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Because of the shortage of  shelties coming into Rescue, we

will be servicing our area of Western PA only for the time being.

Available Shelties

So you're 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 beyond

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 requirement.





ADOPTED 8-20-17

YOGI came in as an owner surrender. He’s 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 doesn’t 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 hasn’t met a person he doesn’t 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. He’s 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 Yogi’s LAST furever loving home, please submit your application available online at






ADOPTED 9-10-17


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 and fill out/submit your application after reading our requirements. Maeve will need a secure fenced in yard for adoption.




ADOPTED 8-9-2017



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 and fill out an adoption application. This sweet girl is going to make some family a wonderful sheltie companion.




ADOPTED 6-16-17

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 and c

omplete/submit an application for adoption.










Jax is a 1-1/2yr. old Mahogany Sable. Jax will need his neutering to be completed before he’s ready for adoption in a month or so. Jax was an owner surrender from an elderly woman who didn’t realize Shelties were high energy and she just couldn’t 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 he’s not too fond of cats right now in his foster home. He’s 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








Isabelle is a beautiful sable and white energetic young

girl around 2 yrs. of age weighing in at 24 pounds.

Vetting 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.

If you are interested in adoption, please visit our information page on adoption at

to obtain an adoption application for submission. If you have any further questions,  please contact us.

















Sweet beautiful  Daphne came in as an owner surrender

with  3 other Shelties. Daphne is presently undergoing

her complete vetting and once her heat is completed,

she will be spayed.  Daphne will be available for

adoption  once recovered from her spay.


Because we have no records for Daphne,   the vet

is guessing that Daphne is 10+ years old. She is

very  friendly, loves to cuddle and is crate trained,

but she prefers to be with you.  Daphne isn't fond of

stairs;  she'll go down, but not up.  We are guessing

that  she never had to deal with more than a couple

steps  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

 and  will need to lose a few more pounds.


If you are interested in adopting this beautiful

little  gal, please go to our  website at

for  more information and to complete an adoption application.







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 !!!











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 dreaming of, 

please go to our website at

for information on adoption and to  complete an adoption








This sweet, loving, beautiful 13 yr. old girl is now in her

 Forever Foster home and will remain there for the rest of her days.


Her transporter and overnight house provider

fell in love with her and couldn't get her out of her mind

when Gracie moved on to her 1st foster home.

This generous woman contacted us and requested for Gracie

to live in her home and be spoiled for the rest of her days. 

Some 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

sweet precious girl !!!

Gracie is completely vetted, however her future medical

needs will be supplied by Western PaSheltie Rescue as a "forever foster". If you would like/consider sponsoring Gracie, please contact us.









Congratulatons, Benny and the Perrier Family  !!!







Congratulations, Maggie and Walter !!!














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.






Congratulations, Mark and Maisie !!!

NEW GIRL IN: Hi my name is Maisie and I’d 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 “girly” figure back

into check and giving  me lots of exercise playing ball

and frisbee. I think my foster Dad finally figured

out that I don’t 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 don’t have the training in “how to treat a dog protocol”. Everyone I’ve met since coming into Rescue says “I’m a LOVEBUG”. I don’t know what that means but it seems to make everyone smile from ear to ear once they meet me. I guess that’s 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 Rescue’s website at and fill out an application for adoption.







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 Bella being

 there, so her loving adopters decided it best that Bella find a new furever home.

Hi, it’s me, Bella. I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaack. You remember me…..5 yrs old

and a cutie pie tri sheltie. Well, I’ve 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 I’ll be their “one and only” 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 don’t know if I would like a home with a male sheltie because the rescue

just didn’t have a foster home that we could try that little scenario, but they do feel

that I’d 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 I’m crate trained, fully vetted, love my walks and REALLY love

playing with my squeaky tennis ball. I run like wind, so I think I’d 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 don’t

like little children. Bleck, they move too fast and scare me and they pull my hair.

That hurts ! I don’t 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 me and

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 can’t 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 everyone…….

Bella out !









Congratulations,  Kathy & Baron !!!



My name is Baron and I’m a 7 yr. old sable merle male.

I am called a “silly boy” who knows all the commercials that features dogs

and I get really excited doing my happy dance in front of the TV.

I can “bust a few steps” when I hear Law & Order SVU music start playing.

My foster Mom just cracks up every time. I don’t know why she

does that cause the music just moves me, lol ! I can also play a great game

of soccer/kickball in the yard with you. My foster Mom says I am the best goalie

ever ! I heard my foster Mom say I have the sweetest temperament, I love attention

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 my” fur-ever home”.

Baron’s 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.


If you are interested in providing his loving and protective fur-ever home,

please go to the adoption process page, read all the information and

then submit your application i





Congratulations, Wayne & Pat !!!

Adopted 4-17-16

Beautiful 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 grandchildren.

Alleah recently turned 7 yrs old, and if she has any faults

all, it's that  she stays by herself until she's encouraged

to join in . She  very rarely barks

( imagine THAT from a Sheltie). If you

would like to include her in your family, please go to the

adoption process page, read all the information and

then submit your application if you feel Alleah would

fit your family.




Congratulations to Johnny and the Andres Family !!!

Adopted 3/19/16



Johnny came into WPASR as a 6 yr. old who was

kept outside in a barn his entire life. His owners

were no longer caring for him properly because

of illness and just wanted him gone or they

would make him gone one way or the other . Luckily,

we were 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

and kissed. He will know nothing less from this day

forward !!!   We don't think he's ever been groomed by

the huge knots all over his body and around his too tight

collar. He will go to the groomer immediately and then

start his vetting before being available for adoption.







Congratulations Jodie & Mike !!

Adopted 4-15-16


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 need

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 period.






Congratulations Paula and Family !!!


Chloe just arrived in Rescue 12/30/15.

We are accepting adoption applications for

this 4 month old beautiful blue merle pup and

she will  be placed once her vetting is complete.

Chloe will be in training with a certified trainer until adopted.




Adopted 12/27/15






Adopted 12/00/15





Adopted 1/28/16




Adopted 12/10/15





Adopted 12/31/15


~ NINA ~

Adopted 11/5/15





Adopted   9/16/15




Adopted  7/26/15





Adopted 7/4/15



Adopted 6/27/15





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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