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
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 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 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
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 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.
~ 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, 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
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 !
~ BARON HAS BEEN
Congratulations, Kathy &
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.
Mom just cracks up every time. I don’t 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 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.
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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