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Alberta Sheltie Rescue is a small non profit organization based in Calgary. We assist homeless, needy or unwanted Shelties (or Sheltie crosses) find forever homes with loving families. Our dogs come into our care from shelters, veterinary clinics, other rescue organizations and people who can no longer care for their pet. Each Sheltie who comes into our care is given basic veterinary care, neutered/spayed, micro-chipped and brought up to date on vaccinations. We foster these Shelties in our own homes, providing them with food, companionship and TLC. Families wanting to adopt one of our shelties are very carefully screened so that each sheltie goes to a home matching its needs.


An Alberta Sheltie Rescue Success Story

Spirit's Story

Spirit was adopted as a pup by a young girl who did not realize how active a Sheltie would be and how much training, grooming and attention they needed. When he was 2 years old she gave him to what she thought was a good farm family.

Spirit spent the next 2 years chained up most of the time with a heavy chain, which was actually welded to his collar or locked in a Quonset. If he did manage to get loose he chased the cows and was generally a nuisance (which was why he was chained up in the first place). Finally the husband was fed up with the dog and threatened to shoot him if they could not find another home for him. The wife called a rescue group in a nearby city and brought the dog to them 2 days later.

Spirit's collar and chain were imbedded in his neck and he had a lot of scarring on his face. His coat was a mess and he was a sad little dog. The rescue used bolt cutters to get the collar off his neck and he started to show some of his doggy personality. He had fleas, and lice and his ears were badly infected. His butt hair was matted and tangled with feces and had to be cut short. He had a couple of baths to get the barn smell off him and the whole time he stood perfectly still as if he realized this lady was going to make everything better for him. He would not eat from a bowl, paced and tried to get out of the house and seemed like a dog with a broken spirit, getting very nervous when approached or touched and making no eye contact. Read More...


Alberta Sheltie Rescue

"Dedicated to helping needy & homeless Shelties find their forever homes"