13 Year Old Sophie's Story

Sweet Sophie recently came back to MNSR when her adoptive family could no longer care for her. Senior Shelties may have underlying health issues so we do a thorough evaluation to make sure we address health issues so our foster dogs are comfortable. Diagnostics show Sophie has kidney disease with protein-losing nephropathy and she had a dental with 5 extractions. Her vet costs to date: $986.92. Sophie is such a good girl and what a LOVE! ️Please help us to help more senior Shelties like Sophie - your donation today through November 16th is doubled!


Rusty is a very easy going and good natured dog. He will be twelve years old in January. When he came to MNSR he weighed over 30 pounds. He currently weighs about 25 pounds and is still very overweight. Rusty has a small build and should weigh about 15 pounds.

Rusty is nearly blind but he does appear able to distinguish light and dark. His vision is currently being assessed and MNSR is hoping there may be options to improve his vision. Rusty is a very sweet dog who loves to have someone sit by him and give him a tummy rub. Click on Rusty's photo to learn more about him.