Bear with us...reports of lost Shelties increase over the holidays, and we feel it is important to periodically send a reminder. Even if you do not travel over the holidays, visiting guests can mean doors opening more frequently, and caution must be exercised with Shelties and open doors.
We also occasionally hear of an MNSR Sheltie being off-leash in an unfenced area, whether at home or elsewhere. Please do not take any unneccesary chances with your rescue Sheltie (or any Sheltie!). It just takes one time for a tragedy to occur that can never be undone.
The Minnesota Sheltie Rescue has a wonderful group of supporters! The Give to the Max day returned amazing results. We owe a big thank you to each and every one of you that donated. We received $5,520 in donations on "Give to the Max" day. You all exceeded our expectations by far! These funds will be put to very good use for the care of Shelties in need.
On Tuesday, November 17th, every donation made during "Give to the Max Day" will receive a portion of the $500,000 matching funds. Even $5 goes farther today! Any amount you're able to contribute makes a big difference in the lives of the Shelties in our care.
Welcome to our first official "Happy Tails" Update! From time to time, we'll be sharing some of the funny, heart-warming, and inspirational updates we receive from our wonderful adopters.
Here's an update from Bram's family (Adopted in August, 2009):
The MNSR 2010 Calendar is now available for purchase in our Cafe Press Store!
Halloween is a fun event for kids, but generally not for Shelties. Shelties
are a breed with a high flight risk and frequent opening of doors increases the
chances for an accidental escape. Even the more social Shelties may react out
of the norm at the appearance of people in costumes. The best thing for your
Sheltie is to keep him or her in another room with the door closed and a yummy
Kong until the trick or treating is done.