Donate to the National Sheltie Rescue Network

Like Blanche in A Streecar Named Desire, the National Sheltie Rescue Network has always depended on the kindness of strangers. For many years, the independent Sheltie rescue groups belonging to NSRN have rescued between 3,000 and 4,000 Shelties every year. That is a lot of Shelties. Of course, many of those rescued Shelties have serious health problems that need expensive veterinary care. Others have behavioral issues that must be evaluated and rectified through love and training. All of this takes time and money — for medical expenses, medicine, food, housing, transportation, grooming, and numerous other services.

An informal survey suggests that the average cost to rescue a Sheltie, rehabilitate it, and get it ready for adoption is around $1,000, give or take quite a lot. Of course, some dogs come into rescue in outstanding condition with great temperaments, ready to place with almost any family; such dogs generate very little expense to their rescuing group. Other dogs come into rescue after years of abuse, a complete absence of medical care, severe injuries, internal and external diseases, etc. and it's not unusual for rescue groups to spend upwards of $10,000 to save a single dog and alleviate its suffering.

There are numerous ways to assist Sheltie rescue, ranging from donating money to help pay for medical treatments to volunteering to foster dogs pending adoption. This page is here to help you donate money directly towards the care of rescued Shelties.

Donating Online

The National Sheltie Rescue Network has the ability to accept monetary donations online using Paypal. Other payment mechanisms may become availalbe in the future. In order to donate to NSRN using Paypal, it is not necessary for you to have a Paypal account yourself. You can easily use your credit card to make your donation through Paypal without ever revealing your credit card information to us. To make a donation through Paypal, simply click on the Donate button below:

Donating Via Check

Alternatively, you can donate to the National Sheltie Rescue Network by sending a check to the American Shetland Sheepdog Association's charitable arm, the ASSA Foundation. Larger donations (for example, $250, $500, $750) are acknowledged with the issuance of an Angel Pin from the Foundation.

Donations sent through the ASSA Foundation should be mailed to:

ASSA (American Shetland Sheepdog Association) Foundation
c/o Al Bianchi
500 Millstone Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Be sure to mark your donations to be specifically used for Rescue.