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My name is DOLLY!

Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Wamego, Kansas - DOLLY
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I'm being cared for by:
Sheltie Shack Rescue of Kansas, Inc.

Facts about DOLLY

  • Breed: Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8052756-1341
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

UPDATE:   After a multitude of diagnostic tests at Kansas State Veterinary Hospital, it was confirmed that Dolly has Cushings disease to which she had not been treated in her former home.  Today (1-12-15) we started the necessary medication (Trilostane) to help correct her symptoms.  While we have incurred over $thousands$ in medical expenses thus far, Dolly will remain in the diagnostic level for several months that will  require several more Blood Tests as well as ACTH stimulation Tests to determine any necessary adjustments to the dosage of her medication.  Each future blood panel will be about $70 and each ACTH panel will be almost $200. She is also struggling with kidney and liver disease and getting her to eat has been a huge issue.    

Sheltie Shack Rescue has never turned away an old or sick dog due to their potential adoption status OR cost of medical care; however, in order to continue our efforts we soley depend on the generosity of donors to help cover these extreme expenses.  If you can find a way to help support our Dolly's ongoing medical needs, to include her monthly medicine expense of approximately $100 we would be so very appreciative.  Many SMALL donations can add up to help immensely, so do not feel like the $5-$10-$20 donations are not worthwhile or appreciated, THEY ARE and since we are a 501(c)3 charitable organization, your donations are also tax deductible.

DOLLY CONTINUES TO BE AN ONGOING PATIENT AT KSU VET HOSPITAL AND WITH ONGOING MEDICAL NEEDS; THEREFORE, WE HAVE DECIDED SHE WILL REMAIN A MEMBER OF THE SHELTIE SHACK FUR-FAMILY AS OUR SENIOR SACTUARY QUEEN.

THANK YOU from DOLLY and SSR !

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Meet the newest member of the Sheltie Shack Rescue Foster Family.  Sadly, I'm certain that Dolly feels like the rug has been pulled out from under her again.  Unable to be cared for any longer by her former owner (having only been adopted 3 years ago after being found as a stray and not reclaimed) she ends up looking for a forever home again.  At 11+ years of age, Dolly has struggled with some obvious (hair loss) medical issues that have and will continue to be addressed.  If after that time, a loving, quieter sanctuary home can be found for her....we all will be grateful, mostly sweet little Dolly.

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BEFORE INQUIRING ABOUT ADOPTING ONE OF OUR AVAILABLE PETS or TAKING THE TIME TO FILL OUT OUR QUITE DETAILED APPLICATION, PLEASE REVIEW THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OUR ADOPTION INFO  LINK TO ENSURE THAT YOU WILL MEET THE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS TO ADOPT ONE OF OUR PETS.  THANK YOU.

 

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SSR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY APPLICATION.

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  SSR is a 501(c)(3) Organization and all donations are completely tax deductible.

 

 

 

 



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About Sheltie Shack Rescue of Kansas, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

MISSION STATEMENT

Sheltie Shack Rescue of Kansas, Inc.

OUR MISSION as a small, totally volunteer nonprofit group, who give of their time, ability and even their homes is to provide for the rescue, care and placement of shelties who have been abandoned, neglected and/or given up by their owners for various reasons. We believe that all shelties, regardless of age, temperament or physical condition deserve to live in loving and caring homes that will provide them a safe and peaceful place, living out the remainder of their lives without abuse of any kind.

OUR PLEDGE is to see that each sheltie that enters our program be spayed/neutered, receive all necessary vaccinations, be heart worm tested, current on both monthly heart worm and flea and tick preventatives and receive treatment for any other medical need that is deemed necessary on and individual basis. Foster families will carefully evaluate each dog for behavioral characteristics, which will assist in a successful placement, education for each owner will cover, but not limit itself to, feeding and grooming needs, helpful training techniques and detailed instruction on how to assist the dog with adjusting to it’s new home.

OUR PROMISE is to find adoptive homes that are carefully screened to ensure the best possible match, choosing a forever family willing to provide the dog with sufficient amounts of love, attention and interaction and where they can live out their lives without fear of further abuse or neglect.

OUR GOAL is the prevention of cruelty to Shelties everywhere, with emphasis first and foremost in our own state; to educate and inform the public regarding commercial breeding facilities (puppy mills) and why the public should never purchase a puppy from a pet store, the prevention of over-breeding and our utmost goal being the placement of rescued Shelties that find their way into our hearts and homes, into loving “Forever Homes” of their own.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Where To See Our Dogs:

Since we do not operate a shelter facility, only approved applicants will be invited to come and meet the dog(s) they are interested in and approved to adopt. Since not all dogs are located at the same foster home, arrangements will be made on an individual bases as to where this meeting will take place and where the adoption will be completed.

Our Adoption Process...

ADOPTION INFORMATION

Our Process:

Here at Sheltie Shack Rescue of Kansas our emphasis is placed on the quality of our adoptions rather than quantity of adoptions completed. We are not in the business of selling pets and as such we are not a cash and carry rescue. When we refer to a "fur♥ever home" we expect a lifelong commitment to the adoptive dog you have chosen to adopt. Our adoption process is designed to help carefully match a pet with both your lifestyle and well as their individual needs in mind. This can take some time, but using this method has produced a high success rate of happy adoptions. Our goal is to have this be a happy and certainly the final happy home for our sheltie.

Adopting a New Companion:

If you are applying for one of our dogs from out of state, please note that we DO NOT SHIP OUR DOGS. If you are truly interested in adopting from Sheltie Shack Rescue you must be willing to make the trip to meet us and your potential new family member. We expect the entire family to come, including any other current canine companions, as there is no other way to assure compatibility of all family members. We have had many successful out of state adoptions and encourage you to apply if you can comply with these travel requirements. We do not place our dogs in homes where current pets are not properly vaccinated, not on heartworm preventative or not spayed or neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so or the dog is actively being shown in conformation. We only place dogs in homes where they will be indoor pets and never left outdoors when no one is home. For all puppies and nearly all of our adult dogs, a fenced yard is required. On occasion we may have a well socialized, leash trained adult or senior sheltie that will do fine in a condo/town house/apartment environment where a responsible adopter will agree that all outside activities will ONLY take place on a leash. This such determination will be made on a case by case basis. We do NOT approve of electric/invisible fences, dog runs or tie out chains. Shelties adopted from us must be kept on heartworm preventative (Interceptor, no Ivermectin based products).

Submit Applications:

Online at www.sheltieshack.com.

We will review the application, and will contact you by phone and/or e-mail with any questions we might have. If your written application is approved, a home visit will be scheduled next. Since we often have volunteers do our home visits, we will contact you after getting their report and let you know if you've been approved to come meet the dog(s) of interest and hopefully adopt your next family companion. If your application is not approved upon initial submittal, we will let you know within the next 24 hours or if at any time during the adoption process we feel you are not a good fit for the dog you are interested in, for whatever reason, you will also be notified per phone or e-mail.

Adoption fees cover the spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, heart worm testing (treatment if necessary), dentals (when necessary) and worming. Other medical needs are addressed on a per need basis of each individual dog. You will find that our fee is considerably less expensive than going to the vet yourself with a newly purchased dog from a breeder because our vets support rescue and provide reduced rates for their services. Although we ask for a minimum adoption fee, we are always appreciative of any additional donation that helps defray costs such as travel expenses, food, bedding, toys and grooming services that are not factored into the adoption fee as well as set monthly operational expenditures.

An Adoption Contract for each dog will be signed as the last step of the adoption process. The contract is a binding and legal document that provides for returning the dog to Sheltie Shack Rescue if the adopter is no longer able to keep dog and allows for quick reclaim if there is abuse; the animal is found roaming free; or the dog is suffering from neglect. You can expect a follow up inquiry as to how the adopted dog is doing and, hopefully, you would like to share your success story with us to post on the web.

Where To See Our Dogs:

Since we do not operate a shelter facility, only approved applicants will be invited to come and meet the dog(s) they are interested in and approved to adopt. Since not all dogs are located at the same foster home, arrangements will be made on an individual bases as to where this meeting will take place and where the adoption will be completed.