14 Year Old Chauncy's Give to the Max Story

I know, I know, I'm not a Sheltie (though super cute, right?) If you live with a Sheltie long enough, you sort of become one. When MNSR learned that an incoming senior Sheltie had a brother in need, they immediately said they would take me, too! It meant the world to us that my sister and I could stay together. As a senior dog lacking in vet care, my vet care costs to get me healthy totaled $991.26. It was thanks to your generosity that MNSR could help both my sister and me. I have a very happy life with my forever family and now I help my mom with new foster Shelties!

9 Year Old Franny's Give to the Max Story

I came from a place where I had litter after litter, but I didn't have any love or proper care. Severe obesity led to damage to my front legs and feet which made it painful to walk. Fortunately my life changed when MNSR rescued me! They provided me with the vet care I needed to be healthier, and foster mom helped me to lose weight and showed me kindness. I now have a wonderful family ️who give me all the attention and LOVE I had been missing, and they are committed to my care! My vet costs: $1658.37 for standard vet care, nutritional consult for safe weight loss, dental, and X-rays.


Sky is a people and dog friendly Sheltie.  He is approximately 12 ½ years old. Sky is hard of hearing and gets his cues from his foster sister, MNSR alum Tessa and his foster humans. Sky is learning some dog sign language to help him communicate (sit, come, quiet, yes, down). Sky loves to be anywhere his people and Tessa are. Sky has a never-ending ‘smile’ on his handsome face.
Sky would enjoy another older, respectful dog in his new home or an owner who is home a lot. He doesn't like to be left alone when Tessa goes for a walk, but he can't walk long distances due to hip/leg weakness. He loves to play-bow and chase a bit with Tessa but because of stiffness and arthritis his play time is limited. Sky is on thyroid and some pain meds which have helped increase his activity level. A home with few steps is best for him.
Sky is a smart boy who learns fast. He barks when he's hungry, when he is happy to see his people (he settles down quickly), when he has to go potty and when he sees foster sister Tessa barking.
Sky is a larger Sheltie and weighs around 40 pounds. He is reliably house trained and walks nicely on leash however he cannot walk long distance. Click on Sky's photo to learn more about him.