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Long Island Shetland Sheepdog Rescue, Inc.

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Duke is a dog that was saved from  living under a house. We found  him while searching for a lost sheltie. He was covered with fleas, heart worm positive and his stomach was full of gum wrappers, paper clips and other garbage that he had eaten. He was treated for heartworm, and infestations of hook worms and whip worms. His foster mom  nursed him back to health and adopted him. He  is now her loving companion. LISSR is proud to have played a part in rescuing this handsome boy. He has gone from  neglected to adored.

Long Island Shetland Sheepdog Rescue, Inc. rescues Shelties in need and places them into loving homes. The process from when a Sheltie enters our program to when the Sheltie is ready for its new home is time consuming and an expensive one. Most need veterinary care, grooming, and plenty of TLC to get them ready to start their new life. 

Our name may be deceiving but we have volunteers located all over the state of New York. It takes a lot of work and love to rescue and re-home just one sheltie. We have re-homed over 600 Shelties since 1999. This would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers. Would you like to help?

There are many volunteer tasks to become involved in:
​-Do you have special skills in writing or graphic design? Perhaps you could help with fliers, newsletters, etc.
-Do you have a vehicle and can drive? You can help transport dogs or conduct home visits for potential adopters.
-Do you want to have fun? Give your time to our fundraising events, holiday gift wrapping for donations, pet expos. These events give recognition to our breed and rescue group and are lots of fun.
-Can you foster a Sheltie in your home? We are always in need of Foster Care Providers. We give lots of support to our foster homes, and fostering is the heart of what we do to help our Shelties on their way to a better life.

​If you want to join our volunteer team, please send an email stating what you would  like to do to 

​We appreciate your interest in helping Shelties. 

You also might want to consider sponsoring one of our senior permanent fosters. 

Donations are needed and greatly appreciated.

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​All donations are tax deductible



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