|Arizona Sheltie Rescue, Inc.
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Visitors since August 2006
Please join us Saturday, February 28th at the Desert Ridge Petsmart 9:00 AM
until 2:00 PM. Unless otherwise posted, we will be at Desert Ridge the 4th
Saturday of each month.
The Coalition of All Breed Rescue will conduct it's next two microchip clinics on Sunday,
January 18th, and March 15th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the University of Arizona
Maricopa County Coop. Fees are based on number of dogs you are getting micro chipped
and whether or not they have current vaccinations.
|Thank you PetMeds for your generous donation to AZ Sheltie Rescue.
Arizona Sheltie Rescue Inc is a volunteer organization that serves the entire state of
Arizona with respect to the rescue of Shetland Sheepdogs. We are a 501 (c)(3) not for
profit organization. AZ Sheltie Rescue is comprised of volunteers dedicated solely to the rescuing
Shetland Sheepdogs who come to us through shelters or private surrenders. Through
these rescue efforts we provide placement and problem intervention service for all
purebred Shetland Sheepdogs of both sexes and any age. We do not turn our backs on
any purebred Sheltie!
Please join us Saturday, February 14th at the Mesa Petsmart from 9:00 AM until
2:00 PM. Unless otherwise posted, we will be at the Mesa location the 2nd
.Saturday of each month
We know we have the BEST supporters and it’s time to call on all of you as we could use some help.
This is the story of the OK shelties:
We recently were involved in the rescue of seven shelties on the Oklahoma/Arkansas border and
their transport to Arizona. These shelties had been living outside in freezing temperatures. Limited
records provided reveal some whelping records on the females and paint a picture of multiple
litters with only limited live birth or survival rates. In short, these were backyard breeder shelties
and time was of the essence. As expected, these shelties had no identified medical care. This
would include heartworm preventative - a necessity in that part of the country. Eight neglected
shelties were transported by the sheltie owner’s intermediary hundreds of miles and arrived in
Amarillo, Texas on Saturday afternoon. The shelties were fostered overnight by a local agility
Tragically, Tabby, a five year old girl who looked much older passed transport. Subsequent
Phoenix vet analysis confirmed heart failure from a significantly enlarged heart probably
caused by heartworms. Upon being vet examined in Phoenix we actually determined that Sam, Abby,
Tim, Dusty and Dolly are also heartworm positive and will require a multi-month, relatively
expensive, heartworm treatment to save them from this potentially fatal condition. We have already
begun purchasing aspects of that treatment.
Abby’s treatment will be complicated and delayed since we believe she is pregnant. Dolly is being
monitored for reported stress or other seizures. Rose has a hernia, is noticeably thinner than the
others, and her bloodwork has come back abnormal and will need further testing to determine the
cause. As they were basically from a breeding operation, none of the seven have been spayed or
neutered. Despite the medical condition of these dogs, you can tell they are sweet and have so
The Oklahoma rescue operation with the associated medicine and diagnostic costs comes shortly
after spending several thousand dollars on two new seniors requiring expensive dentals, an
unexpectedly involved and expensive dental on a third dog, and the emergency pancreatitis
treatment for one of our Tucson seniors.
So, if you are looking to make, or can make, a donation to our 501(c)(3) organization it would be
greatly appreciated. Just click on the Paypal button on this page or contact us if your donation will
be in the form of a check for info on where to send it.
Although the Oaklahoma dogs are not yet ready for adoption, go to the
available dogs page to see their photos. We are actively seeking foster
homes for these and other dogs as well. Please contact us if you are