WPASR was started in January, 2014 in Western PA to fill a much needed void for Sheltie rescue in the area. We are a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit ALL Volunteer organization, that helps homeless or abandoned Shetland Sheepdogs.........also known as "Shelties". We take in all Shelties that may need us, provide extensive Veterinary care and continue to work with each Sheltie, until they are ready to be placed in their forever home. We do not have a shelter. All of our Shelties are housed in our network of Volunteer foster homes! This ensures each dog gets plenty of individual attention and the best care possible, both physically and mentally, in their journey to their "forever home". All Shelties at WPASR are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, HW tested, treated for any illness or injury, have a dental cleaning (if needed), properly groomed and anything we deem necessary for the well-being of the Sheltie. We also do extensive temperament testing on each dog, so a good match is always made with each new adopter to assure they will be placed in their "furever home".
1. The first step to adoption is filling out a written application. Submitting your application online is the easiest and fastest way to get things started. Also....we consider applications in the order that we receive them. Applications that are 'snail- mailed' to us must be scanned or typed in and that takes extra time. Please be totally honest, as we match dogs based on what you tell us. If you have a specific pet-peeve or preference, please let us know. Placing the right dog in the right home is very important to us! 2. Once we review your application, and if we have a dog that is a good match.......we will begin calling references and your Vet. You must have a history of providing excellent health care for your current or prior dogs. 3. Next we will have someone from our group call you and set up a time to come to your home to meet you and your entire family. Since we work over the Internet, we never know who we are dealing with, so please don't be offended that we need to make sure we are sending one of our dogs to a good home. We put so much time, expense and work into these dogs, we are picky where they go!! When we come to your home, we are not looking at your housekeeping or your financial status. We simply need to know that you are who you say you are and that you have the means, the knowledge, and the room to safely care for one of our dogs. Our representative will also be happy to answer any dog care related questions you may have. Our representative may or may not have the dog you want with them. It depends on where the dog is, where you are and what is feasible. But more often than not, the volunteer will NOT have the dog you want with them during this visit. 4. Once step 1-3 are complete and you have been approved, we will set up a time for you to come here/foster home and begin meeting dogs. We will make every effort to make meeting the dog as convenient as we can, but you will need to come here......we do not deliver dogs. When you come to meet *the* dog (s)........you will be able to adopt the dog (ie: take it home with you) that day if we both (you and us) agree that this is the right dog for you. At that time, we will sit down with you and go over the dogs medical history and you will be given copies of all the dogs records. We will go over in detail how to care for your dog as well as answer any questions that you have. You will also be asked to sign an adoption contract (viewable online also), and last....you will be asked to make a donation to WPASR for the stated amount (below). All of our dogs leave here with a new leash and martingale collar.
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