Sammy passed away on 1/23/13
1/23/13 Sadly, Sammy passed away today. His foster mom stayed by his side. He is finally at peace.
UPDATE12/2/12 Sammy has moved into his new foster home and is adjusting well. Sammy came to the SSPSNJ Holiday Party and was really well behaved. He looks amazing and was walking well on the leash. He will make someone a wonderful pet.
UPDATE 11/18/12 Sammy will be moving to a new foster home soon. He did get a clean bill of health from the vet. Sammy did get a dental and was neutered at the same time. He is a wonderful loving sheltie.
UPDATE 10/17/12 They went to the vets again today. The vet said today that his eye sight is fine! He did get a much needed bath the other day. The groomer was able to save most of his coat and only had to shave his back legs and belly. She spent several hours on him. He is settling nicely into his temporary foster home.
The Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of NJ received a phone call from the Cape May Court House Animal Shelter. They had two shelties that came into the Shelter and asked us to please help them. They were one of the worst cases of animal neglect and they wanted them to get the help that they need. My daughter and I both broke down in tears when we met them.
Sammy who was named Simon was in better shape then the girl. He is 10 years old. He was also covered in fleas. His coat is completely knotted and he had a really bad smell. The little boy was shaking so badly all we could do was to cuddle with him. He also is in need of medical care including to be neutered and a dental. He is up to date on his shots. The shelter thinks this little boy is loosing his hearing and vision. That does not stop him from wanting to be with you or sitting next to you. He is a really nice boy and very handsome. He walks nicely on a leash. Please note that we will accept an adoption application for Sammy but we will not place him in a home until all of the medical issues are under control.
* 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 sponsor one of our seniors or special needs dogs, please email Aneita.