Roxy passed away on 1/20/11
What happens when we have shelties who are not adoptable due to health or other problems?
Well - they become long-term fosters. They stay with their foster mom/dads where they are safe & cared for until the end of their days. Of course, their vet bills continue (often escalating as age-related health problems become more severe).
Roxy is now 14 yrs old. She came to Rescue in 2004 after liviing in a car with her owner for who knows how long. On top of the usual senior arthritis and typical health problems affecting dogs of this age, Roxy is EXTREMELY SHY & AFRAID OF MEN ~ her past life has left emotional scars that will never heal and we feel it would be too stressful at this point to disrupt her life with adoption.
* We do not permit adoptions of shelties as gifts. If you would like to give one as a gift you can contact us for advice on how to handle the situation.
Please note that we do NOT adopt to homes with children under the age of 10. Herding dogs, especially shelties, tend to chase whatever/whoever is running & they often will nip at the back of legs in their attempt to gather everyone into a neat, manageable area.
If you cannot adopt but would like to make a donation or to sponsor one of our forever fosters, seniors or special needs dogs, please email us.