P. O. Box 1791
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(888) 873-5443
Last Updated:
8/21/2021 11:04 AM

Mission Statement
Second Chance Sheltie Rescue, Inc.©

MISSION: Second Chance Sheltie Rescue, Inc is a 501c3 all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of abandoned and unwanted purebred Shelties.

Goals & Objectives:

RESCUE: Prevent the euthanasia of all healthy Shelties with sound temperaments.

Accept ALL Shelties from any animal welfare organization within 125 miles of St. Louis, MO.

Partner with animal welfare organizations to adopt Shelties out directly by referring potential owners.

  • Partner with Sheltie Rescue organizations across the United States to ensure that all Shelties needing homes are helped.
  • Provide training instruction for the owners of dogs with correctable behavior problems. -Encourage owners to spay/neuter their pet quality dogs.-  Ensure our Shelties receive superior health care prior to placement.
  • Evaluate the temperament of our Shelties to ensure that only dogs with stable temperaments are placed in new homes.
  • Ensure our Shelties are spayed and neutered to reduce the number of unwanted dogs destroyed every year.
  • Educate and inform the public regarding commercial breeding facilities (puppy mills) and why they should never purchase a puppy from a pet store.

REHABILITATION: Provide basic level of training and correct any behavioral problems for Shelties in our program.

Our Shelties receive training specific to their individual needs. Dogs are housetrained, socialized, crate-trained, leash-trained and taught basic manners.

PLACEMENT: Provide the best quality, most responsible home for each individual Sheltie.

Ensure our Shelties are in homes that will provide a safe environment with sufficient amounts of attention and interaction. Our Shelties are members of the family, not just pets.

Rescued Shelties will stay in foster care until we find a home that is a good match.

Each prospective applicant will be interviewed by at least two volunteers.
A home visit will be conducted before the adoption of our Shelties.

Education on the proper grooming, feeding and training needs of Shelties will be provided to new owners.

Detailed instruction on how to assist the dog with adjusting to the new home will be provided to the new owners.

For dogs being relinquished by owners, we will act as a referral service in assisting these dogs find new homes.   If we have room in our program, we may accept owner relinquishments, but that is not our primary goal.