Minnesota Sheltie Rescue

A P.O. Box 395, Circle Pines, MN 55014 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Minnesota Sheltie Rescue

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  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

This Rescue hasn't posted any pets that match these criteria.

Areas Minnesota Sheltie Rescue Serves

We focus on local adoptions to families near Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN and Fargo, ND, as this is where our volunteers are located, and a home visit to your home is part of the approval process. We encourage everyone outside of these areas to look for a local shelter or rescue group from which to adopt: http://www.nationalsheltierescue.org/RosterByState.php.
Please keep in mind that if you apply to adopt a Sheltie and your application is approved, you will be asked to travel to the foster home(s) to meet the dog(s) prior to an adoption.

Minnesota Sheltie Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Please read the Sheltie's bio before applying. The bio states whether a fence is required, along with the dog's age, size, health, and fee.

2. Home Check

A visit to your home by our volunteers helps us to know which Sheltie is best suited for your family & lifestyle.

3. Meet the Pet

If we currently have a Sheltie in rescue who would be a good match for you, a visit to the foster home to meet the Sheltie will be scheduled

4. Sign Adoption Contract

If the foster family and potential adopter feel it's the right match for the foster dog, the adoption day and transport is scheduled.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions at FAQ prior to calling or emailing us, as this may answer your questions.

If you are interested in adopting a Sheltie, please submit an application prior to requesting a meeting with one of the dogs in our program. All of our Shelties reside in foster homes. We will contact your references and visit with you at your home. Our process helps us to know which of the Shelties in our program may be a good match for your family, your home set-up and your lifestyle. Upon adoption, the contract is signed.

In most cases, a secure wood, vinyl, or chain link fence, with secure gates and no gaps, and with direct access from the house is required for the dogs in our program. Shelties are a high flight risk, and many of the dogs we take into our program may be shy. When we have a Sheltie in our program that can go to a home without a fence, it will be noted in the dog's bio. For ALL the dogs in our program, our adoption contract requires that the dog will ALWAYS be on a leash whenever the dog is not in a securely fenced area.

Our adoption fees are based on the Sheltie's age: $350 for dogs 0-3 years, $250 for dogs 4-8 years, $150.00 for dogs 9 & older. All our Shelties are altered and appropriate vet care is provided while they are in foster care. Our veterinary expenses generally exceed the adoption fee. Donations are always appreciated!

About Minnesota Sheltie Rescue

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Shelties since 2003. Dedicated and reliable volunteers are always needed and appreciated. If you have time to devote to Shelties, or you would like more information about fostering, please contact us! Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaSheltieRescue, on Twitter @MNSheltieRescue and on Instagram @MNSheltieRescue

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Come Meet Minnesota Sheltie Rescue's Pets

We will arrange meetings with available Shelties once an application has been processed and approved. Please read our adoption Frequently Asked Questions at FAQ prior to calling or emailing us, as this may answer your questions.

Minnesota Sheltie Rescue's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

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