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                 ADOPTION  INFORMATION


Our Process


Here at Sheltie Shack Rescue of Kansas our emphasis is placed on the quality of our adoptions rather than quantity of adoptions completed.  We are not in the business of selling pets and as such we are not a cash and carry rescue.  When we refer to a "fur♥ever home" we expect a lifelong commitment to the adoptive dog you have chosen to adopt.  Our adoption process is designed to help carefully match a pet with both your lifestyle and well as their individual needs in mind.  This can take some time, but using this method has produced a high success rate of happy adoptions.    Our goal is to have this be a happy and certainly the final happy home for our sheltie.    


Adopting a New Companion  


If you are applying for one of our dogs from out of state, please note that we  DO NOT SHIP OUR DOGS.  If you are truly interested in adopting from Sheltie Shack Rescue you must be willing to make the trip to meet us and your potential new family member.  We expect the entire family to come, including any other current canine companions, as there is no other way to assure compatibility of all family members.  We have had many successful out of state adoptions and encourage you to apply if you can comply with these travel requirements.  We do not place our dogs in homes where current pets are not properly vaccinated, not on heartworm preventative or not  spayed or neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so or the dog is actively being shown in conformation.  We only place dogs in homes where they will be indoor pets and never left outdoors when no one is home.  For all puppies and nearly all of our adult dogs, a fenced yard is required.  On occasion we may have a well socialized, leash trained adult or senior sheltie that will do fine in a condo/town house/apartment environment where a responsible adopter will agree that all outside activities will ONLY take place on a leash.  This such determination will be made on a case by case basis.  We do NOT approve of electric/invisible fences, dog runs or tie out chains.  Shelties adopted from us must be kept on heartworm preventative (Interceptor, no Ivermectin based products).


How to Submit an Application




  • We will review the application, and will contact you by phone and/or e-mail with any questions we might have.  If your written application is approved, a home visit will be scheduled next.  Since we often have volunteers do our home visits, we will contact you after getting their report and let you know if you've been approved to come meet the dog(s) of interest and hopefully adopt your next family companion.  If your application is not approved upon initial submittal, we will let you know within the next 24 hours or if at any time during the adoption process we feel you are not a good fit for the dog you are interested in, for whatever reason, you will also be notified per phone or e-mail. 


  • Adoption fees cover the spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, heart worm testing (treatment if necessary), dentals (when necessary) and worming. Other medical needs are addressed on a per need basis of each individual dog.  You will find that our fee is considerably less expensive than going to the vet yourself with a newly purchased dog from a breeder because our vets support rescue and provide reduced rates for their services.  Although we ask for a minimum adoption fee, we are always appreciative of any additional donation that helps defray costs such as travel expenses, food, bedding, toys and grooming services that are not factored into the adoption fee as well as set monthly operational expenditures. 


  • An Adoption Contract for each dog will be signed as the last step of the adoption process. The contract is a binding and legal document that provides for returning the dog to Sheltie Shack Rescue if the adopter is no longer able to keep dog and allows for quick reclaim if there is abuse; the animal is found roaming free; or the dog is suffering from neglect.  You can expect a follow up inquiry as to how the adopted dog is doing and, hopefully, you would like to share your success story with us to post on the web.   


Where To See Our Dogs 


Since we do not operate a shelter facility, only approved applicants will be invited to come and meet the dog(s) they are interested in and approved to adopt.  Since not all dogs are located at the same foster home, arrangements will be made on an individual bases as to where this meeting will take place and where the adoption will be completed.


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