Alberta Sheltie Rescue's foster families play a huge part in the care and rehabilitation of rescued Shelties. Fostering is a challenging but very rewarding experience. Alberta Sheltie Rescue relies heavily on a foster family's assistance and judgement from the moment the dog comes into our rescue program.

The fostering period can last anywhere from a few days to several months. Some Shelties may not get along well with other dogs, cats, or children and may take longer to place. Your evaluation of the Sheltie's character, temperament and training level are invaluable; the more we know about a dog's habits and behavior - positive and negative, the easier it is to match him or her to the perfect owner. If you are interested in becoming a foster home please contact us for an application. We will require a home visit with all family members present and references.

Foster Family



Foster Family Responsibilities

Should you be approved your responsibilities as a foster family will be to;

- Care for the Sheltie as if he/she were your own pet/family member

- Provide food and comfortable indoor shelter

- Provide basic training and exercise

- Arrange for any required veterinary care

- Help evaluate the Shelties character, temperament, and training level

- Most importantly provide a generous amount of patience and love.





When you become a foster family, you help to save a dogs life.
If you are interested in becoming a foster family, or would like more information, please email us at