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NorCal Sheltie Rescue

We rescue, rehabilitate & rehome Shelties who have lost their homes for a variety of reasons.

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NorCal Sheltie Rescue, Inc., a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation, is an affiliate of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association sponsored National Sheltie Rescue Network and is organized and run from the Sacramento area of Northern California. We serve Northern California from the Oregon border to Bakersfield, including the Bay Area and Central Coast. We are an all-volunteer group made up of a network of Sheltie experts, adopters, foster homes, trainers, breeders, and Sheltie owners from all around Northern California. We do not have a central facility; our geographically diverse volunteer network locates, rescues, transports, fosters, evaluates, trains, and rehomes individual shelties on case-by-case basis. No volunteer receives any salary or financial benefit of any kind from NorCal Sheltie Rescue. Operating costs are entirely funded by donations.

This corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes. The specific and primary purposed for which this corporation is formed are to provide prevention, information, education, and other charitable purposes against the cruelty to animals; contribute financial assistance to other similar organizations with similar purposes; be actively involved in the rescue, rehabilitation and placement for adoption of Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties.)

We take in and place homeless Shelties in approved homes. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome Shelties who have lost their homes for a variety of reasons. Rescue Shelties are first placed in volunteer foster homes to prepare them for adoption. Foster care includes vet exams, vaccinations, any necessary treatment, regular exercise, and temperament evaluation. Shelties are spayed or neutered prior to placement. NorCal Sheltie Rescue, Inc. screens and approves all applications prior to placing a rescue dog in a permanent home. Once the dog is placed, follow-ups are done to ensure that the match is successful for both the dog and the adopter.

Shelties are smart and sensitive, capable of performing in obedience, agility, herding, pet assisted therapy, conformation, fly-ball, tracking, and carting. They are eager learners whose only goal in life is to please their owners. They make wonderful companions for those who don't mind their dense fur, which sheds and requires regular grooming, and their tendency to vocally comment on what's going on around them. If you have a Sheltie you can no longer keep for any reason, please contact us. We will bring your Sheltie into foster care until a suitable home can be found.

We welcome any kind of support from $5 to five minutes of somebody’s time, to material goods, corporate support, grants and estate legacies. All financial donations are used to support veterinary expenses and other costs incurred caring for rescue Shelties. If you are interested in fostering or doing other volunteer work for Sheltie Rescue, please do not hesitate to contact us online or via our toll-free message line, 888-296-9350. NorCal Sheltie Rescue averages about 25 rescues a year. The work is truly rewarding, and we have an ever-expanding family of Sheltie lovers who look forward to reuniting at our annual activities. And if you have any questions or suggestions about our organization, please contact us anytime. Thank you!

Elk Grove, CA
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 20-4107630

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