My precious boy Max will turn 8 on February 5, 2017 and every day since 11/11/11 when I adopted him gets better.
His story goes something like this:  after 1 ½ years in the hands of an Oklahoma backyard breeder who had finally run out of funds to feed the dogs, seeing the condition of Max and several other Shelties, Arizona Sheltie Rescue felt they had to step in. Max was fostered for a year because his foster Dad, also the head of the Rescue, couldn’t find that special family for him after his very rough start, crowded into a chain link kennel, being roughly treated by men thus a fear jumper, EXTREMELY shy, not leash trained, preferred being outside, not cuddly and wary of other dogs.
In the meantime I’d had to finally say goodbye to my beloved almost 20 year old Lhasa Apso mix, Black Jack about 1 ½ years earlier after extensive hospice care and just wasn’t sure I was ready for another dog yet. My facebook friend Mel Freer sang the praises of Shelties and so I investigated, very quickly falling helplessly in love with Max through PetFinder in spite of his sad photos. It took some doing to get him here and it’s taken some doing to begin to see him happy, but I can’t imagine how we could have been a better match. I’m way beyond grateful every single day!
Thank you AZ Sheltie Rescue and all those involved in his care and helping choose me.
Judy Nelson and Max

We have had Summer for 4 years.   Summer came with a lot of trust issues for men but has come a long way.  Summer has her favorite Humans and other dogs in our walking group called " the Woofgang".
She loves her belly rubs from all her friends.   She is a good and loving companion for my husband and me.    Thank you Sheltie Rescue.  Arlys