Welcome to the “Illinois Shetland Sheepdog Rescue” page here at Local Dog Rescues! Thanks for stopping by! If you are a first time visitor, then congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog! Your are about to improve (and potentially save!) the life of one lucky pup, as well as to immeasurable improve your own happiness! Every state page here on Local Dog Rescues contains a complete list of all the local rescue organizations that we have identified in each state. You will be able to see all their current contact information, as well as a link to their website, so you can check and see what dogs they currently have available for adoption. We provide all this information to help you identify ALL the available dogs for rescue near you, so you can find your perfect pup.
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Originating in Scotland and bred to help farmers by herding and keeping birds and sheep out of the garden, the Shetland Sheepdog is as loving as they are intelligent. They are a loyal breed and love their families – children included. The Shetland Sheepdog makes a wonderful watchdog, alerting their families to any strangers on the property. They can be a bit weary of strangers, though, so early socialization is necessary. This breed is very intelligent and is also eager to please, making them prime training candidates. However, Shetland Sheepdogs can be too smart for their own good, so early and consistent training is necessary. They can be content with being home alone - making them perfect for working families - but they will want some attention when you get home! This intelligent and devoted breed will make a great family companion.
If you can't find the right Shetland Sheepdog Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
We are so grateful that we are able to help you rescue the dog of your dreams. In addition to coming back here, you can also check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for additional info on rescue groups near you, current posts, and pictures!
Shetland Sheepdog Rescues in Illinois
|Central Illinois Sheltie Rescue
|Secondhand Shelties, Ltd.
|All Herding Breed Dog Rescue of Illinois
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- To find additional Shetland Sheepdog dogs available for adoption check: Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, or Missouri.
- Or check out the complete list of all Shetland Sheepdog Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in Illinois: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Great Dane, Puggle, or American Eskimo Dog.
- Are you a Rescue Group who isn't listed? Click Here to add your information!
We sincerely hope that this site will help you find the perfect dog to rescue near you. However, please keep in mind that while we have the utmost trust in every organization listed here, we cannot personally vouch for any individual group we have listed, or for the experience you will have with a dog you adopt from them. We strongly encourage you to research each organizations independently before deciding the adopt from them, as well as thoroughly preparing yourself, your family, and your home for the arrival of your new dog.