Our little Angel has crossed over the rainbow bridge on November 12, 2015. (she was a forever foster, in kidney failure for 3 years)

Read below for Angel's story while she was one of our Forever Fosters:

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2014 Our little Angel is still doing well, her fur is almost all grown back in and she has a wonderful appetite and is still taking medicine to control the blood pressure. Angel has been with us for 2 years and is one of our forever foster rescues due to kidney issues and age. If you would like to contribute to Angel or any of our other sweet rescues, please go to our website and use the paypal button or contact Aneita directly at Angel Thanks you for your support!

UPDATE 8/1/14 Angie (her real name is Angel) status has changed to forever foster. After a couple of altercations with several dogs in two different foster homes the rescue had found a foster home where she will be an only dog. She bonded really quickly with her new foster mom. More info will be posted as she settles into her new home.

UPDATE 3/24/14 From Angel's foster mom: Her condition is about the same, she has a wonderful appetite and is holding her own. She takes two different medicines for her blood pressure and she will be going in soon for another recheck for her eye and blood pressure. She is as happy as she can be even in kidney failure.

7/25/13 UPDATE Angel went to vet's today, her blood pressure is down to 160 (it was 
210 in early July) so that is great news, also she weighs 16.2 lbs now which is 
up from April at 15 pounds.

UPDATE 5/23/13 Last vet visit (specialist), her blood presure has decreased to 170 - it was 230 two weeks ago, so Dr Brown is very happy with new meds helping Angel. I still need to use eye drops until she is seen again in 6 weeks. He will decide then whether to reduce/take away eye drops.
angel with santa claus
UPDATE 5/8/13 Angel's foster mom had noticed a difference in Angels eyes when she woke up in the morning. She rushed her to the vets. Angel has Chronic glaucoma in her (good eye), retinal detachment in other eye, she is now blind in both eyes caused from hypertension brought on by renal disease. Even though she has been on high blood pressure meds for months, still did damage to eyes. It can happen very quickly. She may never get her sight back, but she is now on an additional medication in hopes it will lower the high blood pressure and also another eye drop. She will need to return to the eye specialist in 2 weeks and will also have to have blood pressure rechecked within a few days to make sure pressure is decreasing. Angel is managing on her own, seems to know her way around outside pretty good and she still has a great appetite. She is able to fully function. Angel is not in any pain! Her favorite thing is still to get treats. If you would like to donate to her medical cost please contact

UPDATE 3/26/13, Angel has gained over 2lbs and we are happy she is still eating well. Her hair continues to grow in. We are hopeful she will be with us for a long time

NEW POST 1/2/13 Hi - happy Groundhog's Day to everyone, hopefully Spring will be coming early this year. Just to let everyone know, Ms Angel is doing just fine, even though her kidney situation has not changed, she is eating well and playing and enjoying every day in her foster home. Please don't feel sorry for her, she is being monitored closely by a veterinarian and her foster home and we hope she will be with us for a long time. Angel is a senior girl (we guess her age to be over 10 years). We appreciate everyone's concern and their thoughts for her health, but please do not think we are being selfish in any way by keeping her monitored by a veterinarian and feeding her a homecooked diet with supplements for support her health, Angel will certainly tell us when her time is near and we will be there with her to send her over the bridge.

1/25/13 A sad note from Angel's foster mom, " Unfortunately, Angel cannot have her surgeries. Sadly, the kidney issues are progressing and putting her through 3 surgeries was not recommended. We want Angel to be happy and enjoy how ever many days she has left. Her little friend Sammy passed this week and we are so grateful that he had five really good months with us. Thank you all for helping these two little shelties, whether it was with your monetary assistance or your silent good wishes to them. We really appreciate your kindness to those in need."

Update for Angel - 1/4/13, Angel has been taking blood pressure pills for about a month now, and she will be going into vets real soon to see if the readings are lowered. If so, she will be ready to have all her surgeries done and then go onto her new home where they have been anxiously awaiting to have her in their lives. Again, we thank everyone for the support and prayers in helping to heal our little Angel.

UPDATE 12/6/12 Angel went for her surgical blood work and they found that she has high blood pressure. They were not able to operate on her till the blood pressure gets under control. The Dr. did put her on medication and we will try again in 30 days to remove the tumor.

UPDATE 12/3/12 The vet that who is taking care of Angel called her foster mom today. Angel's test result have remained the same so he gave us the green light to have the tumor and the dental done. We are in the process of scheduling them.

UPDATE 12/2/12 Angel went to the SSPSNJ Holiday Party. She was dressed in a beautiful sweater and looked amazing. Her hair on her back has started to grow. She is the most lovable sheltie. She would go to anyone and curl up in their arms. She loves to be held. Her name says it all. She is an Angel!

UPDATE 10/17/12 She went to the vets again today. Her vet bills are adding up quickly and we are a nonprofit 501c rescue. If you would like to donate toward her medical care you can do so from our web site (please go to the support rescue, we have pay pal button on that page) or you can contact Aneita at
The Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of NJ received a phone call the other day 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 was need. My daughter and I both broke down in tears when we met them.

Aggie-( her new name is Angel) is 10 years old. She was covered in fleas. In fact they were so bad that they were crawling around her eyes and over her nose. You could see the fleas all over her body. She will need lots of medical care. She needs her skin to heal, a dental, to be spayed (at that time they vets will remove a mammary tumor) and many other things such as blood work to be done. She is the sweetest sheltie that you would ever meet. She went right into my arms and snuggled next to me. As bad as she looks, started to lick my hands and gave me kisses. We will be accepting application for her but we will not place her in a home until her 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 make a donation or to sponsor one of our forever fosters, seniors or special needs dogs, please email us.