Pond-House.com, LSSR.net and NationalSheltieRescue.org are all Shetland sheepdog rescue groups in the Northeast. Pond-House.com is the home of the New England Sheltie Rescue, which covers Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This volunteer rescue group accepts abandoned, unwanted, stray or injured Shetland sheepdogs.
The group also provides veterinary care, spays and neuters dogs, ensures the dogs are healthy, and evaluates them for temperament. Potential adopters fill out an application with any specific or general questions. Adoption fees vary, with puppies having a slightly higher fee than older dogs.
LSSR.net is a Shetland sheepdog rescue group that serves New York and is based in Long Island. The site hosts a photo bank of available dogs with background information provided by their current foster homes. A potential adopter must accept a terms of agreement contract that includes transfer of ownership, a health program, a refund policy and a return policy. Additionally this website hosts a sponsor program, information on health-related problems of the breed, and information on how to foster a Shetland sheepdog.
The National Sheltie Rescue Network features a comprehensive state-by-state list of Shetland sheepdog rescue groups located throughout the United States. The site provides contact names, links to websites and email addresses.