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Our Featured Grand Rapids, MI Partner:

West Michigan Sheltie Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

About Our Rescue Group:

We are a small, non profit, sheltie rescue group located in West Michigan. In addition to working with our National organization, American Shetland Sheepdog Association Rescue, we also work in conjunction with the sheltie rescue on the east side of the state to ensure we find just the right home for every sheltie in our care.

Every sheltie that comes into our rescue is spayed/neutered, brought up to date on vaccines, heartworm checked (treated if necessary), and any other medical problem is addressed. All dogs live in experienced sheltie foster homes (no kennels) and are evaluated for temperment. Any behavior problems are also addressed.

An appliction form is the first step in the adoption process. It helps us to try to match the proper dog with the proper home. Not all shelties will "fit" into every home. Vet references are checked. In most cases, we require a fenced area. There are some exceptions made for certain dogs. We require that you come to visit the sheltie in the foster home. This may seems like a lot of work to go through but we take responsibility for every dog that comes to us for the rest of it's life.

We ask for a donation to help to cover the costs of the care of the many dogs we see every year. Vet expenses have risen. We are not supported by any other means. (other than our own pockets) In 2004 there were around 75 shelties that came through Michigan Sheltie Rescue.

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Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.