The goal of Mid Florida Sheltie Rescue is to help Shetland Sheepdogs who turn up in shelters, are found lost on the street, are no longer wanted by their owners, or whose owners can no longer care for them.
We seek to prevent the euthanasia of any Shelties. To avoid this, we place Shelties found in shelters or elsewhere into foster homes where they are cared for as a member of the family. They are then more likely to be successful when the right adopting family is found, because they are accustomed to a home environment rather than a kennel environment.
We also diligently search for possible owners of lost Shelties, while our foster Sheltie lives in one of our foster homes.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that all "homeless Shelties", most of whom have been badly neglected and/or abused, are placed in permanent, loving homes as a special four-legged member of the family. Many of our Shelties are recovering from being neglected, abused, and/or abandoned by people the do
An unhappy dog will ultimately result in a family that is an unhappy dog owner. We strive to have your family and our Sheltie Rescue dog delighted by this adoption. To this end, we are ready to provide ongoing support to you after the adoption, as needed. Adopting families have varying degrees of experience with and knowledge about dogs. We are here to help you learn. If you have questions about training, grooming, nutrition, dental care, nail care, behavioral issues, or health questions, we can help you or direct you to resources in the community who can help. If the adoption does not work out, we readily accept the Rescue dog back. In fact, we require that the dog be returned to us if the adoption doesn't work or cannot continue for any reason.
To achieve these goals, we use phone interviews, in-person interviews, home visits in the foster home and/or in your home, and an extensive Application for Adoption. You will notice that the Application for Adoption asks many questions about your fami