Toby crossed the Rainbow Bridge on December 18, 2015.

toby with poppy
toby on agility table

Toby's Story: Update 6/20/15 Toby has been doing really well. He has been getting some chiropractic work and the vet added a new medicine into his regime. He is once again enjoying going for short walks, working on limited agility equipment and sitting in the sun.

Update 2/8/14 Toby is doing really well. Due to his issues, he has been in the rescue the longest period of time. He has come a long way in learning to trust people, deal with stress, and working on separation anxiety. He still has to visit the vets every 6 months for a check up and to monitor his heart murmur. He does not require medication to treat it and the level has not changed in a year.
Toby really enjoys going for walks at the beach or a park. He is amazing on leash and in a car. He loves to curl up with you on the sofa. He still needs to be crated at night or when you leave the home. Toby enjoys the company of other dogs and cats.

toby at the beach
9/18/13 Toby's issues have improved a lot. His foster mom feels he is ready to move onto a forever home. He loves to go for car rides and walks. He does have a mild heart murmur and he will tell you when he is not up for play time. He is trained in obedience and agility. He gets along with other dogs and cats. Toby is very intelligent. His new home must have experience in continuing his positive training. Toby is a very loyal sheltie.

toby with santa

7/6/13 Happy Birthday Toby! We had a fun day with him. He got to go to his favorite place DQ and get soft serve ice cream.
6/4/13 Toby has his annual vet visit today. He is doing really well. He is 24 pounds. Toby tested negative for heart worm and tick diseases. He really enjoyed all the treats they gave him!

toby in the water
4/11/13 Toby is doing really well. He knows his limits and does not push himself when he plays. He is still doing some agility and will play ball. He loves to go for walks. His favorite thing is the Thundershirt. If you take it off him he will bark at you until it is back on him. If he gets tired he will come over to you and curl up with you or he will put himself to bed.

10/22/2012 Toby was made a forever foster. Six months ago he had a dental, facial xray and blood work. He was doing really well until last month. His foster mom noticed he was breathing hard and panting. We took him to the vets and found he had a level 3 heart murmur. He has been in the rescue for almost 3 years (January will be 3 years) it is felt that it would be best to keep him in his foster home. If you would like to donate to his medical care or towards his care please contact Aneita at or you can us pay pal on Shetland Sheepdog placement Service of NJ web site. The button can be found under support rescue. Thanks, SSPSNJ

toby and toys
Hi! My name is Toby and I'm a 9 y/o sable & white neutered male. 

Unfortunately my first family could no longer take care of me so they placed me with the rescue league.

I'm fitting in at my foster home. I enjoy playing with their Shelties & cats and love to go for walks. I do have a strong herding instinct and probably bark more than I should but my foster family has worked hard with me to correct this. I also experience severe separation anxiety at times which is being treated by medicine.

My ideal forever home would have: a fenced in yard for me to play in; other dogs & cats to befriend; and a teenager and/or adult to cuddle with . I'm ready to be adopted by an experienced Sheltie family. 

* 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.