every day and needs someone special and sheltie
experienced that she can bond with and can teach her to trust more.
Cinnamonís Trainer/foster Mom has graciously offered to help her new
owners with any problems they might encounter with Cinnamon if you are
within a reasonable distance to the Pittsburgh, PA area. Because we
consider Cinnamon a flight risk because of her previous circumstances,
a fenced in yard is required for her adoption.
If you are interested in Cinnamon, please visit our website at
and fill out an adoption
application and submit per page instructions.
CASEY as all her vetting is now completed and she is ready to go on
to her forever home. Casey is approximately 3 years old and is a sweet
sable & white girl who doesnít bark often. She is seeing and learning
new things every day since she didnít know more than a cage at the
puppy mill she was rescued from. Because of her circumstances, she can
be a little timid and nervous sometimes but is coming more out of her
shell every day with the help of her foster Mom who happens to be a
trainer. Casey loves her naps on a comfy carpet and is
beginning to like having people around. She loves to lay in the living
room while you watch tv or nearby while you work. She has no problem
with other dogs, but doesnít play much and hasnít shown a lot of
interest in toys yet. Walking on a leash was new to her, but her
training is coming along nicely. She is fascinated by all the sounds
and things outside and you can just watch her taking in all the new
things that she was never accustomed to being in a cage her entire
life. She is starting to warm up to petting and being a part of a
home. We do not know how Casey would be with cats as her foster home
has none and she hasnít been exposed to them. . Because we consider
Casey a flight risk because of her previous circumstances, a fenced in
yard is required for her adoption.
SAMPSON - AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
Sampson is a handsome 7 month old tri-color bundle of energy and fun.
He's always looking for something to do and loves to go outside for a
walk or run in the yard. Sampson's training on the leash is coming
along great now with the help of his foster Dad. He loves playiing
ball with any toy and he knows the sit and down command as well thanks
to the time his foster Dad has spent with him teaching him new things.
He would love a Western PA home
with another pup so he has someone to play with. He's never been alone
and we don't think he would like being the only pup in his forever
home. Older children would be great to play with as well.ISampson
hasn't been exposed to cats sowe really can't say how he would
interact with them right now.
completed all of his vetting other than his neuter. If you are
interested in adoption, a special contract will be required to
assure his neutering will be completed. Details will be discussed
with potential adopters.
If you are
interested in providing Sampson with his forever loving home and
have a securely fenced in yard, please go to our website at www.wpasr.org/adoptionprocess.htm ,
fill out the adoption application and submit.. We doubt this sweet
handsome boy will be waiting long as he's such a "lovebug" !!!
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
RUSTEE IS AVAILABLE FOR
ADOPTION: - Hey, everyone, it's me Rustee.
Just wanted to let you know
that I am available for adoption in the
Western PA area. I'm 10
months old and a real sweetie pie according to
my foster Mom. I've learned
to play with toys now and I'll even bring them
to you. I really would like a furever home with another pup to play
in a securely fenced in
yard and older kids would be great too. I'm completely
vetted and micro-chipped
and I am so ready to start my new life with my furever family.
If you think that you have room in your heart and home for me in the
Western PA area, please go
to our website at
and fill our an adoption
application and submit it for consideration.
Banditís human Mommy passed away and Bandit found himself
without a home because she had no living family and no one to step up
to give him a furever home. Bandit is a sable and white that just
turned 2 yrs. old the end of June. Bandit was void of care by his
elderly owner and has now been neutered, micro-chipped and brought up
to date on all of his inoculations. Bandit was never given the
exercise he should have received as a growing puppy, so heís now
being trained to walk on a leash and to play with toys. Bandit has
never been around children or cats, so a home without small children
is needed, as well as a securely fenced in yard. Bandit has cats in
his foster home and is being trained to acclimate with them as he is
now healthy and starting to feel like a normal sheltie and finally has
realized they are in the home, lol ! His foster Mom says heís a real
sweetheart and loves to be pampered. This boy will make someone a
treasured companion !!
If you are interested in Bandit, please submit your adoption
application found on our website at www.wpasr.org
~ MEDICAL HOLD ~
more info coming
PJ has almost finished his vetting and will be available for adoption
21st. This gorgeous 7 yr old medium sized blue merle weighing 32#
was an owner surrender who is on the shy side. PJ wants nothing more
than your love and attention and has adjusted well in his foster home
with other shelties in the home. He is a real cuddlebug. If
please visit our website at www.wpasr.org/adoptionprocess.htm
and complete an adoption application and submit per the website.
DOMINO (Domi) was an
owner surrender that had a good life before circumstances
this beautiful Bi-black boy who is 20 months old. Domino will be
available for adoption once his neuter recovery is complete. He has
vetted as well..
Domino has been house training as he was kept in a kennel
most of his life. His foster home has been working on
this and he is coming along
nicely. Heís one really smart pup and
catches on very quickly !! He gets
great with his foster brothers and sisters. We donít know how he
is with cats as
there are none in the foster home. He is crate trained
and rides well
in the car. We think Domino would love to have an older child to play
with, but because
he is so energetic, as shelties are at this age, we
think he would be too much for young toddlers.
Domino was just neutered today and will need his recovery period
before available for adoption. He is a sweet joyful boy that loves to
play. He measures 17 inches and
could stand to gain a few pounds which
his foster home is working on as well.
Domino will need a secure
fenced in yard and there will be no exceptions. If you are
in this beautiful boy,please go to our website at www.wpasr.org/adoptionprocess.htm
and fill out an adoption application for consideration. This boy is
make someone sooooooooooooooooo happy. Heís a joy to be
. Captain had a wonderful family that loved and cared for him
explicitly, however family dynamics changed with medical problems
and they felt it better than their sweet boy be given a new furever
home where he will be given the attention he so deserves. Although
devastated to make this decision, we promised this loving family to
provide their precious boy with the best home possible for the rest of
his life and be given the same treatment that Captain was used to
since they purchased him. Not all Shelties that come into Rescue have
a horrible story and this is one of those. We commend his previous
family for wanting to do what was right for their family and for
Captain and we will fulfill our heartfelt commitment !!!!
Captain is a smaller sweet 9 month old Tri Sheltie boy who is just a
joy to be around. Heís doing well with his foster brothers and
sisters and his foster Mom says heís just too adorable for words.
Captain is now up to date on his shots, micro-chipped, neutered and
ready for his new FOREVER HOME. If you are interested in adoption,
please visit our website at
www.wpasr.org and fill out and submit an application for adoption
as per our webpage instructions.
Meet Zane our
handsome 8 month old sable & white boy who came in as an owner
surrender. Zaneís family came upon hard times and as hard as it was to
part with this lovable pup, they decided to surrender Zane into rescue
to find him his new loving forever home This pup wants nothing more
than to "be with you and cuddle with you". Zane is neutered,
micro-chipped, up to date on all his vetting and ready for his forever
home. This sweet handsome boy will not be in rescue long. A fenced in
yard is an absolute must. A HUGE THANK YOU to Elizabeth for fostering
this special little angel !!! If you are interested in opening your
home and hearts to give Zane his forever home, please fill out an
adoption application found at www.wpasr.org/adoptionprocess.htm and submit via
YOGI came in as an owner surrender. Heís now completed his
vetting/neutering/dental and is ready for his furever home. Yogi is a
smaller 6 1/2yr. old Sheltie/Pomeranian mix and a love bug
extraordinaire. This cute little guy has been training on walking on a
leash as he likes to pull you to where HE wants to go. The outside
world is just so exciting for him now and he wants to see it all and
see it quickly, lol ! He is getting much better and with continued
training, he should do well as he aims to please his person. Yogi
likes toys, but doesnít know how to play with them. He loves running
full blast in the fenced in yard and gets along well with other
fur-siblings. Yogi hasnít met a person he doesnít like. He loves
attention and belly rubs and greets you with the sweetest smile. His
most favorite place is with you taking in all the love and affection
you can give him. His smile is just infectious to say the least and he
just melts your heart. Heís a true love bug !!! Yogi would do better
in a home where his new parent/parents would be home most of the day.
If you are interested in providing Yogiís LAST furever loving home,
please submit your application available online at wpasr.org/adoptionprocess.htm.
Maeve is a healthy 4 year old bi-black Sheltie (mostly black with
white socks and chest). She really likes to cuddle or just lay down
next to you. She does not like to be left alone, so the ideal home
might be someone who's home a lot or, probably best, with another pet
to stay with her. She howls a cute but sad howl when she thinks you
left her... even if you just went into the bathroom. Maeve is about 22
pounds, which the vet said felt like a good weight for her size. She
likes to play ball but is mostly about the chase and less about the
bringing back every time. But she enjoys it so that's good. Maeve also
walks very nice on leash. She does not like someone messing with her
front paws or her butt; she doesn't get mean about it, but she lets
you know she isn't having whatever you're planning. Otherwise, she's
very friendly to everyone she meets and has a great personality. Maeve
was professionally groomed yesterday for her birthday. If you are
interested in adoption, please go to our website at www.wpasr.org/adoptionprocess.htm
and fill out/submit your application after reading our requirements. Maeve will need a secure fenced in yard for adoption.
PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW
GIRL, Daisy May. Daisy was an owner surrender
because of family illness.
Daisy is a larger sheltie with shorter hair presently as she is still
a youngster. Daisy is 1 yr old, has all her shots but needs her
spaying which is scheduled for July 12th. She will be available after
her recovery.Daisy May would rather sit beside you than go out and
play with her foster brother and sisters. Her foster home says she is
such a sweetheart and would prefer her adoptive family be home with
her all day long if possible.If you are interested in Daisy May,
please go to our website at www.wpasr.org and fill out an adoption
application. This sweet girl is going to make some family a wonderful
Please WELCOME our new 9
month old "Mr. T" to Rescue.
Mr. T is an owner surrender because he is too active for
the lady of the house who is pregnant and afraid Mr. T
will knock her down and hurt her fetus. Mr. T had a great
loving home with conscientious sheltie owners who gave great
veterinary care to this sweet active boy and are heartbroken
having to surrender him, but want him to be able to have
the active life he deserves as he is still basically a puppy.
Mr. T is heartworm/lyme negative, up to date with all his vaccinations
and already neutered. This
sweet boy is looking for a home with
a playmate and a securely
fenced in yard. Mr. T does NOT
get along well with cats. .
If you are interested in Mr. T, please visit
our web page at
www.wpasr.org/adoptionprocess.htm and c
application for adoption.
Jax is a 1-1/2yr. old Mahogany Sable. Jax will need his neutering to be completed before heís ready for adoption in a
month or so. Jax was an owner surrender from an elderly woman who
didnít realize Shelties were high energy and she just couldnít deal
with his wanting to play all the time. Jax is a very sweet pup who
aims to please. He gets along well with everyone, except heís not too
fond of cats right now in his foster home. Heís good with children and
other dogs. Jax will be adopted into a securely fenced in yard only.
Jax must complete his neutering before adoption in a
little over a month from now. Jax is up to date on all his shots. Jax
did test positive for Lyme disease and was treated for the two week
regimen of antibiotics. If you are interested in this sweet
lovable boy, please submit your applications. Applications can be
found on our website at
is a beautiful sable and white energetic young
around 2 yrs. of age weighing in at 24 pounds.
has been completed with exception to her
spay which is scheduled for April 5th. After a week of
recovery, she will be available for adoption to her furever home.
Isabelle is NOT
GOOD WITH CATS and she does NOT like larger dogs.
are interested in adoption, please visit our information page on
an adoption application for submission. If you have any further
PLACED IN A FOREVER FOSTER HOME
Sweet beautiful Daphne came in as an owner surrender
3 other Shelties. Daphne is presently undergoing
complete vetting and once her heat is completed,
will be spayed. Daphne will be available for
adoption once recovered from her spay.
Because we have no records for Daphne, the vet
guessing that Daphne is 10+ years old. She is
friendly, loves to cuddle and is crate trained,
she prefers to be with you. Daphne isn't fond of
stairs; she'll go down, but not up. We are guessing
she never had to deal with more than a couple
at her previous home. She's great on a leash,
walking with you instead of pulling or getting too
excited or distracted. Daphne came into Rescue
overweight, so she is presently on a diet losing weight
will need to lose a few more pounds.
are interested in adopting this beautiful
gal, please go to our website at
more information and to complete an adoption application.
~ MAGGIE HAS BEEN ADOPTED ~
Maggie was adopted a few days coming into Rescue
by a family that had been waiting for a long time for the right dog.
Maggie fit perfectly and we couldn't be happier for this sweet little
sheltie mix. Happy life sweet girl !!!
~ KAYLEE HAS BEEN ADOPTED ~
~ OATMEAL HAS BEEN ADOPTED ~
Please welcome our 8 yr.
old Oatmeal into Rescue.
Yes, that was her name
given to her by her previous owner !
Oatmeal came into Rescue
as an owner surrender due to
health issues. This is a
sweet girl who wants nothing more than
to be on your lap
enjoying all the love and kisses she can get. Oatmeal is in the
process of having her vetting completed and
will also need to have a
dental due to her having many missing
teeth at such a young
age. We were given
no indication as
to why this young sweet girl is missing so many teeth, but her
veterinarian will address this issue within the
next week or so.
Presently, she is on soft food to accommodate
her missing teeth.
Oatmeal gets along well with her other foster brothers and sisters and
she is good with cats as she had 2 in her previous home. She is really
a sweet and happy little girl who loves her people despite her neglect
by her previous owner. Oatmeal is scheduled for her spay within the
next two weeks and will be available for adoption after her recovery.
If you have room in your
heart and home for this
especially sweet girl
and are interested in giving her the
forever home home she's
please go to our website
for information on
adoption and to complete an adoption
PLACED IN A FOREVER FOSTER HOME
sweet, loving, beautiful 13 yr. old girl is now in her
Foster home and will remain there for the rest of her days.
transporter and overnight house provider
love with her and couldn't get her out of her mind
Gracie moved on to her 1st foster home.
generous woman contacted us and requested for Gracie
in her home and be spoiled for the rest of her days.
souls you just CAN'T get out of your mind or heart in Rescue and
Gracie is one of those souls. We can't thank her Forever Foster Mom
enough for opening her heart and home to this
precious girl !!!
completely vetted, however her future medical
will be supplied by Western PaSheltie Rescue as a "forever foster". If
you would like/consider sponsoring Gracie, please
~ BENNY HAS BEEN ADOPTED ~
Congratulatons, Benny and the Perrier Family !!!
~ MAGGIE HAS BEEN ADOPTED ~
Congratulations, Maggie and
PLACED IN A FOREVER FOSTER
~ COPPER HAS BEEN
This tiny cutie pie has been in
foster care for a few weeks now and the foster parents, and especially
their 16 yr. old son, has fallen in love with this sweet tiny
character and have decided they would like to adopt Copper. Another
"foster failure" and we couldn't be happier for this precious little
boy !!! Adoption date to be announced.
~ MAISE HAS BEEN ADOPTED ~
Congratulations, Mark and Maisie !!!
NEW GIRL IN: Hi my name is Maisie and Iíd like to introduce my
gorgeous self. I am a 3 yrs. old larger tri sheltie weighing in
at 46.8 lbs. My foster home has me on a strict diet to get my
ďgirlyĒ figure back
into check and giving me lots of exercise playing ball
and frisbee. I think my foster Dad finally figured
out that I donít like bringing the frisbee back, so now he has
to throw one and keep another one hidden in his hand, lol ! I love
playing games !!!
My veterinarian would like my weight in the 38-40 lb. range, so I
guess I have a LOT of playing to do along with my new strict diet. Did
I say I love to play in the yard, well, I do and I also love children,
but older children, not the younger ones who donít have the training
in ďhow to treat a dog protocolĒ. Everyone Iíve met since coming into
Rescue says ďIím a LOVEBUGĒ. I donít know what that means but it seems
to make everyone smile from ear to ear once they meet me. I guess
thatís a good thing, right? I am completely vetted and ready to
find my forever loving home. If you feel that you might be that home
and the Rescue feels that I would fit your home with all my
cuteness and love to fill your heart,
please go to the Rescueís website at
and fill out an application for adoption.
~ BELLA HAS BEEN ADOPTED ~
Congratulations, Goss Family & Bella !!!
Please welcome Bella back
into Rescue. Bella was adopted 4 months
ago, however the other dog in the home (female) could not adapt to
there, so her loving
adopters decided it best that Bella find a new furever home.
Hi, itís me, Bella. Iím
baaaaaaaaaaaaack. You remember meÖ..5 yrs old
and a cutie pie tri
sheltie. Well, Iíve been in training for over a month now
and the Rescue feels that I
am ready to go on to my furever home. I really would
like to be in a home that
Iíll be their ďone and onlyĒ because I wanna be the alpha
sheltie with other females.
I am much better with that little fault I had because my
foster home has been
working with me diligently and I have had significant improvement.
I really donít know if I
would like a home with a male sheltie because the rescue
just didnít have a foster
home that we could try that little scenario, but they do feel
that Iíd do much better in
an only sheltie home. I really like being an only furchild
to be honest. I get
allllllllllll your attention, hugs and belly rubs. How can you fault
me for that, lol Iím crate
trained, fully vetted, love my walks and REALLY love
playing with my squeaky
tennis ball. I run like wind, so I think Iíd like a nice fenced
in yard so I can chase
that ball really far too. Pssst- I heard the Rescue say that I
had to have a fenced in
yard, so be forewarned, okay? Oh and I really donít
like little children. Bleck,
they move too fast and scare me and they pull my hair.
That hurts ! I donít think
I would mind older children that were taught how to
respect us sensitive
shelties though because I am noise sensitive too. I need
quiet surroundings, not
children running around screaming and making noise. T
hat kinda upsets me, know
what I mean?
If you think I would fit into your home and you promise to play with
give me lots of belly rubs,
oh please , contact the WPASR Rescue and fill out
an application for my
adoption. I heard them say you can find it at
If you have any further
questions, you can also message them and they will get
back to you lickity split.
They only want the best for me , so you canít fault them
for that, so if you have
any questions about me, please message them or shoot
them an email or phone
call. Okay, time for me to tend to my yard and make sure
all is well out there. Have
a pawsatively wonderful first day of summer everyoneÖÖ.
Bella out !
~ BARON HAS BEEN
Congratulations, Kathy &
My name is
Baron and Iím a 7 yr. old sable merle male.
I am called
a ďsilly boyĒ who knows all the commercials that features dogs
and I get
really excited doing my happy dance in front of the TV.
I can ďbust
a few stepsĒ when I hear Law & Order SVU music start playing.
Mom just cracks up every time. I donít know why she
cause the music just moves me, lol ! I can also play a great game
soccer/kickball in the yard with you. My foster Mom says I am the best
ever ! I
heard my foster Mom say I have the sweetest temperament, I love
and I want
to be near my people. I get along with my 4 foster siblings,
a puppy and
even the cat in my foster home. I would really be a wonderful
companion; friendly and fun-loving in myĒ fur-ever homeĒ.
Baronís vetting is now complete, including the removal of his rear
dewclaws, which were doubles and impeding his movement. There
are no small children in his foster home, so we will not place Baron
in a home with small children.
are interested in providing his loving and protective fur-ever home,
to the adoption process
page, read all the information and
submit your application i
HAS BEEN ADOPTED!
Congratulations, Wayne & Pat !!!
Alleah is ready for her "furever" home. She's a gorgeous Tri girl ,
very laid back , groomed, spayed and completely vetted. She gets along
great with other dogs and has been very gentle with her foster Mom's
recently turned 7 yrs old, and if she has any faults
that she stays by herself until she's encouraged
in . She very rarely barks
THAT from a Sheltie). If you
like to include her in your family, please go to the
page, read all the information and
submit your application if you feel Alleah would
JOHNNY HAS BEEN ADOPTED!
Congratulations to Johnny and the Andres Family !!!
~ JOHNNY ~
into WPASR as a 6 yr. old who was
in a barn his entire life. His owners
longer caring for him properly because
and just wanted him gone or they
him gone one way or the other . Luckily,
contacted and now he's gone and his life will
now be what
it should have been all along. Johnny is
a very sweet
and affectionate boy who loves to be petted
He will know nothing less from this day
We don't think he's ever been groomed by
knots all over his body and around his too tight
will go to the groomer immediately and then
vetting before being available for adoption.
MISTY HAS BEEN ADOPTED !
Congratulations Jodie & Mike !!
~ MISTY ~
Misty was surrendered to
WPASR because she did not
get along well with the
other large dogs in the home and
was not fond of the little
children in the home who were
not kind to her.
Misty is on the smaller
size of Shelties at 12 inches and
weighs 10 pounds at intake.
Misty is very protective
of her person and does not
take kindly to strangers
in HER home. Misty will
updated on all her
inoculations, spayed and will
require training to
overcome some of her fears.
We will update her progress
in the coming weeks
during her training
CHLOE HAS BEEN ADOPTED !!!
Congratulations Paula and Family !!!
~ CHLOE ~
just arrived in Rescue 12/30/15.
accepting adoption applications for
month old beautiful blue merle pup and
be placed once her vetting is complete.
will be in training with a certified trainer until adopted.
~ BELLA ~
GRACE HAS BEEN ADOPTED
~ DAKOTA ~
~ GYPSY ~
~ NINA ~
~ GIZMO ~
~ TUFFY ~
~ BELLA ~
~ JASMINE ~
We reserve the right to refuse an applicant if, in our judgment, the home
situation is not
compatible with the needs of a particular sheltie or a dog is
not suitable for the applicant.
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