Dear Friends of Southland Sheltie Rescue, Inc.,

We are writing today to express our gratitude to all of you who make our mission possible. Your generous donations have saved many lives and profoundly enriched still more. Because of you, we have been able to provide veterinary care, physical and emotional comfort, warm soft beds, nutritious food, toys and unconditional love to numerous Shelties who are now in their forever homes. We offer a special thank you to our wonderful foster homes who have had an unusually heavy burden, with many elderly, ill and unsocialized Shelties. They have worked miracles and completely transformed these dogs into happy, adoptable pets.

We are still, as always, in desperate need of volunteers. High on the priority list is the need for more foster homes, help answering phones, people to review adoption applications, and transportation assistance for our dogs. If you can help in any way, please leave a message and someone will get back to you.

For more information on fostering or adopting a sheltie, please read the FAQ page and contact any one of the rescue coordinators listed below.

Southland Sheltie Rescue, Inc.

Kathy Parsons



Judi Barry



Sarai Johnson



Dana King




How to adopt

Application: If you live in the Southern California area please fill out the online application letting us know what you are looking for and how you would like a Sheltie to fit into your lifestyle. Our volunteers will return calls or emails with more information.

Home Visit: A home visit is required prior to adoption. Depending on the situation it may be better to have a prospective Sheltie at the home visit.  Usually the home visit is a prerequisite to meeting Shelties in their foster environment.

Adoption Interview: The foster parent will call or email you to set up an appointment so you can meet the prospective Sheltie. All family members including parents, children, and canines in the household should attend the adoption interview.

Adoption: To adopt a Sheltie we have a standard Adoption Contract. There is a two week trial period where both you and rescue can decide if the adoption is a good match. If the Sheltie needs a different environment we are always happy to take the Sheltie back with no questions asked.

Adoption Donation: There is a sliding scale depending on the approximate age of the Sheltie. Younger and healthier Shelties help support our commitment to helping Shelties who are elderly or have expensive medical conditions. The general donation for ages:

Up to 12 months $450,

1 up to 3 years is $375,

3 up to 6 years is $300,

6 up to 8 years is $250,

8 up to 10 years is $200

10+ years is $150.

Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law and greatly appreciated.


Southland Sheltie Rescue, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit public benefit corporation. Our mission is to rescue, promote and protect the health and welfare of Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties) in the Southern California area.

Originated by Tri Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club. We are comprised of caring volunteers who give their time, abilities, and their homes to help place shelties where they will be well cared for and loved.

Our group was formed to combat overpopulation of shelties. Our main goal is protection of shelties already here and the prevention of further over-breeding. We are happy to help educate sheltie owners whenever we can. We strive to place all homeless shelties into the best possible permanent loving homes.

Our Sheltie Websites

Other Sheltie Websites

Sheltie Gazette 
Spring 2017Welcome_files/2017SpringRevised.pdf



Judi Barry (Vice president for SSRI) does pet sitting in her home.   

Fees are $10.00 a day, $15.00 for overnight sitting. 

Will pet sit for other breeds also, up to 40 lbs.

Must be up to date on all shots, and spayed or neutered.

Give her a call to discuss all details.


Judi Barry

(310) 339-8219