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.


Emma is a shy Sheltie and is wary of new people, places, and situations. If she is frightened, she can panic and bolt. She should be considered a flight risk. Her new home must have a secure fenced yard with direct access into/out of the house (no exceptions to this requirement). She needs a home that has experience with shy dogs, preferably Shelties. Emma has a chronic condition called Rhinitis that causes her nose to run. Oral steroids treat the Rhinitis, but it will likely return, requiring additional treatments. 
Emma has shown herself able to adapt and adjust both in her foster home and as a vacation foster. The personality beneath her shyness is delightful. She is 4 years old and very playful - enjoying indoor play sessions with the other dogs in her foster home. Emma is affectionate and seeks out contact and loves petting and being brushed. She has a happy, joyful nature that shows when she is running in the yard or following her foster people around the house.  Emma is easy to handle and care for.  She will make you smile and even laugh out loud! Click on Emma's photo to learn more about her.


Rescued from a hoarding case, Winston now has a wonderful life as part of the management team at Gator's Grilled Cheese Emporium in Ely, with MNSR alum Copper & Dachshund Violet. He proudly follows in the pawsteps of MNSR alum Gator, for whom the restaurant was named and who oversees from the Rainbow Bridge with MNSR alum Ferguson. Winston is thrilled to be so loved and to live in a cheese-loving home. Adopted 4/22/17.